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Concord Claim Victory in Cup

Concord Claim Victory in Cup

By Adam May
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CHELMSFORD CITY crashed out of the Essex Senior Cup at the Quarter Final stage at the hands of current holders Concord Rangers.

With both sides naming a strong starting eleven it looked like a fiercely competitive Quarter Final tie was in order, but it was anything but as the Beach Boys raced into an early two-goal lead on a bitterly cold night.

Lewis Taaffe opened the scoring after just 17 minutes despite City ‘keeper Tim Brown palming away Steve Cawley’s initial one-on-one shot, leaving Taaffe to slide in and put City on the back foot.

Their advantage was soon doubled seven minutes later when ex-Claret Max Cornhill nodded in Ben Greenhalgh’s pin-point cross, leaving Mark Hawkes’s side with an uphill battle that they failed to overcome, despite an improved second-half, thus succumbing the Clarets to a third straight defeat in all competitions.

The result meant that Concord, who beat Billericay Town 5-0 in last season’s final, will be in the hat for the semi-final draw that will be made live on BBC Essex after the conclusion of all Quarter Final ties, which is anticipated to be early February.

Concord Rangers:

1. Ben McNamara
2. James Hammond
3. Tom Stephen
4. Max Cornhill
5. Steve King
6. Adam Bailey-Dennis
7. Lewis Taaffe
8. James White (C)
9. Ben Greenhalgh
10. Steve Cawley
11. Sam Bantick


12. John Easterford
14. Jay Dowie
15. Arthur Lee
16. Bayley Newell
17. Adam Topley

Chelmsford City:

1. Tim Brown
2. Rob Girdlestone
3. Dexter Peter
4. Marvin Ekpiteta
5. Rory McAuley (C)
6. Mark Haines
7. Ben Marlow
8. Lee Sawyer
9. Billy Bricknell
10. Harry Morgan
11. Bagasan Graham


12. Luke Daley
14. Damien Green
15. Marvel Ekpiteta
17. Connor Pearce

HT Score: 2-0

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Match details

Match date

Tue 19, Jan 2016


Ben Marlow

Player of the match

Ben Marlow