Chelmsford City
Philip Roberts
Phil Roberts - Chelmsford

Clarets keep title race alive at Weston

An early Phil Roberts goal was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Chelmsford away at Weston-Super-Mare on a wet Tuesday evening.

The striker, making his first start since joining the club for a second time, fired in after 7 minutes when Taylor Miles’ long range effort was parried back into the mix by Luke Purnell.

As the game drew on, the hosts, who had only lost 5 times at home in the league this season, grew into the match and begin to assert pressure.

Michael Spillane pulled off one notable match-saving tackle late on the game and Rod Stringer’s side were able to hang on and see out a vital win.

The Clarets now sit four points behind leaders Dartford, though second placed Havant & Waterlooville could be up to ten points clear of Chelmsford should they win all three of their games in hand.

It’s another away trip for City at the weekend, as we visit 16th placed Oxford City.

Match Details

Match DateTue 20 February 2018

Kick Off19:45

CompetitionNational South

VenueWoodspring Stadium

Half Time Score0-1


RefereeJosh Smith

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Match Lineups


  • Luke Purnell
  • Jake Lee
  • Danny Greenslade
  • Jacob Cane
  • Jason Pope
  • Aaron Parsons Subbed
  • Ashley Harper
  • Naby Diallo Yellow Cards
  • Gethyn Hill
  • Kenan Dunnwald
  • Shaquille Hunter
  • Substitutes
  • Ashley Kington
  • Kristian Scott
  • Jamie Laird
  • Tristan Plummer Subbed
  • Liam Kingston

Chelmsford City

  • Sam Beasant
  • Elliot Omozusi Yellow Cards
  • Craig Braham-Barrett
  • Taylor Miles Assists Subbed
  • Michael Spillane Yellow Cards
  • Chris Smith
  • Danny Green Subbed Yellow Cards
  • Anthony Church
  • Philip Roberts Goals
  • Kudus Oyenuga
  • Jonny Giles Subbed Yellow Cards
  • Substitutes
  • Scott Davies Subbed
  • Chris Dickson Subbed
  • Mark Haines
  • Bagasan Graham Subbed
  • Tom Hitchcock