Match Centre

Chester (A)
15:00 - Saturday 10th November 2018
National League North (Deva Stadium)
Goals: Jordan Hulme [11'] Jordan Hulme [64']
Goals (Opponent): Simon Grand [52']
Attendance: 2388
Referee: TBC
1 Tony Thompson
2 Andy White
3 Connor Hampson
4 James Jones
5 Tom Hannigan
6 Jake Moult (c)
7 John Johnston
8 Max Harrop
9 Jordan Hulme
10 Josh Hancock
11 Owen Dale
1 Grant Shenton
2 Jon Moran
3 Simon Grand
4 Gary Roberts (c)
5 Danny Livesey
6 Steve Howson
7 John Pritchard
8 Dan Mooney
9 Mani Dieseruvwe
10 Anthony Dudley
11 Craig Mahon
12 Deane Smalley
14 Dominic Smalley
15 Cain Noble
16 Luke Jordan
17 Iwan Murray
08 Nov 2018 by Andy Phillips

ALTY head to Chester on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as two of the in-form teams in the Vanarama National League North clash at the Deva Stadium.

Phil Parkinson's men are enjoying a four-match unbeaten run in the league after they rescued a point thanks to a late equaliser from Josh Hancock in the 1-1 draw at Hereford last weekend. The players that started against Hereford were held out of the Cheshire Senior Cup match on Tuesday against Congleton but they should all return for this match.

This match however represents a tough encounter against a side that currently occupy one of the play-off places. Chester go into the game in fifth and have only lost twice this season, whilst they are still unbeaten at home this campaign under managerial duo Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley.

Johnson and Morley are renowned for their time at Salford City, where they won two promotions during their time there, and they are looking to take Chester back up to the National League at the first attempt this time around.

Their last result saw them beat Nuneaton Borough 3-2 on Tuesday night, with them racing into a 3-0 lead in the first half through goals from Danny Livesey, Anthony Dudley and Daniel Mooney before Nuneaton fought back late on in the game.

Last time out:

The last meeting between the two sides came in February 2016 when Chester came away from The J.Davidson Stadium with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Danny O'Brien, Ryan Astles and Ross Hannah.   

Admission prices:

Away Supporters will be located in the West Stand entrance via Turnstile 7.

Admission is by cash at the turnstile unless stated otherwise.

Admission prices are:-

£12.00 - Adults

£10.00 - Concessions (Senior citizens/Students with current NUS card*/Unemployed with proof of unemployment*/Armed Forces*) – *Please purchase a ticket from the ticket office

£10.00 – 18 to 21 years of age

£3.00 – 5 to 17 years old

FOC - Under 5 years old

Disabled supporters are charged at the prices stipulated above. Carers, if required, are FOC. - Please purchase a ticket from the ticket office.

Wheelchair supporters will be located in the West Stand – Entrance next to turnstile 7.

Through The Years by Howard Watts & Mike Garnett – 10th November

1906 Newton Heath Athletic H ML W 6-0
1917 Crossley Brothers H MAL D 2-2
1923 Tranmere Rovers Reserves A CCL L 2-4
1928 Whitchurch H CCL W 6-3
1934 Port Vale Reserves H CCL W 3-1
1951 Crewe Alexandra Reserves H CCL D 2-2
1956 Witton Albion H CCL L 1-3
1962 Mossley A CCL D 1-1
1969 Northwich Victoria H NWFL L 0-1
1973 Bradford Park Avenue H NPL W 4-1
1975 Northwich Victoria A NWFL L 0-3
1979 Barrow A APL W 3-1
1980 Nuneaton Borough H APLC W 2-0
1984 Kidderminster Harriers A GL W 2-0
1990 Barrow H GMVC D 1-1
1992 Stafford Rangers A GMVC D 0-0
2007 Millwall H FAC L 1-2
2009 Witton Albion H CSC L 1-2
2012 Worcester City A FAT W 3-0
2015 Macclesfield Town A VNL L 0-3


Live Commentary on Radio Robins, sponsored by Ashley Mowers Garden Machinery, and the broadcast starts at 2.40pm.

