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Message from the Family of David Stanley

Friday 6th August 2010

Dear All at Chesham United

,My name is Neil Stanley. David was my Dad. I came to Chesham many years ago when my Dad worked as club secretary for Chesham United. 
 I have many fond memories of watching two wonderful Chesham sides during the 1992-93 season. By that I mean the Saturday side and the midweek side. Personally I think Dad thought that the Saturday side were perhaps the better.  I know that Dad thoroughly enjoyed his time at Chesham. He liked being a part of a successful and friendly club.  I can recall wonderful people at the club such as Charlie Dunkerton, Steve Bateman and Alan Randall. The playing staff through to the gentleman who cleaned the stands are forever entrenched in my memory.I have many treasured memories of those days accompanying Dad to work. I can recall driving through the town and up towards the stadium past the cricket ground. My Dad thoroughly enjoyed his football. He was always happiest when surrounded by passionate non league football supporters and players. Dad was very fond of Chesham United football club and the people connected with it. 

I would like to thank Chesham United for the tributes on your website concerning the death of my Dad. Currently I am living in Asia and was hugely comforted by the kind words expressed in your obituary to him. Also, the club were represented at my Dad's funeral. I know he would have been flabbergasted to see so many people in attendance. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the club and those present for your kindness. I would like to wish Chesham United all the very best for the coming season. I hope that your 'Community day' goes extremely well. On that note, my brothers and I were very touched to hear that the club had honoured Dad with an annual match played in his memory. Sadly I will not be able to attend this inaugural match against Hendon. 

Thank you once again for all you have done personally and as a club for my Dad and to help my brothers and I with our loss. David Stanley's passing is a loss to his family and friends, and to non league football. All three of which he loved so dearly. 
    

Thank you for your time, 

 

Neil Stanley

Chesham United 1 - 0 Slough Town

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

CHESHAM United were put through their paces by a physical Slough as they continued their pre-season winning run.

Defender Chris Elsegood headed the winner in stoppage time to earn the win after a hard-bought battle between the two rivals.

United boss Andy Leese continued to run his eye over a number of trialists with ex-Luton goalkeeper Shane Gore between the sticks and with former Canvey Island striker Gabriel Fanibuyan hoping to continue his pre-season scoring form.... read Greg Burns' full report here

 

Potters Bar Town 0 - 5 Chesham United

Saturday 31st July 2010

Details Here

Tring Athletic 1 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 27th July 2010

Match Report to Follow

Thurrock FC 1 - 3 Chesham United

Saturday 24th July 2010

An excellent pre-season performance and result against Conference South opposition. Two goals for Wales. Third goal a cracker by Fabriel Fanibuyan - been playing at Canvey Island.

Chesham United 0 - 3 Wycombe Wanderers

Tuesday 13th July 2010

After a bright opening Chesham were forced to concede second best to their League opponents in this opening friendly. In the opening minute Steve Wales broke clear and rounded keeper Steven Arnold but Leon Johnson slid in to put the ball behind, then in the next minute Mark Phillips gave the ball away to Dom Marsala whose shot flew past the far post. Chesham still gave as good as they got in the next few minutes but the game took on the pattern of a normal pre-season friendly. Midway through the half Wycombe threatened for the first time,Match report

Golden Goal Season Ticket

Wednesday 7th July 2010

For 2010/11 Chesham United Supporters' Trust (CUST) is giving everyone a chance to take part in the popular Golden Goal competition at both home AND AWAY matches by introducing a new Golden Goal Season Ticket. CUST Chairman Giles Stevenson announced "The idea of having a season ticket for golden goals, we confess, came about from the successful scheme ran by Aylesbury United last season - looking at what other clubs do is often the best way to arrive at ideas".

The idea is that for £25 a supporter can 'sponsor a minute' for the whole season, covering all 42 league games and the first 6 cup games of the season. Whenever the first goal of a game is scored in that particular minute the sponsor will win £22.50. "At Chesham we have fantastic travelling support for away games, and we know there is a huge amount of interest from non-travelling fans who are following on the website or awaiting text updates on their mobile phones" continued Giles "This way, there is now even more added interest with the golden goal covering away matches too. Overall entrants have more chances of winning more money for less...plus it works out to be a good fundraiser for the club enabling all supporters to take part in the golden goal competition rather than just those that are in the bar area before a match"

 

Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking here

David Stanley Memorial Shield

Wednesday 7th July 2010

Following the untimely passing last month of former secretary David Stanley, Chesham United Football Club will be dedicating their Community Open Day on Saturday 7th August to his memory.

