THE chairman of Upton AA has praised Chester FC for their help in making the West Cheshire League Club’s 50th anniversary a memorable occasion.

More than 350 people watched a youthful Blues side beat Upton 4-2 at their Chester County Sports Club home on Tuesday, a game organised to help the hosts celebrate their half-century milestone.

Goals from trialists Oscar Durnin and Alex Hughes and efforts from Sean Miller and Tom Peers secured the win.

 

Upton chairman Peter Upton thanked Blues manager Steve Burr for sending a side and helping show West Cheshire League football to a wider audience.

“There was a great turnout and I’ve heard from many people just how much everyone enjoyed it,” said Upton.

“It was a memorable way to mark our 50th anniversary and I would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Steve Burr and the club for making it happen.

“We’ve suggested a possible annual friendly with the Chester FC academy, so we’ll see what happens.

“Hopefully a few of the people who came down to watch on Tuesday will come and pay us a visit again at some stage this season.”

Upton play Chester & District Premier League winners Lache on Saturday, July 26, at Chester County Sports Club to contest the Barry Gaulton Memorial Trophy.