Chelmsford city under 16's found themselves facing familiar opponents, in the form of Witham Town. Having both been promoted last season, and with city yet to get the better of town on four occasions, this was set to be a tough test for the whites.
From the off City looked a much hungrier side than in their previous two outings this year, and set about Witham with a new found determination. The first twenty minutes were a very even affair, with both sides struggling to create any real chances in front of goal. The deadline was finally broken on the half hour mark when Town broke down the right hand side, a great cross into the city box was met by the Town striker who guided his header back across Blundell in the City goal just inside the post. City responded well, and before half time found themselves on level terms. A long range effort from Owen Grimshaw struck the arm of a Witham defender, and Luke Wilson stroked home the penalty spot.
A change of personnel at half time saw Price-Dixon and Mitchell (making his debut) add fresh legs to the center of the pitch, replacing Pawley and Wilson who came off for a well deserved break. still the game was played at a high tempo. Alex Wall constantly caused a threat whenever he had the ball, his pace caused trouble all afternoon. Grimshaw, Pye and Holloway made way for Wilson-Tawn,Molloy and Tanner but city kept their shape well and kept Town at arms lenght. A special mention to Saldanha, Webster and Moreton who were outstanding at the back all afternoon. With Ten minutes to go Tshinine and Webster made way for Pawley and Wilson who returned to see out the game, and help City pick up their first pont of the season. What a deference a week makes, well done everyone