Chelmsford City will look to carry their good form on after the enforced break in the season away at Oxford City this Saturday.
Following the cancellation of the Concord game, and then the adverse weather on Monday that saw the Billericay game postponed, this game was arranged at relatively short notice. This will be City’s first trip to Velocity Park since 2018, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ending the 19/20 season prematurely. Chelmsford found themselves on a good run prior to the most recent mini-break in the season, coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Billericay, thanks to goals from new signing Jake Cass, Tom Wraight, and Adam Morgan.
Oxford City have enjoyed a good season so far and currently occupy fourth spot in the division and are unbeaten in their last 11 league games. Their most recent outing was last week when they put Hungerford to the sword, winning by four goals to nil. When Oxford visited Melbourne Park for the first game of the season it was a cagey affair which ended with the points being shared, with the visitor’s opener scored by James Roberts cancelled out by the Clarets’ Adam Morgan to leave the final score as 1-1.
Both sides go into the game in good form so a good quality game should be expected from two evenly-matched teams. The two week pause in the season will have taken away from the momentum slightly, but the hope will be that victory on Saturday would set either team up well for the rest of the season.
Oxford City are 4th with 29 points from their 16 games so far this season (8W-5D-3L) having scored 31 and conceded 16.
Chelmsford climbed to 12th with 16 points (4W-4D-6L) and have a goal difference of 0, having both scored and conceded 20 from their 14 games so far this season.
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Harvey Bradbury – Young Midfielder Bradbury has played for a variety of clubs in his short career so far after coming through the youth system at Portsmouth. He has been on the books of several league sides including premier league Watford, Millwall and Portsmouth but it was whilst at Oxford United that he made his league debut. Having caught the eye of experienced scouts at big clubs around the country, and still just 22 years of age, he signed for Oxford City at the start of this season and he has impressed with his performances from midfield so far.
Elliot Omozusi and Billy Crook remain long-term absentees for the Clarets, whilst it is likely that Cameron James will also miss out through injury.
Captain Anthony Church is available for selection after his 3-match suspension.
Chelmsford City will also be providing live minute-by-minute coverage of the game on Twitter (@OfficialClarets) and Facebook (@officialchelmsfordcityfc) using the hashtags #OXF v #CHE & #ClaretsLIVE
There will also be live audio commentary from Radio Clarets.
Post-match reports, highlights and interviews will be found on the Club website, social media and ClaretsTV following the match.