This week saw the 10th anniversary of one of the most memorable FA Cup clashes in Chester footballing history.
Saturday, December 3, 2005 is a date that few of the 4,732 fans inside the Deva Stadium could forget, a day when little old Chester City dished out a humiliating 3-0 beating to two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.
A brace from Ryan Lowe and one from Marcus Richardson was the cue for delirium at the final whistle as the Blues, then under the stewardship on manager Keith Curle, booked their place in round three of the world's most famous domestic cup competition.
A squad of 16 were involved in that famous triumph, but what happened to them? We take a look at what became of them after their time with the Blues.
Goalkeeper Mackenzie joined the was signed in the summer of 2004 by Mark Wright but didn't enjoy a consistent run in the team until Keith Curle took charge the following year.
He made 54 appearances for Chester and went on to be a play-off finalist with Shrewsbury Town and also took in spells with Kidderminster Harriers, Hinckley United, Alfreton Town and Corby Town, where he became the oldest player to turn out for the club before retiring in 2012.
Centre-back Artell was signed from Mansfield Town by Curle in the summer of 2005. He went on to become a mainstay of the Blues back four for the next two years before joining Morecambe in 2007.
Currently still playing for Bala Town in the Welsh Premier League, Artell was called up for the Gibralatar national team in 2014 after they were accepted for full UEFA membership in 2013. He made his debut for Gibralatar in a friendly match against the Faroe Islands.
He now works as academy operations manager at former club Crewe Alexandra and graduated from the University of Chester in 2010 with a degree in forensic biology.
A Maltese international with 78 caps, Dimech and his slicked back hair and ponytail arrived from Mansfield Town in the summer of 2005, signed by Curle, who had managed him at the Stags the previous season.
Under six feet, Dimech wasn't the traditional lower league centre back but he made 30 appearances during the 2005-06 campaign. He was, though, released at the end of the season after struggling with form.
Born in Floriana, Dimech returned to Maltese football with Marsaxlokk in 2006, although he did briefly play in England again with Macclesfield Town a year later.
He joined Valletta in 2008 before signing for Cypriot side AEK Larnaca, a club who he played in the UEFA Europa League. He returned to Valletta in 2013 where, at the age of 38, he still plays.
The dependable full-back became the second McNiven to play for Chester, following his striker brother David's footsteps after he played for the club in 2001.
Another player signed from Mansfield Town by Curle, McNiven was a regular feature for the Blues during his one and only season with them in 2005/2006, playing 41 times in the league.
He began his career at Oldham Athletic and made over 200 appearances for the Latics before a stint at Oxford preceeded his time at Mansfield and Chester.
Joined Morecambe in 2006 and ended his career with Hyde in 2011. He moved into management in 2011 when he took over caretaker duties at Ewen Field but returned to the post full time in 2012 following the sacking of Gary Lowe. He lasted three years in the hotseat at Hyde but was sacked in January of this year.
While at Mansfield, McNiven was diagnosed with testicular cancer but went on to make a full recovery and devoted time away from the game to helping others battling the illness.
The full-back started out his career at Everton but left Goodison Park in 2000. Spells at Barnsley and Hull City came before he joined Chester on loan in 2004, making the move permanent during the summer of 2005.
He made 47 league appearance for the Blues before departing for Macclesfield Town in 2006. He was then signed by Paul Ince for MK Dons.
He remained in the Football League until his retirement in 2013, playing for clubs including Bristol Rovers, Notts County, Shrewsbury Town and Bury.
The arrival of Davies from Kidderminster Harriers back in 2002 as a 20-year-old passed with barely a murmur but the midfielder would prove himself to be a quality addition during a four-year stint with the Blues
He helped Chester win promotion back to the Football League in 2004 and remained with the club until 2006 where he opted to, controversially, to sign with Shrewsbury Town despite at the time having ruled out a switch to a rival in the same league.
Davies, who made 155 league appearances for Chester, shone at the Shrews and was signed by Notts County before making the switch to Championship side Derby County in 2011, remaining with the Rams until last season.
Now 35, Davies currently plies his trade with 2008 FA Cup winners Portsmouth in League Two.
The tall, rangy central midfielder was signed by then Chester manager Wright prior to the club's return to the Football League having consistenly impressed during his time in the Conference with Morecambe, with who he enjoyed a ten-year spell.
An excellent passer of the ball and a calming influence in the centre of the park, the Lancastrian played 87 league games for Chester between 2004 and 2006, scoring 12 goals.
He followed Davies in signing for the Shrews, spending two years in Shropshire before returning to Morecambe in 2008. He played a further 280 times for the Shrimpers, earning himself legendary status by the time he hung up his boots at the end of last season.
A steady midfield presence, Curtis was approaching the twighlight of his career when Curle swooped to sign him during the summer of 2005.
Having started his career at Derby in 1991, Curtis left the Baseball Ground as it was then without making an appearance, joining Chesterfield in 1993 where he stayed for seven years and made 240 league appearances.
During his time at Saltergate Curtis was part of the Spireites side under John Duncan that famously reached the FA Cup semi-final where they were controversially beaten by Middlesbrough.
Spells at Portsmouth, Walsall, Tranmere Rovers and Mansfield Town followed before Curtis arrived at the Deva Stadium, making 40 appearances, scoring once.
