Two quick-fire goals from Kane Haysman and Chris Dickson put the Clarets in the ascendancy, before a headed goal from Max Cornhill sealed City’s place in the final. An own-goal from Philip Anderson gave the hosts a fourth but the result had been without any doubt.
The first chance of the game came on a single minute as Adam Yusuff darted between Max Cornhill and Michael Spillane, however the striker was unable to keep his shot down when he became one-on-one with Ross Fitzsimons.
The Clarets almost equalised shortly afterwards but Chris Dickson was unable to poke the ball over the line from close-range.
A flat first-half ended with the Clarets still on top, just awaiting a goal to take the lead.
The second-half ran in opposite fashion to the first as two goals in four-minutes ended any chance of a comeback. Kane Haysman gave the Clarets a lead when his diving header flew past Danny Sambridge after Luke Daley picked out the winger.
The City goalscorer swapped roles by setting up City’s second. The speedy winger darted past Guillem Ramon before sending the ball to the far-post where Dickson calmly tapped into an empty net.
The hosts increased their advantage when Haysman grabbed his second assist of the evening by picking out Cornhill in a crowded box, with the central midfielder placing his header beyond Sambridge.
The game became even worse for the visitors when a wayward backpass from Anderson managed to beat his own-keeper, sending City well and truly into the final.
1. Ross Fitzsimons
2. Matt Young (72’, off for Chris Bush)
3. Bagasan Graham
4. Max Cornhill
5. Michael Spillane
6. Josh Hill
7. Luke Daley
8. Josh Rees
9. Chris Dickson (78’, off for Elliott Buchanan).
10. Philip Roberts (63’, off for Liam Enver-Marum).
11. Kane Haysman
12. Anthony Church
14. Chris Bush
15. Robbie Willmott
16. Liam Enver-Marum
17. Elliott Buchanan
1. Danny Sambridge
2. Marley Andrews
3. Guillem Ramon
4. Jack Smith (60’, off for Reece Grant).
15. Alieu Njie
6. Philip Anderson
7. Lewis Dark
8. Lewis Godbold
9. Adam Yusuff
10. Adam Bolle
11. George Cole © (78’, off for Nicholas Brown).
12. Reece Grant
14. Glen Little
17. Richard Hutchings
16. Joshua Sykes
17. Nicholas Brown
Chelmsford City: None
Heybridge Swifts: Danny Sambridge (43’), Adam Bolle (76’).
Chelmsford City: Kane Haysman (52’), Chris Dickson (56’), Max Cornhill (73’), Philip Anderson OG (83’).
Heybridge Swifts: None.
Half Time Score: Chelmsford City 0-0 Heybridge Swifts
City Man of the Match: Kane Haysman