Drought over for pro­lific Clarets

CHELMS­FORD CITY 3 EAST­BOURNE BOR­OUGH 2

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Matt Lee

CITY ended their 71-day run with­out a home win with vic­tory over in-form Bor­ough.

Hav­ing scored 18 goals in their pre­vi­ous four meet­ings against the Sports, City could not have asked for a bet­ter start when Scott Fen­wick turned Chez Isaac’s low cross in af­ter three min­utes.

The Clarets could have been fur­ther ahead mo­ments later, but Michael Spil­lane’s header flashed wide.

Chelms­ford could have dou­bled their ad­van­tage when Rhys Mur­phy stabbed a shot to­wards goal, but Mark Smith pro­duce a strong hand to parry.

But City didn’t have to wait long be­fore their lead was ex­tended. The vis­i­tors failed to clear a cor­ner and the ball fell to An­thony Church who looped a shot over Smith.

Smith then hes­i­tated over Mur­phy’s cross, and Fen­wick rose high­est to nod home from close range.

East­bourne pulled a goal back two min­utes later as Dean Cox stroked home from the spot af­ter Ryan Hall was fouled.

The vis­i­tors came out bet­ter for the sec­ond half, but scored with only three min­utes left as Hall bun­dled in from close range.

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