Goals keep flowing as City make Trophy progress at expense of Clarets

City and Chelmsford shared another five goals this evening at Twerton Park, with the Romans emerging the victors once again to secure a 3rd Round FA Trophy place. Just as in Saturday’s 4-3 win in Essex City got off to a flying start. This time just eight minutes had passed when Freddie Grant’s great cross was steered home from close range by Tommy Conway. The in-form striker was denied a second goal on 22 minutes after he got clear of the Clarets backline as City enjoyed the better of the first half. It wasn’t until seven minutes before the interval that the visitors threatened an equaliser, Will Henry saving well from Sheringham’s shot. However, the second half was just eleven minutes old when City were pegged back, Morgan converting a left wing cross. A swift break from a Chelmsford corner ended with Tom Richards curling a shot narrowly wide on 64 minutes but a minute later the ball dropped to Asonganyi in the box and he fired his side in front. Six minutes later the Clarets – wearing an old City away strip after a mix-up saw then arrive in Bath without their kit – had a strong appeal for a penalty waved away when Morgan went down in the box. And City took full advantage of this escape within 60 seconds as James Taylor broke free down the right to cross for Conway to lift the ball over Worgan into the corner of the net. Both sides went in search of the winner after this and it was the Romans who prevailed with nine minutes left when great work near the byline by Tom Smith saw his low cross deflected into his own goal by Kpekawa. Chelmsford couldn’t find a way back after this, meaning the twelve goals over the two games were top and tailed by own goals and it would be City who go on to face Swindon Supermarine at Twerton Park on Saturday.