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Chester FC V York City - Match Thread #28 - Manarama National League N
What Will The Outcome Be?
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Rio Doherty
post Oct 25 2019, 09:02 AM
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We are back in league action tomorrow afternoon as we host York City at home in what should be a pulsating clash. This eagerly anticipated encounter has been talked about for weeks due to both sides starting off so well, so hopefully it will live up to its expectations. Our opponents are yet to lose this season which will make it a tough game for us, but that record must end soon.

Our last match was on Wednesday night which saw us hammer Runcorn Town 7-0 away in the Cheshire Senior Cup 1st Round. We were by far the better side as our finishing was much more clinical, so hopefully that will be good practise for tomorrow. The first period was a bit scrappy, but the floodgates opened halfway through as we scored four goals in 14 minutes. George Waring got things underway as he headed home the rebound from Danny Elliott’s initial strike that struck the crossbar to make it 1-0 to us. Then, Danny Elliott made it 2-0 to us as he scored a tap-in following great play by Stuart Crilly. Danny Elliott found the net once again - this time from long range - to make it 3-0 to us. 10 minutes before the interval the man of the moment, Danny Elliott, bagged his hat trick to make it 4-0 to us as he smashed home from close range. The second half was a tad quieter, but we still produced a professional display to seal the tie. We soon made it 5-0 as Elliott squared the ball for George Waring to get his second. Soon after, Craig Mahon played Danny Elliott through to make it 6-0 to us. Finally, with just moments to spare Louis Hayes netted his first senior goal to make it 7-0 to us as he fired the ball into the bottom corner. Our textbook performance deservedly earned our place in the next round.

York City will be making the venture from Yorkshire having endured an excellent start to the season. During the Summer most people tipped them to win the league, and it comes to no huge surprise that they are where they are at the moment. Even in the FA Cup The Minstermen are currently enduring a strong run as they saw off Stockport County last weekend, who play a division higher than them. Our opponents have got a number of experienced players in their strong squad, and tomorrow three former blues will be making a return to the Deva. Firstly, midfielder Andy Bond had a spell here back in 2014 and was linked with a move here in the Summer, but he opted to leave AFC Fylde for York instead. Left back Sean Newton started off his career over a decade ago (2007) with Chester City, and in our home clash last season he scored a bizarre own goal to give us a helping hand. More of the same tomorrow please, Sean! Finally, winger Elliott Durrell signed for City a few weeks ago following a frustrating experience at Macclesfield Town. He was one of their key players but despite that, he opted to move away due to him not receiving his wages which is very understandable. Elliott was here in the 2016-17 season where he did very well for us, but for some strange reason Jon McCarthy thought differently which prompted him to release him.

There is no doubt that this game will be our biggest in quite some time, and we need everyone down at the Deva to make this a fantastic occasion. I’m sure that we will all be hoping the Akwasi Asante is fit for this one, but if it is too soon then we have some great back-up options in the form of Danny Elliott and George Waring who had strong games the other night. It has been four weeks since we last had a home game, so it’s important we put our current wobbly form behind us by making the Deva a fortress. Up The Seals!

Score: Chester FC (Asante, Waring) 2-1 York City (Maguire)

Attendance: 2,958 (741 York City)

My predicted lineup:
Griffiths
K.Roberts Livesey Grand Taylor
Jackson Glendon Stopforth
Hughes Asante Elliott

COYB!


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post Oct 25 2019, 12:45 PM
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With heavy rain happening now, and forecast for the majority of tomorrow. What are the chances of the match going ahead or not being waterlogged??


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post Oct 25 2019, 10:14 PM
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My match preview:
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Includes the form guides for both sides, key player to watch out for, plus plenty more.


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post Oct 25 2019, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE (Thunderchild @ Oct 25 2019, 01:45 PM) *
With heavy rain happening now, and forecast for the majority of tomorrow. What are the chances of the match going ahead or not being waterlogged??

Our club and Dave Powell have tweeted that the pitch is draining well at the moment, but there will be another check in the morning.


