Chelmsford City 4
Jelly OG 2’, Wraight 9’, 57’, Fennell 90+3’
Hampton & Richmond Borough 1
Star man: Tom Wraight (Chelmsford City, midfielder)
Chelmsford City (4-4-2): Pentney 7; Omozusi 7, Spillane 7, Cascaval 6, Shaw 7 (Fennell 86’); Whelpdale 7 (Loza 64’ 6), Church 7(capt), Muldoon 8, Wraight 9; Higginsb8 (Isaac 73’ 6), Jeffers 6.
Subs not used: Knott, Gibbons
Booked: Shaw, Cascaval, Church
Hampton & Richmond Borough (3-5-2): Walker (capt) 6; Cook 4, Inman 4, Fox 4; Donaldson 5 (Hill 77’ 4), Jelly 5, Deadfield 5 (Orsi-Dadomi 69 4), Stead 5, Miller-Rodney 6; Leathwaite 6, Ewington 5 (Soares 69’ 4).
Subs not used: Mason, Brown
Booked: Inman, Miller-Rodney, Donaldson, Fox
It took the host only 3 minutes to open the scoring as Sam Higgins’ cross was unfortunately deflected into his own net by Tom Jelly.
8 minutes later it was 2-0 as Tom Wraight did well to cut-in onto his left-foot to finish calmly past Laurie Walker at close range.
Hampton & Richmond came close on a few occasions to half the deficit in the first-half, however the hosts held firm, with keeper Carl Pentney denying Miller-Rodney after City failed to clear their lines on 19 minutes.
Chelmsford started the second-half the strongest and came close to making it 3 as Tom Wraight headed just wide of the post in the 48th minute.
After some pressure from the Hampton & Richmond, Tom Wraight scored his second and made it 3-0 to Chelmsford on 56 minutes. Sam Higgins saw his penalty saved well by Laurie Walker after Ollie Muldoon was brought down in the box and Wraight headed home from the following corner.
Hampton pulled a goal back on 65 minutes through Tyrone Leathwaite as the Hampton forward was played through the Chelmsford defence and finished well past Pentney with the outside of his boot.
Andy Fennell sealed the victory for Chelmsford in added time after being played through one-on-one with Walker, finishing well past the shot-stopper.