Cross-border derby

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The Severnside derby between Bristol City and Cardiff City, and surrounding clubs, can also be described as a Cross-border derby.
Cross-border Derby
Locale Chester (England) and Wrexham (Wales)
Teams Chester, Wrexham and previously Chester City
First contested 8 December 1888
Most recent meeting Wrexham 1-0 Chester (7 March 2015)
Next meeting 2015-16 season
Statistics
Most wins Wrexham (65)

Cross-border derby is a football match played between Wrexham and Chester City/Chester.[1][2][3][4] The clubs are just 12 miles apart but represent Wales and England respectively. However, both clubs almost physically play in Wales—Chester's ground straddles the England–Wales border, and its pitch lies entirely in Wales.

Wrexham edged the English-Welsh derby with 30 victories against Chester's 26 in Football League meetings. Between 1986 and 2005, the sides were in the same division in just one season (1994–95) but they were then Football League Two opponents in the three campaigns from 2005–06 to 2007–08. In 2009–10 the sides clashed again in the Conference National after Chester followed Wrexham out of the Football League. Games between the two are usually moved to Sunday, with a 12:00 kick off, minimising time for the consumption of alcohol and the risk of the two sets of supporters clashing. In the 2012-13 season, Chester won promotion to return to the Conference Premier after a three-year absence, and played Wrexham at the Racecourse ground, in a highly anticipated derby, as this was the first since Chester re-formed as a fan owned club. All away fans had to travel to the match via coaches and police escourt and were unable to travel by train, unlike most years. Despite going into the game with a poor form of recent games, Chester won the match 2-0, recording their first win of the season.

The Cross-border derby is often considered to be one of the biggest rivalries in the lower leagues of English football, due to the close proximity of Wrexham and Chester as they are the largest settlements in the area (North east Wales/West Cheshire) and the only clubs in that area to have played in The Football League. The Welsh-English divide also makes it unique to other football derbies in Britain, as national identity is a large part of the two teams.

Achievements[edit]

Chester - Wrexham performance comparison since 1931
Competition Chester Wrexham
Football League 20 seasons in tier 3
(before 1958-year league reform)
15 seasons in tier 3
(after 1958-year league reform)
31 seasons in tier 3
(before 1958-year league reform)
4 seasons in tier 2
(after 1958-year league reform)
FA Cup 5th Round
1976–77
1979–80
Quarter-final
1973–74
1977–78
1996–97
League Cup Semi-final
1974–75
Quarter-final
1960–61
1977–78

Head-to-head summary[edit]

Chester City vs Wrexham[edit]

Competition Chester wins Draw Wrexham wins Goal Difference
The Football League 26 20 30 110-114
The Combination 10 3 9 37-37
FA Cup 3 0 6 14-19
League Cup 1 1 3 5-10
Welsh Cup 6 5 15 20-41
Football League Trophy 1 0 2 4-4
Third Division North Cup 2 2 1 8-5
Matches in Chester 32 14 27 114-105
Matches in Wrexham 17 17 38 84-123
Neutral field matches 0 0 1 0-2
Overall 49 31 66 198-230

Chester FC vs Wrexham[edit]

Competition Chester wins Draw Wrexham wins Goal Difference
Conference National 2 1 1 4-2
FA Cup 0 0 0 0-0
FA Trophy 0 0 0 0-0
Matches in Chester 1 1 0 2-1
Matches in Wrexham 1 0 1 2-1
Overall 2 1 1 4-2

Head-to-head fixtures[edit]

Chester City vs Wrexham[edit]

