It’s the second game in as many days for Chester FC as the busy pre-season period for the Blues continues.

Yesterday evening, a Blues side made up of Academy products and trialists beat Welsh Premier League side Llandudno on their travels 4-0.

It was the fourth game of the pre-season schedule after clashes against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC, Ramsbottom United and Runcorn Linnets.

And fewer than 24 hours after kicking off against Llandudno, the Blues are back in action today at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

And it could prove to be a barometer of where the Blues stand ahead of the National League North campaign with the visit of League Two side Bury, now managed by former Chester City forward Ryan Lowe.

We’re live from the Swansway Chester Stadium as Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side continue their pre-season preparations ahead of the new campaign starting on the first weekend of August.

Reaction from the opposition

Snippets of Ryan Lowe’s post-match interview here, talking about his links with the Blues.

Reaction from Chester FC joint manager Bernard Morley

Here’s what one half of the Blues management team had to say after today’s loss against Bury.

Bernard Morley speaking to the press

Dave Powell's match report

So it’s a second pre-season defeat of the season for the Blues - and both have been at the Swansway Chester Stadium.

Though Bury dominated large parts of the game, there were some decent spells for Chester FC against a side which graced League One last season.

You can read Dave Powell’s match report HERE.

Verdict at full-time

The views of the Chronicle’s Chester FC reporter Dave Powell after the defeat today.

FT: Chester FC 0-1 Bury

And the Blues slip to their second pre-season defeat of the season with Omotayo’s goal early in the second half proving to be all that separated the sides.

Two minutes

Two minutes of injury time to be played.

Corner wasted

Bury corner comes to nothing as goalscorer Omotayo rises highest but his header goes off target.

Effort on goal

Hughes tries his luck from 20 yards and forces Hudson into action.

Murray coming on

Iwan Murray comes on to replace Blues skipper Scott Burton.

Another Chester change

Alex Downes replaces Steve Howson.

Great challenge

Not for the first time, Moran stops a darting McFadzean in his tracks, with the resulting Bury corner being headed over.

Cross into the box

Pritchard whips a ball into the box from the left and tries to find Thomson, but Hudson is there to clear up the danger.

Midfield battle

After both sides have made so many changes, there’s a midfield battle going on with neither side able to find a way through.

Chester change

Mooney comes off to be replaced by Nathan Brown.

Another great Shenton stop

Adams takes a Bury corner which falls to Chris Sang and takes his time but Shenton gets a glove to the shot and pushes it wide.

Good work from Hughes

Hughes darts down the left with pace to burn but Cooney does just enough to shield and ball and it goes out for a goal kick.

Dazzling feet from Mooney

Mooney twists and turns and draws a foul from Dawson.

Two more Chester changes.

Hughes on for Stopforth and another trialist comes on in place of Roberts.

Another Chester change

Trialist A comes off - Trialist B comes on.

Blues goal chalked off

Pritchard’s corner is met by Howson and tapped home by Grand, but is flagged offside.

Nice ideas

Mooney tries to play a long ball forward to the trialist but it goes into the hands of Hudson. Afterwards, Roberts does well to steal possession and float in a cross.

Chester change

Dominic Smalley comes off with youngster Matthew Thompson coming on.

Great save

Shenton pulls out a great save to deny a long range effort from Danns.

Bury change

O’Connell comes off with Nyaupembe coming on.

Unlucky

A probing ball from Stopforth over the top nearly finds Mooney who nearly makes it to the ball before it goes out for a goal kick.

Good pressing forces error

Good pressing of the Bury rearguard from Pritchard, Burton and the trialist forces Hudson to blast into the stands.

More good work from Mooney

The Blues break forward and Stopforth finds Mooney who drifts into the area and Thompson does just enough to put him off and clear.

GOAL - Chester FC 0-1 Bury

Bury break the deadlock with one of the five new substitutes Gold Omotayo scoring from Ryan Cooney’s cross.

Early let off

Shenton is nearly lobbed by Shakers substitute Gold Omotoyo a minute after the restart.