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Chester FC Trip Picked For TV Coverage

Posted: Tue 10 Jan 2017

Lunch time kick-off for our trip to Chester FC on March 4

Our away fixture against Chester FC on Saturday 4 March has been moved forward to a 12:15pm kick-off to accommodate live TV coverage on BT Sport.

Details of the National League fixtures chosen for TV in March 2017 can be found below...  

The Vanarama National League season is building towards a tremendous finish with a number of clubs vying for the outright title and March will focus squarely on the credentials of a number of those challengers who want to ultimately lift the championship trophy.

As part of the #BTWeekend which has been well received this season by football fans, BTSport's LIVE coverage from the Vanarama National will concentrate on the following two selections in March, which will feature each being scheduled for lunchtime viewing to get the respective weekends off to a great start.

The first match will be the eagerly anticipated local derby encounter on Saturday March 4 between Chester FC and near neighbours Tranmere Rovers. When they met earlier in the season at Prenton Park the clubs played out a 2-2 draw with The Blues of Chester coming back from 2-0 down. That match was also in front of the largest attendance seen in the Vanarama National League so far this season of 7790.

Whilst The Blues will be unable to reach that capacity for the return, it is expected the Deva Stadium will be nearly full to its current capacity of around 5,500. With less than 20 road miles separating the two clubs the atmosphere will be electric for sure. The match will kick off at 12.15pm.

Later in the month, on Saturday March 25, the BTSport cameras will hope that another reverse fixture will stir much excitement and interest along with a big crowd turning out to watch the action unfold at Sincil Bank. If this encounter rivals the previous meeting in the season between Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers then it is one not to be missed.

In November, it seemed Rovers would be extending their lead in the title race over The Red Imps, as with just two minutes left to play they led 2-1 but City scored twice to unbelievably win 3-2. This return therefore could be defining in the ambitions of both clubs to earn promotion come the end of the season. Once again as part of the standard #BTWeekend package this will be a 12.15pm kick off.

Saturday 14 January, 3:00pm kick-off
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