Date Home Score Away Venue Att. Competition
8 Dec 1888 Chester 2–3[5] Wrexham Faulkner Street 4,000 1888-89 FA Cup 4QR
13 Sep 1890 Wrexham 0–1[6] Chester Racecourse Ground 500 1890-91 The Combination League
24 Jan 1891 Chester 2–4[6] Wrexham Faulkner Street 1,000 1890-91 The Combination League
26 Sep 1891 Chester 2–3[7] Wrexham Faulkner Street 1,000 1891-92 The Combination League
24 Oct 1891 Chester 2–4[7] Wrexham Faulkner Street 3,000 1891-92 FA Cup 2QR
12 Dec 1891 Wrexham 1–3[7] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1891-92 The Combination League
24 Sep 1892 Wrexham 3–0[8] Chester Racecourse Ground 1,000 1892-93 The Combination League
3 Dec 1892 Chester 5–1[8] Wrexham Faulkner Street n/a 1892-93 The Combination League
16 Sep 1893 Chester 1–2[9] Wrexham Faulkner Street 2,500 1893-94 The Combination League
28 Oct 1893 Wrexham 0–1[9] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1893-94 The Combination League
7 Nov 1896 Chester 3–2[10] Wrexham Faulkner Street n/a 1896-97 The Combination League
12 Apr 1897 Wrexham 0–2[10] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1896-97 The Combination League
26 Dec 1897 Wrexham 1–3[11] Chester Racecourse Ground 3,000 1897-98 The Combination League
8 Apr 1898 Chester 1–0[11] Wrexham Faulkner Street 3,000 1897-98 The Combination League
24 Sep 1898 Chester 3–1[12] Wrexham Old Showground n/a 1898-99 The Combination League
1 Oct 1898 Wrexham 3–2[12] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1898-99 FA Cup 1QR
19 Nov 1898 Wrexham 1–0[12] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1898-99 The Combination League
28 Sep 1901 Chester 2–2[13] Wrexham Whipcord Lane 2,000 1901-02 The Combination League
23 Apr 1902 Wrexham 3–0[13] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1901-02 The Combination League
6 Dec 1902 Wrexham 2–0[14] Chester Racecourse Ground 2,000 1902-03 Welsh Cup R3
25 Dec 1902 Wrexham 3–1[14] Chester Racecourse Ground n/a 1902-03 The Combination League
10 Apr 1903 Chester 0–4[14] Wrexham Whipcord Lane n/a 1902-03 The Combination League
25 Dec 1903 Wrexham 1–3[15] Chester Racecourse Ground 2,500 1903-04 The Combination League
1 Apr 1904 Chester 1–1[15] Wrexham Whipcord Lane n/a 1903-04 The Combination League
3 Dec 1904 Wrexham 3–2[16] Chester Racecourse Ground 2,000 1904-05 The Combination League
7 Jan 1905 Chester 0–1[16] Wrexham Whipcord Lane n/a 1904-05 Welsh Cup R3
1 Apr 1905 Chester 1–1[16] Wrexham Whipcord Lane 4,000 1904-05 The Combination League
7 Nov 1908 Chester 1–3[17] Wrexham Sealand Road 4,000 1908-09 FA Cup 3QR
12 Apr 1909 Wrexham 1–0[17] Chester Racecourse Ground 9,000 1908-09 Welsh Cup Final
28 Mar 1910 Wrexham 2–1[18] Chester Racecourse Ground 10,000 1909-10 Welsh Cup Final
1 Oct 1910 Wrexham 0–1[19] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,300 1910-11 FA Cup 1QR
4 Nov 1911 Wrexham 1–4[20] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,500 1911-12 FA Cup 3QR
28 Sep 1912 Wrexham 2–0[21] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,000 1912-13 FA Cup 1QR
2 Sep 1931 Wrexham 1–1[22] Chester Racecourse Ground 19,000 1931-32 Third Division North
30 Sep 1931 Chester 2–5[22] Wrexham Sealand Road 13,658 1931-32 Third Division North
24 Sep 1932 Wrexham 1–2[23] Chester Racecourse Ground 19,649 1932-33 Third Division North
4 Feb 1933 Chester 0–3[23] Wrexham Sealand Road 16,835 1932-33 Third Division North
3 May 1933 Chester 2–0[23] Wrexham Sealand Road 15,000 1932-33 Welsh Cup Final
16 Sep 1933 Wrexham 0–3[24] Chester Racecourse Ground 18,782 1933-34 Third Division North
27 Jan 1934 Chester 1–2[24] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,481 1933-34 Third Division North
28 Feb 1934 Wrexham 2–0[24] Chester Racecourse Ground 10,497 1933–34 Third Division North Cup R2
29 Sep 1934 Chester 6–2[25] Wrexham Sealand Road 15,106 1934-35 Third Division North
14 Nov 1934 Wrexham 1–1[25] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,190 1934-35 Third Division North Cup R1
9 Feb 1935 Wrexham 2–2[25] Chester Racecourse Ground 18,233 1934-35 Third Division North
27 Feb 1935 Chester 1–0[25] Wrexham Sealand Road 2,900 1934-35 Third Division North Cup R1R
7 Sep 1935 Wrexham 1–0[26] Chester Racecourse Ground 24,690 1935-36 Third Division North
4 Jan 1936 Chester 1–1[26] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,511 1935-36 Third Division North
29 Jan 1936 Wrexham 2–2[26] Chester Racecourse Ground 2,577 1935–36 Third Division North Cup R2
