Chester City 2 - 0 Cardiff City

Last updated : 21 July 2004 By Michael Morris
City's opening stretch of the muscles ended in a 2 - 0 defeat at the Deva Stadium.

The game was dominated by substitutions with Chester making 10 at half time and Cardiff 5. More followed.

Paul Parry and John Robinson both left the field injured.

Mike Sheron (44) and Michael Branch (69) scored the goals for Chester.

Robert Earnshaw played the first half while Tony Warner and Robert Page both played the second half.

City move onto Hibernian on Saturday (ko 3:00pm at Easter Rd). Next week City take first team squads to Yeovil and Cheltenham before a home double over Racing Santander and Lazio.

City have these 5 games to prepare for the serious challenge that starts at Crewe on August 7th.

Report from The Western Mail

Chester City

Wayne Brown
Peter Handyside
Stephen Vaughan
Sean Hessey
Danny Collins
Paul Weller
Kevin McIntyre
Kevin Ellison
Andy Harris
Kevin Rapley
Mike Sheron

Subs (all used)

Chris McKenzie
Richard Hope
Darren Edmondson
Ben Davies
Phil Bolland
Stewart Drummond
Stuart Roberts
Michael Branch
Cortez Belle
Darryn Stamp

Cardiff City

Martyn Margetson
Rhys Weston
Gary Croft
Willie Boland
James Collins
Daniel Gabbidon
John Robinson
Lee Bullock
Alan Lee
Robert Earnshaw
Paul Parry

Subs (all used)

Chris Barker
Tony Warner
Andy Campbell
Peter Thorne
Robert Page
Graham Kavanagh
Byron Anthony