Concord Rangers are back in Vanarama National League South action tomorrow as the lads make the short trip to local rivals Chelmsford City.
The Beachboys are on a rough run of form and will be looking to kick start their end of season run-in with a vital Easter Monday victory. Concord Rangers have lost 6 of their last 7 fixtures, beating only fellow strugglers Chippenham Town 2-1 just under two weeks ago. Following a number of recent weather-related postponements, Concord have 2 games a week every week between now and the end of the season, and will need to pick up as many positive results as possible to secure their place in the Vanarama National League South for another season.
The Clarets however are looking at the opposite end of the table, sitting just 3 points adrift of the playoff places. City have lost just 2 of their last seven fixtures, and will be doing what they can to ensure they do not lose any more as they make their push for promotion. Their most recent result was a 2-0 loss against Truro City on St Patricks Day (it’s not just Concord affected by the weather….), and Chelmsford will aim to bounce back with a win on Easter Monday.
The last time the two sides met was back in August 2017, when Chelmsford City came to the Aspect Arena and were able to beat the Beachboys 2-0.
It’s a fairly easy journey to Chelmsford, as you leave the island and head over Sadlers Farm roundabout towards the A130. Once on the A130 towards Chelmsford, continue through until you reach the roundabout and the junction for the A12. Head straight across and join Southend Road. Continue on the road until you reach the next roundabout and take the third exit on to Parkway, the A1060. After 2 miles Parkway turns left and becomes Broomfield Road/A1016. Then the turns come thick and fast…Turn left onto Corporation Rd, then left onto Kings Rd, right onto North Avenue, go through 2 roundabouts then at the third take the 2nd exit onto Melbourne Avenue.
After that turn right onto St Nazaire Rd, continue onto Oliver Way, turn left onto Tugby Place, and the ground will eventually be on the right. The car park fills up quickly though, so make sure you get there early.
Admission prices are as follows for Monday’s match at the Melbourne Community Stadium: Adults £13, Concessions £9, Young Adults (aged 12 to 17) £5, Under 11s Free, Family (Two adults, two children) £25.00.