Preview: Chester v Moors

We turn our attentions to the weekend’s National League North action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ trip to The Deva Stadium.

Chester v Spennymoor Town
Saturday 4th February 2023, 3pm
National League North
The Deva Stadium

In Opposition
Chester move into Saturday’s game against Moors at The Deva Stadium sitting in sixth position in the National League North table on the back of a run of 17 league games without defeat.

Calum McInTyre’s side have not been beaten since a 1-0 reverse to Darlington back in November and have emerged as one of the contenders for promotion to the National League.

They are currently in the midst of an astonishing sequence which has seen them draw six consecutive National League North games stretching back to Boxing Day.

One To Watch
Chester fought off some strong competition from a number of clubs during the summer to clinch the signing of highly rated front man Kurt Willoughby.

He’s already hit the net 14 times in National League North this season, including three in his last four outings for The Blues.

Willoughby was a promotion-winner with York City last season and also enjoyed a prolific spell at FC United so Moors defenders will have to be on their guard against him this weekend.

Head To Head
Saturday’s game will be the eighth competitive meeting between the two sides and it’s Moors who have the edge historically having won five of the previous seven encounters.

Chester’s 3-0 victory at The Brewery Field in November was their first-ever win over Moors, who did the double over their National League North rivals last term.

On The Whistle
Darren Rogers will be the man in the middle for this Saturday’s game at The Deva Stadium, and he will be assisted by Simon Robinson and Mark Ryder.

Moors fans can make a saving and avoid matchday queues at the Chester Ticket Office by buying online in advance for Saturday’s game.

Click here for full ticket information ahead of the weekend.

Live Coverage
Don’t panic if you can’t get to the game on Saturday because you can enjoy full live and uninterrupted commentary of the game against Chester with us on Durham OnAir.

We’ll be live from 2.50pm on Saturday, with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.

Chester are rated even money favourites for three points on Saturday, with Moors installed as a 85/40 shot to claim victory and a draw priced up at 23/10.

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