BLOG Chester 1-1 Aldershot. Post Match Thoughts

A hard fought game ended with a hard fought point for both sides. Chester took the lead midway through the second half through a fantastic debut strike by Connor Wilkinson, but couldn’t hold on to the lead, with substitute Gibbs scoring in the 90 minute for Aldershot. Whilst it was a gut wrenching way to end the game, it was probably a fair result. Here are a few thoughts I had during the game…

1. Jarrett

Deserved the man of the match award. Excellent in defence and contributed well to the attack, if he keeps that up then it’ll be really useful for the rest of the season! It’s very pleasing to see a player who had been out for a long time come in and deliver a good performance – I hope the others who are currently dropped for under performing can do the same during the season.

2. Gooooooooooooooooooooal!

FINALLY! We scored another goal at home. Wilkinson’s strike was (nearly) worth the wait too. Very good loan signing by Neil Young judging from this performance. He didn’t get a huge amount of the ball, but he generally did well with it whenever he did have it.

3. Four at the back

We’ve been going with five at the back to shore up defensively but I thought we did well with just the four (the final poor piece of defending aside). It means that we can have an extra player in the midfield where, frankly, we need them.

4. Next few matches

Well, it goes without saying that our next few matches are vitally important. If we’d have won today then we’d have only been 1 point away from getting out of the relegation zone, but as it is we’re still 3 points away. Hyde up next is something of a must win – though they did manage to get another point today – and a win away at Hereford would help a huge amount. From the looks of things our loan signings will give us a chance of managing it but it’ll be down to luck as well as skill. All we can do is turn up and give our best support to the boys.

Or we could all buy a lottery ticket and cross our fingers…

See you at Hyde.

Richard Bellis

About Richard Bellis

Richard is a masters student at UCL who studies the History and Philosophy of Science. He graduated in Philosophy from the University of Leeds. His first Chester game was the promotion winning match against Scarborough in 2004, which he watched on top of a van outside the stadium. He has written for various websites including When Saturday Comes, In Bed With Maradona and The Two Unfortunates.
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