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Match Preview: Chichester City

29 November 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Chichester City

29 November 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers’ Emirates FA Cup journey continues on Sunday, when Chichester City visit Prenton Park in the second-round of the competition, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men will be eyeing a place in the third-round for the second campaign in front of the BT Sport cameras.

They welcome a Chichester outfit, who compete in the Isthmian League South East Division, which is the eighth level of English football.

Managed by Miles Rutherford, the Sussex-based club have already played seven games to reach this stage, having began their cup campaign in August’s preliminary rounds which saw them earn a bye into the second-round.

Team news

Liam Ridehalgh and Neil Danns could both make a return following on from recent injuries.

Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs, Ishmael Miller, Ollie Banks and Jordan Ponticelli are all on the sidelines.

Kane Wilson is suspended for the clash following his red card at Wycombe in the last round.

About Chichester City

In their current form, Chichester started life as a club after a merger with Portfield in 2000 following over 50-years playing in a former guise.

Chichester’s history since their reformation has seen them achieve success in the Non-Leagues of the South East, winning their first Sussex County League title in 2004, since 1980.

Back-to-back Brighton Charity Cup triumphs in 2005 and 2006 and their Sussex RUR Cup victory in 2007.

Current boss Rutherford was appointed as boss in 2015, and guided Chichester to a Southern Combination Premier Division title in 2018/19.


We want the SWA to Pack the Park when Chichester come to town this weekend.

Prices for this fixture are as follows: 

Adults: £10

Seniors 65+: £5

Young Persons: (18-22) £5

Disabled: £5

U18s: £1

Carers: FREE

Adults and Seniors, Young Persons and disabled increase by £3 on the day

Platinum, Gold and 135 Club season tickets do not apply for this game. Tickets will need to be purchased through the club shop.

Prices are as follows:

Platinum  Lounge - £25 for adults, £15 for U18s

Gold Lounge - £20 for adults, £15 for U18s

135 Club - £15 for adults, £10 for U18s

Past Meetings:

Tranmere Rovers and Chichester City will play each other for the first time in Sunday’s cup tie.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ home game with Chichester through an iFollow audio match pass.

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Prenton Park.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50! To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers


Did you know?

Chichester are the lowest ranked team left in this year’s Emirates FA Cup ahead of their trip to Prenton Park.

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