Match Preview | York City vs Chester FC

By Brad Saxton | Image by Adam Davy

The Minstermen’s attentions turn back to the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday evening when we welcome Chester FC to the LNER Community Stadium in a First Round replay.  

After playing out a 0-0 draw just over a week ago, both sides will meet again midweek as both clubs look to secure their place in the Second Round.

League One side Wigan Athletic awaits the winners of Tuesday night’s tie, who booked their place in the hat for the next round of the competition following a 2-0 win away at Exeter City.

A terrestrial television slot also awaits the victors, with the BBC making their Friday night slot selection last week.

Since meeting at the Leap76 Stadium, The Minstermen returned to National League action as we faced AFC Fylde away from home on Saturday afternoon.

Similarly, Chester FC returned to league action at the weekend in the National League North, where they faced a trip to Blackwell Meadows to take on bottom of the league Darlington.

Match & Match Ball Sponsor

The Minstermen welcome Plonkers as match and match ball sponsors for our latest home game against Chester FC on Tuesday night.

Based in the historic riverside of York; Plonkers has been serving high quality locally sourced food and drinks since the 1980s. The name Plonkers, comes from the word Plonk, which was used to describe cheap French table wine in the 1980s (although research suggests the Aussies coined the word before the Brits!).

Plonkers Wine Bar has been around since those early 1980’s times and is completely independent and family run.

Go and enjoy the unique friendly atmosphere either within their unique building or out on the iconic Riverside, a location which is hard to beat! At Plonkers, they aim to provide the very best personal service to all customers and continue to support the many local breweries and suppliers.

We hope everybody connected with Plonkers enjoy their day with us at the LNER Community Stadium.


Minstermen supporters will be situated in the South Stand and blocks EE, EF, EG, EH & EI of the East Stand for this fixture. The West Stand and blocks EA, EB, EC & ED of the East Stand will be closed to home supporters.

Save time, buy online! Supporters can purchase advance tickets online, over the phone on 01904 950950 or in-person from the LNER Community Stadium.

Reduced ticket prices are available for this fixture, with prices as follows:

  • Adults – £14.00
  • Concessions (Over 60s) – £9.00
  • Students (with valid ID card) – £7.00
  • Age 14-18 – £5.00
  • Age 8-13* – £3.00
  • Age 2-7* – FREE
  • Carers** – FREE

* Must be accompanied by a paying adult.

** Free ticket offered to carers accompanying ticket holders with a disability.

Please note that a £1 surcharge will be made for tickets purchased on a match day. We highly recommend booking online in advance of the match.

The fixture is NOT all ticket and pay on the day is available.

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. When logging in to the online system, you can use your email address as your supporter number.


We are pleased to announce that Daniel Parslow will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for Tuesday’s fixture.

The 38-year-old former York City defender spent two spells with the football club, originally spending nine seasons with the club after joining the Minstermen in the summer of 2006, before re-joining the club for a second spell in 2017 for two more years.

He won the Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy three times during his time with the club, which came in the 2008/09, 2010/11 and the 2012/13 campaigns.


Matchday parking spaces in the Monks Cross Park & Ride car park can be booked here for £5.

A full guide to parking around the LNER Community Stadium can be found here.

Please note, parking spaces in other areas of the Vangarde Shopping Park site are restricted to a maximum of 2 hours on matchdays.

We ask that any supporters planning on parking in residential areas to please respect our neighbours, pay attention to any parking restrictions, and avoid blocking access to any driveways.

Matchday Programme and 50/50 Raffle

A 36-page physical matchday programme is available for this fixture and will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £3. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with goalkeeper David Stockdale and much more!

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game from sellers in high-vis jackets at every open turnstile right up until kick-off, with some great prizes up for grabs.

Y22 Bus Service

The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, kindly organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running for this fixture.

The Y22 service runs from two hours before kick-off and after the game until the ground is clear, up to 90 minutes after the full-time whistle. This increases the frequency of buses running between Stonebow in the City Centre and the Monks Cross Park & Ride stop, as well as freeing up capacity on the existing number 9 route.

Fans wishing to use the service will need to purchase the Y22 tickets from the First Buss app, which are priced at:

  • Adult return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary return: £2
  • Adult single: £2
  • Child/Concessionary single: £1

No other tickets are valid on the service.

Keep updated with the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the LNER Community Stadium however, here are some alternatives:

Matchday Information/FAQs

For full travel information please click here.

For Car Parking information please click here.