19 Feb 1936 Chester 4–0[26] Wrexham Sealand Road n/a 1935–36 Third Division North Cup R2R
29 Aug 1936 Chester 4–1[27] Wrexham Sealand Road 16,004 1936-37 Third Division North
26 Dec 1936 Wrexham 1–2[27] Chester Racecourse Ground 29,261 1936-37 Third Division North
15 Apr 1938 Chester 2–1[28] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,892 1937-38 Third Division North
18 Apr 1938 Wrexham 3–1[28] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,480 1937-38 Third Division North
22 Oct 1938 Wrexham 3–2[29] Chester Racecourse Ground 15,785 1938-39 Third Division North
25 Feb 1939 Chester 4–2[29] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,364 1938-39 Third Division North
18 Sep 1946 Chester 2–0[30] Wrexham Sealand Road 11,866 1946-47 Third Division North
26 Apr 1947 Wrexham 0–4[30] Chester Racecourse Ground 18,746 1946-47 Third Division North
11 Oct 1947 Wrexham 2–1[31] Chester Racecourse Ground 21,131 1947-48 Third Division North
28 Feb 1948 Chester 4–1[31] Wrexham Sealand Road 16,160 1947-48 Third Division North
4 Dec 1948 Chester 2–0[32] Wrexham Sealand Road 11,909 1948-49 Third Division North
8 Jan 1949 Wrexham 1–0[32] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,947 1948-49 Third Division North
12 Jan 1949 Chester 0–6[32] Wrexham Sealand Road 3,790 1948-49 Welsh Cup R5
8 Oct 1949 Chester 2–1[33] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,034 1949-50 Third Division North
29 Mar 1950 Wrexham 0–0[33] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,041 1949-50 Welsh Cup Final
8 Apr 1950 Wrexham 1–1[33] Chester Racecourse Ground 8,932 1949-50 Third Division North
17 Apr 1950 Chester 1–5[33] Wrexham Sealand Road n/a 1949-50 Welsh Cup Final Replay
6 Sep 1950 Chester 0–0[34] Wrexham Sealand Road 11,280 1950-51 Third Division North
13 Sep 1950 Wrexham 2–0[34] Chester Racecourse Ground 16,710 1950-51 Third Division North
18 Aug 1951 Chester 2–0[35] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,244 1951-52 Third Division North
26 Sep 1951 Wrexham 3–2[35] Chester Racecourse Ground 12,213 1951-52 Third Division North
6 Feb 1952 Wrexham 0–0[35] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,434 1951-52 Welsh Cup R6
20 Feb 1952 Chester 0–2[35] Wrexham Sealand Road 4,178 1951-52 Welsh Cup R6R
31 Dec 1952 Wrexham 3–4[36] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,044 1952-53 Welsh Cup R6
15 Apr 1953 Chester 1–2[36] Wrexham Sealand Road 11,371 1952-53 Third Division North
25 Apr 1953 Wrexham 7–0[36] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,082 1952-53 Third Division North
3 Oct 1953 Chester 2–1[37] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,627 1953-54 Third Division North
20 Feb 1954 Wrexham 2–1[37] Chester Racecourse Ground 10,225 1953-54 Third Division North
3 Mar 1954 Chester 1–0[37] Wrexham Sealand Road 2,133 1953-54 Welsh Cup R6
25 Aug 1954 Chester 1–0[38] Wrexham Sealand Road 12,044 1954-55 Third Division North
1 Sep 1954 Wrexham 2–1[38] Chester Racecourse Ground 15,495 1954-55 Third Division North
1 Oct 1955 Chester 2–1[39] Wrexham Sealand Road 15,202 1955-56 Third Division North
11 Feb 1956 Wrexham 0–0[39] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,673 1955-56 Third Division North
18 Aug 1956 Wrexham 2–2[40] Chester Racecourse Ground 13,508 1956-57 Third Division North
15 Dec 1956 Chester 0–0[40] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,066 1956-57 Third Division North
20 Mar 1957 Wrexham 2–0[40] Chester Rhyl n/a 1956-57 Welsh Cup SF
11 Sep 1957 Wrexham 1–0[41] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,754 1957-58 Third Division North
18 Sep 1957 Chester 0–1[41] Wrexham Sealand Road 12,554 1957-58 Third Division North
7 May 1958 Chester 1–1[41] Wrexham Sealand Road 7,742 1957-58 Welsh Cup Final
10 May 1958 Wrexham 2–1[41] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,542 1957-58 Welsh Cup Final Replay
1 Oct 1960 Chester 1–0[42] Wrexham Sealand Road 9,750 1960-61 Fourth Division
18 Feb 1961 Wrexham 1–2[42] Chester Racecourse Ground 9,653 1960-61 Fourth Division
30 Sep 1961 Chester 1–1[43] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,462 1961-62 Fourth Division
17 Feb 1962 Wrexham 0–0[43] Chester Racecourse Ground 14,220 1961-62 Fourth Division
18 Feb 1963 Wrexham 1–0[44] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,020 1962-63 Welsh Cup R5
2 Sep 1964 Chester 3–0[45] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,331 1964-65 League Cup R1
