A STUNNING second half performance handed Chelmsford City an emphatic first victory of the season in the National League South.

Winless in the first two matches, the Rod Stringer’s Clarets visited Hungerford in Berkshire and were 6-0 winners, with six goalscorers to boot.

Chelmsford had chances to open their account for the afternoon before the first goal came, Rhys Murphy well denied by Jokull Andresson in the home goal.

Joe Anderson’s free-kick clipped the inside of the post on its way into the goal to put the Clarets ahead but it was not until after the half-time interval that City put the hosts to the sword.

Anthony Church doubled Chelmsford’s lead only two minutes into the second half with a powerful drive before two goals in two minutes from Murphy and Michael Spillane - the latter a delicate lob - put the result beyond Hungerford.

The home team’s plight was worsened when captain James Rusby was sent for a second bookable offence just past the hour-mark.

Chris Whelpdale headed off the crossbar but moments later Scott Fenwick extended City’s lead from the penalty spot - Murphy fouled in the area.

A flurry of away changes followed with the game won and returning to Essex, with Hungerford’s Harvey Bradbury missing a good chance to score a consolation for Hungerford.

Tom Wraight rounded off the scoring as he placed a low effort under Andresson late in the second half.

Chelmsford City: Worner, Barnum-Bobb, Omozusi, Porter, Spillane, Church, Fenwick (Batt 72’), Wraight, Anderson, Whelpdale (Reason 72’), Murphy (Foy 70’)