Heswall 0 Chester 4
Chester secure their first win with a friendly victory over Cheshire League side Heswall at Gayton Park. Two goals from Michael Wilde, who became Chester FC's first ever goalscorer in the process, and further strikes from Greg Stones and Rob Hopley helped Chester to a 4-0 win over Heswall tonight on the Wirral. Greg Stones also had a goal ruled-out for offside and the Blues hit the woodwork twice in what became a very helpful run-out for Neil Young's side as they prepare for the new season which begins next month. Wilde grabbed Chester's first in the 22nd minute when he connected with a Stuart Graves cross and headed against the post but he collected the rebound and smashed a thunderous shot into the net. It was 2-0 just four minutes later when another Wilde shot hit the woodwork only for Greg Stones to be on hand this time to score comfortably. Five minutes before the half-time break, the Blues made it 3-0 thanks to Rob Hopley who collected a cross from Adriano Rigoglioso and shot on goal. Hios shot took a defelection off a Heswall defender before hitting the back of the net. Neil Young made a lot of changes at the interval but it didn't disrupt Chester rythym too much as the continued to dominate proceeding in the second half. Stones had his long-range effort disallowed by the referee for offside but the Blues did grab their fourth goal in the 56th minute when Wilde grabbed his second of the match after good work out wide from Iain Howard who provided the cross for Wilde to put the seal on a comfirtable win for the Blues. CHESTER: Chris Oldfield (Richard Whiteside 45) Greg Stones Chris Williams George Horan (Stuart Jones 45) Carl Ruffer (Chris Rowntree 75) Kyle Armstrong (Mark Peers 45) Michael Aspin (Scott Taylor 75) Adriano Rigoglioso (Andy Burgess 45) Rob Hopley (Mark Connolly 45) Michael Wilde (Rob Hopley 75) Stuart Graves (Iain Howard 45) Subs: 12 Stuart Jones, 13 Richard Whiteside, 14 Chris Rowntree, 15 Andy Burgess, 16 Scott Taylor, 17 Mark Peers, 18 Iain Howard, 8 Mark Connolly.
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