Chester were pinned back late on for the second game running on Saturday as they slugged out a 1-1 draw with an in-form FC Halifax Town.
game was marred by travelling 'fans' invading both the pitch and home
sections of the ground, as fighting ensued. Said Halifax fans were then
shepherded back to their seats in the West Stand to enjoy the rest of
"Technically, though they'd thrust their fists into the faces of
home supporters and spent time wandering round the pitch with the ball
in play, they hadn't attempted to put their feet on any seats, so we
couldn't threaten them with ejection," confirmed steward Rasputin
In related news, wanting to whack people with your hands just because
they support a different football team to you has been confirmed as
"beyond stupid" by scientists at the Royal Institute of Ways to Waste
"The best we can hope for is that those involved in causing or
sustaining the kind of child-upsetting, moronic violence we saw on
Saturday manage to discover some sense of self-awareness, and are made
to vomit by their own consciences," nodded Dr Kevin Sauceflower from the
Following a first half to forget, the game produced a flash point of
its own, as Chester skipper George Horan and Shaymen striker Dale
Johnson passionately embraced, hands around each other's necks, lifting
each other and spinning around on the spot.
"You can take that sort of thing elsewhere, please, lads," said the referee, waving a red card at both.
game opened up as a result and Antoni Sarcevic produced a moment of
pure inspiration, striking a beauty beyond Halifax keeper Matt Glennon.
"Still didn't get a hat-trick at Stalybridge, though, did he?", mused Iain Howard after the game.
Chester's back four consisting, by this stage, of Dom Collins and three
midfielders, Town were unable to find the net until the last ten
minutes, when substitute Simon Hackney rinsed a rip-snorter beyond John
With much to ask manager Neil Young about, the journalists
assembling for his post-match press conference were seen to be setting up
sleeping bags just after full time, ready for the long haul.
"Definitely going to be
one of Youngy's chat-marathons tonight," Leader journalist Tennis Ball
was heard to mutter to his Chronicle rival The Tall Peacock.
Chester now travel to the Shay on Tuesday with everyone hoping that
we can just enjoy a football match, if that's not too much to ask, ta.