Green’s penalty clanger is costly
WEALDSTONE 2 CHELMSFORD CITY 3
THIS CLASH exploded into life in a second half of high drama and heart stopping entertainment for the crowd of 856.
Wealdstone almost came back from the dead and could well have won the game when they had Chelmsford on the ropes after pulling back from 3-0, but Danny Green’s penalty was saved by Nathan McDonald.
Stones bad luck first struck on 14 minutes when David Pratt’s headed goal was ruled out for off side.
The away side took the lead with a spectacular strike from Michael Spillane. The big defender spotted Jon North off his line.
Ten minutes later they went further behind when Rhys Murphy powered a header home.
Within four minutes of the restart they conceded for a third time from a Tommy Wraight strike.
But within two minutes Stones pulled a goal back when Max Porter bounced the ball into his own net.
Stefan Brown finally got the reward for his efforts and seized on a great pass and netted with aplomb on 68 minutes.
However, Green was unable to score the late penalty to leave the scores level.
STAR MAN: Nathan McDonald (Chelmsford) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★