Clarets' Numbers Game Is A Big Plus For Stringer

Chelmsford City manager Rod Stringer believes his club’s strength in depth could hold the key in the run in.

The Clarets drew 1-1 at Hungerford Town this afternoon thanks to a last minute Chris Dickson goal.

The striker was one of two enforced changes for Stringer after injures to key players Phil Roberts and defender Michael Spillane during the National League South encounter.

The manager says it shows they have power in numbers and although City dropped points he told the National League’s Oli Osborn that he was happy with his afternoon.

“We kept going and kept going,” he said. “When you enter the 90th minute of the match you don’t think you are going to get anything out of it but we didn’t give up.

“It’s a big pitch and a heavy pitch and Hungerford are fighting for their lives to stay in the division.

“You don’t come here hoping to see a great spectacle, so in the end I have to be happy enough with a point.”

Stringer said things could have turned out even better, adding: “We had about 70-30 of the game in the second half and if we had a bit more Lady Luck and a little bit more craft it could have different.

“We had two injures during the game but what have got got here is a fantastic squad and - the club have done everything they can to get out of the division.

“We have players to come in when we need them and hopefully that could prove the difference.”

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