Chelmsford City
Anthony Church
Hampton & Richmond
Charles Kretzschmar
Louie Theophanous, Anthony Church, Chris Dickson

City beaten again at hands of Hampton & Richmond

Chelmsford City hosted Hampton & Richmond Borough this afternoon, with the visitors having not lost in over 5 months (that’s a staggering 20 games).

By contrast, Rod Stringer’s side hadn’t won in the league in 5 games, with the Essex Senior Cup victory over Colchester United the Clarets only victory since before Christmas.

Things looked ominous from the outset for City, and those fears were quickly realised when Hampton & Richmond went ahead with just 3 minutes on the clock. Max Kretzschmar found himself unmarked in the Chelmsford box and placed the ball past Nathan Gartside to make it 1-0 to the away side.

City could’ve equalised shortly after, only for Mark Haines to be denied and Hampton may have doubled their advantage on 21 minutes, when Wassmer inexplicably headed against the bar from two yards out.

The sides went in at half time with the visiting side 1-0 up.

The start of the second half saw a succession of corners for the home side and the pressure eventually told when Anthony Church fired home shortly before the hour mark to make it 1-1, his 4th goal of the season.

Unfortunately for the City faithful, the joy was short-lived and Hampton re-took the lead 10 minutes later. After the home side had been racking up the corners, it was the visitors who were able to capitalise from the same position as Charles headed in following an error from stand-in goalkeeper Nathan Gartside.

Hampton went close to extending their lead, but Charles was denied by the linesman’s flag, before Matt Johnson almost brought the hosts level with a well taken volley from some distance, but it wasn’t to be.

Match Details

Match DateSat 27 January 2018

Kick Off15:00

CompetitionNational South

VenueMelbourne Stadium

Half Time Score0-1


Match Lineups

Chelmsford City

  • Nathan Gartside
  • Elliot Omozusi
  • Craig Braham-Barrett
  • Matt Johnson
  • Michael Spillane
  • Mark Haines
  • Danny Green Yellow Cards
  • Anthony Church Goals Yellow Cards
  • Shaun Batt Subbed
  • Taylor Miles Assists Subbed
  • Jonny Giles Subbed
  • Substitutes
  • Scott Davies
  • Kudus Oyenuga Subbed
  • Mike West
  • Chris Dickson Subbed
  • Tom Hitchcock Subbed

Hampton & Richmond

  • Agboola
  • Wynter
  • Casey
  • Long
  • Wassmer
  • Jolley
  • Kiernan Subbed
  • Baptiste
  • Charles Goals
  • Kretzschmar Goals
  • Taylor
  • Substitutes
  • Solomon Subbed
  • Sheldrick
  • Kamara
  • Crawford
  • Roberts