Slough lost their fourth home match in all competitions this season
as they went down to Chelmsford City by two goals to nil.
It was the home team who had the first chance of the match, Ryan
Spencer (pictured left) firing over the bar from the edge of the area following the
The visitors took the lead through Russell Edwards, who
capitalised on poor defending and guided a header at the far post
following a corner.
Chelmsford could of extended their lead with just over half an
hour gone. Ian Hodges (pictured right) cleared a header off the line barley two
minutes before Steve Daly did the same from a close range shot.
By this time, Chelmsford were dominating the game. Slough were
lucky not to be 2 or 3 goals down, and had not managed a single shot
Slough finally had a shot on goal with about five minutes to go
until half-time. Matt Murphy (pictured left) received the ball inside the area in a
good shooting position, but instead of having a shot, he passed the
ball to Matt Seedel whose shot deflected off a defender and went out
for a corner.
Chelmsford have another great chance to extend their lead moments
later, but Shaun Allaway pulled off a great save from a header
following a cross from the right wing.
With just over an hour gone, Chelmsford gained a free-kick in a
dangerous position just outside the Slough penalty area. The
free-kick went over the wall and Shaun Allaway dived to his right to
pull of an important save.
Ten minutes later, Slough had a very good chance to score when
Glen Harris (pictured above right) put substitute Dan Cann through on goal, but Cann
couldn't connect with the ball whilst under pressure, and it was
cleared for a corner. From the resulting corner, Matt Seedel left
the ball for Josias Carbon who fired well over the bar from a
With about five minutes remaining, Chelmsford could have made the
three points safe but Garry Cross's long range shot hit the post and
rebounded to safety.
But four minutes into injury time he did make the win secure when
he capitalised on Christian Metcalfe's (pictured left) error, ran with the ball into
the penalty area and slotted the ball past the oncoming Shaun