City stumble to another three points
By Dean Blundell
below par whites still unbeaten
Chelmsford city under 15 whites claimed another 3 points, edging a close game against a Braintree town side, who were transformed from the team the whites beat comfortably two weeks ago.
City began well enough and found themselves in front after 20 minutes. Tom Hunter
latched onto a weak clearance from the Hornets keeper and stroked the ball home from twenty five yards. City still looked edgy, and despite two well taken goals from Emmanuel Tshinene
, giving the hosts a 3-0 scoreline at half time, the whites were definitely flattered by the scoreline.
City started the second half at testimonial pace and this spurred on the visitors, who grabbed a goal back with a superb strike from well outside the box. Five minutes later the visitors added a second. After giving away a sloppy free kick the hosts failed to clear the ball and the score was now 3-2. The Hornets were now on the front foot and the whites looked panicked. The free flowing football that was on display last week was no where to be seen, and soon the visitors were on level terms. After seemingly stripping the ball from The city keepers hands, the Braintree player rolled the ball into an empty net. The hosts protests fell on def ears, but somehow this seemed to give City a new lease of life.
Two quickfire goals from Emmanuel Tshinene
saw the hosts edge into a 5-3 lead, and despite a late consolation goal from the Hornets, City saw out the final seconds to make it 6 points from 2 games.
Plenty of work to be done on the training ground, but winning when not at your best is a good traet to have.