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Len Forge EWFL 60 Fixtures
Chelmsford City WF
Wed 15 Aug 10:30 - League Full time

WALKING TEAM STRETCH THEIR UNBEATEN LEAGUE RUN

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CLARETS STRETCH THEIR UNBEATEN LEAGUE RUN TO 14 MATCHES

Essex Walking Football League 60 Fixture Len Forge Southend on Sea
Wednesday 15th August

CLARETS STRETCH THEIR UNBEATEN LEAGUE RUN TO 14 MATCHES

We returned to the Len Forge Centre once again kindly hosted by Eastwood Falcons on a pleasant mid August morning hoping to extend our unbeaten run in the 2018 Essex Walking Football league. A total of four matches were to be played of which three were crucial contests against the teams lying 2nd, 3rd & 4th just below us in the league.

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Clarets squad: Mark Elnaugh (GK), Dave Roast, George Keogh, Jim Prophet, Spencer Pratten, Colin Haydon, Terry Buck, Peter Osborne (C)

Highlight videos for both Chelmsford City Teams are available to watch on YouTube using the following links

Team Highlights One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmmqXJfhOY

Team Highlights Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmGJpbIqqM

Results:-
Chelmsford Clarets 3 : 0 Southend Reds
Slow starters Clarets quickly found themselves in the unusual situation of getting swiftly into a tournament and went 2 goals up within the first four minutes, both being well taken strikes by Peter. The first was a through ball from George, then Terry & Spencer combining to put Peter through for his second. Colin was making his Clarets debut and was more than up to the task with a solid performance. The Southend keeper was proving to be their man of the match, and then with their own defence being rarely tested Clarets ran out comfortable winners following a third goal by Spencer midway through the game.

Chelmsford Clarets 1 : 0 Little Oakley
Our games against Little Oakley are always hard fought and this was certainly no exception. It was mainly a battle in midfield with both defences looking solid. Terry came on as a sub and held the ball up well, providing Clarets with several chances. They gradually got the upper hand and started forcing saves from the Oakley keeper until an unstoppable strike from Spencer saw us take the 3 points.

Chelmsford Clarets 1 : 0 Eastwood Yellows
In the second of our top of the table matches the Clarets were controlling the game by having the majority of possession and denying the opposition any clear cut chances. Mark was again having to keep himself alert while being well protected by his team mates. The only goal of the game came from Dave who hit the post with a well struck long range effort that the keeper could only deflect into the net. This was Dave’s final contribution as he then hobbled off and was unable to take any further part in the tournament. Jim gave another solid performance at the back and was unlucky when his thunderous shot was tipped onto the bar to deny him.

Chelmsford Clarets 1 : 0 Southend Blacks
In the final game of the day Southend Blacks proved yet again to be stubborn opposition and although they weren’t managing to trouble Mark in goal, their defence was matching the efforts of Terry & Colin and a draw was looking the likely result until Spencer broke the deadlock towards the end. A shot from George was parried by the Black’s keeper and spun back into his hands rather than over the line and neither side were able to add to the scoreline.

Overall this was a very impressive display from the ever improving Clarets with the whole team working hard together in both defence and going forward. Keeping the ball and denying the opposition any clear opportunities resulted in four well deserved clean sheets and with just 6 games left to play they will be looking to carry on their form through to the end of the season.

George Keogh

The blues (or Reds as we were also playing in Claret today) were superb we lost one nil to a very strong team east bury yellows

Young Bill in goal was inspiring a string of great saves and all of us defended with determination, they scored in the last minute how cruel

The second game was against Southend we drew 0-0 and I believe we were the better team, creating some good chances the third game we beat a physical Grays team and played some great football and Gerry scored a lovely goal

Our last game was Eastbury Blues, and even though we created some good chances we drew 0-0. In conclusion our defense was solid every player that played from a full squad played well we owe a lot to young bill in goal and we were blessed with Dennis and Kevin playing for the blues today so a great day for the lads

Bill Harvey

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