The match commentary sponsor is Smart Storage.

The commentary team is Mark Simpson, Ian Wilkinson & John Edwards

You can listen to Radio Robins in any of the 5 following ways:

a) Visit our 'MatchCentre' and click the 'Radio Robins' tab in the Chester match where the Mixlr player is embedded and just press play

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c) Download and install the Mixlr app on Android devices from the Google Play Store - start the app and search for 'Radio Robins'.

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There will be live text coverage of the game on the Matchcentre, and there will be live updates on our twitter account as we look forward to providing all the latest from The J.Davidson Stadium.   

11 Nov 2018 by TheSportsBlogger

Altrincham came away from the Deva Stadium with all three points after a 2-1 win against high-flying Chester City as they extended their unbeaten league run to five matches.

The run of four wins and a draw in their last five matches sees the Robins now lying in eighth place, two points behind Brackley who sit in the final play-off place and six points behind Bradford (Park Avenue) at the top.

Altrincham started the better of the two sides, with Andy White having the first real chance of the game. The former Nantwich Town full-back shot with his left foot with a dipping effort from the edge of the area but a fantastic save by Shenton denied the effort.

It did not take long however for Alty to take the lead. On 11 minutes, Josh Hancock played in Jordan Hulme who was able to carry the ball with little pressure from the Chester midfield and the striker coolly slotted it past Shenton from the edge of the area much to the delight of the strong Alty following.

Chester hit back and enjoyed more possession following the goal and put the Alty back line under pressure. On-loan striker Emmanuel Dieseruvwe should have equalised for the Blues as  he wriggled free in the penalty area but wasted his chance by shooting straight at Thompson who got down well to make the save.

The half belonged to Alty however who were playing some excellent football as John Johnston and Owen Dale were causing the Chester defence plenty of problems throughout.

The Robins could have extended their lead straight after half time. John Johnston's cross proved difficult for the Chester back line to deal with and it was only a matter of inches from the boot of Hulme and went out for a goal-kick.

Seven minutes into the second half, Chester levelled through Simon Grand at a set piece. Captain Gary Roberts swung in a free-kick from the left flank, and the ball was met by the head of Grand at the back post who nodded it past Thompson amid claims of a shirt pull from Alty defenders.

Alty regained their composure however and midway through the second period, they took the lead from a set piece of their own as Hulme scored his tenth league goal of the season. A Johnston corner was headed back across goal by Jake Moult into the path of the forward who rose highest to head into the net at the back post.

That proved to be the matchwinner as Alty expertly controlled possession and managed the game well. Chester made three substitutions in an attempt to change things around but Parkinson’s men held firm and looked more likely to score on the counter than conceding.

Alty welcome York next week who have lost their last three league matches and were edged out of the FA Cup on Saturday – losing 2-1 to Swindon Town – as the Robins look to keep this run of results going.

