Signing off

Well, a home draw at last!

Thanks for joining us for our coverage this afternoon, we hope you enjoyed it. A good home draw and a good chance of progression to round three. Here’s hoping this turns out to be a memorable Trophy campaign for the Blues.

Have a good day!

Confirmation of a home draw. Yes, a HOME draw!

The Blues will host Hungerford Town on Saturday, January 16.

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chester-fc-host-hungerford-town-10596852

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Chester FC boss Steve Burr (Image: Ben Taylor Photography)

So, who are Hungerford Town?

The Berkshire side currently ply their trade in the Evo-Stick Southern Premier Division and made their way through to round two of the FA Trophy following at 2-1 success at one of the famous old names of the English game, Corinthian Casuals.

They currently sit third in the league owing to some excellent home form. However, they haven’t been as impressive on their travels this term, losing four.

They do boast a formidable striker in their ranks in the form of ex-Cardiff City striker Nathanial Jarvis. The 24-year-old Welsh born Antigua & Barbuda international has 13 goals to his name so far this season and played in the 2012 FA Trophy final with Newport County.

Mission accomplished

The draw in full

Bognor Regis Town v Altrincham or Leamington Spa

Bradford PA or Lincoln City v Nantwich Town

Braintree or Bromley v Stourbridge

Chesham or Torquay United v Wrexham

Chester FC v Hungerford Town

Cirencester Town or Truro City v Ashton United or Macclesfield Town

Concord Rangers or Lowestoft or Sutton United v Curzon Ashton or Nuneaton Town

Dover v Southport or Worcester City

Dulwich Hamlet v Burscough or Guiseley

Eastbourne Boro v AFC Fylde or Skelmersdale

Eastleigh v Gateshead or Stocksbridge Park Steels

FC Halifax or Tamworth v Barrow

Grimsby Town or Solihull Moors v Wealdstone or Weston Super Mare

Havant & Waterlooville v Welling

Oxford City v Cheltenham Town

Woking v Maidenhead

It only took two years!

To get a home draw, not to wait for today’s. January 16, 2016 will see the two sides meet at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium. A good draw for the Blues.

Home draw!!

Chester will play Hungerford Town!

Draw being made now

Who will the Blues get?

Our sentiments exactly

Why are we waiting?

Just to confirm, the FA informed me that although the draw had been scheduled for 1pm, it would likely be beforehand, with 1pm the latest. Still waiting, though. Must be out for lunch.

New F5 key needed

Anticipation building


Home comforts

While you wait

While your counting down the minutes until the draw, here’s our Chester FC 2015 quiz. Are you a Sam Hill or a Stuart Rimmer of Blues quizzes? Fingers on buzzers!

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chester-fc-big-fat-quiz-10562248

Chester FC 2015 quiz
Chester FC 2015 quiz

Dabbers proving a popular choice

Here's how we made it into round two

Tough conditions but it was a case of job done.

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/afc-telford-united-0-chester-10590432

Ross Hannah
Ross Hannah (Image: Ben Taylor Photography)

Draw preferences

Burr on the Trophy

“We’ve just got used to playing away now! It would be nice to have a home tie and it’s a competition I’d like to do well in.

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/live-fa-trophy-second-round-10595509

Chester FC boss Steve Burr
Chester FC boss Steve Burr (Image: Ben Taylor Photography)

Shocks from round one

Solihull Moors are still in the hat after earning an impressive 1-1 draw at Grimsby Town on Saturday while Stourbridge will fancy their chances against National League opposition after beating Kidderminster Harriers 2-1.

So, what time is the draw?

While it has been rumoured to be at 1pm, FA competitions informed me this morning that it could take place any time between 12 and 1pm.

Amen

Nationalised draw

Ross wants Wembley trip

After his superb brace at the weekend, here’s what Ross Hannah had to say on a possible trip to Wembley in the Trophy with Chester.

http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chester-fc-ross-hannah-hoping-10594405

Ross Hannah has been in red-hot form for Chester FC
Ross Hannah has been in red-hot form for Chester FC

Names in the hat

A few interesting ones who the Blues could be drawn against in round two. Here’s a selection...

Dulwich Hamlet

Hungerford Town

Nantwich Town

Truro City or Cirencester Town

Maidenhead United

Burscough or Guiseley

Wrexham

Havant & Waterlooville

Welcome!

Morning all.

The draw for the second round of the FA Trophy takes place at Wembley stadium today, with Chester FC hoping for a favourable home draw to boost their chances of progression in the competition.

The draw, unlike last season, is nationalised at the second round stage so the Blues, after their 2-0 win at AFC Telford United on Saturday, could be forced to travel as far as Truro.

The draw is set to be made between 12 noon and 1pm but we’ll be keeping you right up to date. Here goes!