National League South Sat 18 March EMG Inspire Stadium
  • Trotter (37')
  • Folivi (50')
  • Krasniqi (83')
  • Hockey (89')
  • Pearce (11', 45+3')

The fixture comes a week after Worthing faced Bath City at the Crucial Environmental Stadium:

The Reds got off to the best possible start when Ollie Pearce converted a penalty won by Reece Meekums in the fourth minute, which took them into the lead at half-time.

The second half, however, saw the Romans equalise on 51 minutes through Cody Cooke, before Joe Rye was given a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity.

Things went from bad to worse for Worthing, after Tom Smith and Scott Wilson put Bath 3-1 up with just 15 minutes left to play.

Joel Colbran pulled a goal back with five remaining to halve the deficit and create a nervy finish for the visitors, but they held out to take all three points back to Somerset.

Meanwhile, Chelmsford City most recently played on Tuesday evening, beating Essex rivals Concord Rangers bye two goals to one.


Worthing’s defeat on Saturday saw them drop to seventh in the table, occupying the final playoff spot remaining on 60 points from 38 games.

Chelmsford’s midweek win saw them leapfrog the Reds into fifth place, two points clear having played the same amount of games.

Last six matches

14/03/32 – Concord Rangers (A) – Won 2-1
11/03/23 – Hampton & Richmond Borough (A) – Lost 1-2
06/03/23 – Dulwich Hamlet (H) – Won 5-1
04/03/23 – Eastbourne Borough (A) – Drew 2-2
25/02/23 – Ebbsfleet United (H) – Lost 0-1
20/02/23 – Tonbridge Angels (H) – Won 1-0

Recent meetings

The two sides last met in the reverse fixture, in late November of last year at Woodside Road:

Chelmsford went 2-0 up within the first 25 minutes curtesy of goals from Kai Yearn and Cameron James, but Callum Kealy pulled a goal back for Worthing 10 minutes before the interval.

Tom Blackwell regained City’s two-goal advantage on the hour mark, which subsequently sealed all three points for the visitors.

Team News

The Rebels will be without Joe Rye through suspension following his red card in last week’s defeat to Bath.

Supporter information

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased on the gate on the day or via Chelmsford’s website.

Admission Prices

Adults – £13.00 (£15.00 on gate)

Senior (65+) – £9.00 (£10.00 on gate)

Concessions – £9.00 (£10.00 on gate)

Students – £5.00

Youth (12-17) – £5.00

Under-12s – Free


Melbourne Community Stadium
Salerno Way
(01245) 290959

By Car

There are a small number of parking spaces on matchday located at the centre, and limited parking is available on street, so we would ask where possible for visiting fans to make use of their own coach services. If travelling independently we would ask you to consider the public transport options listed below. If you do have to drive to the venue, we ask you to show consideration to our neighbours when parking around the stadium.

Public transport*

*Please note the is industrial action taking place on Saturday, which may significantly effect rail journeys.

Chelmsford Railway Station is served by the London Liverpool Street to Ipswich main line. In order to make a 15:00pm Saturday kick-off the latest train you should catch from London Liverpool Street by no later than is 12:45pm to comfortably make kick-off and the same applies from Ipswich. To make a midweek 19:45pm kick-off, leave London Liverpool Street by no later than 18:15pm and Ipswich by 18:00pm.

Travelling by bus

The number 54 and 56 buses run a regular service every ten to fifteen minutes, departing from the Bus Station, which is situated on the left hand side of Duke Street just after the viaduct. Your journey should take around fifteen minutes from this point.


There is a Taxi Rank at the rear of the station.

The Melbourne Community Stadium is a no smoking stadium, however there is a designated smoking area on the hard-standing outside of the main clubhouse. The clubhouse is open before, during and after the game for refreshments.

How to follow

If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s official Twitter account, or through live commentary provided by