By Gary Kay
Whites beat Witham
Our first home match of the season see up entertain Witham Town Yellows, who had brought a good amount of support with them which was good to see for both teams to have good support watching and encouragement the boys.
With Witham having the breeze behind them the games started with both teams pushing each other and wanting to strike first, the whites almost did with a long range effort from Bobby K that went just wide of the far post, then Witham had a great chance to go in front but their shot went over from 8 yards out . Chelmsford did strike first after and throw in from Bobby N was missed judge by the defender and there was Fletcher to slot the ball home on 10 mins for 1-0.
the games was flowing from end to end and on 20 mins Witham drew level to make it 1-1 with a cross that got caught in the wind and went over Matthew.
This seemed to kick Chelmsford into another gear and was putting Witham under pressure and on 24 mins some good work down the left by Bobby N who went inside then outside of his marker he then placed his cross onto the head of Fletcher who made it 2-1, Chelsmford had further chances to go in front with efforts from Jack who cheeky chip went wide and Ronnie almost latch onto a low cross from Ewan.
Callum O was feeling confident and even tried a left footed shot that went over from distance, both teams continued to battle hard but it was the Whites that went in at half time 2-1 up .
The second half started and with the slight breeze behind them the Whites knew that the game was theirs to take, but it was Witham that had the first chance to draw level but for some good work from the whites defense and Matthew in goal, with 7 mins gone in the second half Bobby N collected a ball deep in midfield and drove forward beating to players and unleashed a thunderbolt that flew into the top right hand corner of the Witham goal to make it 3-1 .
On 54 mins a Witham attack was broken down by Nathanael who carried the ball forward and played a great pass between the two Centre Backs of Witham for Jack to run onto and he raced into the box and slotted the ball past the Witham into the bottom right hand corner to make it 4-1 then on 60 mins a nice passing move found Jack and he slotted a well weighted pass between the centre backs of Witham for Bobby K to race clear and calmly slot the ball past the keeper and into the bottom left hand corner to make it 5-1.
Witham didn't give up and kept playing their football along with Chelmsford but it was the Whites that run out 5-1 winners .
Credit should be given to both teams for a entertaining match witch both sets of supporters seemed to enjoy and watch, it was also great to see a game played in the correct spirit and manor by both set of players.
Great Team performance by the boys today well done and onto next week we go