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Havant & Waterlooville Preview: Clarets seek consecutive away victories

9 months ago By Matt Lee

Chelmsford City aim to make it consecutive victories on their travels as they make their way to Havant & Waterlooville tonight. (7.45pm KO).

“We might look like we have got a big squad but we have also got a lot of games. We now have another two away games.” Rod Stringer

The Clarets ended a run of three consecutive losses - against Chippenham Town, Gateshead (Emirates FA Cup) and Oxford City - by beating the League’s basement side Whitehawk 2-0 on Saturday.

Two goals in the space of five minutes put City in the ascendancy against the lowly side. Matt Johnson’s contender for Goal of the Season put Chelmsford ahead on 12 minutes before Chris Dickson side-footed home, his tenth goal of the season, three minutes later.

The two sides have met 22 times throughout history, however the Hawks appear a bogey team for the Clarets with City only being victorious on six occasions.

Team news

Selections issues continue to diminish for City boss Rod Stringer. Shaun Batt remains a doubt for selection while Anthony Church and Jonny Giles remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Stringer also faces a number of doubts following a few knocks taken at Whitehawk, however the severity of these are yet unknown.

The Hawks recently dispatched James Hayter and Lee Molyneaux on-loan and will be boosted by their recent 1-0 away victory at East Thurrock United.

View from the camp:

Speaking ahead of tonight’s trip to Havant & Waterlooville, City boss Rod Stringer said:

“We’ve still got Chris Assombalonga outside the squad so that could change today.

“We might look like we have got a big squad but we have also got a lot of games. We now have another two away games.

“Havant on Tuesday is a very difficult place to go.” he said.


Admission at Westleigh Park is the following:
Adults - £13; Concessions - £9; Under 16 year-olds - Free.

Social Media Coverage
Chelmsford City will provide live audio commentary on Radio Clarets. Post-match reports, highlights and interviews will be found on the Club Website and ClaretsTV following the match.

Updated 17:59 - 21 Nov 2017 by Matt Lee

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Wealdstone Preview: Clarets embark on FA Trophy campaign Chelmsford City travel to Wealdstone tomorrow afternoon (25th December) as they look to progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy.
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