BLOG – Chester 5-0 Droylsden

A straightforward performance from the Blues saw us run out comfortable 5-0 winners over Droylsden. On a soggy day Chester took control of the game early after Wes Baynes’ excellent free-kick lobbed the ‘keeper. Antoni Sarcevic then pounded the second home before Marc Williams, Ben Mills and Craig Curran all netted. Here are some random and probably unrelated thoughts about today’s match…

1) The opposition

Were awful. Definitely one of the most lifeless displays I’ve seen from an opposing team at the Exacta. Maybe the early goal put a dent in their confidence, because aside from one or two nice passing moves down the right hand side and hitting the crossbar they did absolutely nothing. Special mention for their goalkeeper who was out of position for the first and did poorly on all of the rest.

2) A Sarcevic Special

Well… THAT was a goal! Yet another screamer for Sarcevic: the ball was passed across the edge of the box from a corner, it slowly crawled across the sodden ground, each rotation seeming to be an effort of heroic proportions, then… goal.

3) Craig Curran

I’m rather liking Curran on the right hand side. I know he’s a striker, but the amount of times he skinned the (poor, poor) left back was ridiculous. He needs to work on his crossing a bit, but his powerful runs and link-up play with the strikers (Williams for most of the match, and Jarman for his goal) are a great asset to have on the wing, where there is normally more space to operate in than in the middle.

4) Next few games

With Hinckley (bottom with 0 points) and Droylsden (awful, just awful) up next, I make that 6 points. That means we’ll have 61 points before 2013 and 64 on New Year’s Day. That’s bloody good however you look at it. Of course though, chickens, eggs, hatching… I’ve just jinxed the next two games haven’t I?

Well that’s all from me. Please feel free to add any comments you have below.

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.

2 Responses to “BLOG – Chester 5-0 Droylsden”

  1. Jim Keegan December 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Thanks Richard. Another great blog from the Bellamy brothers! Regards, Jim.

    • Richard Bellis
      Richard Bellis December 28, 2012 at 12:59 am #

      You’re not the Jestrian are you? 😉

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