Chelmsford City v Welling United preview

On Easter Monday, the Welling United team visits Chelmsford City hoping to build on their two consecutive home victories that have guaranteed another season in the Vanarama National League South.

Tyrone Marsh’s great strike gave them a 3-2 win over Truro following their 4-0 victory over Gosport Borough.

Chelmsford’s surprise defeat at Oxford on Saturday means that the Clarets still require another victory to guarantee them a place in the play-offs.

Those travelling by road From Junction 28 of the M25 join the A12 sign-posted Chelmsford. After approximately nine miles take the exit sign-posted Chelmsford/Harlow. You then join another dual carriageway which will take you past a golf course and countryside on your left hand side.
Continue along this road (for approximately two miles) until you reach the first of two roundabouts (they are close together). You then go straight across the first roundabout (note at this roundabout anyone driving in on the A414 will join). The A414 joiners should turn left at this point and drive up to the second roundabout.

At the second roundabout you take the first left, signposted Chelmsford Crematorium/Widford Industrial Area. Again you keep straight on this road, following the signs for the Town Centre and Hospital A&E.

Along this road you will notice a Nissan Garage on your right and later a Fire Station, also on your right. After the Fire Station you are nearing the final set of lights on this road. Keep left as you approach these lights. As you go through the lights keep left and enter the slip road. Ahead is a Jeep Garage and a road signposted A1060 Sawbridgeworth.

Take the A1060 turning (road name Rainsford Road). Stay on this road, through first set of lights. At second set of lights go into the right-hand filter lane and turn right. This takes you into Chignall Road. Stay on this road for a short while before turning right into Melbourne Avenue. Ahead you will see a tall block of flats, turn left immediately in front of them into Salerno Way. The entrance to the Stadium is via a left turn at the next mini-roundabout.

Parking is currently free, with a small number of spaces available for disabled parking for fans with a blue badge. Free parking is also available in nearby streets and fans are urged to park responsibly and adhere to any parking restrictions in operation. A limited number of bicycle racks are also available.

Chelmsford Railway Station is served by the London Liverpool Street to Ipswich main line but engineering works mean that a replacement bus service is in force between Newbury Park and Ingatestone.
Once arriving at Chelmsford station, there is a taxi rank behind the station or buses from the other side of the road under the viaduct. 54 and 56 buses take around 15 minutes from there.

Entrance fees at the ground are Adults £13, Concessions £9 (65s and over) £5 (12 to 17) and U12s free. There is no additional charge for access to the stands.

Tyrone Marsh celebrating his winner against Truro City. Picture by Dave Budden.

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