With two games in two days against the same opposition Chester Town Whites were hopefully of taking 6 points against Billingham Town FC.
Saturday’s fixture was at home saw a slow start from Chester and they went two nil down in the first half. Towards the end of the first half Chester did start playing better and after a few tactical changes at half time managed to get a goal back through a speculative well hit shot from Matt from outside the box. With Chester back in the game and looking threatening Billingham then grabbed a third against the run of play. The Whites didn’t let their heads drop and some good battling in the middle of the park by Alfie and a great cross from Matt led to a shot from Sam being cleared only as far as Aiden and the ball cannoned in to make it 2-3.
Despite a late flurry that’s the way it stayed. Alfie took Man of the Match award, for good battling in the middle of the park and some good passing moves.
Sunday’s fixture was away Chester started brighter on a tighter 3G pitch, the Whites played some good football but failed to carve out any chances. An excellent looping strike from outside the box gave Callum no chance and Billingham were One up. It was a case of deja vu as Billingham went two nil up with another fine strike from Billingham’s number 3 from outside the box.
With space hard to find and chances at a premium Chester managed to grab one back with Aiden bursting through the Billingham defence to slot home. The whites had a flurry of action in Billingham’s area, an equaliser looked on the cards but it was again Billingham who put the ball in the net. 3-1 the final score. Callum took Man of the Match, he had a very good game between the stick making some good saves throughout the game.
Not getting even a point from the two games was a tough pill to swallow, but hopefully will serve a learning curve as the Whites continue to grow as a team.