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PREVIEW: Woking (H)

By Chris Berry

Chelmsford City host Woking at the Melbourne Community Stadium on Saturday 13th April, National League South. (3pm KO).

“I'm always confident” Rod Stringer, Manager

The Clarets will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend after three defeats in a row vs Torquay United, St Albans City and East Thurrock United (Essex Senior Cup Final).

Manager, Rod Stringer described our most recent defeat on Tuesday night as “kamikaze". City fell behind to two goals in the opening five minutes as Danny Harris and Ben Marlow took full advantage of defensive errors to give East Thurrock United a healthy advantage.

“[Our performance] was kamikaze,” he said. “You do all this preparation and the boys concede two absolute howlers.

“The first goal was a deflection, but the second goal was just terrible from us. We then get back in the game but then concede again.

“Sometimes you can get these hiccups and it can derail you, and that’s where it seems to be at the moment.”

It finished 1-1 in the reverse fixture between the Clarets and the Cards back in October.

Winger, Chris Whelpdale gave Chelmsford the lead on the 35th minute, however, City were pegged back on the 57th minute through Jamar Loza after a defensive error by Elliot Omozusi.

Woking grew into the game after their equaliser and continued to put the pressure on Chelmsford, but the Clarets held on to earn a well-deserved point.

Rod Stringer on the Woking tie:

When asked if the Clarets can get all 3 points on Saturday, the gaffer said:

"I'm always confident" he said. "We've already played them earlier this season and earned a good draw over there.

"They've [Woking] had a tremendous season. Whether they're in or out of the title race, Saturday will be important for them.

"I think at the end of the day, Torquay will win the league, which I think will be a fair reflection on what I've seen all season.

"They [Woking] won't surrender." he continued. "Whilst they've still got a chance of winning the league, Alan [Dowson] will make sure that they're well drilled and will come out firing on all cylinders."

Admission:

Admission on the day for this weekend’s game is as follows:

• Adults – £15
• Concessions (including Students) - £10
• 12 to 17-year-olds – £5
• Under 12’s – Free

Tickets can be purchased online up to 8pm tonight on the Club’s online ticket website here.

*Online ticket prices are as follows:

• Adults – £13
• Concessions (including Students) - £10
• 12 to 17-year-olds – £5
• Under 12’s – Free

Social Media:

Chelmsford City will be providing live minute-by-minute coverage of the game on Twitter (@OfficialClarets, #CHEvWOK) 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 16:00 - 12 Apr 2019 by Chris Berry

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