Ross Hannah was dreaming of a Wembley return after netting Chester’s winning goal in what has been a tough week for the 31-year-old striker.
The Sheffield-born marksman revealed post-match how his 96-year-old grandmother had passed away just two days prior to Saturday’s dramatic FA Trophy first round victory over AFC Fylde, the Blues edging past the Coasters in a penalty shoot-out.
Hannah, who explained he had considered pulling out of the matchday squad, bagged the Blues’ opening goal and also converted the first spot-kick in the shoot-out.
“We’re delighted with that, I know it’s not the league but it was a cup game and we wanted to build on last week and get the win,” he said.
“It was an important goal for me today as I lost my nan on Thursday, she was 96, so it was important and nice to get that goal for the family.
“I thought about not playing but it helps take your mind off things.
“We got to Wembley twice with Grimsby, we got there in the Trophy final and lost to Wrexham on penalties, then the play-off final and lost to Bristol Rovers, so it’d be nice to get back there at some point.”
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