Writes Matt Lee
The Clarets provided a spirited performance in front of the 212 attendees, despite the numerous changes needed due to injury, with the winner eventually coming after 87 minutes.
In a fairly open first twenty minutes, City defended well to keep the scores level as the visitors looked to utilise their pace on the counter-attack down the wings.
City 'keeper Ross Worner produced a fine save just prior to the half-hour mark, denying a Trialist's low shot.
Two minutes later Rob Swaine almost opened the scoring. However, his volley was expertly headed over the bar as it seemed destined to nestle in the top corner.
Jai Reason proved a useful asset in midfield, with his cross narrowly missing Tom Wraight at the far post late in the first half.
The Clarets were forced into an early change as Scott Fenwick joined the ever-growing list of players with injuries, as the striker was forced off after taking a nasty hit to his hand requiring medical attention.
Kadell Daniel produced a low save from Worner on 52 minutes, but the experienced goalkeeper proved incredibly difficult to beat. The visitors came close once again when a left-wing flashed across the face-of-goal moments before substitute Amos Nasha and Worner combined to deny a driven effort.
Eventually the deadlock was broken on 87 minutes. A number of Trialists combined for City, eventually culminating with a lobbed effort being tipped towards another Trialist who kept him composure to poke home from close range.
Chelmsford 1st Half XI: Worner, Barnum-Bobb, Anderson, Omozusi, Swaine, Porter, Church, Trialist, Reason, Wraight, Fenwick.
Chelmsford 2nd XI: Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Nasha, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist.