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PREVIEW: East Thurrock United (ESC Final)

By Chris Berry

Chelmsford take on East Thurrock in the BBC Essex Senior Cup Final at the JobServe Community Stadium on Tuesday 9th April 2019 (7:45pm KO).

“We want to get this cup back to Club. It's one that we at Chelmsford respect and one want to see back on our mantle piece.” Rod Stringer

The Clarets will be competing in their third BBC Essex Senior Cup Final in a row on Tuesday night as they look to reclaim the trophy after losing out to Billericay Town last year.

City most recently won this competition in 2017, winning 1-0 over this years' opponents, East Thurrock United. Former striker Chris Dickson scored the only goal of the game that night.

Chelmsford will be without goalkeeper Harry Wright, midfielder Billy Knott and striker Lamar Reynolds, due to all three being ineligible for selection in this competition after signing for the Club after the Semi-Final.

Defender, Mickey Spillane and midfielder, Tom Wraight are both extremely doubtful; whilst Jordan Chiedozie (hamstring) remains out.

Manager, Rod Stringer said:

"We want to get back to winning ways" he said. "It will be a tough game.

"We want to get this cup back to Club. It's one that we at Chelmsford respect and one want to see back on our mantle piece. It's one that we really want to try and win.

"[All of our remaining games] are cup finals" he continued. "We obviously have a cup final on Tuesday and another one on Saturday [vs Woking] and so on. The only difference is the one on Tuesday is if you win, you get a bit of silverware at the end of it.

"If you asked me would I swap that and get some silverware by achieving promotion at the end of the season, then obviously I'd take that. That is, however, down to myself and Nick.

Admission:

Tickets can be bought on Colchester United's ticketing website here.

Chelmsford supporters will be situated in Blocks 1-2 of the West Stand, as well as Blocks 3-4 of the South Stand behind one goal.

Prices are as follows:

Adults - £12
Over 65's - £6
Under 18's - £1
Under 11's - Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Match tickets will be available on the night from the Ticket Office, though booking online and using the ‘Print at Home’ option is advised to reduce queuing. The Ticket Office is also open in person from Monday to Friday (10:00am-2:00pm). Any wheelchair, ambulant or disabled tickets (or disabled parking needed) can be arranged by calling (01206) 755161 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm).

Parking:

Park & Ride (£3): Cuckoo Farm Way, Off A12 Junction 28, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JA. Pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid long queues as there are only a few machines on-site. Supporters should then walk the Boxted Road route to the stadium (pathway at the back of the Park & Ride Car Park) rather than taking the risk of crossing the junction, which is very unsafe.

Save time by booking in advance here (use location 737942). Further premium parking spaces are also available to book here.

Any wheelchair, ambulant or disabled tickets (or disabled parking needed) can be arranged by calling (01206) 755161 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm).

Bars and refreshments will be readily available around the stadium for both sets of supporters, plus match-day programme's can be purchased for £2 each.

Social Media:

Chelmsford City will be providing live minute-by-minute coverage of the game on Twitter (@OfficialClarets, #CHEvETU) as well as live audio commentary on Radio Clarets.

Post-match reports, highlights and interviews will be found on the Club Website and Clarets TV following the match.

Updated 19:00 - 8 Apr 2019 by User 490922

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