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Whitehawk Preview: Clarets travel to Sussex in League

1 year ago By Matt Lee

Chelmsford City aim to bounce-back from consecutive defeats in the League with a trip to basement side Whitehawk on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

“If we go and don’t score goals against Whitehawk, if we make mistakes, we’ll lose the game.” Rod Stringer

The Clarets look to return to winning ways as they travel to Sussex, however the Hawks could prove to be a potential banana skin for the Essex side. Whitehawk are yet to win in the League this season, but three of their draws have come at home - against Braintree Town, Poole Town and St Albans City.

Stringer’s side fell to their fourth defeat of the season last weekend against Oxford City, meaning the Clarets slipped to ninth in the League, and the City boss will be keen to make amends for his side’s recent poor form.

The two sides are yet to meet this season, however the Clarets’ journey to Sussex last season saw Chelmsford return to Essex with all three points courtesy of a first half free-kick from Robbie Willmott. Meanwhile the return fixture was won by the same margin, Max Cornhill’s 80th minute goal being all that separated the two sides.

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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.

The Hawks are boosted in midfield by the addition of 21-year-old Sam Chaney on a one-month loan from Torquay United.

View from the Camp:

Speaking ahead of the Clarets’ trip to Sussex, City boss Rod Stringer that the Clarets need to focus on their goalscoring problems.

“If we do not score goals sooner or later it’s going to be a tough season for us.” he said.

“The League is a tough game. Whether Whitehawk are bottom it does not matter. If we go and don’t score goals against Whitehawk, if we make mistakes, we’ll lose the game.

“Between Tuesday and Thursday we’ve got to be better. Whatever we have got to do, scoring goals and we have got to make sure we keep a clean sheet at Whitehawk.”


Admission at the Enclosed Ground costs the following:
Adults (17 and over) - £12; Concessions (OAP, students with valid ID and GMB Members ) - £7; 12 to 16 year-olds - £4; Under 12s - Free.

Social Media Coverage
Chelmsford City will provide live minute-by-minute coverage of the game on Twitter (@OfficialClarets) as well as 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 10:01 - 17 Nov 2017 by Matt Lee

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