Ebbsfleet await if Chelmsford can win

EBBSFLEET United will finally discover tonight, who they face in the last eight of the Setanta Shield when Chelmsford City visit Blue Square Premier club Crawley Town's Broadfield Stadium at the fourth attempt after three previous postponements.

EBBSFLEET United will finally discover tonight, who they face in the last eight of the Setanta Shield when Chelmsford City visit Blue Square Premier club Crawley Town's Broadfield Stadium at the fourth attempt after three previous postponements.

City will put out as strong a side as possible for this fourth round clash in a bid advance at the expense of their old Southern League rivals to secure a home tie in the next round.

The Clarets will again be without a handful of players for the trip to Sussex as a bug continues to affect the camp but, with the prospect Ebbsfleet United at the next stage, Chelmsford will predictably try their utmost to cause a shock.

Crawley defeated Havant & Waterlooville away from home in round three thanks to a Thomas Pinault penalty and further strikes from Adam Quinn and Sam Rents without reply. City, meanwhile, have come a long way in the competition themselves, having already removed AFC Wimbledon, Braintree Town and Grays Athletic.


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Extra time and penalties could prove an eventuality if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

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