Chester drawn away in Presidents Cup

16 July 2010 11:47
Chester have been drawn away to Leek Town in the Preliminary Round of the Presidents Cup. With no FA Cup or FA Trophy action to occupy the Blues next season due to FA rules, the only cup competitions that Neil Young's side can compete in are the Evo-Stik League's Challenge Cup and Presidents Cup which has seen Chester drawn to play against Leek Town. The game will be played at Leek's Harrison Park stadium in Staffordshire on Tuesday 21st September. Leek's best ever league finish was a 19th place finish in Conference National  in 1997–98, the first of two seasons the team played at that level. The Blues have only twice progressed as far as the rounds proper of the FA Cup, reaching the first round in 1993–94 and the second round in 1990–91, when they held Chester City to a draw at home but lost 4–0 in the replay. Leek reached the final of the FA Trophy in 1989–90 but lost 3–0 to Barrow at Wembley Stadium. The highest attendance figure recorded at Harrison Park came when the club played near-neighbours Macclesfield Town in an FA Cup 2nd qualifying round match in the 1973–74 season in front of a crowd of 3,512.