With the end of 2015 fast approaching and a day alone on Boxing Day I checked the local area for sport and found Chelmsford City at home. I’d only been once before and they’d won 7 – 1 that day! I could hope I’d see the same result again, although Boxing Day’s a bit different to a May Bank holiday conditions wise.
I’d also seen Dartford play, against Barnet, so could only presume they’d gone down league wise. This game was part of the Vanarama National League South, made up of 22 teams. Chelmsford were lying 13th and Dartford 7th before the game took place.
I bought a programme to help me with some background information, it was interesting to see Chelmsford lying 5th, with 736 and Dartford 3rd, with 1090 in the Average Attendances Tables. The lowest average attendance going to Hayes and Yeading Utd with a lowly 232. Chelmsford’s average will have been helped with the attendance at over 800 for this game.
This is going to be more Phlog than Blog – but I’ve included a link to a great match report
The first half was a fairly even affair and I’d say that both goalkeepers showed fine form in making some great saves keeping their teams in the game. They both repeated the performance in the 2nd half, however after a period of sustained attack by Dartford a strong shot by Andy Pugh put the visitors in the lead.
Chelmsford weren’t able to return the favour, condemning them to their 10th defeat from 21 games played, not quite a repeat of my previous visit. Interestingly the cost had gone down by a pound, meaning the afternoon cost me £13.00 – a much better way to spend Boxing Day than with the throngs of people descending on the shops!