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Chester FC V Farsley Celtic - MATCH THREAD #13 - Vanarama National Lea
What Will The Outcome Be?
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Rio Doherty
post Aug 9 2019, 09:29 AM
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We are back on home turf tomorrow as we will host Farsley Celtic at home where we look to record our first win of the season. On Tuesday night we came from behind to secure a deserved draw against Altrincham, although we will be wanting to keep the ball out of our own net for once. We shown a lot of encouraging signs in the second half as our energetic drives forward reaped its rewards in the end.

I expect this clash to be another tough one as Farsley have been the surprise package so far. They have emerged from clashes against Darlington and York City without a defeat, so we mustn’t underestimate them. In a selfish kind of way though these are the sides we have to be taking points from, as 5 points from our first 3 won’t be a bad start at all.

Farsley Celtic will be making the venture from Yorkshire in what will be their first season in the National League North as a reformed club. The old Farsley FC got wound up on March 10th 2010, which was interestingly the same date Chester City went out of business. They reformed during the Summer of that year under the name of Farsley AFC, and started off in the Northern Counties East League. In the space of a few years Farsley won 3 promotions which has got them to the National League North, whilst in 2015 they changed their name to Farsley Celtic. There will be two former Chester players making a return to the Deva tomorrow. Lewis Turner and Nathan Turner, the Turner twins, now play for Farsley so hopefully they will receive a healthy reception. Defender Lewis was here from 2012-2014 and is most notable for scoring in our 1-0 win against Boston United, which won us the Conference North title. Midfielder Nathan was also here from 2012-2014, and was a regular starter for us.

I predict Farsley to make things tough for us, but we will just have to remain patient. This will probably be the type of game where we will be in control of most of the possession, but Farsley will be waiting to pounce on any mistakes. It is important that the likes of Danny Elliott and Anthony Dudley bring their shooting boots with them as we can’t afford to miss loads of chances. Up The Seals!

Score: Chester FC (Dudley, Jackson, Waring) 3-1 Farsley Celtic
Attendance: 1,872 (80 Farsley Celtic)

My predicted lineup:
Griffiths
K.Roberts Livesey Grand Taylor
Jackson G.Roberts Stopforth
Dudley
Elliott Waring

COYB!

This post has been edited by Rio Doherty: Aug 9 2019, 09:37 AM


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Rio Doherty
post Aug 9 2019, 09:31 PM
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My match preview:
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Rio Doherty
post Aug 10 2019, 06:26 PM
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We emerged as deserved victors today as we put in a comfortable second half performance to break down a tough Farsley Celtic side. This puts us in a very healthy position as it preserves our unbeaten start, whilst we are still yet to concede a goal scored by the opposition from open play. It would’ve been nice to have kept a clean sheet today, but the main thing is that we opened Farsley up and capitalised on their slow defence by netting a couple of goals.

Our first half showing was quite decent, and we were unlucky to not be a few goals up as we hit the woodwork twice. Farsley started off as the better side in the opening stages as they went on a couple of attacks and had a succession of corners. We had most of the possession, but we took our time a lot and were quite slow in midfield. Around the 20th minute mark our first opportunity went to Joel Taylor who forced a strong save out of Elliot Wynne. Funnily enough Danny Livesey hit the woodwork twice today, as firstly he headed against the crossbar. Then, a delivery from Joel Taylor found Livesey who headed another effort against the woodwork - this time the post. Just before the interval Jimmy Spencer was very fortunate to still be on the pitch as a kick aimed at Russ Griffiths somehow warranted just a yellow card. In my opinion we just about edged the first half as in the closing periods we had more of the ball, but we headed into the break still searching for the opener.

We were a lot better in the second half as the likes of Brad Jackson, Joel Taylor, and George Waring were very dangerous going forward, and combined together to produce a comfortable result. The opening attack of the half resulted in a goal as Brad Jackson lashed his shot into the roof of the net, which gave us the perfect start. From this moment onwards we began to dominate as we were solid defensively, and up top we pressed Farsley’s backline well. Our second goal came from a brilliant counter attack which put daylight between us and Farsley. Our opponents were on the attack at the other end, but Jackson went on an excellent run on the right to play in Gary Stopforth, whose cross found George Waring who scored an easy finish from close range. Farsley’s heads didn’t drop though as they went inches close to finding a consolation. Russ Griffiths pulled off an impressive save to tip a free kick over, but the Yorkshiremen received a lifeline as Scott Burton lunged in late to give them a penalty. Will Hayhurst slammed the ball past Griffiths which gave them a fighting chance. Ex-Southport man Jordan Richards went close to snatching an equaliser as a free kick went over. At the other end of the pitch though Joel Taylor went ever so close to scoring a goal of the season contender (thanks to the wind). He booted the ball up the pitch from about 80 yards out, but the wind made the ball swerve with it going over Wynne’s head. If it wasn’t for Wynne’s quick reactions Taylor would have scored a sensational goal as the ‘keeper managed to claw the ball away from the line. With moments to go we should have put the game to bed as we had two chances in a matter of seconds. A strong shot from Jackson rebounded off Wynne to find Danny Elliott who blasted over. We held on to secure a vital result.

My man of the match is a tough one as Brad Jackson and George Waring were superb. I will opt for Waring purely for his celebration as it was much more imaginative than the one at Boston. For me he has to be starting every week as he is such an effective target man. Once again he held the ball up so well, and topped it off with a strike from close range. Brad Jackson was brilliant too as he started off a couple of counter attacks - one of whom resulted in a goal. He tore Farsley’s left hand side apart, and just like Waring he topped off a great display with a well-taken goal. Kevin Roberts had another good display as he got stuck in a lot and restricted the amount of crosses that came in. Joel Taylor was great too, especially in the first half where his pace drove himself forward. He made a few dangerous crosses as well.

It’s great to secure our first win at this early stage which puts us in a good position ahead of Tuesday night away at Kettering Town. Kettering beat AFC Telford United on the opening day, but have since fell to successive defeats so hopefully we can add another wound to their woes. We should be looking for maximum points out of our next two fixtures as we have a handful of tough matches after to end the month.


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post Aug 10 2019, 10:30 PM
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Some good passing and movement throughout the team today that was a joy to watch.


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post Aug 11 2019, 09:58 AM
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My match vlog:
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