Chelmsford City remain at the foot of the Essex Walking Football League despite a strong showing in the latest round of fixtures.

The Clarets ended with a record of one win, two draws and two defeats in a highly competitive division.

It started well for Chelmsford in the five game series against neighbours Southend.

The Clarets won 1-0 and were dominant throughout the encounter. Kevan Anderson’s goal in the first period was enough to separate the two teams.

A lapse in concentration was almost capitalised upon by Southend but goalkeeper Geoff Stockley came to the rescue with a smart stop.

A match against runaway leaders Little Oakley followed but the Clarets excelled, particularly in defence.

Brian Thomas’ long range effort was the best on offer for Chelmsford but it was the defences which held firm in the goalless draw.

Four points from two matches represented a strong start for Chelmsford but they were brought back to earth in their next two games.

The hosts were slapped with two sin-bins for fouls and opponents Grays made Chelmsford pay with the only goal of the match.

The Clarets turned up the pressure late on but it wasn’t to be.

Eastwood Falcons were also 1-0 winners against Chelmsford in match four, with a disallowed goal leading to frustration in the Clarets side.

Their final encounter of the weekend was against Dagenham & Redbridge and Chelmsford once again failed to find the target.

A 0-0 draw saw plenty of efforts for both sides but no breakthrough, with the Clarets remaining at the foot of the table after 15 matches.

The next round of fixtures will be held in Southend next Tuesday.