17 Oct 1964 Wrexham 4–2[45] Chester Racecourse Ground 14,690 1964-65 Fourth Division
27 Feb 1965 Chester 6–1[45] Wrexham Sealand Road 14,782 1964-65 Fourth Division
30 Mar 1965 Wrexham 3–0[45] Chester Racecourse Ground 12,341 1964-65 Welsh Cup SF
1 Sep 1965 Wrexham 5–2[46] Chester Racecourse Ground 9,996 1965-66 League Cup R1
18 Sep 1965 Chester 4–2[46] Wrexham Sealand Road 13,004 1965-66 Fourth Division
5 Jan 1966 Chester 4–1[46] Wrexham Sealand Road 7,213 1965-66 Welsh Cup Final
12 Mar 1966 Wrexham 2–1[46] Chester Racecourse Ground 17,178 1965-66 Fourth Division
8 Oct 1966 Chester 1–3[47] Wrexham Sealand Road 12,205 1966-67 Fourth Division
25 Feb 1967 Wrexham 3–1[47] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,751 1966-67 Fourth Division
15 Mar 1967 Chester 0–0[47] Wrexham Sealand Road 9,496 1966-67 Welsh Cup SF
20 Mar 1967 Wrexham 4–2[47] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,329 1966-67 Welsh Cup SFR
2 Sep 1967 Wrexham 2–0[48] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,740 1967-68 Fourth Division
15 Nov 1967 Chester 1–1[48] Wrexham Sealand Road 10,733 1967-68 Fourth Division
6 Nov 1968 Chester 1–1[49] Wrexham Sealand Road 13,943 1968-69 Fourth Division
25 Jan 1969 Wrexham 1–1[49] Chester Racecourse Ground 13,955 1968-69 Fourth Division
23 Aug 1969 Wrexham 2–0[50] Chester Racecourse Ground 11,959 1969-70 Fourth Division
26 Dec 1969 Chester 2–0[50] Wrexham Sealand Road 15,024 1969-70 Fourth Division
13 Jan 1973 Chester 1–0[51] Wrexham Sealand Road 3,588 1972-73 Welsh Cup R4
29 Aug 1973 Chester 0–2[52] Wrexham Sealand Road 4,791 1973-74 League Cup R1
8 Feb 1974 Wrexham 1–0[52] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,904 1973-74 Welsh Cup R5
20 Aug 1975 Wrexham 3–0[53] Chester Racecourse Ground 8,267 1975-76 League Cup R1 1st Leg
27 Aug 1975 Chester 0–0[53] Wrexham Sealand Road 6,346 1975-76 League Cup R1 2nd Leg
26 Dec 1975 Wrexham 1–1[53] Chester Racecourse Ground 10,486 1975-76 Third Division
16 Feb 1976 Wrexham 0–0[53] Chester Racecourse Ground 3,787 1975-76 Welsh Cup R5
26 Feb 1976 Chester 2–1[53] Wrexham Sealand Road 4,734 1975-76 Welsh Cup R5R
17 Apr 1976 Chester 1–3[53] Wrexham Sealand Road 6,553 1975-76 Third Division
27 Dec 1976 Wrexham 4–2[54] Chester Racecourse Ground 10,000 1976-77 Third Division
8 Apr 1977 Chester 1–2[54] Wrexham Sealand Road 11,280 1976-77 Third Division
28 Sep 1977 Chester 1–1[55] Wrexham Sealand Road 9,514 1977-78 Third Division
25 Jan 1978 Chester 0–2[55] Wrexham Sealand Road 6,921 1977-78 Welsh Cup R4
3 Apr 1978 Wrexham 1–2[55] Chester Racecourse Ground 19,125 1977-78 Third Division
4 Apr 1979 Chester 0–1[56] Wrexham Sealand Road 7,275 1978-79 Welsh Cup SF
26 Dec 1983 Wrexham 2–0[57] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,756 1983-84 Fourth Division
21 Apr 1984 Chester 1–0[57] Wrexham Sealand Road 3,486 1983-84 Fourth Division
26 Dec 1984 Chester 2–1[58] Wrexham Sealand Road 3,968 1984-85 Fourth Division
6 Apr 1985 Wrexham 2–0[58] Chester Racecourse Ground 3,487 1984-85 Fourth Division
26 Oct 1985 Wrexham 1–1[59] Chester Racecourse Ground 3,500 1985-86 Fourth Division
22 Mar 1986 Chester 2–1[59] Wrexham Sealand Road 4,791 1985-86 Fourth Division
19 Jan 1987 Wrexham 1–2[60] Chester Racecourse Ground 9,265 1986–87 FA Cup R3
23 Mar 1987 Wrexham 1–3 [a][60] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,662 1986-87 Football League Trophy ASF
21 Dec 1988 Chester 1–2[61] Wrexham Sealand Road 3,887 1988-89 Football League Trophy PR
30 Oct 1994 Chester 1–1[62] Wrexham Deva Stadium 4,974 1994-95 Second Division
14 Feb 1995 Wrexham 2–2[62] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,698 1994-95 Second Division
5 Dec 1997 Chester 0–2[63] Wrexham Deva Stadium 3,885 1997–98 FA Cup R2
30 Nov 2004 Chester 0–1[64] Wrexham Deva Stadium 5,028 2004-05 Football League Trophy QF
26 Mar 2006 Wrexham 2–1[65] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,240 2005–06 Football League Two
12 Apr 2006 Chester 2–1[66] Wrexham Deva Stadium 4,801 2005–06 Football League Two
20 Aug 2006 Chester 1–2[67] Wrexham Deva Stadium 4,206 2006–07 Football League Two
18 Feb 2007 Wrexham 0–0[68] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,801 2006–07 Football League Two
25 Nov 2007 Wrexham 2–2[69] Chester Racecourse Ground 7,687 2007–08 Football League Two
9 Mar 2008 Chester 0–2[70] Wrexham Deva Stadium 3,849 2007–08 Football League Two
27 Sep 2009 Wrexham 0-0[71] Chester Racecourse Ground 5,913 2009–10 Football Conference[72]
  1. ^ After Extra Time

