Craig Mahon described himself as ‘immensely proud’ after becoming Chester’s record appearance holder.
The 28-year-old, into his fifth campaign with the Blues, broke George Horan’s record of 159 competitive matches since the club reformed in 2010 when he lined up for Chester’s midweek clash at Gateshead.
Although ultimately not the result the Dublin-born winger wanted, as Tom Shaw’s Blues crashed to a 3-2 defeat, Mahon was understandably elated to have reached the significant milestone.
“It’s an honour and a real privilege to say I’ve played for Chester for 160 games, I’m very proud,” the winger said.
“I’ve had messages off my parents saying how proud they were. It was a really nice occasion for myself but obviously the result takes the shine off it a bit.
“But I will never forget what the club has done for me, what the previous gaffers have done for me and what the fans have done for me, so I’m very grateful and all I can do is keep working hard on that pitch and keep repaying them.”
Addressing the last-gasp defeat at the International Stadium, as Chester shipped a 93rd minute goal, he added: “It’s a tough pill to take as I thought we were the better team for the whole game.”
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