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The Luton News has reported that Luton Town were not interested in signing Nick Chadwick from Chester City.  Speculation linking the Hatters with a missed bid for former Chester City striker Nick Chadwick are wide of the mark according to Luton Town director Antony Brown.

Press reports last week claimed that the 27-year-old former Everton forward had chosen Blue Square Premier rivals Barrow over the Hatters, but Brown has revealed that that wasn’t the case.

He said: “I’ve spoken to Nick’s agent over the last 18 months. He is a name that’s been thrown at us over the last 18 months but there was no real interest from us. Under no circumstances did we get to a position where we offered him a contract.”

The articles continues with a comment from Chester City Director of Football Morell Maison who explained: ” We are in a difficult situation, the fans have turned on the owners. It’s a massive challenge for me.”

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Local press reports have tipped midfield player Anthony Barry to be the first to leave the Deva Stadium when the January Transfer window opens in a matter of hours. 

Reports suggest Barry may well have played his last game for the troubled Deva Stadium club, with at least two clubs preparing to offer the former Everton trainee a contract.

Barry, along with a number of other Chester first team squad players, have been watched regularly over the past months as the Football Conference basement clubs financial woes gathered momentum. A number of the senior players are still awaiting their November salaries, and the December wages become due next week.

It is understood that ambitious Fleetwood Town are preparing to offer Barry terms, whilst Wrexham are also known to be keen to add the midfielder to their payroll.

Barry suffered an unfortunate training ground hamstring injury last Wednesday which will keep him out of action until next week, and with the transfer window opening on Friday it is expected he will move on.

Barry is in his second full season with City, after joining from Yeovil Town in June 2008. The player started his career as a junior with Everton, before enjoying spells with Coventry City and Accrington Stanley, he joined Yeovil in January 2006.

Other City players who have been watched by other clubs recently and could well be on the move in the transfer window are central defender Shaun Kelly, former Wales youth international midfield player James Owen, and ex Everton striker Nick Chadwick. Any outgoings will reduce Chester’s playing strength to farcical levels, which will make the hardworking City boss Jim Harvey’s job even more difficult.

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THE gloom enveloping the Deva Stadium worsened this afternoon as demoralised Chester crashed to a miserable derby defeat.

A crowd containing just 842 home supporters watched on as Altrincham played their more illustrious neighbours off the park before the break before sealing their first win in six matches in injury-time after Glenn Rule’s goal of the season contender sparked hopes of a City comeback.

The damage had already been done by that stage, however, with a shocking first-half display giving rise to the theory that Jim Harvey’s players are now every bit as brow-beaten by the club’s never-ending off-the-field problems as much as the hundreds, if not thousands, of fans who are choosing to stay away.

A third reverse on the run means the Blues are now 22 points away from Blue Square Premier safety and, without reinforcements, Harvey knows it is going to be impossible for them to survive as his squad, following the departures of impressive loanees Johnny Flynn and Michael Coulson, has no depth.

Harvey made two changes to the team that went down at Tamworth seven days earlier as Rule came in for the struggling Shaun Kelly and Gregg Blundell took the place of the departed Coulson.

The Lambs loss was totally undeserved given Chester dominated most of the match. But, after Nick Chadwick failed to make the most of a decent first-minute opening, it became patently clear that it was out-of-form Altrincham who were going to do all the running in the opening period.

With Shaun Densmore and Colin Senior giving Rhys Meynell a torrid time down City’s left-side, it was no surprise when the Robins broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute as England C international Densmore produced a quality cross which completely vexed John Danby and provided Colin Little with the simplest of close-range headers.

And the visitors doubled their advantage six minutes before the interval when Nicky Clee’s throw-in was flicked into the path of Robbie Williams, who flashed an unstoppable left-footed volley into the roof of the net.

With so little options on the bench, Harvey turned to the out-of-favour Ben Wilkinson at half-time. And the substitute could and should have made an instant impact, but instead he headed wastefully wide when well placed.

Blundell then went close with a cross-shot which the previously underworked Stuart Coburn appeared to turn over the bar.

City were beginning to turn the screw yet the feeling remained that they would need something special to break down an Altrincham side who were now more than happy to sit on their lead – and that is exactly what Rule conjured up shortly after the hour mark.

There seemed little danger when the recalled right-back picked up possession 35 yards out, but Rule cut inside on to his unfavoured left foot and let fly with a thunderbolt that arrowed into the top corner – some way to score the first senior goal of your career.

Although hardly the Alamo, the momentum was now very much with the hosts and lively substitute Lloyd Ellams saw two half-chances come and go.

But hopes of a grandstand finish were dashed when Densmore and Little combined to set up Senior for a sweetly-struck right-footed finish into the bottom corner.

CHESTER: Danby, Rule, Roberts, Ryan, Meynell, Owen (Wilkinson 46), Barry, Keltie, Beesley, Blundell (Ellams 75), Chadwick. Subs: Murphy, Kelly, Kay.

GOAL: Rule 63.

ALTRINCHAM: Coburn, Densmore, Williams, Young, Doughty, Senior, Lawton (Burns 39, Welch 87), Danylyk, Clee, McAliskey (Owens 72), Little. Subs: Saunders, Pearson.

GOALS: Little 22, Williams 39, Senior 90.

ATTENDANCE: 1,132 (290 away).

REFEREE: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire)

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Jim Harvey’s Chester City recorded their third victory in a row against struggling Conference rivals Grays Athletic.

Chester’s loan striker Michael Coulson opened the scoring after hoofing an 18-yard drive into the top left corner.

Fola Onibuje headed the Grays equaliser from a Danny Bunce corner.

Nick Chadwick scored from short range on the stroke of half time and added a second in the dying minutes after connecting with a Coulson cross.

 Grays Athletic: Edwards, Davis (Asllani 76), Mawer, Uddin, Bunce, Graham (Pendergast 60), Robson, Leahy (Agumbar 55),Poole, Slabber, Onibuje.
Subs Not Used: Charge, Rnkovic.

Booked: Robson.

Goals: Onibuje 32.

Chester: Danby, Roberts, Ryan, Flynn, Meynell (Wilkinson 85),Coulson (Kay 90), Owen, Keltie, Ashton, Chadwick (Blundell 80), Beesley.
Subs Not Used: Murphy, Rule.

Goals: Coulson 30, Chadwick 44, 78.

Att: 480

Ref: J Farries (Oxfordshire).

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Gateshead Football Club

Gateshead Football Club

A last gasp header from Nick Chadwick helped earn struggling Chester City their second league win of the season.

Striker Gregg Blundell was twice involved in the night’s key incident, being brought down in the box by Gateshead defender James Curtis, who was sent off.

He then fired home from the spot, only for on-loan striker Mike Mackay to drill home Gateshead’s equaliser.

But Chadwick won the points for City, nodding home Neil Ashton’s cross.

The victory will give Chester’s young side confidence in their thankless task of trying to beat the drop to the Blue Square North.

However the attendance of 994 will be very much worrying for the Chester City management team as supporters begin to turn their back on the club.

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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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