He dropped into non-league football after that and was appointed head coach of the Loughborough University football team in 2007. From there he went on to take up the role of technical director and head coach of the Antigua & Barbuda FA, a job that entailed him managing Antigua's only professional team, Antigua Barracuda.
He resigned as national team coach and Barracuda boss in 2012 and now serves as academy manager at League Two side Bristol Rovers.
Another player to arrive in 2005 at the tail end of a long Football League career, Walker and his flowing blonde locks were in and out the side during his one an only season with the Blues.
He began his career at his hometown club Nottingham Forest in 1992 but it was a three year spell with Scunthorpe United where he played his best football, making 132 league appearances for the Iron.
The midfielder also had Lincoln City, Exeter City and Cambridge United before landing at the Blues. His loan spell at York City in 2004 meant he had the unwanted hat-trick of relegations from the Football League, having fallen through the trap door while at Cambridge and Exeter.
Walker was released at the end of the 2005/2006 season and dropped into non-league football with Ilkeston Town before ending his playing career with FC Halifax Town.
On his day there were few at League Two level who could match Lowe's match-winning ability, something he demonstrated in two spells with the Blues.
Lowe first joined Chester in 2005 following a five-year spell at Shrewsbury Town and registered 14 goals in 40 league games before being snapped up by Crewe Alexandra.
He was back in blue and white stripes in 2008, though, but his 18 goals in all competitions couldn't prevent the Blues from being relegated from the Football League for a second time in eight years, although he was named player of the season.
After much interest from Football League clubs he moved to Bury where the goals flowed, earning him a dream move to Sheffield Wednesday. His goals for the Hillsborough side helped them return to the Championship.
Lowe left Wednesday for MK Dons before switching to Tranmere Rovers and then returning to Bury. He is currently on loan at League One strugglers Crewe Alex, the club who he signed for from Chester back in 2006.
Signed by Curle from Lincoln City, 'Rico', as he became affectionately known, has had more clubs than Rory McIlroy in his career. He is the steretypical journeyman.
Never the dead-eye goalscorer that fans crave for, the tall and robust Richardson did endear himself to Blues supporters with his boundless enthusiasm and workmanlike performances.
He scored just four goals in 34 games while at Chester and was, unsurprisingly, released at in the summer of 2006. Spells at Macclesfield Town, Cambridge United and a successful stint with non-league Farnborough followed. Currently a coach at Hellenic Football League Premier Division side Highmoor Ibis.
Stephen Vaughan Jnr
Son of chairman Stephen Vaughan Snr, the full back joined Chester in 2004 from Liverpool reserves and was handed the captain's armband a year later in a team that included current Everton manager Roberto Martinez and players such as Jon Walters and Ben Davies.
Played 67 times during two spells for Chester before retiring in 2009, but served as chairman of the Blues towards the end of the club's time as Chester City.
Currently a boxing promoter who at one time was the youngest licenced promoter in the UK, he served as chairman of Maltese club Floriana before going on to serve as technical director of another club in the same country, Mosta.
Midfielder Dove was another summer capture by Curle in 2005, arriving following a season with Rushden & Diamonds.
Although he appeared off the bench against Forest, injuries and poor form limited the former Middlesbrough academy graduate to just five league appearances, three of those from the bench.
A move to non-league football with Buxton followed his 2006 release by the Blues. His last known port of call was as player/assistant manager at North West Counties Premier Division side Alsager Town.
Abdou El Kholti
French born but of Morrocan descent, El Kholti and his white boots were signed by Curle from Cambridge United.
Able to operate as either a winger of full-back, although not always effectively, El Kholti, who had a Conference winners medal from his time with Yeovil Town, was forced to play a role from the bench for much of his time with Chester, although he did manage 22 appearances for the Blues.
Spells in non-league football with Weymouth, Grays Athletic, Rushden & Diamonds and Woking followed with El Kholti, whose youth career began at Swiss side Servette, being last spotted turning out for Kent Invicta League side Sheppey United.
A Mark Wright favourite, central defender Bolland had two spells with Chester, the first coming when he joined from Oxford United, initially on loan, in 2002.
Over the next four years he became a mainstay of the Blues defence and played a key role in the title-winning Conference side of 2004.
During his first spell he made 139 appearances for the Blues in the league, eventually linking up with Wright at Peterborough United in 2006 before returning to Chester that same year for a second spell.
A player who fancied himself as a bit of a sweeper, Bolland was a cool customer at the back, a trait that often caused panic among some Blues fans when he nonchalanty marauded forward with the ball from his own 18-yard box.
He left Chester in 2008 for cross-border rivals Wrexham and then moved on to Cambridge United, Barrow, Droylsden, FC Halifax Town and Welsh Premier League side Airbus UK Broughton, where he ended his playing career.
Bolland, a qualified physiotherapist, now runs a therapy clinic in Prescot called Therapy Solutions North West Ltd.
A name that featured on the bench often without ever seeing much game time, teenage goalkeeper Brookfield was a product of the Chester City youth system.
He donned the gloves with the first team just once, coming on as a substitute for the injured Chris Mackenzie in a 3-1 loss at Lincoln City a week after the Nottingham Forest game. It was a loss that would spell the beginning of the end for Curle as Chester went on to lose the following six games during a nightmare spell of 15 losses in 17 games.
Went on to join Colwyn Bay before switching to Liverpool County Premier League side Waterloo Dock.
Away from the game he became a qualified heat technician.