Clarets enjoy narrow Twerton Park win

City suffered a disappointing evening under the Twerton Park floodlights against Chelmsford City as a second half goal condemned them to a second successive 1-0 defeat. Lodovica’s well-struck 67th minute shot was enough to separate the side as, once again, City struggled to break down a well-organised opponent. Despite both sides coming into the game in the play-off positions the first half was largely forgettable affair with just Lodovica’s late header testing either keeper. An early shot from Cody Cooke straight at Ejeheri raised hopes of an improved second half performance and, as increasingly heavy rain swept across Twerton Park, Danny Greenslade also sent a long-range effort into the keepers’ arms. Just past the hour mark City had an escape when Lodovica’s mis-hit shot bounced off the bar but within five minutes the Clarets no.9 made no mistake when set up by Dunne. Ryan Clarke produced a great save five minutes later from Ruff’s volley and City did press forward in the game’s closing stages. However, apart from a stoppage time free kick from Dan Hayfield that forced a smart save from Ejeheri they rarely looked like denying the visitors the victory.