CHELMSFORD City took their first point in the National League South in almost a month after recorded an impressive point at powerhouses Woking.

The Clarets had been beaten in their last two league matches, going down against St Albans City and Worthing in the league and FA Cup respectively and on both occasions at home.

But they bounced back against the Cards.

Chris Whelpdale handed City a first half lead after Rhys Murphy’s header had struck the crossbar, but the hosts levelled early in the second half through Jamar Loza.

Chelmsford started the first half brightly and looked the more likely to break the deadlock. Jordan Chiedozie and Joe Anderson came close before the opener.

Anderson worked the ball into the penalty area with Murphy directing an effort onto the crossbar. But the bounce was kind and Whelpdale instinctively turned the ball over the line on 35 minutes.

Amos Nasha was then denied but Chelmsford failed to match their display in the second 45 minutes.

The hosts pulled level 12 minutes into the second half. Debutant Loza picked up a loose ball which City failed to deal with and the Maidstone United loanee slotted past Nathan McDonald from 10 yards out.

Chances continued to flow with McDonald making more than one smart stop albeit Whelpdale almost added a second late on.

Woking ended the match the stronger and send a golden chance wide in the game’s dying embers.

Chelmsford City: McDonald, Young, Anderson, Omozusi, Swaine, Church, Nasha (Porter 78), Spillane, Whelpdale, Murphy (Fenwick 76), Chiedozie (Wraight 65)