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Chelmsford City 2 Dorking Wanderers 2

Dorking were denied a first away win of the season very late in the day as Charlie Sheringham's equaliser deep in stoppage time ensured the points were shared at Melbourne Stadium.

Marc White was able to welcome Josh Taylor and Jason Prior back to his starting eleven after the pair came through suspension and injury respectively. Matt Briggs and Jimmy Muitt were ruled out through injury, and James McShane was also not included in the matchday squad as he continued recovery from illness. New loan signing James Tilley was named on the bench.

The first half was contested at a steady tempo for the most part, Chelmsford closing down tirelessly in midfield to pressure Wanderers when in possession, but also proving to be effective when switching play.

That quickness of getting the ball forward had led to a couple of half-chances for the hosts early on, but on 12 minutes they got reward, a short corner from the left then crossed in by Tommy Wraight, experienced front-man Simeon Jackson able to glance the header across goal and find the back of the net from close range.

The pattern of the game continued, Wanderers best threat coming through Nicky Wheeler down the attacking left, but activity in the final third at both end's was at a premium.

Unfortunately Wanderers bad luck with injuries this campaign reared its head once again, Alfie Rutherford pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury just past the half hour, James Tilley coming on for his debut. He would play out on the right as Niall McManus came into central midfield, Josh Taylor playing in behind Prior up top.

Bobby-Joe Tayor made a couple of key interceptions to deny 'The Clarets' crossing from wide, but in the lead up to half time Wanderers began to ask more questions, Tilley immediately forcing Marsden to tip a fierce strike over the bar just after entering the field of play, Wheeler cutting in from the left and having his strike at goal ushered away on the corner of the six yard box, before Bobby-Joe Taylor's free kick was nodded on by Prior to find Josh Taylor unmarked in the six yard box, but he headed over the bar.

In similar fashion to Monday's game with Hungerford, Wanderers pressure paid off, and they were awarded a penalty right before the half-time whistle. Bobby-Joe Taylor's corner was en route to finding Barry Fuller before a handball intervention from Louis Dunne, spot kick awarded. And for the third consecutive game, Bobby-Joe stepped up and confidently drove the ball home.

Half-Time: Chelmsford 1 Dorking 1

Callum Kealy was introduced at half time in place of Dan Gallagher, Luke Moore dropped into a deeper lying position as McManus went back out wide, Josh Taylor reverted back to central midfield.

Shortly after the restart, Wanderers got themselves in front. Niall McManus played in Barry Fuller on the overlap down the right and the captain produced a pinpoint cross for Prior to head home from close range. A milestone goal for the Wanderers No9, his 60th for the club on the day of his 100th appearance. A significant day for the goal provider and our skipper as well as it turned out - 600 league appearances, here's to many more.

After getting ahead Wanderers took further command of the game, moving the ball more confidently through midfield and were unlucky not to extend the lead as Tilley and Josh Taor both had efforts blocked in quick succession.

'The Clarets' went mighty close up the other end straight after, Nicky Wheeler on guard to hook a dangerous delivery off the goal line.

Tilley had another shot blocked after a measured through ball from Moore, Wheeler and Taylor were then unlucky not to find Prior with deliveries from wide.

With minutes left on the clock the hosts started to rally as Wanderers sat back into their shape, Tom Blackwell persevered well down the left and was unlucky his ball across goal couldn't find a taker, but with what would be the final kick of the game, he did manage to find Charlie Sheringham arriving at the back post, the striker getting sufficient contact to guide the ball into the back of the net and break Wanderers hearts.

Daniel Stobbart

Chelmsford City: 1Jacob Marsden, 3 Tom Dickens, 6 Adebola Oluwo, 7 Dara Dada, 8 Louis Dunne (Freddie Hockey 86'), 10 Adam Morgan (Charlie Sheringham 76'), 11 Tom Wraight (c) (Dave Winfield 82'), 12 Simeon Jackson, 16 Chez Isaac, 17 Callum Harrison, 22 Tom Blackwell

Unused Subs: 5 Mickey Spillane, 13 Guy Norton

Goals: Jackson 12', Sheringham 90+'

Dorking Wanderers: 1 Lee Worgan, 3 Bobby-Joe Taylor, 5 Ed Harris, 8 Niall McManus, 9 Jason Prior, 10 Alfie Rutherford (30 James Tilley 35'), Josh Taylor (4 Sami El-Abd), 16 Nicky Wheeler, 18 Luke Moore, 20 Dan Gallagher (29 Callum Kealy 46'), 22 Barry Fuller

Unused Subs: 12 Callum Kennedy, 15 Wills

Goals: Bobby-Joe Taylor 45+', Prior 48'

Assists: Fuller 48'

Referee: Dale Wootton

Attendance: 698

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