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Chelmsford City
Truro City
E Buchanan (50'), S Jeffers (80')
Full time
Sat 28 Jan 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 925

Second Half Clarets Storm To Victory

Two second half goals from Elliott Buchanan and Shaun Jeffers made sure City's home unbeaten run in the League continued.

Buchanan opened the scoring on 50 minutes as he diverted Robbie Willmott’s cross beyond Matt Rice with a stinging volley. Jeffers completed the victory with ten minutes left as he saw his shot loop over Rice, taking a deflection from Arran Pugh on its way.

Both sides started the tie slowly, but the hosts had the first chance of the half when Willmott saw his effort from a tight angle deflected out.

The next opportunity fell to the visitors, but a superbly-timed challenge from Mark Haines made sure that Niall Thompson could not supply a cross.

Truro City (H) 28/01/2017 (Vanarama National League South)
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Truro were quick back into action as Thompson was involved again. The speedy striker beat the offside trap to follow a long-ball, but his lobbed effort went wide after Fitzsimons was spotted off his line.

A tactical change in shape invigorated the hosts and allowed them to tuck behind the defenders, a change that proved to affect the outcome of the League clash.

The adjustment in style showed its effect when the Clarets should have broken the deadlock. Buchanan’s driven cross smacked into Jeffers - who had plenty of space at the far post – but the ball dropped just wide of the upright.

Chelmsford had loud claims for a penalty waved away when Mark Haines’ low driven effort hit against the post before Jeffers was bundled over inside the area.

Thomspon became the first entrant to referee’s book when he was shown a yellow card after bringing an end to Jeffers’ darting run.

The Clarets started the second half in opposite fashion to the first, and their quick start quickly troubled the visitors but Anthony Church’s rapid cross evaded Jeffers.

But the home side’s earlier miss did not matter as quickly after Buchanan sent a sweetly struck volley past Rice grabbing his fifth goal of the season.

The City striker almost added a second to his tally as he darted between two Truro defenders, but his final product was a waste as he dragged his effort wide.

The visitors had a golden chance to equalise when Thompson squeezed his way into space on the by-line, however his final touch knocked the ball out of play.

The fast-paced action continued in the final quarter of the game when Thompson drilled a cross past Fitzsimons but no-one could tap it home.

But the result was in no doubt as Shaun Jeffers’ shot ricocheted off Pugh before beating Rice on 80 minutes.

The visitors were unable to net a mere consolation goal and the Clarets go into Saturday’s FA Trophy game at Tranmere Rovers in the best possible fashion.

Chelmsford City
1. Ross Fitzsimons
2. Ashley Miller
3. Daniel Blanchett (69’ Bagasan Graham)
4. Josh Rees
5. Michael Spillane
6. Mark Haines
7. Robbie Willmott
8. Anthony Church © (86’ Max Porter)
9. Shaun Jeffers
10. Elliott Buchanan
11. Kane Haysman (77’ Max Cornhill)

Substitutes:
12. Chris Dickson
14. Max Cornhill
15. Josh Porter
16. Bagasan Graham
17. Max Porter

Truro City
1. Martin Rice
2. Ben Adelsbury
3. Jamie Richards
4. Ollie Knowles (73’ Tyler Harvey)
5. Aaron Bentley
6. Arran Pugh ©
7. Zane Sole
8. Niall Thompson
9. Andrew Neal
10. Dan Smith (62’ Ryan Brett)
11. River Allen

Substitutes:
12. Charlie Duke
14. Tyler Harvey
15. Les Afful
16. Fletcher Williams
17. Ryan Brett

Yellow Cards: [b]
Chelmsford City: None.
Truro City: Niall Thompson (42’).

[b] Goalscorers: [b]
Chelmsford City: Elliott Buchanan (50’), Shaun Jeffers (80’).

[b] Attendance: 925.

City Man of the Match: Elliott Buchanan.

Referee: Gary Parsons

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Key moments

50:00
Goal Elliott Buchanan scores for Chelmsford City
80:00
Goal Shaun Jeffers scores for Chelmsford City

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Elliott Buchanan is awarded player of the match for Chelmsford City
86:00 Sub Off
Anthony Church is substituted off for Chelmsford City
86:00 Sub On
Max Porter is substituted on for Chelmsford City
80:00 Goal 2 - 0
Shaun Jeffers scores for Chelmsford City
77:00 Sub On
Max Cornhill is substituted on for Chelmsford City
77:00 Sub Off
Kane Haysman is substituted off for Chelmsford City
69:00 Sub On
Bagasan Graham is substituted on for Chelmsford City
69:00 Sub Off
Daniel Blanchett is substituted off for Chelmsford City
50:00 Goal 1 - 0
Elliott Buchanan scores for Chelmsford City
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As it happened

  • Chelmsford City
  • Truro City
  • 0
  • Elliott Buchanan Goal 50:00'
  • Bagasan Graham Sub On 69:00'
  • Daniel Blanchett Sub Off 69:00'
  • Max Cornhill Sub On 77:00'
  • Kane Haysman Sub Off 77:00'
  • Shaun Jeffers Goal 80:00'
  • Anthony Church Sub Off 86:00'
  • Max Porter Sub On 86:00'

Team selection

Fitzsimons, Ross Fitzsimons, Ross
Blanchett, Daniel Blanchett, Daniel
Miller, Ashley Miller, Ashley
Rees, Josh Rees, Josh
Haines, Mark Haines, Mark
Spillane, Michael Spillane, Michael
Willmott, Robbie Willmott, Robbie
Church, Anthony Church, Anthony
Buchanan, Elliott Buchanan, Elliott
Jeffers, Shaun Jeffers, Shaun
Haysman, Kane Haysman, Kane

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Maidenhead United 42 98
2. Ebbsfleet United 42 96
3. Dartford 42 84
4. Chelmsford City 42 82
5. Poole Town 42 71
6. Hungerford Town 42 70
7. Hampton & Richmond Borough 42 69

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