Chester FC vs Wrexham[edit]

Date Home Score Away Venue Att. Competition
31 Aug 2013 Wrexham 0-2[73] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,037 2013–14 Football Conference
19 Apr 2014 Chester 0–0[74] Wrexham Deva Stadium 4,326 2013–14 Football Conference
22 Sep 2014 Chester 2-1[75] Wrexham Deva Stadium 3,183 2014–15 Football Conference
7 Mar 2015 Wrexham 1-0[76] Chester Racecourse Ground 6,336 2014–15 Football Conference

Notable fixtures[edit]

Below are the details for the first ever cross-border derby since Chester's reformation.

31 August 2013
13:00 BST
Wrexham 0–2 Chester
[2][3][4] Linwood Goal 5', L. Turner Goal 17'
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 6,037
Referee: Wayne Barratt
GK 1 Cameroon Joslain Mayebi
RB 14 England Steve Tomassen
CB 5 England Mark Creighton Substituted off 40'
CB 3 England Neil Ashton (c)
LB 16 England Johnny Hunt
CM 6 England Joe Clarke
CM 4 Republic of Ireland Kevin Thornton Substituted off 74'
CM 21 Wales Robbie Evans
RF 10 England Brett Ormerod Substituted off 58'
CF 9 England Andy Bishop Booked 27'
LF 22 Wales Bradley Reid
Substitutes:
GK 13 England Andy Coughlin
DF 27 Cameroon Junior N'Tamé Substituted in 40'
FW 11 England Andy Morrell
FW 15 Wales Robert Ogleby Substituted in 74'
FW 26 England Joe Anyinsah Substituted in 58'
Manager:
England Andy Morrell
GK 1 England John Danby
RB 2 England Michael Kay
CB 5 England Paul Linwood (c)
CB 17 Gibraltar Danny Higginbotham Substituted off 67'
LB 14 England Kevin McIntyre
CM 12 England Lewis Turner
CM 6 England Danny Harrison
CM 15 England Nathan Turner Booked 88'
AM 24 England Jordan Laidler Substituted off 46'
CF 9 England Ben Mills Booked 90'
CF 22 Wales Alex Titchiner Substituted off 69'
Substitutes:
DF 4 England George Horan
MF 16 England Ashley Williams Substituted in 46' Red card 84'
MF 25 England Aidan Chippendale Substituted in 67'
FW 7 Wales Jamie Reed
FW 19 England Gareth Seddon Substituted in 69'
Manager:
England Neil Young


Below are the details for the first ever cross-border derby to be televised since Chester's reformation. The game is also notable for it's dramatic ending.

22 September 2014
19:45 BST
Chester 2–1 Wrexham
Hobson Goal 74', Heneghan Goal 90+4' [5][6][7] Hudson Goal 2'
Swansway Chester Stadium, Chester
Attendance: 3,183
Referee: Ross Joyce
GK 1 England Jon Worsnop
RB 22 England Ben Heneghan
CB 4 England Michael Kay
CB 6 England Kieran Charnock (c) Booked 48'
LB 3 Wales Gareth Roberts
RM 7 Republic of Ireland Craig Mahon Substituted off 73'
CM 8 England Kingsley James
CM 10 England John Rooney Booked 50'
LM 15 England Jadan Hall Substituted off 59'
AM 16 England Sean McConville
CF 19 England Craig Hobson Substituted off 83'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Wales Connor Roberts
DF 25 The Gambia Ibou Touray Substituted in 59'
MF 17 England Danny Harrison
MF 18 England Wayne Riley Substituted in 73'
FW 9 Scotland Chris Iwelumo Substituted in 83'
Manager:
England Steve Burr
GK 13 Austria Daniel Bachmann Booked 78'
RB 18 Wales Ross White Booked 42'
CB 5 England Blaine Hudson Booked 50'
CB 4 England Manny Smith
LB 3 England Neil Ashton (c)
RM 7 England Elliott Durrell Substituted off 81'
CM 15 Wales Robbie Evans Substituted off 64'
CM 6 England Joe Clarke
LM 16 England Wes York Substituted off 76'
CF 9 England Louis Moult
CF 24 England Connor Jennings
Substitutes:
DF 14 England Steve Tomassen
MF 11 England Theo Bailey-Jones Substituted in 76'
MF 12 England Dean Keates Substituted in 64'
FW 10 England Andy Bishop
FW 27 England Dan Holman Substituted in 81'
Manager:
England Kevin Wilkin

Played for both[edit]

Chester City and Wrexham[edit]

The following players have played for Chester City and Wrexham. Footballers currently playing in one of the teams are marked bold. Appearances and Goals include League only.

