Clarets prepare for League trip to Wings

Chelmsford City will look to continue winning ways on Tuesday night as they travel to Welling United in the Vanarama National League South.

The Clarets began their League campaign with a 2-0 win over League newcomers Gloucester City. The Tigers found themselves behind after just two minutes as Kudus Oyenuga poked home from close range after Chris Bush’s long throw snuck through.

Oyenuga grabbed his and Chelmsford’s second on 87 minutes as the City debutant directed Jonathan Giles’ header beyond Alex Harris.

It was a different story for Tuesday’s hosts, however, as Welling returned home from Truro City without any points despite coming from two-goals behind.

The Wings were behind after ten minutes as Aaron Lamont weaved his way through Jamie Coyle’s defence before seeing his shot deflected in. Cody Cooke’s goal on the stroke of half-time sent Truro into the interval two-ahead, but goals from defender Jamie Coyle saw Welling draw level. But the visitors did not stay on level terms for much longer as River Allen’s cross was caught in the wind and flew into the top corner.

Team news

Connor Dymond (shin) is a doubt for the Wings having sustained an injury during the away game at Truro City, however the midfielder will be re-assessed ahead of Tuesday’s match. Jamie Coyle will also be boosted after the addition of goalkeeper Dillon Barnes from Colchester United on-loan, while 19-year-old Cole Brown has also registered with the Club.

Max Porter remains out for the Clarets after injuring his toe during pre-season, while Shaun Batt is in line to make his first-team debut for Chelmsford.

View from the two camps

After losing their opening game 3-2 to Truro City, player manager Jamie Coyle said to WingsTVthat his team’s performance was not good enough.

“The first two [goals] were shocking. In general it was naivety, some of the decision making and defending was appalling today. We’ve gifted them two goals which is really disappointing.

“We have a plan in terms of how to start a game but you have to change things around if the team are dropping off deep then you can not keep trying to get in behind them. With the experienced players we have got I was expecting a bit more.”

Meanwhile, speaking ahead of the trip to Welling United, Rod Stringer knows the hosts will not be a walkover result.

“There are no easy games in this League. You have to earn your points. I’m not interested in how Welling got on on Saturday but we’ll go there and hopefully any little bumps and bruises we’ll get them assessed before.”


Admission prices are as follows for Tuesday’s match at Park View Road.

Adults £15, Students £10, Over 60’s £9, Under 18’s £5, Under 12’s Free (when accompanied by a paying adult). £1 Stand transfer.

Take the M25 to Junction 2. At the roundabout, take the A2 towards Central London. Leave the A2 at the third exit (signposted A221 to Bexleyheath and Sidcup). Turn right (second exit) at the roundabout at the end of the slip road and then turn right (third exit) at the next roundabout. Go under the A2 bright and up the slope to another roundabout. Take the second exit and follow the road (Danson Road) to the traffic lights at the end. Turn left at the lights onto Park View Road.

Social Media Coverage 
Chelmsford City will provide live minute-by-minute coverage of the game at Welling United on Twitter (@OfficialClarets) while post-match reports, highlights and interviews can be found on the Club Website following the match.

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