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Chelmsford City
Hampton & Richmond Borough
R Murphy (22', 27')
Full time
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League South Attendance 784

Another tough defeat for Hampton

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The Beavers sink to their fifth straight defeat but put in a much better performance

Two goals midway through the first half for the Clarets' Rhys Murphy turned the game but the Beavers could've been right in the game had they taken their chances.

The Beavers had the opening chance with Sam Cox's long range attempt in the third minute but the Clarets took the lead on the 22nd minute.

Nathan MacDonald's long goal kick fell to Rhys Murphy as defender Oliver Sprague lost his footing. This left Murphy with a one on one with Tom Lovelock and the forward finished coolly into the left hand corner.

It didn't take long for Murphy to double the lead as just 5 minutes later, he curled a neat finish past Lovelock with the outside of his right foot, into the same left hand corner as previously.

Chris Dickson was giving his all up front and nearly got his reward with 10 minutes to the interval as he took the ball some 30 yards from midfield through the centre of a strangely tentative Chelmsford defence; his chip over MacDonald looked on target, but it lacked the pace and the ball was hacked away from inside the 6 yard box.

Hampton took a big collective sigh as the dangerous Murphy was unfortunately subbed just before half time as Chelmsford then looked less threatening.

Straight after the interval, Tom Lovelock had to be alert as he dived to his left to push away Anthony Church's attempt as the Beavers tried to find an opening to get back into the match.

The momentum of the game was then halted abruptly on 54 minutes as the referee pulled up with an injury and it soon became clear that he was in no fit state to continue as the Chelmsford physio provided treatment. After some 15 minutes, a replacement assistant was found and the game continued.

Both teams struggled to create anything like a clear chance following the break in play; it took until approximately the 70th minute for Craig Dundas to have a shot on goal which was wasted.

Some 10 minutes later, Chris Dickson managed to poke a shot on target but it was blocked inside the Clarets 6 yard box.

With about 5 mins of normal time left - as far as anyone could tell - Matty Wichelow had a great opportunity as he broke through on goal, but MacDonald pulled off a good save to preserve his clean sheet and make sure that the Beavers would get nothing out of the game.

After the match, Gary was hopeful about the next few games, "If we play a little more like that going forward, with the same togetherness and purpose and understanding, and take our chances, we're going to win more games than we have done."

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Key moments

22:00
Goal Rhys Murphy scores for Chelmsford City
27:00
Goal Rhys Murphy scores for Chelmsford City

Highlights

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90:00 +9:00 Sub On
Aaron Cosgrave is substituted on for Chelmsford City
90:00 +9:00 Sub Off
Scott Fenwick is substituted off for Chelmsford City
90:00 +4:00 Sub Off
Chez Isaac is substituted off for Chelmsford City
90:00 +4:00 Sub On
Amos Nasha is substituted on for Chelmsford City
90:00 Sub Off
Craig Dundas is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
90:00 Sub Off
Luke Ruddick is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
90:00 Sub On
Ricky Wellard is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
90:00 Sub On
Liam Sole is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub On
Matty Wichelow is substituted on for Hampton & Richmond Borough
46:00 Sub Off
Casey Maclaren is substituted off for Hampton & Richmond Borough
End of period 1
38:00 Sub Off
Rhys Murphy is substituted off for Chelmsford City
38:00 Sub On
Mikhail Kennedy is substituted on for Chelmsford City
27:00 Goal 2 - 0
Rhys Murphy scores for Chelmsford City
22:00 Goal 1 - 0
Rhys Murphy scores for Chelmsford City
16:00 Yellow Card
Anthony Church is yellow carded for Chelmsford City
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As it happened

  • Chelmsford City
  • Hampton & Richmond Borough
  • 0
  • Anthony Church Yellow Card 16:00'
  • Rhys Murphy Goal 22:00'
  • Rhys Murphy Goal 27:00'
  • Rhys Murphy Sub Off 38:00'
  • Mikhail Kennedy Sub On 38:00'
  • Matty Wichelow Sub On 46:00'
  • Casey Maclaren Sub Off 46:00'
  • Craig Dundas Sub Off 90:00'
  • Luke Ruddick Sub Off 90:00'
  • Ricky Wellard Sub On 90:00'
  • Liam Sole Sub On 90:00'
  • Chez Isaac Sub Off 90:00 +4:00'
  • Amos Nasha Sub On 90:00 +4:00'
  • Aaron Cosgrave Sub On 90:00 +9:00'
  • Scott Fenwick Sub Off 90:00 +9:00'

Team selection

Chelmsford City
  • 1. Nathan McDonald
  • 2. Elliott Omozusi
  • 3. Michael Spillane
  • 4. Anthony Church
  • 5. Scott Fenwick
  • 6. Chez Isaac
  • 7. Thomas Wraight
  • 8. Adrian Cascaval
  • 9. Mathew Young
  • 10. Chris Whelpdale
  • 11. Rhys Murphy
  • 12. Max Porter
  • 13. Jonny Giles
  • 14. Mikhail Kennedy
  • 15. Aaron Cosgrave
  • 16. Amos Nasha

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Chippenham Town 42 55
14. Dulwich Hamlet 42 49
15. Hampton & Richmond Borough 42 49
16. Hemel Hempstead Town 42 48
17. Gloucester City 42 47
18. Eastbourne Borough 42 42
19. Hungerford Town 42 42

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