13 August 2016. Chelmsford City 1 - Dartford 1. Goal for Dartford: Luke Wanadio. Goal for Chelmsford City: Shaun Jeffers. Att: 780. Chelmsford City play at the Melbourne Stadium, which has an athletics track surrounding the pitch, and with a long jump track too, it makes the main stadium seating well removed from the play on the pitch. Stands behind each goal, however, give a much closer view. Chelmsford City FC was formed in 1938, although the town was not granted City status until 2012! Their mascot is a parrot - a contrived rhyme for Claret, the nickname of the team.
Former England International Jimmy Greaves played for Chelmsford City briefly in 1977 and described it as "enjoyable ... but half-hearted" and after just a few months there he "hung up my boots to concentrate on my sole interest in life. Drinking".* He played for Tottenham Hotspur and is still their highest ever goalscorer.
Chelmsford City Team: Chelmsford City: Joe Welch, Ashley Miller, Daniel Blanchett, Max Cornhill. Chris Bush, Mark Haines, Robbie Willmott, Anthony Church (C), Shaun Jeffers, Shamir Mullings, Bagasan Graham
Dartford Team Deren Ibrahim, Tom Gardiner, Tom Wynter, Tom Bonner (C), Keaton Wood, Alex Brown, Ryan Hayes, Lee Noble, Danny Harris, Andy Pugh, Luke Wanadio
* Greavsie: The autobiography
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