The Generals host Hendon in a pre-season friendly at 3pm which will mark the inaugural contest for the David Stanley Memorial Shield.  This is set to become an annual competition amongst clubs with which David was associated. As one of the best-known figures in the local football scene, David was also chairman of the Suburban League and had held positions at many clubs including Hendon, Barnet, Berkhamsted Town and Hemel Hempstead Town. Chesham United chairman, Alan Calder, hopes that as many of David’s friends and colleagues as possible will be able to attend: “David had an amazing passion for football at all levels and worked tirelessly on behalf of so many clubs to help them continue playing the sport he so loved. His knowledge of the game at this level is second to none. It is fitting on a day when we will be opening our club up to the local community that he should be remembered and honoured.”

The match will be free of charge and will provide the centre piece for the annual Open Day at Chesham United where a wide range of community organisations are invited to come along as guests of the club to set up stalls alongside a host of other attractions on the day. Gates open from 1pm

Update from Andy Leese

Wednesday 7th July 2010

“We are back training and preparing for the new season, and the players look in great condition. We are conscious we have a game next week, and we have had to prepare with that in mind as we look to get the balance between players having the ball at their feet again, and general conditioning work. Adam Parker has returned to us again in pre season, and will be overseeing the work we do along with Jon. We had a great pre season last year, and we are trying to repeat the best bits of that as well as adding some new routines and ideas. Adam likes the club and he is a lively character around the place, so inviting him back was an easy decision. We will see how he shapes on the playing side, but his ambition lies in coaching and managing and he can work around a great group of players at Chesham. I value experienced players around the place, and with Ollie Adedeji finally retiring, we needed another experienced head. Ollie has eased out of the game at nearly 40 years of age, although he’s threatening to join us in pre season! People thought he’d retired when we signed him in March 2009, but he’s shown us why he had a fantastic career with his commitment, fitness levels and general reading of the game. Ollie is one of a dying breed in the Non League game, and I hope his attitude and application has rubbed off on some of our younger players in his time with us. I am sure I speak for all of the Managers’ who have worked with him when I say he has been an absolute credit to the Non League game over a very long career.”

 

Andy

Working Party this Weekend

Tuesday 6th July 2010

There's another working party from 10am to noon this Saturday. If you can help it would be great to see you and if you can bring any gardeniing equipment like shears, clippers, strimmers etc all the better. Old clothes and strong gloves will be the order of the day.

Thanks Len

New Signings

Friday 2nd July 2010


Following last night's training session we are pleased to announce that two new players have agreed terms for the new season.

Chris Elsegood, 27, captained Marlow last season and has been a long term target for Andy Leese: He is a player we have been interested in for some time and was widely recognised as one of the best defenders in our league last season, says Andy, I'm delighted that he has chosen to join us for the challenge of the Premier Division this year. Chris has wide experience of our new level and above having previously played for Maidenhead United, Hayes and Hornchurch before joining Marlow two years ago.

Neil Sharp, 31, is another highly experienced central defender who has played in the Football League for Swansea and at Conference level for Woking and, most recently, Havant & Waterlooville. At Havant he made 117 Conference appearances and featured in their memorable FA Cup run when they met Liverpool in a 4th round tie at Anfield in 2008. Like Chris, Neil will be a major influence at Chesham next year, says Andy. He lives locally (in Chipperfield) and, despite interest from clubs at a higher level, wants to play nearer to home and will be a great addition to our squad. Neil is also the cousin of one of our Youth team players, George Fenton.

A very warm welcome to both Chris and Neil.

Update from the Reserves

Thursday 1st July 2010

Our new Reserve Team Manager Geoff Glasgow is looking for new players to play in The North Division of the Suburban League in the coming season. This is a Saturday team with the odd fixture on Wednesday evenings.

Preseason training starts this Saturday 3rd.July @ 1.30pm at the club. If you are interested please contact Geoff at the number or email address below, And join him with his assistant Pat Ilot.

