Chelmsford welcomed top of the table Sevenoaks to Chelmer Park looking to avenge the narrow 1-0 loss in the away fixture earlier in the season. Having defended 24 corners on this occasion the home side knew it would be a tough test.
Both sides started brightly and although Sevenoaks had the greater pressure there were chances both end. Some strong challenges from the experienced Sevenoaks set the tone and before long they had opened the scoring. Chelmsford continued to battle hard and strong defending from player of the match Annie Steingold and player coach Marie Kirkham kept them at bay for a good period. However the pressure told and Sevenoaks increased the margin with a short corner and a penalty stroke in quick succession leaving the score 0-3 at half time.
Chelmsford were the brighter team in the second half with more chances falling to them but they were unable to capitalise initially. However midway through the half a through ball from Kirkham gave Kat Hales time and space to pass the Sevenoaks keeper. Continuing to press Chelmsford were awarded several corners but a quick turnover and counterattack from one of these allowed Sevenoaks to restore their lead and the final score was 1-4 the travelling team. Despite the increased scoreline Chelmsford can take consolation from their solid performance across the pitch and look to build on that for the rest of the season.
Next week Chelmsford welcome Crostyx at home at 3.45pm.