York City will be hosting Chester FC at York Community Stadium for an FA Cup first-round replay. The match is set to take place on Tuesday evening as the two teams battle it out for a spot in the tournament’s second round.
York, a National League team, will be looking to use their home advantage against Chester, who currently play in the National League North.
York has had a mixed season in the league, currently sitting in 19th position with 19 points from 19 matches.
However, they enter this match off the back of a win, having defeated Fylde with two unanswered goals.
On the other hand, Chester finds themselves in 14th position in the National League North, with 23 points from 15 matches.
Despite suffering a defeat against Darlington in their most recent match, they have maintained an undefeated streak in the FA Cup.
They have already triumphed over Tadcaster Albion, Nantwich Town, and Hartlepool United, securing their progression to the first round of the tournament.
In their previous clash, the two teams played out a goalless draw, showcasing a competitive matchup.
York will be looking to capitalize on their home advantage and higher league status to secure a win, while Chester will aim to continue their impressive form in the cup competition.
Possible Starting Lineups:
Fallowfield, Cordner, Howe, Smith, McLaughlin;
Castro, Woodyard, Green, Kennedy;
- Sparrow, Edwards, Williams, Taylor;
- Weeks, Roberts, Whitehouse;
- Thomas, Daly
York’s head coach Neal Ardley assesses player fitness after the Fylde win, with Lenell John-Lewis expected to lead the line.
Quevin Castro and David Stockdale may return, while Alexander Woodyard and Oliver Green retain their spots.
Chester makes changes from the Darlington defeat, with Adam Thomas, Reece Daly, George Glendon, and Elliott Whitehouse expected to start. Declan Weeks is likely to feature from the first whistle.
We predict a close match with York City narrowly edging out Chester FC with a 2-1 victory.