Full time: Chester 1-2 Altrincham. What a win! 3 points away from home.
90+3" Substitution for Altrincham, Densmore replaces JJ.
91" Grand shoots wide with a sliced effort.
+4 added on.
89" Johnston shoots wide.
87" Yellow card for Roberts for a disgusting foul on Dale.
86" Substitution for Chester, Cain Noble replaces Jon Moran.
82" Andy White gets back up on his feet after being given treatment for a collision.
Ten minutes left.
79" Corner for Chester, cleared by Alty.
78" John Pritchard is replaced by Deane Smalley.
77" Corner for Chester. Not too sure who it was but at the back post a Chester man was unmarked and hit it high above the goal.
75" Substitution for Chester, Dieseruvwe is replaced by Luke Jordan.
Attendance: 2388.
73" Another corner for Altrincham. JJ will take again. Shenton catches.
72" Corner for Altrincham... JJ to take... cleared.
70" Hancock shoots from the edge of the box and Shenton saves easily.
More on the goal: Jones meets the floating corner and heads across goal where Hulme nods in at the back post before celebrating in front of the Chester fans.
65" Simon Richman replaces Harrop.
64" Corner for Altrincham. JJ will take... HULME HEADS IN AT THE BACK POST 1-2.
64" A last ditch tackle denies Dudley the chance to shoot from inside the box.
62" Harrop is booked for a foul. Chester have a free-kick in a dangerous area. Pritchard takes it and it is blocked by the wall.
60" Hulme's shot goes out of the ground.
52" Free-kick for Chester. Roberts will take it. Headed in at the back post by Simon Grand. Chester 1-1 Altrincham.
48" A left-footed shot by White is deflected behind for a corner... taken by JJ... Dale shoots under pressure on the edge of the box and the ball falls to the hands of Shenton.
46" A dangerous cross by JJ is whiskers away from the outstretched leg of Hulme.
The second half begins!
Half-Time: Chester FC 0-1 Altrincham.
45+1" Corner for Chester... Mooney takes... caught by Thompson.
+2 added on.
38" Howson heads over the bar from a Mahon cross.
37" Yellow card for Jones.
33" Harrop to take.. cleared at the first man.
32" Johnston shoots from the edge of the box and Shenton tips over the bar for a corner.
Update: Chester 0-1 Altrincham.
29" Plenty of opportunities for both sides here in Chester, it is very surprising that only one goal has gone in.
27" Corner for Chester. Mooney will take...Hampson heads out for another corner. Mooney will take again... Thompson catches.
26" It's a very hostile atmosphere here at Chester.
23" Another save by Thompson denies another shot, this time by Dieserurvwe who was clean through on goal and shoots straight Alty's number.1
21" Mooney cuts in from the right flank and releases a low shot which is met by the gloves of Thompson.
15 minute score update: Chester 0-1 Altrincham (Hulme).
14" Dudley's shot is just over the bar, almost an equaliser.
13" Johnston wins the ball in the centre and tries to play in Hancock but the Number 10's first touch is poor.
12" Livesey heads it down towards Thompson's goal but the Alty 'keeper saves.
11" GOAL! Hulme is played in and slots past Grant Shenton and Alty lead here at Chester. Chester 0-1 Altrincham.
6" Mahon crosses by it's easily collected by Thompson.
5" Almost an opening goal as White hits a sweet left footed shot from the edge of the box and what a save it was by Shenton to deny the full back.
4" Free kick to Alty about 35 yards out. JJ will take it.
2" Livesey heads behind for another Alty corner. JJ takes it and eventually Moult fouls a Chester man and the hosts are awarded a free kick.
The danger is cleared by Chester.
1" Early corner for Altrincham, JJ shoots from the edge of the box and is deflected behind.
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Before we kick-off today a two-minutes silence will be observed as it is of course remembrance weekend, tomorrow marking the 100th year anniversary of the end of WW1.
Chester FC subs: 12) Deane Smalley, 14) Dominic Smalley, 15) Noble, 16) Jordan, 17) Murray.
Chester FC starting line-up: 1) Shenton, 2) Moran, 3) Grand, 4) Roberts, 5) Livesey, 6) Howson, 7) Pritchard, 8) Mooney, 9) Dieseruvwe, 10) Dudley, 11) Mahon.
Altrincham FC subs: 12) Gabbidon, 14) Scott, 15) Richman, 16) Densmore, 20) Wynne.
Altrincham FC starting line-up: 1) Thompson, 2) White, 3) Hampson, 4) Jones, 5) Hannigan, 6) Moult (C), 7) Johnston, 8) Harrop, 9) Hulme, 10) Hancock, 11) Dale.
If you have time before the game have a read of the preview for this afternoon's game:
League standings: Chester- 5th place, 29 points. Altrincham- 10th place, 22 points.
Hello and welcome to Matchday LIVE! Today Altrincham travel to Chester in the National League North, kick off is at 3PM at the Deva Stadium.
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