Player Chester career Apps Goals Wrexham career Apps Goals
Sam Aiston 1997–99 23 0 2007–08, 2008–09 38 0
John Anderson 1960–61 17 15 1956–59, 1961–62 93 80
David Artell 2005–07 80 4 2013, 2013–14 36 3
Jackie Arthur 1946–47 24 3 1946 ? ?
Neil Ashton 2009–10 0[77] 0 2010–15 204 9
David Bayliss 2004–05 9 0 2005–06 22 0
Wally Bellett 1961–62 12 1 1962–63 2 0
Dean Bennett 2006–08 32 1 2004–06 47 2
Gary Bennett 1985–88, 1990–92, 1997–99 254 64 1992–95, 1997 136 82
Stan Bennion 1963–65 20 3 1959–63 54 18
Chris Blackburn 1999–03 81 6 2010–11 43 1
Michael Blackwood 1999 9 2 2000–02 46 2
Phil Bolland 2002–06, 2006–08 167 8 2008 18 0
Terry Bradbury 1969–71 90 2 1967–69 78 3
Drewe Broughton 2006–07 14 2 2008 16 2
David Brown 2001–02 13 2 2010–11 9 1
Jack Capper 1959–61 37 0 1949–55 48 0
Paul Carden 2000, 2000–01, 2001–05 166 3 2008 0 0
Paul Comstive 1991–93 57 6 1984–87 99 8
Jonathan Cross 1998–2000 52 1 1991–98 119 12
Geoff Davies 1972–73 32 5 1973–75 67 15
Robert Davies 1888–1891 ? ? 1892–1895 ? ?
Ian Edwards 1976–79 104 36 1979–82 76 20
Jake Edwards 2006 10 1 1998–2000 11 1
Ken Ellis 1946–47 1 0 1949–50 5 0
George Evans 1963–69 113 0 1955–63 175 9
Robert Evans 1904–05 1 0 1905–06 ? ?
Spencer Evans ? ? ? ? ? ?
Steve Fox 1984–85 33 4 1978–82 142 10
Robbie Foy 2005 13 0 2005–06 17 3
Brian Griffiths 1958–59 2 1 1952–58 22 11
Jack Haines 1955–56 47 8 ? ? ?
Jay Harris 2008–09 31 0 2010–15 181 16
Jim Harvey 1993–94 0 0 1987 6 0
Ron Hewitt 1962–63 29 6 1951–57, 1959–60 231 94
Joe Hinnigan 1988–90 54 2 1987–88 29 1
Reg Holland 1966 6 0 1960–66 118 0
Richard Hope 2004–05 28 2 2007–08 33 0
Peter Houghton 1985–88 85 13 1984 5 2
Dennis Isherwood 1946–47 3 0 ? ? ?
Arthur Johnson 1962 3 0 1960–63 52 0
Colin Jones 1959–60 3 0 1960–1961 0 0
Gordon Jones ? ? ? 1921 1 1
Harvey Jones 1960–61 19 0 1959–60 13 0
Martin Lane 1982–87, 1989–91 274 3 1988 6 0
Paul Linwood 2006–09 122 4 2005 9 0
Jack Lipsham 1903–06, 1907–13, 1919–21 ? ? 1913–19 ? ?
Gordon Livsey 1971–72 44 0 1967–71 79 0
Brian Lloyd 1977–81 94 0 1971–77 266 0
Stuart Mason 1973–77 137 7 1966, 1968–73 185 3
Billy Matthews ? ? ? ? ? ?
Jimmy McGill 1962–64 32 0 1964 17 0
Tony McLoughlin 1967–68 4 0 1966–67 29 9
Sammy McMillan 1969–70 18 0 1963–67 149 52
Mike Metcalf 1963–69 221 68 1957–63 121 58
Grenville Millington 1968–69, 1973–82, 1983 290 0 1983–84 13 0
Ian Moir 1967–68 25 3 1968–72, 1973–75 165 20
Elfed Morris 1962–68 167 69 1960–62 9 6
Bill Myerscough 1962–63 36 10 1963–64 35 5
Sean Newton 2007–08 2 0 2015– 0 0
Roger Preece 1990–96 170 4 1986–90 111 12
Andy Provan 1968–70 82 18 1970–72 51 10
Bernard Purdie 1971–73 63 14 1968–70 10 3
Dennis Reeves 1963–67 139 0 1967–69 15 0
Gordon Richards 1958–61 74 16 1952–58 96 24
Nick Richardson 1994, 1995–01 181 13 1994 4 2
John Ruddy 2005–06 4 0 2007 5 0
Ian Rush 1978–80 34 14 1998–99 17 0
Mike Salmon 1982 16 0 1987, 1987–89 100 0
Ronnie Sinclair 1996–98 70 0 1984 11 0
Fred Smallwood 1934–35 1 0 1933–34 1 1
Alex Smith 1998–99, 2003–04 52 6 2004–06 44 0
Dean Spink 2000–02 21 2 1997–2000 85 9
George Spruce 1958–61 63 0 1948–52 135 3
Steve Stacey 1969 1 0 1966–69 105 6
Tommy Tilston 1949–51 22 7 1951–54 78 29
Brian Tinnion 1971–72 3 0 1968–76 279 54
Graham Turner 1968–73 218 5 1964–68 77 0
Jonathan Walters 2006–07 26 9 2005–06 38 5
Gavin Ward 2007–08 0 0 2008–2009 54 0
Keith Webber 1969–71 74 14 1964–66 73 33
Don Weston 1968–69 3 0 1958–60, 1966–68 84 40
Ashley Westwood 2006–08 21 3 2008–10 61 3
Shaun Whalley 2004–05 3 0 2008–09 16 4
Billy White 1961–62 13 3 1961 8 0
Danny Williams 2004 5 0 1999–2001, 2004–08 166 14
Mike Williams 1982–84 34 4 1984–91 178 3
Barry Wright 1962–63 1 0 1959–62 11 0
Dick Yates 1946–47 52 37 1947–48 31 18

