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Chester opponents on Saturday, Histon Football Club have announced that their fixture scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.  The statement on the official Histon website reads:

“Today the Football Conference upheld the suspension of Chester City and as a result our Blue Square Premier match at home to Chester City on Saturday 20 February has been postponed”

It remains to be seen if Chester City play a match ever again!

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The Deva Stadium, Blues hope to make this a fortress after first win of 2009

The Deva Stadium, Blues hope to make this a fortress after first win of 2009

Chester City manager Mick Wadsworth was delighted to get his first victory at the Blues following their 2-0 success over Histon on Saturday.  The victory was Chester’s first at home since Boxing Day 2008.

“I think its great, it’s just good for everyone,” said Wadsworth in his post match press-conference. “It’s about time we did something which gives us a bit of cheer on a Saturday – we’ve been close a couple of times.”

“It was a really difficult game,” the former Gretna manager continued. “We were stoic and courageous in our defending and if you look, they [Histon] had a lot of ball but not too many chances. “At times I was really pleased as we played some clever and good football at times. We weren’t at our best on the ball but I think it’s difficult in a game like that.

“So I’m just delighted to win.” 

Chester City still remain rooted to the bottom of the Blue Square Premier League but have reduced their arreas to minus 20 points, giving the Deva Stadium’s long suffering followers a glimmer of hope in the race of premier league survival this term.

Next up are Tamworth at home on Tuesday night, we will keep informed of developments from the Deva.

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Histon Football Club

Histon Football Club

Chester City Football Club today recorded their first league win of the Blue Square Premier Season, against last seasons famous FA Cup Giant Killers, Histon.

Kevin Roberts handed Chester City the lead front just before the break from Neil Ashton’s corner after Danny Naisbitt had turned Nick Chadwick’s effort round the post.

Chadwick then wrapped up the points 14 minutes from time against fellow strugglers Histon, heading the second.

Chester had lost their previous two home games and are now up to minus-20 points from six games.

Chester City: Danby, J Vaughan, Ryan, Lynch, Lea, Wilkinson (Barry 60), S Vaughan (Kelly 66), Roberts, Ashton, Alessandra (Blundell 45), Chadwick.
Subs Not Used: Meynell, Kay.

Scorers: Roberts (44), Chadwick (76).

Booked: J Vaughan, Ashton, Ryan.
Histon: Naisbitt, Tann, Langston, Bygrave, Pope, Barker (Kennedy 83), Knight-Percival, Farrell (Andrews 75), Gwillim, Hudson-Odoi (Hammond 75), Simpson.
Subs Not Used: Sparkes, Mason-Smith.

Booked: Bygrave.

Attendance: 1,171

Referee: Russell Fletcher (Derbyshire).

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Chester City welcome FA Cup Giant Killers, Histon, to the Deva Stadium on Saturday in search of three rare home points.

Returning striker Gregg Blundell could be set for his debut after recoving from an injury sustained in a training ground incident. 

Meanwhile, Chester City manager Mick Wadsworth has asked for patience from the fans after a dismall start to the 2009-2010 campaign.

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