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First Team - Match centre

Hampton & Richmond Borough
Chelmsford City
Full time
K Haysman (9'), L Theophanous (30')
Sat 1 Apr 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Attendance 611

Dominant Clarets defeat Beavers

First half goals from Kane Hasyman and Louie Theophanous gave the Clarets a well-deserved three points at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Haysman stooped low to head home on nine minutes after Chris Dickson did superbly to produce a cross from a tight angle.

Theophanous put City further in the ascendancy when his driven effort sneaked through Sam Howes after Robbie Willmott provided the assist for the City striker.

Chelmsford withstood an early attempted raid from the hosts with excellent style as the defence stood unbroken and resolute.
And Rod Stringers’ side’s early strength eventually displayed a reward when the Clarets broke on the attack. Willmott sprayed the ball to Dickson who, from an acute angle, managed to drive the ball across goal to Haysman who fought his way through a crowded box to head in at the far post.

A strong away contingency of supporters aided the visitors when nerves began to show when City skipper Anthony Church shanked a clearance, however it lacked any difficulty as it bobbled back to Ross Fitzsimons.

Theophanous almost doubled his side’s lead when he latched onto Josh Rees’ inch-perfect through ball, however the Greek striker was denied a goal by a superb save from Howe.

The Clarets got themselves in a muddle again when Josh Hill and Michael Spillane came together for a long ball forward, but Fitzsimons was on-par again to gather the loose ball.

Theophanous eventually got his reward for arduous work as his driven shot snuck into the bottom corner at the far post on the half hour mark.

The lead was almost increased to three late in the second half, however Theophanous was unable to keep his shot low after Dickson had done so well to juggle the ball.

Hampton failed to make any impact from their first chance of the half, as Brendan Kiernan rifled into the side netting from distance.

Chances came at a cost in the second half, with Anthony Church and Josh Rees both coming close for the Clarets. However a resolute defence made sure that a consolation was not conceded, and that three vital points would be heading back to Essex.

Chelmsford: Fitzsimons, Hill, Spillane, Miller, Willmott, Daley, Church, Rees, Haysman (80 Buchanan), Dickson (70 Jeffers), Theophanous (88 Cornhill). Unused Subs: Porter, Blanchett.

Goals: Haysman 9, Theophanous 30.

MoM: Josh Rees

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Key moments

9:00
Goal Kane Haysman scores for Chelmsford City
30:00
Goal Louie Theophanous scores for Chelmsford City

Highlights

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88:00 Sub On
Max Cornhill is substituted on for Chelmsford City
88:00 Sub Off
Louie Theophanous is substituted off for Chelmsford City
80:00 Sub On
Elliott Buchanan is substituted on for Chelmsford City
80:00 Sub Off
Kane Haysman is substituted off for Chelmsford City
70:00 Sub On
Shaun Jeffers is substituted on for Chelmsford City
70:00 Sub Off
Christopher Dickson is substituted off for Chelmsford City
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 0 - 2
Louie Theophanous scores for Chelmsford City
30:00 Assist
Robbie Willmott makes an assist for Chelmsford City
9:00 Goal 0 - 1
Kane Haysman scores for Chelmsford City
9:00 Assist
Christopher Dickson makes an assist for Chelmsford City
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • Chelmsford City
  • 0
  • Kane Haysman Goal 9:00'
  • Christopher Dickson Assist 9:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Goal 30:00'
  • Robbie Willmott Assist 30:00'
  • Shaun Jeffers Sub On 70:00'
  • Christopher Dickson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Elliott Buchanan Sub On 80:00'
  • Kane Haysman Sub Off 80:00'
  • Max Cornhill Sub On 88:00'
  • Louie Theophanous Sub Off 88:00'

Team selection

Fitzsimons, Ross Fitzsimons, Ross
Hill, Josh Hill, Josh
Spillane, Michael Spillane, Michael
Miller, Ashley Miller, Ashley
Willmott, Robbie Willmott, Robbie
Daley, Luke Daley, Luke
Church, Anthony Church, Anthony
Rees, Josh Rees, Josh
Haysman, Kane Haysman, Kane
Dickson, Christopher Dickson, Christopher
Theophanous, Louie Theophanous, Louie

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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