Essex derby awaits in the First Round of the FA Cup.
It's an Essex derby in the First Round of the FA Cup after Chelmsford won a thrilling replay against East Thurrock on Tuesday night.
After 120 minutes of football couldn't separate the two sides – eight goals coming in a rollercoaster match – it was the Clarets that held their nerve to win the game 5-3 on penalties.
The Clarets had led 2-1 and 4-3 in the match, but East Thurrock refused to be beaten, with only the spot kicks proving the difference.
The U's are due to meet Chelmsford officials on Wednesday to discuss details of ticketing allocations and pricing.
We would ask that fans remain patient in the meantime whilst we clarify the relevant information ahead of next Saturday's game.
We'll also have reaction from boss Joe Dunne soon.