Chelmsford AC’s Senior team went into Saturday’s fourth Southern Athletics League match of the season on top of Division 1 and hoping to push on to a second successive championship title. The match took on a must-win aspect, given that two of the other teams competing (the hosts - Harrow AC, and Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC) were equal on points with Chelmsford.
It was hence particularly frustrating for the team, that the match clashed with both the highly prestigious English Schools Championships in Birmingham, and the Southern Intercounties match in Ashford. With the club’s best Juniors (many of whom have been pivotal in this season’s Senior campaign) called up by Essex for the former, and their best Seniors selected by their county for the latter, the team was robbed of many of their top performers for arguably the most important match of their season.
It was not surprising, therefore, that despite the very spirited and impressive efforts of those athletes who were available, the team ultimately ended the day behind their rivals for the 2019 Southern League title:
1. Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC: 239.5
2. Harrow AC: 213
3. Chelmsford AC: 190.5
4. Crawley AC: 128
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