Braintree Town
Roberts Barrington
Chelmsford City
Michael Spillane Kudus Oyenuga
Kudus Oyenuga

Late equaliser denies City victory

A late equaliser from Marcel Barrington ensured it wasn’t a merry Christmas to all Chelmsford City fans in the Boxing Day clash at Cressing Road, as the match finished 2-2.

City had taken the lead early on when Michael Spillane fired in a fierce volley for his 5th league goal of the season, but were quickly pegged back when ex-Claret Phil Roberts equalised for the hosts.

City regained their lead in the second half when Kudus Oyenuga was fouled in the box and picked himself up to convert the penalty on 53 minutes to make it 2-1.

City looked to be taking all three points from their rivals heading into the “return leg” on New Year’s day, but were unable to hold on as Barrington netted in stoppage time to give Braintree a point.

Match Details

Match DateTue 26 December 2017

Kick Off15:00

CompetitionNational South

VenueCressing Road

Half Time Score1-1


RefereeRobert Massey-Ellis

Match Lineups

Braintree Town

  • McDonald
  • Muleba
  • Gabriel
  • Ellul
  • Okoye
  • Frimpong Subbed
  • Michael-Percil
  • Crook
  • Roberts Goals Yellow Cards
  • Grant Subbed
  • Bihmoutine Subbed Yellow Cards
  • Substitutes
  • Bettache
  • Allen Subbed
  • Wyatt
  • Oliyide Subbed
  • Barrington Goals Subbed

Chelmsford City

  • Sam Beasant
  • Luke Daley
  • Bagasan Graham
  • Elliot Omozusi
  • Michael Spillane Goals
  • Chris Smith
  • Scott Davies Assists Yellow Cards
  • Anthony Church Yellow Cards
  • Kudus Oyenuga Goals Player of the Match
  • Chris Dickson Subbed
  • Matt Johnson Subbed
  • Substitutes
  • Lee Barnard Subbed
  • Mark Haines
  • Max Porter
  • Danny Green Subbed
  • Mike West