Preview: Chelmsford City v Weymouth – Saturday 20th August 2022 – 15:00

By Robert Santonna


Looking back on Tuesday

Myself, along with a large majority of the Terras fanbase, were rather confused following that defeat on Tuesday. While we lost by three goals, scoring none, it was a good performance! Had we put away our chances, we could have scored 3-4 goals easily! I don’t think it will be long until we are putting those kind of scores up. It all hinges on whether we can finish off those superb chances we fashion for ourselves!

@TerraStatman’s Facts of the Match

Our record against this Essex team is very even with a P77 W30 D19 L28 tally.

Our last meeting in 2019 was also in August and marked our first win in five games against the Clarets in a 4-1 National League South victory. Chelmsford took the lead that day, but a blistering 14-minute hat-trick around half-time from McQuoid took the game from the away side, Thomson later adding a fourth.

Despite mixed results over the years against the Essex-based-outfit, we have at least scored in our last 14 games against these visitors!

But we first played against Chelmsford in 1948, in the 1st round proper of the FA Cup at home. 8,590 watched that game, our 6th highest home attendance in our history! We won 2-1 and our reward was a 2nd round tie against some small team near Sherborne who were sadly the cup victors…some things don’t change!

Some notable names that have played for both clubs include – Aaron Drewe, Ross Fitzsimons, Ron Fogg, Stephen Reed & Sean Shields.

Fitzsimons, our goalkeeper from last season, has certainly clocked up the miles since his last game for us in May, having signed a short term contract with Gibraltar-based-outfit St. Joseph’s. With the Saints, he featured in four Europa Conference League ties and played in Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic, before the Blues bowed out of the competition to Slavia Prague. Fitzsimons now finds himself back in the National League with Chesterfield and is their number 1!”

Looking ahead

889 fans were in attendance to watch on Tuesday night. That’s a credit to how loyal the fans are. Things haven’t been easy as of late, however the fans have still showed up and supported the players. Hopefully we can take a decent number up to Chelmsford this afternoon, one thing I do notice with away support is that having “good away support” is often decided on how many you bring. However I think with us it’s quality over quantity! Whether we bring 10 or 1000, those who turn up always make the noise!

I am more than confident that David and his lads will put in another great performance and that the goals, and points will follow!


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