Old Loughts 8 Chelmsford 5

Slazenger EHLDivision OneOld Loughtonians 8 Chelmsford 5Chelmsford's poor run of form continued as they lost to their local rivals Old Loughtonians in a 13 goal thriller.

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Old Loughtonians 8 Chelmsford 5

Chelmsford's poor run of form continued as they lost to their local rivals Old Loughtonians in a 13 goal thriller.


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Interestingly, it was Chelmsford who had the greater number of entries into their opponents D's, but it was the number of errors in defence that cost Chelmsford, with Old Loughts capitalising on almost all of the mistakes.

Just looking at the score line could give the impression that both goalkeepers turned in below average performances, however neither could do much about any of the goals as time and time again, players were left with time and space in the D to pick their spot.

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Chelmsford started the game off in a confident mood and fully deserved the lead they got when Adam Hunter scored his first of the season following good work from Josh Mepham.

Not for the first time this season though Chelmsford conceded almost immediately after they scored with Stuart Hardy levelling the game.

With the game still very much in the balance, but Chelmsford having the better of the possession, Chelmsford had what can only be described as three minutes of madness as Ollie Didham scored two and Sam Sisson one to put Loughts in control.

On the stroke of half time Elliott Seleska gave the away side some hope as he scored his first ever National League goal following a scrappy short corner.

With the game back in the balance, Chelmsford knew they would have to start the game strongly, and were they to get the next goal then they were firmly back in the match.

However, Chelmsford had another poor period as they conceded another three goals in just eight minutes, with a Luke Mepham strike sandwiched in the middle.

The game was becoming increasingly stretched as both sides looked towards their attack as the best form of defence and the goals continued to flow in abundance.

Dan Emery's cool strike and Hunter's second of the game finished the scoring off, but Chelmsford did have the chances for more.

With a break for the Divisionals next weekend, Chelmsford will have much work to do in the coming fortnight as they look to put things right. Their next match is against Bourneville on the November 3.

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