“We are hard to break down, so Torquay will have to work hard to win”
TT spoke to Chelmsford City fan Jack Mckechnie for the second time this season and asked him about the men from Melbourne Park:
Hi Jack the last time the two sides met was back in August, do you remember much about that game?
I don’t remember a lot really. Typically cagey opening game with few chances where either side could have won.
Barring any ridiculous weather appearing it should be 3rd time lucky for this fixture, what are your thoughts on the controversial last postponement?
It was frustrating. To be honest I wasn’t able to go to the rearranged game (thank god!). Personally, I think Torquay should have organised a local referee a few days before the game just in case. But Torquay can’t be blamed completely for the fiasco.
How’s the Clarets form been heading into the game at Plainmoor?
Our form’s been good. Unbeaten since January 12th. We are hard to break down so Torquay will have to work hard to win.
What have been your highs and lows of the season so far?
Highs: reaching the Essex Cup Final for a 3rd year running and beating Billericay twice of Xmas.
Lows: Going out of the FA Cup at the first game.
Which Chelmsford players should we look out for this week?
Our top goalscorer (and Ex-Gull) Rhys Murphy, who is too good for this level, plus Chris Whelpdale, Billy Knott and Adrian Cascaval.
The Clarets have had another solid season, what are your main strengths as a team (and as a club)?
On the pitch we are hard to break down and we don’t give up. Team spirit seems high and confidence is growing. Off the pitch, our community projects are going well with many local children from various schools are pushing our attendance into 4 figures.
You look set for a play-off spot, are you optimistic about achieving promotion?
No. Our playoff record is shocking. I hate them so much!
How do you think the club would cope with the step up to the National League if it were to happen?
I think we would be towards the lower end of the table, but I think we would survive the first year in the National League.
After the frustration of two previous postponements, will you have many fans making the trip this time?
Probably not as many as there would have been before. I reckon around 50-75
And finally, what’s your match prediction for Tuesday night?
I reckon it will be 2-2.
Cheers Jack, it should be a interesting game under lights at Plainmoor and good luck for the rest of the season – Dom
“The boys will do everything they can to bring the 3 points back home.” – Rod Stringer