THERE’S plenty of Chester links left in the FA Trophy after the draw was made for the first round proper.

Blues legend Neil Young, who is eyeing up an FA Cup giant-killing with Marine at League Two Colchester United this weekend, is still going strong in the FA Trophy after a thrilling 3-2 victory at home to Stalybridge Celtic.

Young, who ended former club Chester’s FA Cup run 10 days ago, will see his side take on Hyde at home in the next round of the FA Trophy.

Young said: “We’ve played more cup games than league games this season but we’re building a nice momentum - and we’re winning games.”

And Runcorn Linnets, managed by Calum McIntyre, who still runs the Blues youth team at The Deva, will also have home advantage in the next round. Their reward for winning 4-1 at Pickering Town, where former Blues youngster Iwan Murray (pictured below) scored twice, is a home tie against Morpeth Town.

Craig Lindfield, another former Chester striker, was also on the scoresheet,

Former Chester captain Paul Carden, now in charge at Warrington Town, needed a penalty shoot-out to see his side through to a trip to Marske United.

The tie with Lancaster City ended 1-1 at Cantilever Park with The Yellows going through 4-3 on spot-kicks.

“I thought we deserved that,” said Carden said.“They had a rally with 10 to go, which you’d expect with them only being a goal down, but we deserved it.”

Chester, who lost 2-1 at National League North leaders Gloucester City on Saturday, have another tough task at the team many tip to win the title this season, York City, on Saturday.

But their home game against Hereford United on November 10 is off.

“We can confirm that our home game against Hereford, scheduled for Tuesday 10th November has been postponed,” read a club statement.

“The Bulls’ match at Spennymoor was called off on Saturday due to a ‘Covid related issue’. Three members of the Hereford first team reported feelings of being unwell. As a result of this, in line with National League protocol, their first team are currently undertaking a period of ten days of isolation.

“We wish those players a safe and speedy recovery, and we will confirm a new date for this fixture in due course.”

AFC Fylde will go top of the National League North table if they can avoid defeat at Alfreton Town tonight.

Southport make the trip to Kettering while Farsley Celtic host bottom-of-the-table Leamington.