Match 09
14th September 1968
Football League - Chester (Home)

Saturday, 14th September, 1968.
Football League
Chester (home), Draw 2-2.

City were lucky to get away with a point in this game for we seldom looked convincing in defence and showed only occasional flashes of our earlier season form in attack.
At the start we were suffering through having to begin without skipper Johnny Newman and it was fortunate for us that although Chester were clever enough to control most of the mid-field play they were seldom fast enough to press home their attacks.
Garry Talbot headed the visitors into the lead with a typical effort after 26
minutes, but he should not have been allowed such an easy opportunity. At this stage our attacks were only spasmodic but we succeeded in forcing an equaliser when their right-half, Barry Ashworth, was unfortunate enough to deflect a shot by Johnny Kirkham out of the goalkeeper's reach.
Early in the second half our hopes were raised when the City's attack began to show some glimpses of the kind of in spired attacking football which had pre viously beaten Sheffield Wednesday, but although we maintained this standard long enough for Johnny Corr to head us into the lead with an easy chance pre sented by Peter Bullock, we were soon back on the defensive again and the visitors later snatched a well deserved point with a goal by Mike Sutton.

Team-Shearing; Crawford, Balson; Kirkham, Harvey, Curtis; Corr, Blain, Bullock, Mitten, Pleat.
Newman sub stituted for Harvey after 55 minutes.


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