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Chelmsford City FC
M West (24'), C Braham Barrett (30' Sent Off)
Full time
Wed 29 Nov 19:30 - Cup Attendance 367

Ten-man Clarets exit FA Trophy

Chelmsford City exited the Buildbase FA Trophy with a 2-1 defeat at home to Wealdstone.

Mike West’s clever flick from close range gave the hosts the lead but, seven minutes later, the hosts were reduced to ten men as Craig Braham-Barrett received a second yellow in four minutes and Daniel Green levelled from the spot after the wing-back was penalised for hand-ball.

Abobaker Eisa put the Stones ahead early in the second half when he controlled a sharp cross before netting from close range.

The opening stages saw the visitors dominate with chances galore, however Bobby Wilkinson’s side failed to convert any. Having run half the length of the pitch, Abobaker Eisa slid a shot into the side netting from close range. Then Mustaga Tiryaki headed low into Sam Beasant’s hands as he connected with a left-wing cross from Ciaron Brown.

But, following the visitors’ period of dominance, the Clarets took the lead after a superb attacking move. Chris Dickson showed tremendous fight to win the ball back on the right-wing, drilled the ball across the face-of-goal and West deflected the ball beyond Jonathan North at the near post.

However the drama was not yet over. Craig Braham-Barrett controversially received a yellow card after 26 minutes for simulation when he was tripped inside the area, then four minutes later he received a second yellow for deliberate hand-ball on the goal-line. And Green stepped up for the Stones when they were awarded a penalty, driving a low shot to right of Beasant.

The visitors attempted to have their numerical advantage greater when they crowded the referee following Ashley Miller’s foul, however whistler Ian Fissended refused to be deceived and brandished only a yellow card.

Wealdstone had one last chance to take the lead late in the first half when a corner was poorly cleared, however it fell to Sam Cox and dribbled comfortably wide for the Clarets.

Chelmsford started the second half brightly and twice came close to restoring their lead. West had a driven shot deflected agonisingly wide and then the hosts had a goal-line scramble hastily cleared.

Wilkinson’s men finally capitalised on their man advantage after 54 minutes. The Clarets were caught out in defence and a dinked cross to Eisa was controlled with his chest before stabbing beyond Beasant.

Rod Stringer made two changes as he searched for an equaliser, replacing Chris Dickson and Daniel Green with Shaun Batt and Scott Davies.

Green almost grabbed a third for the visitors but his weak curling shot was held comfortably by Beasant.

Stringer’s final throw of the dice for a leveller was the introduction of Kudus Oyenuga after 78 minutes, with the Clarets now playing with three outright strikers.

Batt came close when he cut-inside from the left wing before firing at goal, however his curling effort was held well by North.

The visitors then made their own change as the Clarets pressed, with Mustafa Tiryaki being replaced by Harry Goodger with seven minutes left for Chelmsford to get an equaliser.

But the Clarets were unable to replicate scenes from the original tie on Saturday, with Wealdstone holding on with all their might to progress to the next round at the expense of Chelmsford City.

Chelmsford City:
1. Sam Beasant
2. Ashley Miller
3. Craig Braham Barrett
4. Max Porter
5. Christopher Smith
6. Mark Haines
7. Daniel Green
8. Matthew Johnson
9. Thomas Hitchcock
10. Christopher Dickson
11. Michael West
12. Shaun Batt (67’, on for Chris Dickson)
14. Kudus Oyenuga (79’, on for Thomas Hitchcock)
15. Scott Davies (56’, on for Daniel Green)
16. Luke Daley
17. Jake Jessup

1. Jonathan North
2. Edward Oshodi
3. Ciaron Brown
4. Taofiq Olomewewew
5. Matthew Day
6. Samuel Cox
7. Ryan Sellers
8. Jerome Okimo
9. Mustafa Tiryaki
10. Daniel Green
11. Abobaker Eisa
12. Harry Goodger (83’, on for Mustafa Tiryaki)
14. Daniel Fitchett
15. Luke Williams
16. Ricky Wellard
17. Matthew Whichelow

Chelmsford City: Mike West (24’)
Wealdstone: Daniel Green (31’, pen), Abobaker Eisa (54’)

Yellow Cards:
Chelmsford City: Craig Braham-Barrett (26’, 30’), Ashley Miller (40’)
Wealdstone: Sam Cox (36’)

Red Cards:
Chelmsford City: Craig Braham-Barrett (30’)
Wealdstone: None

Half Time Score: Chelmsford City 1-1 Wealdstone
Full Time Score: Chelmsford City 1-2 Wealdstone

Attendance: 367
City Man of the Match: TBA

Key moments

Goal Michael West scores for Chelmsford City FC
Red Card Craig Braham Barrett is sent off for Chelmsford City FC


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79:00 Sub On
Kudus Oyenuga is substituted on for Chelmsford City FC
79:00 Sub Off
Thomas Hitchcock is substituted off for Chelmsford City FC
67:00 Sub On
Shaun Batt is substituted on for Chelmsford City FC
67:00 Sub Off
Christopher Dickson is substituted off for Chelmsford City FC
56:00 Sub On
Scott Davies is substituted on for Chelmsford City FC
56:00 Sub Off
Daniel Green is substituted off for Chelmsford City FC
End of period 1
40:00 Yellow Card
Ashley Miller is yellow carded for Chelmsford City FC
30:00 Yellow Card
Craig Braham Barrett is yellow carded for Chelmsford City FC
30:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Craig Braham Barrett is sent off for Chelmsford City FC
26:00 Yellow Card
Craig Braham Barrett is yellow carded for Chelmsford City FC
24:00 Goal 1 - 0
Michael West scores for Chelmsford City FC
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As it happened

  • Chelmsford City FC
  • Wealdstone
  • 0
  • Michael West Goal 24:00'
  • Craig Braham Barrett Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Craig Braham Barrett Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Craig Braham Barrett Red Card 30:00'
  • Ashley Miller Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Scott Davies Sub On 56:00'
  • Daniel Green Sub Off 56:00'
  • Shaun Batt Sub On 67:00'
  • Christopher Dickson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Kudus Oyenuga Sub On 79:00'
  • Thomas Hitchcock Sub Off 79:00'

Team selection

Beasant, Sam Beasant, Sam
Braham Barrett, Craig Braham Barrett, Craig
Smith, Chris Smith, Chris
West, Michael West, Michael
Haines, Mark Haines, Mark
Miller, Ashley Miller, Ashley
Green, Daniel Green, Daniel
Porter, Max Porter, Max
Hitchcock, Thomas Hitchcock, Thomas
Dickson, Christopher Dickson, Christopher
Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Matthew


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