FORMER Chester players set the ball rolling for the ‘Think Pink’ weekend by raising more than £800 at a quiz and forum held at the Exacta Stadium.
Matty McNeil returned to his old stamping ground having been forced into retirement through injury after helping the Blues win the title last season.
But the big striker revealed at last Friday’s ‘Hotshot Heaven’ event that he hasn’t given up hope of making a comeback following a series of reconstructive knee operations and intensive rehab.
Player of the year from the 1982-83 season, John Thomas, was impressed by the passion of the supporters and contacted the organisers afterwards to pass on his thanks.
Gary Talbot, Hugh Ryden and ex-manager Ken Roberts joined McNeil and Thomas on the panel.
Other former Chester players who mingled with fans throughout the evening were Graham Abel, Ray Carter, Bob Delgado, John Evans, Bobby Hunt, Reg Matthewson, Grenville Millington, Ian Moir and Alan Tarbuck.
See page 60 for more on the Think Pink weekend.
Former Chester City manager Kevin Ratcliffe will be the guest speaker at the Senior Blues meeting at the Exacta Stadium tomorrow (Friday).
The meeting gets under way at 11am in the Blues Bar at the Exacta Stadium.
New members, who must be 55 and over, are invited to attend. There is a one-off £5 joining fee.
First-team boss Neil Young watched on as the impressive Chester FC Colts swept into the fourth round of the Cheshire Youth Cup with a 3-0 win at rain-lashed New Brighton Youth on Sunday.
Liam Blake and the on-fire Joe Williams (2) netted for the Blues, who have won all 11 of their competitive matches so far this season.
An early strike from Charlotte Moss proved to be no more than a consolation as Chester FC Ladies lost 5-1 at Wallasey Wanderers Youth Ladies on Sunday.