Salisbury City v Chelmsford City preview

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GLENN Pennyfather is looking for "points on the board" from his Chelmsford side on Saturday as they head west for a challenging encounter with Blue Square Bet South pacesetters Salisbury City, and he'll remind them they're one of just three teams to topple the Wiltshire outfit in the league so far.

Salisbury have been in impressive form so far this season, leading the way by two points from Welling United, who beat them 1-0 at Park View Road in November.

The only other two teams to defeat the Whites this term are Staines Town and the Clarets, who secured a 2-1 victory at Melbourne in September through goals from Anthony Church and Jamie Slabber. Chelmsford now trail by nine points, but with two games in hand.

"We worked hard for our result that day, and we'll need to do that again," explained Glenn, who has a largely full squad to select from.

"We should have put that match to bed in the second half when we had a couple of opportunities, but I was delighted with the way we defended and we're getting back to that sort of form at the back again now."

"Going to Salisbury is going to be really tough. It's always difficult there but we've got the added element that they're top and full of confidence. That said, they were top of the table last time and it was a tricky time to play them.

"They'll be thinking the same thing, and we'll go there with a lot of belief as well. It's a long time since we played our last league game and it's crucial we get some points on the board because promotion remains our priority."

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