Chelmsford City won their first opening league game for the first time since 2010 with a 2-0 win over Gloucester City.

Goals at the start and end of the match wrapped up the three points - debutant Kudus Oyenuga putting the Clarets ahead after two minutes and scoring his second late on.

Rod Stringer handed seven of his summer signings their first starts, and it didn’t take long for one to make an impact.

Oyenuga latched onto Chris Bush’s long-throw and powered into the net from close range.

Miscommunication between goalkeeper Sam Beasant and Anthony Church almost let in the National League South new boys but the danger was cleared.

Oyenuga came close to doubling the hosts’ lead in the second half but he was unable to take advantage of a defensive mistake as he sent a shot wide.

The visitors cranked up the pressure in the final 15 minutes and looked the most likely to equalise, but the Clarets was well marshalled by Bush throughout.

Stringer introduced Lee Barnard and Jonny Giles in a bid to make the game safe, a job which was completed two minutes from time.

Moments after coming on, and with three minutes left on the clock, Giles cut outside on the left wing, sending a cross to the far post where Oyenuga calmly sent a header into the bottom corner.

*Arsenal and Celtic legend Charlie Nicholas will visit the Clarets Bar on Friday, September 22 for a sportsman’s dinner.

Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are available, costing £40. Call 01245 290 959 for more details.