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Blistering Blues seal hat-trick of titles

Along with the Merseyside giants of Liverpool and Everton, as well as the Wirral‘s leading club Tranmere Rovers, Saturday afternoons from August onwards will see another local football team’s name read out on BBC’s Final Score – that of Chester FC.

The supporter-owned club confirmed three successive promotions last weekend when a crowd of 3,685 saw them beat Boston United 1-0 to claim the Blue Square Bet North title and, with it, promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier (formerly known as the Football Conference).

It caps a terrific three years for the club that was reformed by supporters after its predecessor, Chester City, folded in March 2010.

The reformed Chester FC began life in the eighth tier of English football that August, but will find themselves playing in the fifth next season, and possibly locking horns with traditional rivals Wrexham if the Welsh outfit are not promoted.

The man who has masterminded Chester’s meteoric rise on the pitch, manager Neil Young, is in no mood for the ride to stop here. Speaking to the BBC, he said:

“The realisation is that we’ve got to try and stay in the league and I believe the players we’ve got can do that.

“But I’m not one for consolidation and I never have been.”

With the Blues being unbeaten at home for 15 months, teams visiting the Exacta Stadium next season may want to book a Chester hotel to give themselves more time to prepare.

Meanwhile, supporters can expect a celebratory bus parade and reception at the Town Hall, which has become something of a tradition in recent years.

Posted by Ryan
April 12, 2013

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