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Tue Nov 28

Match day

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Flackwell Heath (A)
Tue Nov 28 19:45
The Vanarama National League South

Preview: Chelmsford City

A look ahead to tomorrow’s match against Chelmsford City.


Next up for Slough Town is a National League South clash against 8th-placed Chelmsford City, who are only 5 points behind the league leaders, Yeovil Town, writes Freddie Gatrell.

In what will inevitably prove to be a keenly contested fixture, Scott Davies' Rebels will be eager to get back into league action after a week of FA Cup matches, culminating in a brilliant 2-0 victory over Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday.

Chelmsford City are currently in a comfortable position in National League South, with manager Robbie Simpson guiding his side to 5 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats so far this campaign. Despite a higher league position, the Clarets come into Saturday's game with a point to prove after tumbling out of the FA Cup following a 3-1 defeat against the Northern Premier League side, Whitby Town.

The Essex-based outfit has failed to pick up 3 points since early October when they beat Weston-super-Mare 3-0 and come into tomorrow's clash with a point to prove. The Rebels will still be high on confidence from Tuesday's victory, and the Clarets will try to capitalize on potential tired legs and cause problems for the Rebels.

The manager of Chelmsford is Robbie Simpson, a 38-year-old ex-professional footballer whose previous clubs include Cambridge United, Leyton Orient, Exeter City, and Huddersfield Town, to name just a few. After initially joining the club as a player in the summer of 2019, Simpson eventually took over as interim manager a year later after the previous manager, Rod Stringer, was relieved of his duties. Simpson's side did the double over the Rebels last season, with our most recent meeting ending 2-0 in favour of our visitors, thanks to goals from Frankie Terry and Arjanit Krasniqi. Scott Davies' men will be hopeful they can avoid defeat against Chelmsford this time around and continue their 9-game winning streak.

Simpson will rely on his in-form goalscorer, Mohamed Bettamer, to cause problems for his side at the attacking end of the pitch, with the Libyan forward registering 3 goals in his last 3 games. The 30-year-old number 9 is on loan from Hayes & Yeading United.


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