Champions wave goodbye with win

By David Watters

Evo-Stik NPL

Chester's Marc Williams scored three second half goals to help Chester beat North Ferriby United and win the Peter Swales Challenge Shield.

The promoted Evo-Stik NPL Premier champions head into the Conference North campaign with their first silverware of the season after Williams struck on 56, 58 and 90 minutes to overcome Doodson Sport League Cup winners North Ferriby United.

A crowd of 591 saw Chester triumph today [Saturday] at the Deva Stadium with captain George Horan, pictured, picking up the trophy from Mrs Brenda Swales and Evo-Stik NPL Chairman Mark Harris.

Elsewhere, Warrington Town shared the honours in the Peace Cup after drawing 0-0 with Northern Irish side Crewe United.

A crowd of 123 at Cantilever Park saw Warrington's now annual Peace Cup with a team from Northern Ireland. The Wire host the game in memory of the two children killed and 56 people injured during two IRA bombings in the Cheshire town in February and March 1993.

First staged in the mid 1990s and resurrected four years ago, the event alternates between Crewe United from Lisburn in Northern Ireland and the Evo-Stik NPL's First Division North club.

Proceeds from the match go to the Peace Centre, set up by Colin and Wendy, parents of 12-year-old schoolboy Tim Parry who was killed in the second bombing alongside three-year-old Johnathan Ball.

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