CHELMSFORD City manager Rod Stringer bemoaned a host of missed chances as Slough Town upset the odds to take three points away from Essex.

The Clarets spurned a host of first half opportunities and were left pointless for their endeavours following an inspired display by Slough stopper Jack Turner.

And Stringer said he expected more of his team.

“We had plenty of chances in the first half and should have been at least two goals up,” said Stringer. “They worked hard and scored the goal. That made us force it and it wasn’t to be.

“Goals win games and we didn’t score. Their goalkeeper made an unbelievable save. I am not sure I have seen one that good from close range before. We lacked the intensity in the second half to force the issue.

“The substitutions we introduced made no impact and we should have asked more questions.”

The first save of the afternoon was on 18 minutes, Turner doing well to block Rhys Murphy’s effort with his legs.

Tom Wraight had an effort cleared off the line moments later and the frustration continued when Murphy struck the crossbar shortly before half-time.

Another fine stop halted Chris Whelpdale the opener although Slough still carried a threat - a goal ruled out for offside on the hour.

And 20 minutes from the end, Slough struck when Chris Flood arrowed a strike beyond Nathan McDonald.

Chelmsford City: McDonald, Barnum-Bobb, Omozusi, Porter (Fenwick 63’), Swaine, Church, Reason (Miles 67’), Wraight, Anderson, Whelpdale (Giles 75’), Murphy