BLOG – Cheadle Town 2-4 Chester. Post Match Thoughts.

A very pleasant winter’s evening saw Chester progress in the Cheshire Senior Cup against a spirited Cheadle Town side. Chester fielded a strong side, but went behind early on to Cheadle from a corner. Antoni Sarcevic then scored with a cheeky (offside) tap-in, before adding a second with a tidy volley from inside the area, Wes Baynes then slammed a third home before half-time. After the break Martin Fearon shipped one in his own net before Tony Gray netted for the first time in a Chester shirt. Here are some thoughts on the game.

1) Youngsters

For me the main attraction in this game was seeing some of the youth teamers alongside the first team. Sean Miller has played in a few of the ‘lesser’ cup competitions before and he impressed down the right hand side, linking up well with the strikers and Wes Baynes. He was also extremely unlucky not to score after some excellent play between him and Tom Peers. That neatly brings me on to Peers, as he also had a cracking game. He didn’t get too much of a look at goal, but was very busy and hard working up front and had a hand in Gray’s goal. In all, a very commendable debut for him.

2) Fearon

Yikes. Nothing like his performance against Halifax. I think a large part of it was the slippy surface – several players went arse above head over the course of the evening – which didn’t help his kicking or confidence. He flapped at a couple of crosses and the own goal was poor. Still, this was mostly second half after Linwood had gone off and Mackin was partnering Collins in defence. That meant there wasn’t as good organisation at the back, so that may have been another contributing factor.

3) Clancy

Please can you stop crossing it behind everyone? Apart from that, excellent.

4) Cheshire

Yes it’s a tinpot competition, but the Cheshire Senior Cup has many redeeming features. Cheadle, for example, was a nice little club who had a load of lovely people all helping out. The free raffle ticket on entry was a great touch too. And it’s within easy reach of most Chester fans (although I traveled from Leeds for the match – I must be mad!). There’s loads of decent clubs in Cheshire, so this might be one worth going to in the future. Plus you’ll definitely get to see some of the youth team.

Right, that’s all for tonight as I’m knackered. You can probably tell from the awful writing! Comments are most welcome.

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.

One Response to “BLOG – Cheadle Town 2-4 Chester. Post Match Thoughts.”

  1. Richard Bellis
    Richard Bellis November 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    There’s an excellent comment on Deva Chat regarding Fearon’s performance: “In mitigation to the keepers, who both had shockers, besides the bumpy pitch and greasy surface the relatively low floodlights made them absolutely blinding and must have been a nightmare for the goalie. I think Fearon totally lost sight of the cross for the second goal.”

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