Chester FC 's pre-season campaign is in full swing and they head to Gwynedd this evening for game number four against Bala Town.
The Welsh Premier League side will provide the sternest test yet for Jon McCarthy's new-look Blues and they should be sharp having been back in training for a number of weeks and already having seen competitive action owing to their involvement in the Europa League.
As has been the case in the previous three friendlies, Chester will likely put a different side out in each half this evening at Maes Tegid with all the first-team players expected to feature on Bala's 3G surface.
Join us for all the action as it happens.
FT: Bala Town 1 Chester FC 3
The Blues triumph thanks to Bell, Marsh-Hughes and White.
Chester corner swung in by Joyce but Trialist C turns it wide.
Blues eventually scramble to clear dangerous corner.
Initial effort hits wall before rebound cannons off Trialist B for corner.
James Jones hauls down Hayes on the edge of the area.
Great ball from Waters finds Marsh-Hughes who plays perfectly weighted pass through to White who composes himself before slotting past Vernon. 81 minutes.
GOAL! Bala 1 Chester 3
What a waste!
Corner swung i for Bala and nodded across goal where Andrai Jones lashes over from six yards. Gilt edged.
Off the post
Superb effort from Lucas Dawson as he curls shot from 20 yards that hits post. Rebound falls to Davies whose cross headed wide by Marsh-Hughes.
Good work from Waters on the right sees him stand up cross to far post but just too much on it.
Vernon down well to save 20-yard drive from Liam Davies.
Dawson heads clear near post and Bala eventually flagged for offside.
Fierce Wade effort cannons off a yellow shirt and out for a corner.
James Jones with a rash challenge on Thompson. Gets a talking to.
Marsh-Hughes almost adds to his goal but he can’t quite turn White’s wicked cross home.
Sixteen-year-old Marsh-Hughes latches on to fine Joyce pass to dink over Vernon. 61 minutes.
GOAL! Bala 1 Chester 2
Sixteen-year-old Lloyd Marsh-Hughes drags half volley just wide after looped header from White.
Neat Chester move sees Dawson slide through Trialist D who is flagged. Dubious.
Liam Davies curls wild effort well wide.
Matty Waters hauled down cynically by Horwood on edge of area. Free kick Chester
Bala looking stronger
Bala taking the game to a youthful Chester side now.
Andrai Jones heads a gilt edged chance wide after Thompson cross.
Thompson, A Jones, Hayes on while Davies, Sheridan and Wade taken off.
Second half team for Chester
Trialist A, Trialist B, Jones, Trialist C, Trialist D, Waters, Dawson, Joyce, Davies, White, Marsh-Hughes.
Second half kicks off
We’re back at it at Maes Tegid.
Half time: Bala 1 Chester 1
All square at the break here at Maes Tegid.
Break in play before restart
Corner swung in, Jones nods down for Venables who sweeps home from close range. Blues will feel they could have done better.
GOAL! Bala 1 Chester 1
Chris Venables - 39 mins