Chelmsford 5 Teddington 1
Division OneChelmsford 5 Teddington 1 Chelmsford remained far from happy with their performance despite a comfortable score lineManager Peter Woodward said: “We created loads of chances, but once the victory looked safe we were all too selfish and looking to get individual goals rather than setting up our team-mates.
Chelmsford 5 Teddington 1
Chelmsford remained far from happy with their performance despite a comfortable score line
Manager Peter Woodward said: “We created loads of chances, but once the victory looked safe we were all too selfish and looking to get individual goals rather than setting up our team-mates.
“In games where we don't get as many chances we will have to be far less selfish if we are to get any points.”
The first goal, after seven minutes, was a Hunter-brothers goal when elder statesman David crossed the ball for his younger brother Adam to slot the ball neatly past Alan Martin. The goal was also owed much to a superb 40-yard pass by 16-year-old Rob Wilson, which cut the Teddington defence in half. Danny Emery then gave the home side a two-goal lead, when his disguised drag flick gave Martin no chance. However, Chelmsford were shown that they could not rest on their laurels when bottom-placed Teddington, who are without a point so far this season, scored after 20 minutes. Stephen Tilson was able to find space in behind the Chelmsford defence and his powerful shot gave Adrian Kimber no chance.
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Only two minutes later, Adrian Palmer restored the Chelmsford advantage as he slid his shot past Martin. Up until this point Chelmsford had shown their ability to play good hockey, moving the ball about with pace. However, the side seemed at this point content with the victory and content to search for goals themselves. Former Chelmsford player Martin made a number of good saves, but goals were available with passes around the keeper.
The next goal didn't come for a further 20 minutes when the impressive Josh Mepham scored a backhand shot that gave Martin little chance. The scoring was rounded off with one minute to go when Will Hales scored from the penalty spot, after Mepham's shot was illegally saved on the line.
The win lifts Chelmsford to fourth in the table, on the same points as, but a goal behind, local rivals Old Loughts.
Next weekend Chelmsford make the long trip to Manchester to take on Brooklands MU.