Chester FC and Wrexham[edit]

The following players have played for Chester FC and Wrexham. Footballers currently playing in one of the teams are marked bold. Appearances and Goals include League only.

Player Chester career Apps Goals Wrexham career Apps Goals
Wes Baynes 2011–13 62 8 2007–11 74 8
Gareth Evans 2010–11 1 0 2004–09 26 0
Luke Holden 2011–12 3 2 2010 15 1
Johnny Hunt 2015– 0 0 2010–14, 2014–15 108 13
Jason Jarrett 2013–14 29 0 1999–2000 1 0
Paul Linwood 2012–14 58 2 2005 9 0
Levi Mackin 2012–13 16 1 2003–09 61 2
Jamie Reed 2013–14 22 2 2005–08 7 0
Christian Smith 2011–12 31 6 2008–09, 2009–11 42 7
Lee Trundle 2013 3 0 2001–03 94 27
Marc Williams 2012–13 50 10 2005–11 80 17

Chester City, Chester and Wrexham[edit]

The following players have played for Chester City, Chester FC and Wrexham. Footballers currently playing in one of the teams are marked bold. Appearances and Goals include League only.

Player Chester City career Apps Goals Chester career Apps Goals Wrexham career Apps Goals
Paul Linwood 2006–09 122 4 2012–14 58 2 2005 9 0

Derby appearances and goals[edit]

Chester FC vs Wrexham[edit]

Below shows the most appeared players and most goals scored within a derby match between Chester and Wrexham. Appearances and Goals include all competitions.

All time appearances[edit]

Player Years Played For Apps
Neil Ashton 2010–15 Wales Wrexham 4
Joe Clarke 2011–15 Wales Wrexham
Andy Bishop 2012, 2013–15 Wales Wrexham 3
Robbie Evans 2012– Wales Wrexham
Dean Keates 2010–15 Wales Wrexham
Craig Mahon 2013– England Chester
John Rooney 2013–14, 2014– England Chester
Joe Anyinsah 2013–14 Wales Wrexham 2
Theo Bailey–Jones 2013–15 Wales Wrexham
Kieran Charnock 2014–15 England Chester
Ben Heneghan 2014– England Chester
Craig Hobson 2014– England Chester
Blaine Hudson 2014– Wales Wrexham
Johnny Hunt 2010–14, 2014–15, 2015– Wales Wrexham
England Chester
Kingsley James 2014–15 England Chester
Connor Jennings 2014– Wales Wrexham
Michael Kay 2013– England Chester
Paul Linwood 2012–14 England Chester
Joslain Mayebi 2011–14 Wales Wrexham
Sean McConville 2014–15 England Chester
Kevin McIntyre 2013–14 England Chester
Louis Moult 2014– Wales Wrexham
Bradley Reid 2012–13, 2014 Wales Wrexham
Gareth Roberts 2014–15 England Chester
Gareth Seddon 2013–14 England Chester
Manny Smith 2014– Wales Wrexham
Steve Tomassen 2011–2015 Wales Wrexham
Lewis Turner 2013, 2013–14 England Chester
Jon Worsnop 2014– England Chester
Wesley York 2014– Wales Wrexham
Brad Abbott 2015 England Chester 1
David Artell 2013, 2013–14 Wales Wrexham
Luke Ashworth 2014 England Chester
Daniel Bachmann 2014–15 Wales Wrexham
Andrew Bond 2014 England Chester
Matthew Brown 2014, 2014–15 England Chester
Danny Carlton 2014 England Chester
Mark Carrington 2013– Wales Wrexham
Aaron Chapman 2014 England Chester
Aidan Chippendale 2013 England Chester
Andy Coughlin 2012–15 Wales Wrexham
Mark Creighton 2011–13 Wales Wrexham
John Danby 2011–14 England Chester
Elliott Durrell 2014–15 Wales Wrexham
Andy Griffin 2014 England Chester
Jadan Hall 2014 England Chester
Danny Harrison 2013–15 England Chester
Danny Higginbotham 2013–14 England Chester
Ryan Higgins 2015– England Chester
Dan Holman 2014 Wales Wrexham
George Horan 2010–2014 England Chester
Matty Hughes 2014, 2015 England Chester
Chris Iwelumo 2014 England Chester
Jason Jarrett 2013–14 England Chester
Jordan Laidler 2013 England Chester
Danny Livesey 2014 Wales Wrexham
Oliver McBurnie 2015, 2015 England Chester
Jamie Menagh 2013–15 England Chester
Ben Mills 2012, 2012–13 England Chester
Kieron Morris 2015 Wales Wrexham
Junior N'Tamé 2013 Wales Wrexham
Rob Ogleby 2012–14 Wales Wrexham
Brett Ormerod 2012–14 Wales Wrexham
Wayne Riley 2014–15 England Chester
Kyle Storer 2015 Wales Wrexham
Alex Titchiner 2010, 2013–14 England Chester
Kevin Thornton 2013–14 Wales Wrexham
Ibou Touray 2014–15 England Chester
Nathan Turner 2012–13, 2013–14 England Chester
Ashley Williams 2011–14 England Chester
Ross White 2014– Wales Wrexham

