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> Rylands V Chester FC XI - MATCH THREAD #8: Pre-Season Friendly: 26/07/
Rylands V Chester FC XI - MATCH THREAD #8: Pre-Season Friendly: 26/07/
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Rio Doherty
post Jul 25 2019, 09:01 PM
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Once again we will be in action tomorrow evening as a Chester FC XI will travel across Cheshire to take on Rylands away in what will be another test for us. We are coming into this clash following a 2-1 win against Bangor 1876 where we fared well against a physical side.

Just like this evening I expect us to field a mixture of first team and youth players in this fixture. With our first team set to play at Trafford on Saturday a few more younger players could feature in this, but that’s not to say that the likes of Matty Hughes and Brad Jackson will play a part in this one.

Rylands ply their trade in the North West Counties League Premier Division as they got promoted from the North West Counties League Division One South last campaign. One interesting fact about our opposition is that Wayne Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, is looking to ‘’get them into the Football League’’ following his takeover. He has already invested £100,000 on stadium improvements which suggests that Rylands are a club looking up.

We put on a strong showing this evening to get past Bangor, so hopefully we can do the same to Rylands. They will be no pushovers though as they will be wanting to finish in a strong position. Looking forward to our upcoming away double-header.

Score: Rylands 1-3 Chester FC XI (Hughes, Murray, Goodwin)
Attendance: 146 (62 Chester FC)

My predicted lineup:
T.Roberts
Jones Macready Harrison Waters
Jackson Noble Hayes Edwards
Goodwin Hughes

COYB!


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Rio Doherty
post Jul 26 2019, 09:37 PM
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Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be our evening as we threw away a two goal lead in an entertaining second period. That said though, we competed really well against a senior side containing some tough lads. Apart from Cain Noble and Matty Thomson, our team was entirely made up of youth team players as it is expected that we will field a strong team tomorrow.

I thought that the first period was a dour affair as there were barely any chances to actually talk about. The first 20 minutes was very stop-start as both sides struggled to get a real foothold on the encounter due to a lack of nous. For the last 10 minutes of the half though we were more ambitious going forward, but we just couldn’t quite break Rylands’ backline open. Just before the break we had two chances as firstly Will Goodwin headed the ball into the ‘keeper’s hands. Then, James Cottrell blasted a shot wide from the edge of the area. In general the first half was a drab affair, but things got a lot tastier in the second period.

The second half was much more entertaining as it contained 6 goals and a penalty save. We got off to a flier as our opening attack resulted in a goal. A Rylands defender played the ball back to their goalkeeper, but his first touch was very heavy which gifted us the opening goal. Our second goal was a worldie which came from a corner. Rylands headed the corner away, but it fell to one of our attackers who smashed a volley into the corner via a deflection. Rylands were awarded a penalty as our goalkeeper stuck his boot out late to bring their forward down. However, he got down to his left hand side to save the penalty which was a let-off for us. The hosts got back into the game though as we allowed their forward to run from behind to lash the ball in. This clash began to turn on its head as a number of tasty challenges were made in the centre of the park. Rylands were all over us, and added a further 3 goals to seal the win. Their 3rd goal was scored following a defensive mix-up which allowed their young forward to slot home from a tight angle. The same man scored again to make it 4-2 as a cross went towards the back which allowed him to score an easy tap-in. Rylands’ physicality outmuscled us in the end which earned them the victory.

Despite giving away a penalty, our goalkeeper stood out for me as he put in a really good display. Throughout the encounter he made a number of good saves to keep the scoreline down, and especially in the second half was very vocal.

Although we were on the receiving end tonight, we can still be pleased with our efforts as we battled well against a side who were on the dirty side. Our next Chester FC XI match is on Wednesday where we will travel to Atherton Laburnum Rovers, so I expect us to field a similar side.


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post Jul 28 2019, 02:24 PM
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My match vlog:
https://youtu.be/nR7PSFZ-bIU


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