It's been a pleasing start to the season for Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley's Chester FC .

A 0-0 draw on the opening day against Spennymoor Town seven days ago was followed by a convincing 3-0 win at Curzon Ashton on Monday night.

The National League North is in its infancy at just two games old but the Blues' solid start sees them sit third at this early stage.

They are back in action this afternoon when they undertake the longest away trip of the season as they head to the North East to take on a Blyth Spartans side who have lost both of their opening two games.

We'll bring you all the build-up, team news and match action as it happens from Croft Park.

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Action from the rest of the National League North

After a dismal day for the Blues, attention now switches to Tuesday’s game against Kidderminster Harriers at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

They were in action today against Ashton United as a full programme of fixtures were played.

A remarkable 46 goals were scored across 11 games and you can catch up with all the action in our round-up HERE as we sign off this blog the evening.

Fan reaction to Anthony Johnson's post-match comments

Familiar face back at the Swansway?

A former Chester striker has bagged himself a few goals for his new side after signing over the summer, the latest being in today’s draw at Aggborough.

Kane Richards scored a late equaliser for Kidderminster against Ashton United in a 3-3 draw, and could turn out against his former side on Tuesday.

Next up on Tuesday

The Blues are next in action on Tuesday evening at the Swansway Chester Stadium against Kidderminster Harriers, who today drew 3-3 at home to Ashton United.

After the result and performance today, it already feels like a big game for the Blues. Need to put things right and quickly.

Full reaction story with Anthony Johnson after heavy defeat

One half of the Blues’ management team spoke to the press after the game and did not hold back on what he had seen from his players today.

You can read what Anthony Johnson made of the 8-1 defeat against Blyth Spartans by clicking HERE.

Blyth Spartans take the lead against Chester FC.
Blyth Spartans take the lead against Chester FC.

Full video reaction from Anthony Johnson

More reaction from Anthony Johnson

It’s difficult to put into words what to say about it apart from getting personal with one or two players. I’m not going to stand here and do that, but to say I’m embarrassed is me being nice and kind and trying to bite my tongue a little bit with one or two people. I’ve never known anything like that before.

Thoughts on the game

Anthony Johnson on both halves of the game:

I actually think we were a lot worse in the first half than we were in the second. There were one or two little mitigating circumstances in the second half. The first half, I’ve not seen stuff like that before. Everything that they seemed to put into the box seemed to land to one of their players, they seemed to have an age, it was easy for the opposition.

Strong stuff from one of the gaffers

Reaction from Anthony Johnson

First bit of post-match reaction from Anthony Johnson:

I’ve never been involved with anything like that in my life. The supporters probably never had, for all the bad results that they’ve had through the years, what can you say except for embarrassing?

'Tuesday now a huge game'

The Blues are back in action at the Swansway Chester Stadium on Tuesday against Kidderminster Harriers.

Fan reaction

Down to 12th

After one of the worst days in the office many Blues’ fans will be able to remember, Chester have dropped from third to 12th in the National League North table.

Managerial reaction

Anthony Johnson is giving his reaction to the press to the game today.

You can watch it on out Facebook page now by clicking HERE.

Shocking

Well that was not pleasant at all. It will be very interesting to hear what Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson have to say after that rout.

Match report

Dave Powell’s verdict is HERE. Beaten 8-1.

Blyth go three up against Chester
Blyth go three up against Chester

Full time: Blyth 8 Chester 1

Not a typo. That was shocking.

GOAL! Blyth 8 Chester 1

Maguire taps home after a pass from Wrightson. 90.

Dear me

Pritchard has a chance at the back post but he lashes it with such venom that it heads out towards the touchline.

Over

Grand heads over a Pritchard cross.

GOAL! Blyth 7 Chester 1

Buddles fires home through a crowded area after Shenton saved.

Chester sub

Marsh-Hughes for Smalley. 74 mins.

GOAL! Blyth 6 Chester 1

Blues grab a consolation as Stopforth hits home from 20 yards.

Just wide

Wrightson lashes wide after a great run forward.

Off the line

Liddle heads a Hughes effort off the line.

GOAL! Blyth 6 Chester 0

And it goes from bad to worse. Wrightson, on as a sub just 60 seconds earlier, fires home from 15 yards. Wow.

Wide

Rivers curls inches wide after being left in acres of space. Should have been 6-0.

Chester sub

Mooney on for Burton. 62 mins.

GOAL! Blyth 5 Chester 0

Shambolic stuff. A ball into the box is turned past Shenton by Howson. Awful.

Red card for Chester!

Gary Roberts goes in over the ball it seems and shown a straight red.