It's the final pre-season friendly for Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley's Chester FC side this afternoon as they welcome David Unsworth's Everton under-23 side to the Swansway Chester Stadium.

The Blues have had a solid pre-season so far as they look to gear up for next weekend's big National League North season opener at home to Spennymoor Town.

They round off their busy schedule with a visit of the young Toffees side this afternoon with Johnson and Morley having one final chance to see their side in action before making a final decision on just who starts next weekend's big clash.

We'll bring you all the action as it happens from the Deva as well as all the build-up, team news and match reaction throughout the afternoon.

Match report

HERE is Dave Powell’s verdict from today.

Full time: Chester 2 Everton U23s 4

A second half goal blitz hands the Toffees the win. Encouraging signs but some sloppy goals conceded.

GOAL! Chester 2 Everton U23s 4

Shane Lavery races onto a defence-splitting ball before shooting past Shenton. 81 mins.

Just over

Great Chester move ends with Dan Mooney firing just over.

Great chance

Broadhead’s low cross is met by Hornby but he can only touch it wide from close range.

Chester change

Dan Mooney on for the impressive Gary Roberts. 70 mins.

GOAL! Chester 2 Everton U23s 3

Howson mistake lets Sambou in who slots under Shenton when one on one. 65 mins

GOAL! Chester 2 Everton U23s 2

Pritchard’s free kick strikes the bar and falls to Moran who sidefoots home high into the net from 12 yards. 64 mins.

GOAL! Chester 1 Everton U23s 2

Nathan Broadhead’s shot is saved by Shenton but only as far as Harry Charsley who fires home the rebound. 61 mins.

Off the post!

Fraser Hornby’s free kick from the edge of the box smacks the upright and bounces clear. Toffees starting to come into this now.

GOAL! Chester 1 Everton U23s 1

Fraser Hornby’s effort is spilled by Shenton and Nathan Broadhead rides a challenge before firing into an empty net. 56 mins.

Chester sub

Jon Moran comes on for Danny Livesey. He’s done well.

Headed over

Great Pritchard corner nodded just over by Trialist A.

Second half kicks off

No changes yet for Chester.

'Really impressed'

Half time: Chester 1 Everton U23s 0

Anthony Dudley goal separates the sides in a game the Blues have dominated. Been excellent so far.

Great block

Danny Livesey does superbly to block Anthony Evans after he cut inside and looked to send a shot away from close range. 40 mins.

And clear

Broadhead plays a short corner and Evans whips in a ball which Pritchard heads clear.

Everton corner

Livesey heads a cross out.

GOAL! Chester 1 Everton U23s 0

Great work from Trialist A to wrestle the ball on the far side of the box and he rolls it into the path of Anthony Dudley who bundles home. Well deserved. 33 mins.

Today's attendance

Good spell

More encouraging stuff from Chester. Grand, who has a wand of a foot, whips a cross in and the headed clearance as far as Dom Smalley who lashes over from 20 yards.

Wasted

Another stunning ball from back to front from Simon Grand sets Trialist A free but he can only tamely sidefoot at Renshaw from an angle. 22 mins.

Caught

Gary Roberts swings in a corner which the wind catches but Renshaw gathers - just.

Just wide

Broadhead’s corner is met by the diving head of Sambou but he can only turn it wide. 11 mins.

Everton corner

Evans cross headed out by Howson.

Chester impressing

Really bright from Chester so far. Good shape and playing with intent. Better side so far.

Decent

Nice move there from the Blues as Dudley finds Stopforth who tees up Roberts but his effort is deflected high and Renshaw gathers.

First half kicks off

Chester get us underway here.

The teams are out

Almost time to get underway here.