Chester FC officials have thanked fans for financially backing the club amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis and have encouraged others to do the same.

After taking the decision to postpone Saturday's National League North clash with Boston United on safety grounds, Chester's revenue streams are facing a hit.

The cancellation of the game meant that matchday ticket sales, vital to the club's budgetary framework, were lost.

Keen to offset the losses, which look set to continue amid continuing uncertainty about future National League fixtures, many generous Blues fans have paid their gate money via an online donation link set up by the club.

Just 24 hours after the initiative was launched on Saturday, more than £500 had been raised in donations.

Chester issued a statement to thank fans for their generosity, which said: “Naturally this is an uncertain time for all clubs, and we would like to thank fans who have donated what they would have spent at the scheduled Chester match yesterday.

“There are various ways you can continue to donate, which will of course help the club in what is set to be a financially challenging time for all clubs.

“We will of course update more on this in the coming days and appreciate the efforts that many are going to – helping Chester FC at this time.”

Fans wishing to make a donation can do so via this link:

Supporters can also help by joining the City Fans United group or renewing their existing membership at: