Date: 25th November 2007 at 4:28pm
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Chester City have drawn 2-2 today against rivals Wrexham, City twice led the match but got pegged back by there lowly neighbours.

Kevin Roberts put us ahead on the half an hour mark, but the lead only lasted 10 minutes before the scummers equalised through Michael Proctor.

City were enjoying the lion share of possession and were rewarded after 45 minutes, with a Paul Linwood goal.

City had taken nearly 2000 fans to the racecourse but they were to go home disappointed when again Wrexham pegged us back, through Proctor again.

Bobby spoke to the official site after the game:


“It was a good game, both teams have tried to win the match and I felt it was end to end stuff and maybe on reflection a draw is a fair result”,

“It was a great goal, he’s played off Nathan Lowndes, he’s got a good flick on from the throw in and he has volleyed it, as soon as it left his foot I knew it was in, the goalkeeper was helpless with that situation and it was good to get a lead at that stage”.

“We are a bit disappointed with their leveller, I think it was off side, I’ll have a look at it again on the video – but it does no good, if the linesman has got it wrong then it has cost us really”.


“It was a good first ball in from Partridge, he’s found himself at the back of the back of the area, good head on it – the goalkeeper’s had a good hand on it but he can’t keep it out so a great time to score a goal”,

“When we went in we told the players they (Wrexham) were going to lift their game in the second half, it is a derby match, their at home and they are going to get a bit of impetus but we’ll create more chances and if we take one we can kill the game and we did have chances, great chances to win the game but we never took them with some wrong decisions at the final moment and we let them back in again”.

“Great goal from their point of view but we felt we should have had a free kick, McManus was kicked in the back of the calf, when the ball was played up to him and he has been dispossessed and they have worked it out a wide area – great ball and a great finish for the guy but we wanted a decision when we needed it most and we never got it”

“We put Tony Grant on for Tony Dinning and Grant had to come off as well that is disappointing really as it leaves us a bit bare in that area of the park but we’ll have to have a look about to see what we can do but it will need to come from within – we have a couple of talented youngsters and they may get a chance depending on how serious the injuries are that the two Tony’s have picked up”.

Williamson said he was encouraged by the atmosphere, with City having sold out their allocation of 1,967 tickets they certainly made themselves heard.

“Great game and great atmosphere and both sets of fans made it enjoyable – good banter going on with the Wrexham supporters – nothing malicious or vindictive just good hearted and good natured and that is what football is all about, hopefully there will be no trouble after the game”.

“To be honest, I’ve seen Wrexham play a few times this season and I don’t think they deserve to be where they are, maybe their is a bit of disbelief in there play at times has cost them, missed penalties and missed chances in games that I have seen that maybe they could have done better with.

“I’ve got a lot of time for these kids and it gives our Youth Team coaches a bit of belief if I select them and they know if they produce a kid who is capable then he will get an opportunity at some stage”.

“Hopefully we have something to build on now as it was a couple of games since we won one and we have picked up a point today and it keeps us in the play off positions at this moment in time although it is far to early to look at tables just now but it does give us belief that we can go anywhere and score goals and win games and we’ve scored two decent goals today”.