SEAGULLS JOURNEY TO ESSEX

Mark McKeever’s team head to Chelmsford City tomorrow as they look to get back to winning ways.

Following yesterday’s news that Marc McGregor had left his role as manager of the Seagulls, caretaker manager Mark McKeever takes the side to a Playoff-chasing Chelmsford. With two losses and one defeat since the 1 – 2 win over Torquay a fortnight ago, Weston will be looking for more of them results as they continue to fight against relegation. Jennison Myrie-Williams looks to be out of the trip to Essex after an injury on Tuesday night, while Alex Bray and Eli Phipps could still be sidelined after injuries last weekend against Hungerford. Jacob Cane was an unused substitute on Tuesday due to a knock he picked up against Hungerford, while Jason Pope has been ill throughout the week, missing the past two games.

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Chelmsford City are currently suffering a slight dip in form, drawing their past three games as they look to step up the hunt to break into the top three in the table, two points behind 3rd-placed Bath City. The Clarets’ three draws came against Gloucester City, Concord Rangers and Eastbourne Borough. In their ranks, Chelmsford have prolific goalscorer Rhys Murphy, who has currently netted 19 National League South goals so far this season.

Last time the sides met was back in December, the Clarets winning 0 – 3 on a Tuesday night. Tom Wraight volleyed in from outside the area following a corner to put the visitors one to the good, before Rhys Murphy latched onto a loose backpass and rounded Luke Purnell to double their lead 20 minutes from the end. A third followed in added time, a Scott Fenwick shot being saved by Purnell but Wraight was on hand to tap into the empty net.

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