Chelmsford City, the club that we know as today, was formed in 1938 as a professional side. The Clarets had already been in existence for twenty seven years before Eastbourne Borough’s formation as Langney Football Club in 1965.
Initially the Sports joined the Eastbourne & District Football League and had immediate success on a local scale. Chelmsford, meanwhile, were admitted to the Southern League as one of five new sides who would increase the membership to twenty-three.
The first meeting between the two sides was a Southern League Premier meeting in November 2003, a game which the Clarets drew 1-1. Five months later City won the return fixture 3-1.
Overall there have been fourteen meetings between Chelmsford City and Eastbourne Borough. City have won nine, drawing once and losing four times. Last season’s pairings between the two sides saw City win 5-1 both times with Chris Dickson netting four times in the second game while the earlier meeting saw the goals shared between Josh Rees, Shamir Mullings, a Josh Hare own goal and a Shaun Jeffers brace.
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Average Attendance: 831 v 562
Updated 12:06 - 6 Oct 2017 by Matt Lee
Highest Attendance: 1025 v 642
Lowest Attendance: 730 v 436
Longest unbeaten run this season (all competitions, including pre-season): 7 (04/07 to 29/07 v 8 (12/08 to 12/09)
Goals scored (against Saturday’s opposition): 29 v 19