Chester City

Club Profile

First Played: 2000-1

Win Rate: 40% (from 10 games)

Last Updated: 04 July 2022

Expunged. What a top word. Unless it’s found sitting next to your team’s name. And that’s just what happened with Chester City. The 2009-10 campaign saw the Seals become the second team in our brief history to see their playing record expunged. By the time they were wound up in March 2010, we had already played them twice; collecting six points in the process. With those no longer ours, it meant that (officially) we fell short of 100 points. And fell short by only one point. Maybe we shouldn’t have lost to Ebbsfleet United then.

After dropping into the Conference for the first time in 2000, it took the Seals four years before returning; Boro’ being the only side to win at their gaff when they won the 2003-4 title. They struggled on their return to the League; finishing no higher than 15th. In 2009, the luck ran out and they fell back into the Conference. But the club wouldn’t see out the season. With the club folding, a new Chester FC has since taken their place. Rising up to the National League, the new club’s progress back up the ladder stalled in 2018; demoted back to National League North.


Chester City: The Facts

Chester City: Who Are They?

Chester City: Remember Them?

Long before the Seals (or the Blues) triggered our titillations through the term ‘expunged’, the club had some history. Formed in 1885 as the result of a merger between Chester Rovers and Old King’s Scholars, there’s so much to cover here. We promise to whizz through it though. Sit back, strap in and keep your feckin’ arms inside the car as we try and get you up to speed as possible. Right, 1890 saw the club join its first ‘proper’ league: The Combination. In the 1900s, Chester City finished second FIVE times , before winning the title in 1909.

Fakinel. One paragraph down and still only in 19-oh-bleedin’-nine…

Let’s go quicker – Lancashire Combination (1910); founder member of the Cheshire County League (1919) and election to Football League Division Three North (1931). The latter is more or less what catapults is forward at a pace we’re more happy with. In the 50+ years between 1931 and 1983, they spent a lot of time in the bottom division of the League. In the 1970s, however, there was a League Cup semi-final outing (after dumping out all-conquering Leeds en route). Meanwhile, a certain Ian Rush started his career with them in 1978.

You might ask: “Why 1983?” and it’s a fair enough shout. It is the year in which the former Chester FC became what we know as Chester City. Inside three seasons, the club were up (and back) into the third tier and stayed there for seven years. A couple of yo-yo seasons in the early 90s, though, and it was the basement division yet again. Matters more serious, however, were to follow in the late 90s…

Why do we know Chester City?

At that time, money was – as Mick SimplyHucknallRed would say – too tight to mention. Into administration the Seals went in 1998, before being bought out in summer 1999. A year later, and the club were in the Conference after 69 years in the League. It just so happens that Stevenage Borough were knocking around. So, let us pique your interest as this is where we come into This Is Your Life. Our first-ever meeting, at their place, ended level thanks to Paul Armstrong. Chester came to ours later that term and won 2-1.

Chester City: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 10 4 2 4 10 13 -3 14 40%
Home 5 2 1 2 5 4 1 7 40%
Away 5 2 1 2 5 9 -4 7 40%
League 10 4 2 4 10 13 -3 14 40%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Chester City: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Saturday 19 September 2009

Saturday 13 December 2003

Saturday 09 August 2003

Monday 21 April 2003

Saturday 09 November 2002

Saturday 20 April 2002

Saturday 29 September 2001

Monday 16 April 2001

Saturday 11 November 2000

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