Over the years, there has been plenty of connections between ourselves and Chester.
Stuart Jones and former Lakesider Mark Connolly made the step over the border, the Academy teams played away at Chester on Friday night and goalkeeper Alex Lynch joined the Blues last October.
As we look forward to welcoming Chester to Maes Tegid on Monday evening, we catch up with Alex about life at the Deva Stadium.
“I’ve loved my time in Chester in my first season. I played quite a few games which was a good experience and a learning curve for me”.
Alex’s first season saw him make 27 appearances for the Blues which had led him to penning a new one year deal with the club back in May. So what targets has he set for the 2017-18 campaign?
“I’ve set a target for the new season to play as many games as possible at a consistent level! I’d like to keep injury free and enjoy my football” Alex said.
People like to compare the standard of the WPL to the English pyramid and Monday will no doubt be interesting to see how the Lakesiders compare to Chester and the difference in standard. Was it easy to settle into the Conference for Alex and what differences does he see between his former and current club?
“Yeah I’ve definitely settled in and feel comfortable in my surroundings. They’re both competitive sides and the Leagues are too but the biggest difference is being full time and training day to day!”
Before his move to Chester last October, Alex made 9 starts for the Lakesiders and did really well in his short time with us. So has he keep up to date with goings on at Maes Tegid?
“To be fair I haven’t stayed in touch with many of the lads because I probably wasn’t there long enough to really get to know anyone too well! I 100% look out for the results every week though!” he admitted.
Is he looking forward to returning on Monday? What is he expecting from us and what can we expect from Chester?
“Yeah I’m looking forward to the game and getting some more valuable minutes. You can expect both teams to be strong and competitive!”
Bala Town take on Chester on Monday evening at Maes Tegid – kickoff 7.45p.m.