All time goal scorers[edit]

Player Years Played For Goals
Ben Heneghan 2014– England Chester 1
Craig Hobson 2014– England Chester
Blaine Hudson 2014– Wales Wrexham
Paul Linwood 2012–14 England Chester
Kieron Morris 2015 Wales Wrexham
Lewis Turner 2013, 2013–14 England Chester

References[edit]

Most of the links refers to unofficial Chester FC website.

  1. ^ https://simonstacpoole.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/chester-vs-wrexham-the-cross-border-derby/
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23895575
  3. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/chester-fc-0---0-7009619
  4. ^ http://www.quaysnews.net/OPINION_What_does_the_crossborder_derby_mean_to_Wrexham-18154.html
  5. ^ "Chester fixtures 1888/89". 
  6. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1890/91". 
  7. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1891/92". 
  8. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1892/93". 
  9. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1893/94". 
  10. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1896/97". 
  11. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1897/98". 
  12. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1898/99". 
  13. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1901/02". 
  14. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1902/03". 
  15. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1903/04". 
  16. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1904/05". 
  17. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1908/09". 
  18. ^ Chester fixtures 1909/10
  19. ^ Chester fixtures 1910/11
  20. ^ Chester fixtures 1911/12
  21. ^ Chester fixtures 1912/13
  22. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1931/32". 
  23. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1932/33". 
  24. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1933/34". 
  25. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1934/35". 
  26. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1935/36". 
  27. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1936/37". 
  28. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1937/38". 
  29. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1938/39". 
  30. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1946/47". 
  31. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1947/48". 
  32. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1948/49". 
  33. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1949/50". 
  34. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1950/51". 
  35. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1951/52". 
  36. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1952/53". 
  37. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1953/54". 
  38. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1954/55". 
  39. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1955/56". 
  40. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1956/57". 
  41. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1957/58". 
  42. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1960/61". 
  43. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1961/62". 
  44. ^ "Chester fixtures 1962/63". 
  45. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1964/65". 
  46. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1965/66". 
  47. ^ a b c d "Chester fixtures 1966/67". 
  48. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1967/68". 
  49. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1968/69". 
  50. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1969/70". 
  51. ^ "Chester fixtures 1972/73". 
  52. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1973/74". 
  53. ^ a b c d e f "Chester fixtures 1975/76". 
  54. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1976/77". 
  55. ^ a b c "Chester fixtures 1977/78". 
  56. ^ "Chester fixtures 1978/79". 
  57. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1983/84". 
  58. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1984/85". 
  59. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1985/86". 
  60. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1986/87". 
  61. ^ "Chester fixtures 1988/89". 
  62. ^ a b "Chester fixtures 1994/95". 
  63. ^ "Chester fixtures 1997/98". 
  64. ^ Chester City - Wrexham - 0-1 Match Report
  65. ^ Wrexham - Chester City 2-1 Match Report
  66. ^ Chester City - Wrexham - 2-1 Match Report
  67. ^ Chester City - Wrexham - 1-2 Match Report
  68. ^ Wrexham - Chester City 0-0 Match Report
  69. ^ Wrexham - Chester City 2-2 Match Report
  70. ^ Chester City - Wrexham - 0-2 Match Report
  71. ^ [1]
  72. ^ Chester City's results for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations.
  73. ^ "BBC Sport: Wrexham Chester 0-2". 
  74. ^ "BBC Sport: Chester Wrexham 0-0". 
  75. ^ "BBC Sport: Chester Wrexham 2-1". 
  76. ^ "BBC Sport: Wrexham Chester 1-0". 
  77. ^ All Chester City players' statistics for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations, Ashton made 19 league appearances during this season