CHESTER City’s first clash with Wrexham has been moved at the request of North Wales Police, writes Alec Doyle.
When the Blue Square Premier fixtures were published last Friday, the Blues were initially supposed to face their bitter rivals on Saturday, September 26.
But the game at the Racecourse Ground has been switched to the following day and made all-ticket, with the kick-off scheduled for noon.
City fans are hoping their side will strike an embarrassing blow against Wrexham when the teams meet at the Deva Stadium on Saturday, February 13.
It is likely that, too, will be moved by Cheshire Police to Sunday, although no announcement has yet been made.
If it is, it will not be a St Valentine’s Day match Chester supporters look forward to, but a St Milner’s Day clash.
Ever since the derby at the Racecourse in 1995, when City were down to nine men and the Dragons led 2-1, the game has been remembered by Chester fans.
Up-stepped striker Andy Milner, receiving the ball well in his own half, before embarking on a powerful run into the Wrexham box. There he turned a defender before smashing a fantastic goal from an angle in what has become a hugely celebrated draw.