Chelmsford II 3 Colchester 2

Premier BChelmsford II 3 Colchester 2Colchester suffered a second defeat of the weekend away at Chelmer Park in a game rearranged due to a waterlogged pitch just before Christmas.

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Chelmsford II 3 Colchester 2

Colchester suffered a second defeat of the weekend away at Chelmer Park in a game rearranged due to a waterlogged pitch just before Christmas.

Chelmsford started the game brightly and had a couple of chances before actually taking the lead, a low drag flick from a penalty corner evading the Colchester defence.


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Chelmsford's lead didn't last long as Colchester equalised within minutes. Duncan Scott showed great determination to pressure the Chelmsford defence and managed to intercept a pass across the back. Scott's touch put him through one on one with the keeper and showed great composure to slip the ball past the advancing keeper.

Chelmsford regained the lead through another penalty corner, a slip left and strike once again beat the Colchester defence.

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Colchester pressed in search of a second equaliser. Rohan Khaira went on a mazy run before getting his shot off, but couldn't beat the Chelmsford keeper.

The resultant long corner was played to Michael Pearce. Pearce drove into the 'D' where he was fouled and Ed Long-Price stepped up to fire a low drag-flick into the bottom corner.

Colchester could have taken the lead before half-time after Khaira fired a shot across the goal, however Will Devitt's touch could only deflect the ball wide.

The second half was a fairly quite affair with Colchester restricting Chelmsford chances to penalty corners.

Andrew Walker had the best chance for Colchester in the second half, but his snap shot from close range could only find the keeper.

Chelmsford completed the scoring late in the half through another penalty corner. Again a slip left and strike beating the Colchester keeper and defence.

Hills Residential Man of the Match was Ed Long-Price for his work in midfield and well taken goal.

Colchester will be hoping for a better result when they face second bottom side Redbridge and Ilford at the Garrison Ground next Saturday.

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