Chelmsford face yet another away game on Saturday as they head to South-West London to The Beveree Stadium. The Clarets will be looking for revenge, as Hampton & Richmond came to Essex in November, and took all 3 points. After the 5-1 win on Monday, Robbie and his side will be high on confidence and looking to get the 3 points, with the hosts being yet another one of the strugglers in the league.
Hampton & Richmond lie 18th in the Vanarama National League South, picking up just 3 wins since the turn of the year. Their last win was on Tuesday night, as they travelled down to Taunton and scored 3. All 3 of their wins in 2023 have been within their last 5 fixtures, as they took 3 points against Eastbourne, Dulwich and as previously mentioned, Taunton. Mel Gwinnett’s side will look to build on their recent form, as they attempt to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone. Gwinnett was appointed in January and has brought 12 points home in 12 games. Winning 3, drawing 3 and losing 6, the Beavers are just a point clear of 21st placed Chippenham. Gary McCann mutually agreed to depart in early January, after he had been manager for just under 5 years. His side were struggling, with just 1 win in 9, seeing him shown the exit. That win did indeed come against the Clarets.
In goal for Hampton is experienced shot stopper Alan Juilian, who is in his third year with the Beavers, after he joined from fellow Essex side Billericay in 2020. The 39-year-old has made over 300 career appearances, as he has played for 8 different clubs. In defence, Luis Fernandez is a key player in both boxes. The centre back has notched up 3 goals this campaign, with one coming against Chelmsford. The other 2 came in the form of a brace, as he scored 2 out of the 3 that Hampton scored on Tuesday night. Going forward, Hampton have various dangerous players. In midfield, they have the duo of Jake Gray and Sam Deadfield. The latter only recently re-joined Hampton, after he departed briefly, for a spell at Dulwich Hamlet. Gray had 2 spells on loan with the Beavers from Woking, before in summer 2020, he made the deal a permanent one. He has been on their books ever since and has been a danger for opponents. Upfront, former Arsenal and West Ham striker Adrian Clifton has recently signed, playing in 4 games, scoring 1 and assisting 1. Hampton’s other goal scorer from the game in November was Tommy Block, who is now playing for Dartford after he departed for them in January.
The Clarets are out for revenge as the home fixture saw Luis Fernandez and Tommy Block goals secure all 3 points for the Beavers. Back in November, a busy schedule for the Clarets, including 2 nail-biting game against Barnet in the FA Cup, meant this result was a rather damning one. Chelmsford will look to right their wrongs on Saturday and continue the good run of form.
Last time at The Beveree, 6 goals were scored as Chelmsford fell to a 4-2 defeat. A Simeon Jackson goal gave Chelmsford an early lead, before they crumbled, and Hampton obtained a
3-1 lead. Charlie Sheringham scored to give the Clarets a fighting chance, before another goal for the hosts, scored by David Fisher, secured them the 3 points. Coupled with the disappointment at home this season, Chelmsford will look to be successful against Hampton, this time out.
After a busy week, there are some new personnel changes for Robbie. Elsewhere, Adebola Oluwo, Simeon Jackson and Harry Lodovica continue on their respective recoveries. As well as that, Khale Da Costa departed the Clarets this week and thus is no longer available, as he moves on. Likewise, Ernaldo Krasniqi has returned to Huddersfield, after he was recalled by his parent club. Reece Grant has completed his suspension and will be working to be available for selection this weekend.
Advanced ticketing, as listed on Hampton & Richmond’s website:
Adults (18-64 years of age) – £14.00
Concession (65+ years of age) – £10.00
Youth (12-18 years of age) – £5.00
Junior (5-11 years of age) – £3.00
Please note, ticket prices stated above will be higher on the gate due to the above being advanced online ticket prices, purchasable in advance to the fixture.
HOW TO GET TO THE GAME:
The Chelmsford City Supporters Club are running a coach to the game, departing at 11:30 from the Melbourne Community Stadium. Those wishing to book should Contact the supporters club.
The route to the ground, from Melbourne Stadium consists of going onto the M25 from the A12 and departing at junction 9. This takes you onto the A243, where you join the A244, before taking Copsem Lane and then the A309 and A308. The football club lies off of Station road, and is also accessible by train. After taking an overground to Stratford, take the Jubilee line to Waterloo. Then change to the South Western Railway which will take you to Hampton station, which is just a 10 minute walk from the ground.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE GAME:
To keep up with the game, follow the coverage on the @OfficialClarets twitter page, where updates will be posted using the hashtag, #TheClarets.
There will also be live audio commentary from Radio Clarets, which can be found before and during the game on our Twitter.
Post-match reports and interviews will be found on the club website, social media and Youtube channel ClaretsTV, following the game.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
For those who are travelling to Saturday’s game, the Rocket Hospitality Beveree is now a completely cashless venue so please bear this in mind and plan accordingly.