Keeping the lead
Blackburn’s Joe Nolan was introduced and got straight involved in the action. He blazed a golden opportunity over Wady’s net from close range after giving Sam McClelland the slip. The visitors upped their game after falling behind and we had work to do in defence.
Ten minutes remained of our season at Kingsmeadow and Nunn’s work for the evening was done. Andy Myers sent on Jude Soonsup-Bell in his place to try and add some security to our slender lead.
As the final whistle blew, results elsewhere had fallen in our favour. Going into the season’s last game, we were in second position with 39 points, one clear of Tottenham in second.
Our final game of the season is next Friday 7 May against Blackburn. Kick-off at Leyland County Ground is 4pm.
Chelsea Ethan Wady; Henry Lawrence (c), Sam McClelland, Xavier Mbuyamba; Dujon Sterling, George McEachran, Charlie Webster, Harvey Vale; Myles Peart-Harris, Joe Haigh (Bryan Fiabema 87), George Nunn (Jude Soonsup-Bell 79)
Unused subs Karlo Ziger, Declan Frith, Bashir Humphreys
Scorer Nunn 50
Blackburn Jordan Eastham, Daniel Pike, Lenni Cirino, Daniel Ayala (Joe Nolan 60), Samuel Barnes (c), Louie Annesley (Jalil Saadi 46), Isaac Whitehall, Jake Garrett, Samuel Burns, Daniel Butterworth, Connor McBride (Sam Durrant, 77)
Unused subs Antonious Stergiakis, Jared Harlock
Booked Butterworth 45; Cirino 53; McBride 65
Referee: Scott Simpson