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post Oct 26 2019, 07:55 PM
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Think we got our tactics wrong today, the way we lined up first half you couldn't see where a goal was going to come from. We looked better after the second half changes. Joel Taylor far too honest in the first half, was caught in the box and if he'd gone down it would have been a penalty, but he chose to stumble on resulting in nothing.

Not much between the two sides in my opinion, they got one break in the box to give them all 3 points, but we deserved at least a draw. Long way to go, but it will be tough for anyone to catch them now, 5 points clear with a game in hand.


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post Oct 26 2019, 09:49 PM
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I thought we could have nicked something today as we had a strong spell in the last 15 minutes, but just like last week missed chances proved to be costly. Our team selection also played a part in the result, as we should have started with at least one of Danny Elliott or George Waring. They improved us so much when they came on as Waring in particular won aerial duels and challenged York’s mean defence. In general there wasn’t a great deal between the two sides, but our opponents shown just why they are where they are because they won without playing outstandingly well. York City were very streetwise and played some great football, but so did we in some periods. Both sides moved the ball around really well, and any neutral would say that this was a match played between two ambitious teams.

The first half was a rather even affair as both sides had their spells, but other than that there wasn’t too much in it. We started off as the better outfit as the likes of Joel Taylor drove us forward to get us going. Our first chance came 10 minutes in as a shot by Matty Hughes drifted wide. Just after that Joel Taylor couldn’t keep his composure as his rasping attempt hit the roof of the Clock End. York then began to come into the contest because they moved the ball around really well to expose us. We had a few nervy moments at the back, and today out of all days was not the time to dilly dally with the ball because their forwards were alert and pressed well. Meanwhile, there were times where we failed to close York down which gave them space to create chances. Their first went to Alex Kempster as he nodded a Sean Newton cross just wide, whilst Jordan Burrow went agonisingly close as he was unable to convert at the far post. Just before the interval an attempt from Newton missed the target quite convincingly. We headed into the break still level with some positives to take.

In my opinion the second half was a mixture because we started off very slowly, but we eventually got into our stride for a good 15 minutes. Our first chance went to George Glendon who blazed over when really he should have done better. Seconds later we received a sucker punch as Dan Maguire tapped in to make it 1-0 to York City. Matty Hughes then fired wide from a way out, but we improved a lot once George Waring and Danny Elliott came on, as they provided us with more ambition going forward. Our only shot on target of the entire game went to Elliott whose fierce strike was spilled by Pete Jameson. In the dying moments we had a flurry of chances that we should have buried. The pick of the bunch was when Anthony Dudley headed a cross wide, before George Waring was unable to sort himself out to score the rebound. We gave it a good shot, but we fell short to confirm our first home defeat of the season.

My man of the match for this afternoon goes to Danny Livesey who did really well to contain York’s strong attack by winning a lot of headers. Joel Taylor was back to his old self as York struggled to handle him in the first half with his bursts going forward, and he was our main threat. Brad Jackson was a lot more lively when Jamie Morgan came on in the second half, as he allowed him to push up further forward. On the flip side though, my patience is beginning to wear thin with Russ Griffiths which is a real shame to be honest. At the start of the season he was really solid, but since then his confidence has dropped, and what particularly annoyed me was the amount of time he was wasting when we were chasing the game. Anthony Dudley started off really well for us in the first half as he found a lot of space, but his performance faded away in the second too.

One positive we can take out of today’s game is the remarkable attendance. I was not expecting the crowd to be that high at all, and it was so rammed that some of our supporters were still arriving half an hour in, whilst others were stood at the back of the East Stand. It’s very typical of us to not get the win for some of the ‘floaters’ to come back, but at least people are taking notice that we are doing well. Approximately 3,000 were Chester supporters with over 600 York, although there were quite a few Wrexham/Tranmere fans in the away end. I am sure we will appreciate the money they have given us though 😉. Our next match is away against Brackley Town next Saturday in what will be another very tough game. Funnily enough this fixture was played on the exact same weekend last season, so hopefully there will be more late drama again.


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post Oct 27 2019, 07:39 PM
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My match vlog:
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