Match ON as Bay chase victory hat-trick

Tim ChannonFirst Team

TODAY’S home game against Glossop North End is ON after local referee Mark Petch declared the Four Crosses Arena pitch fit for play this morning.

After a reasonably dry night and with a favourable weather forecast for the rest of the day, the game goes ahead with the Seagulls hoping for a third win in a row for the first time in nearly 14 months.

There was a late scare when Glossop requested a postponement as they were snowed in and couldn’t travel, but the league have insisted they MUST fulfill the fixture and it is was up to them to find a way to get to the game.

The Seagulls have clearance through for 19-year-old Chester loan signing Nathan Brown to be involved for the first time and they also have Jack Hindle available again after suspension.

Nathan, who comes from Rhyl, was Chester youth team’s Player of the Season for 2016/17 and scored on his first team debut earlier this season.

Manager Alan Morgan expects to have a full squad, although that no longer includes Jack Kelleher who has signed for North West Counties side City of Liverpool.

The club wish him all the best in the future and thank him for his efforts. In three spells at the Bay Jack made 42 appearances, including 18 this season, and scored 13 goals.

Glossop North End are currently eighth in the table but have lost some momentum recently and a win for the Bay would take them above the Hillmen on goal difference.

After a nine game unbeaten run earlier in the season lifted them into the top four, the Derbyshire  side have won only three of their last 12 league and cup games,  and only one of their last six league games. They lost 4-2 on penalties to Midland Leaguers Ilkeston in the Derbyshire Senior Cup on Tuesday.

Half season tickets will make a cracker of a Christmas gift and are available in the clubhouse at today’s game against Glossop.