EX-CHESTER skipper Paul Carden will be returning to the Deva Stadium in the FA Cup.

Carden will take his Nantwich Town side to face the Blues in the third qualifying round of the competition.

The tie will be played on Saturday, September 30.

Blues' boss Calum McIntyre stressed the importance of a 90-minute performance as his side dodged a banana skin to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The BBC cameras had a potential shock in sight when Kieran Greenaway’s breakaway goal handed hosts Tadcaster Albion a 1-0 lead at the interval.

However, Iwan Murray’s brilliant effort had Chester back on level terms early in the second half, before late strikes from Harrison Burke and Charlie Caton confirmed the Blues’ spot in tomorrow’s draw.

McIntyre told Chester FC TV: “We had to put a 90-minute performance on.

“Disappointed with the first half, but the sort of stuff we were talking about during the week and then we’ve took chances when they’ve come.

“I think we deserved to win the game. I thought Tadcaster were excellent and they made it really difficult for us.

“What I’m really pleased about is that we’ve found a way to progress in the competition.”

Macclesfield caused a stir with their 2-0 win at home to National League North Buxton.

Selected results: Bishop’s Stortford 3 Biggleswade 3; Blyth 1 Bradford PA 1; Boston 4 Leamington 0; Cleethorpes 2 Alfreton 4; Farsley Celtic 1 Scarborough 1; Gloucester 0 AFC Totton 3; Hereford 2 Anstey 0; Kettering 1 Sporting Khalsa 0; King’s Lynn 0 Aveley 0; Morpeth 3 Southport 0; Nantwich 2 Banbury 1; Peterborough Sports 0 Redditch 0; Runcorn Linnets 1 Chorley 1; Rushall Olympic 3 Carlton 2; Scunthorpe 0 Brackley 0; South Shields 2 Bishop Auckland 0; Spennymoor 2 Marine 2; Tamworth 2 Harborough 1; Warrington 2 Curzon Ashton 3; Darlington 3 Workington 1; Merthyr 1 Taunton 1.