Chelmsford 1 Bournville 5

Slazenger Men's EHLDivision OneChelmsford 1 Bournville 5Chelmsford were left to rue a lack of clinical finishing in front of goal as they suffered their fifth consecutive league defeat.

Slazenger Men's EHL

Division One

Chelmsford 1 Bournville 5

Chelmsford were left to rue a lack of clinical finishing in front of goal as they suffered their fifth consecutive league defeat.


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Not for the first time this season, if Chelmsford had been able to convert their corners, they could quite easily have taken the points from this game.

Bournville, who started the game in third position in the table, began the game well and were rewarded when former England international Chris Graham scored from close range.

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Chelmsford started to fight their way back into the match, but a goal from South African Marvin Bam ensured the Birmingham based side went into the break two goals to the good.

To get themselves back into the game Chelmsford needed to start the second half well, however the opposite was the case as the Essex side conceded when Graham bagged his second of the match.

This goal had the effect of liberating the Essex side and they started to play with far greater freedom.

For the next 20 minutes Chelmsford created far more chances, but only Elliott Seleska was able to convert them after he rounded the goalkeeper and rolled the ball into the empty net.

Although they were forced to play with ten men following a player suspension, Bournville enjoyed far more of the possession as Chelmsford were unable to press their opposition.

With five minutes left, Chelmsford threw more and more men forward, but the gaps only allowed Bournville to find unmarked players.

Stefan Sekula and Harry Rowland both made the most of these holes to make the score 5-1.

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