Lions Prepare For Chester Visit

Segregation will be in place for this fixture with Chester fans allocated the Railway End and second seated stand of Nethermoor Park entering via turnstiles 5-8.

Match sponsored by Chris Wright Road Planing Ltd

The Lions are back at Nethermoor on Saturday looking to extend our five game unbeaten run and secure back to back home wins when Chester visit with kick-off at 3pm.

The visitors have had a mixed start to the season after an opening day draw which was followed by an 8-1 thrashing at the hands of Blyth Spartans and a 3-1 defeat at AFC Telford on Saturday.

They have not played on home soil since the opening day of the season after flooding in the club’s behind the scenes areas has seen three fixtures postponed.

The Lions meanwhile have not tasted defeat since league leaders Chorley visited Nethermoor in the second game of the campaign with draws at Stockport, Leamington and Altrincham as well as a stalemate with AFC Telford and victory over Nuneaton at home.

Joint First Team Manager Marcus Bignot who is facing one of his former clubs on Saturday wants to back Bank Holiday Monday’s draw up with a win when he spoke to Colin Robertson “We went a goal down and we were looking to our substitutes to make a difference, then Andy Halls scores the goal of the season already. We wanted to continue and make the subs and go for the three points, I think how we finished all our supporters would agree we weren’t settling for the draw.”

“Andy Halls has got that, he has been great since he came in to the football and we’ve been really pleased with how he has acquitted himself.”

Speaking of the Bank Holiday Weekend double header Bignot said “Two games in three days is demanding for part time players and I thought mentally both teams had some wayward passing. Their goal has livened them up but we have responded superbly, it is a common theme us talking about the mentality of our group and how strong we are finishing games.”

Marcus has been impressed with his sides mentality but has set them a challenge for the coming games “Again we have come from behind but we have just said at the end there that there is only so many times that you can keep coming from behind so we have to change that. This group is good enough to go ahead in games and keep the lead, that will be the challenge now as well as getting a couple of clean sheets along the way.”

“It is the opportunity for us to turn this point into a very good one and another home win.”