Deserved point against League leaders
Max's 3rd goal of season grabs the point that the team earned...
Hampton managed to snatch another point at Beveree with a 91st minute equaliser from Max Kretzschmar, cancelling out Chris Dickson’s opener.
The Beavers paid an early price as Dickson took advantage to some lax Hampton defending, defenders assuming the ball was going out, to slip the ball past Howes with just 3 mins on the watch.
Chelmsford spent the first half hour coming forward at will as the Beavers struggled to cover the rampaging white shirts of the visitors, chances being few and far between, the Clarets looking the likelier to score as Sam Howes was kept busy.
The Beavers first chance on target came just before the break, Kiernan’s shot from 20 yards forcing a diving save from Clarets keeper Sam Beasant.
From the following corner, Jack Cook’s point-blank header was stopped on the line by Beasant, as the Beavers suddenly came to life.
Hudson-Odoi took advantage of some space early in the second half to fire a shot that Beasant could only palm wide as the Beavers tried to at least match their opponents.
The Clarets weathered the Hampton pressure and Howes had to make a smart save to deny Johnson’s shot from 12 yards just on the hour.
Hampton were slowly coming back into the game again, and Malachi Napa’s shot just after coming on made Beasant work by his right hand post to clear for a corner.
Napa was having a bit of joy down the right and another attempt, with 15 mins to go, again forced Beasant to dive and hold the ball.
It took until the final seconds of normal time for the Beavers to sneak the equaliser, a frantic passage of play in the Chelmsford box ended with Max Kretzschmar calmly prodding home from close range to give the Beavers a point that 5 minutes after the start, didn’t look likely.