The Blues play their first match of November this afternoon, travelling to Brackley Town.
Following a narrow, late defeat at league leaders Gloucester on the last day of October, our first team returned positive COVID tests earlier this month meaning they have missed their last four scheduled matches.
At present, the Blues sit 9th in the table with three wins and two defeats from the opening five games. Saturday’s match will be Bern and Jonno’s 100th competitive in charge of the club.
Chester’s opponents, Brackley Town, have been slow to get started in the league this term. Ourselves and the Saints were both beaten in the Play-Offs in July, and Kevin Wilkin’s side have won just one of their opening six games in the National League North thus far.
Nevertheless, St James Park remains a tough test and Brackley will be expected to be in and around the top seven once more this campaign. They have also progressed into the FA Cup Second Round, and face a trip to Tranmere Rovers in seven days.
THE FORM GUIDE
Brackley Town | Pos: 16th, W1 D3 L2
vs AFC Telford (a) | Lost 3-0 | Scorers: None
vs Curzon Ashton (h) | Drew 2-2 | Scorers: James Armson, Shepherd Murombedzi
vs York City (a) | Drew 0-0 | Scorers: None
vs Alfreton Town (a) | Won 2-0 | Scorers: Tre Mitford, Shane Byrne
vs Gateshead (a) | Drew 2-2 | Scorers: Tre Mitford, Lee Ndlovu
vs Kidderminster Harriers (h) | Lost 0-2 | Scorers: None
Chester FC | Pos: 9th, W3 D0 L2
vs Kidderminster Harriers (a) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Danny Elliott, Declan Weeks
vs Leamington (h) | Won 3-2 | Scorers: Danny Elliott (2)(1 pen), Brad Bauress
vs Spennymoor Town (a) | Lost 2-1 | Scorer: Danny Livesey
vs Curzon Ashton (h) | Won 2-1 | Scorers: Danny Elliott, George Glendon
vs Gloucester City (a) | Lost 2-1 | Scorer: Anthony Dudley
Kick off today at St James Park is 3pm. This game is being played behind closed doors.
Brackley Town will be live streaming the game for FREE – follow the link at the bottom of the article for more info.
The Chester FC Media Team will also have match updates, team news and reaction across our socials – as well as full free match commentary on Seals Live!