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Wealdstone Preview: Clarets embark on FA Trophy campaign

11 months ago By Matt Lee

Chelmsford City travel to Wealdstone tomorrow afternoon (25th December) as they look to progress in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Rod Stringer’s side are finding wins hard to come by recently and will be looking forward to a break in League action as they enter the FA Trophy, where they travel to Wealdstone.

The Clarets enjoyed a successful run in the FA Trophy last season, beating Taunton Town, Hitchin Town and fellow Vanarama National League South side Dartford before finally being beaten by Tranmere Rovers 4-1 in a replay.

The two sides have already met once this season, in August, when goals from Chris Dickson and Lee Barnard were enough to beat the Stones.

But Wealdstone are now under new management and have lost just three times since appointing former Hungerford Town boss Bobby Wilkinson as their new Manager. The improvement in results means that the Stones sit eleventh in the League, three points outside the play-offs.

Should tomorrow’s match need a replay, it will be at the Melbourne Community Stadium on Wednesday 29th November 2017, kick-off 7.45pm.

Team news

City boss Rod Stringer may need to make a few changes from Tuesday’s draw at Havant & Waterlooville. Lee Barnard sat-out the mid-week draw through injury, while Jonny Giles and Anthony Church remain sidelined with injuries.


Admission prices are as follows for Saturday’s match at Grosvenor Vale:

Adults – £13, Concession – £9 (over 65 & students with ID), Under 18s – £3


From the M25 junction 16 off onto A40, come off at The Polish War Memorial, junction A4180, signposted to Ruislip. Continue onto West End Road, right into Grosvenor Vale after approximately 1.5miles, the ground is at the end of the road.


Parking at the stadium is now limited to Players, Officials and sponsors only. Please park in the side streets near to the ground but please do not block driveways or access for emergency vehicles, especially within Grosvenor Vale and Cranley Drive.

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Chelmsford City will provide live audio commentary on Radio Clarets. A match report, highlights and interviews will be found on the Club Website and ClaretsTV following the match.

Updated 10:16 - 25 Nov 2017 by Matt Lee

Where next?

Are You This Week's Clarets 59 Club Draw Winner? THE CLARETS announce the 59 Club Draw winner for Saturday 25th November 2017
Havant & Waterlooville Preview: Clarets seek consecutive away victories Chelmsford City aim to make it consecutive victories on their travels as they make their way to Havant & Waterlooville tonight. (7.45pm KO).


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