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Chester FC daily digest: Mills on the move, Macca's apology and FA Youth Cup adventures

A round-up of all the Blues news from Monday, October 17

Your Blues news from today

It was fun while it lasted, wasn't it?

But unfortunately Chester FC's long unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday, and the 1-0 loss at Southport saw Jon McCarthy's team dumped out of the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage. Not that you needed reminding.

The hangover from the weekend's result will take a few days to clear and we'll probably give this evening's televised first-round draw a miss.

Blues boss McCarthy, who had guided his men on a magnificent seven-match unbeaten run heading into the Southport tie, told The Chronicle he was sorry to let the fans down.

"I wanted to keep that (unbeaten run) going, I wanted them to see their team at their best and and they saw them at the worst they have been in eight games," said the Chester manager. "To generate that level of support and for them to see that we are all disappointed."

You can read more of Macca's post-match thoughts HERE.

'Agent Mills' on the move

Just days after having his mission at Wrexham terminated, Agent Gary Mills has taken on another assignment.

The former Dragons boss has rejoined York City, and will come face-to-face with Chester this weekend when the sides meet at Bootham Cresent.

The Blues' travelling fans are sure to give him a warm 'welcome'.

Robert Parry-Jones
Former Wrexham boss Gary Mills is the new manager of York City

Young guns go for it

Chester's first-team may be out of the FA Cup before it's even started properly, but there's still hope for their young guns.

The Blues' academy side are in action at Newcastle Benfield this evening in an FA Youth Cup fourth qualifying round clash (7pm).

You can read our preview of the tie HERE.



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