Geoff Glasgow Mobile 07852989392 or email him on geoff.glasgow@cheshamunited.co.uk

 

Update from the Youth Team

Tuesday 29th June 2010

After a successful season last year in the Allied counties youth league, Chesham are moving to the Southern Counties youth league.
The season will see some interesting derbies against Hemel, Kings Langley, Leverstock Green and Berkhamstead, with AFC Dunstable, Hillingdon Borough and Beaconsfield SYCOB, who have also moved from the Allied Counties making up the rest of the teams in the division.

Preseason training will start on July 20th at Chesham High starting at 7 pm. 
To  be eligable you must be between 16 and 18 years old - school years 12 and 13.

If you would like more information about  the youth team or are are interested in attending pre season training,   please contact Gary Breeden on 07798885752 or Paul Deverrick on 07743113764.

 

Chairman Completes new Structure

Monday 28th June 2010

Following the Open Meeting earlier this month to outline the structure of the football club for the 2010/11 season, Chairman Alan Calder is delighted to confirm that the final piece to the jigsaw has been found with the appointment of Martin Woolnough as Community Officer.
Alan Calder confirmed: "Martin fits the bill perfectly for what we are looking to achieve; he already has a number of key contacts in the town, has an active involvement in the club and fully understands the community ambition of Chesham United FC. Martin's brief is to build on these relationships within the community to get Chesham United playing a much closer and more active role in activities, whilst also reminding the town of Chesham about the facilities and football we have on offer here just off Amy Lane.
"With a full structure now in place" Alan continued "we are confident that we have the model set up for running a football club at this level, now the real work begins, it is imperative that everyone involved gets to work on making the model deliver the goods. The country is deflated at the moment following another humiliating England display by players earning the sort of wages that make your eyes water, this should be seen as an opportunity for non-league clubs up and down the country to market themselves as a very real alternative for fulfilling that football fix. That is something we very much want to offer the people of Chesham and the surrounding area." Updated Structure Chart here

Update from Andy Leese

Thursday 24th June 2010

The close season has been a busy and interesting time as ever. It has upto now been the usual routine of gossip, hype, clubs selling the dream to players, and, not surprisingly, players at all levels weighing up their options in this changing financial and economic climate. I have learnt that patience is the key each summer to build a balanced squad and as importantly, secure the right type of players that fit with the philosophy we have as a Management team and as a club. We have a nucleus of excellent players, many of whom have played at the level we are at, a great spirit in the dressing room, and players who are here for the right reasons. That is important as much for Chesham supporters as for the rest of us. They do not want to see wholesale changes as they did the last time the club was in this Division. We have spent 3 years slowly building the squad, and the continuity means we do not have to add too much each close season... Full Update

Sponsorship Opportunities for this Season

Thursday 17th June 2010

Choose from a wide range of Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities at Chesham United this Season. Our sponsorship packages are a great way to thank customers, reward staff, or entertain prospective clients in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Click Here for the Full Details

Working Party this Weekend

Thursday 17th June 2010

There's another working party from 10am to noon this Saturday which this week will focus on tidying up around the ground and clearing the overgrown areaas around the outside. If you can help it would be great to see you and if you can bring any gardeniing equipment like shears, clippers, strimmers etc all the better. Old clothes and strong gloves will be the order of the day.

Thanks Len

David Stanley

Wednesday 16th June 2010

It is with regret that we have to advise everyone of the untimely passing of David Stanley.

David was the current Chairman of The Suburban Football League, but many of you will know David from his time at Chesham United as Club Secretary.

David, over a long and distinguished “Football Career” had also been connected with Hendon, Berkhamsted Town, Barnet and Hemel Hempstead Town Football Clubs  

The thoughts of all the officials and supporters of Chesham United FC are with David’s family at this sad time

 

Funeral Arrangements are available here

Update from June Open Meeting

Thursday 10th June 2010

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Open Meeting, it was good to see so many people in attendance and re-assuring that our vision of how the football club should be run is shared by others. I never really doubted that, the challenge is turning the theory into reality.
One thing to arise from the meeting was the need to make those involved in running the club more visible and more accessible; we are in the process of getting contact details and pictures of the Board and Department heads onto the website, and into the programme for next season...and even visible in the clubhouse.....Read More

Message from Our New Chairman

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CHESHAM UNITED FANS FROM NEW CHAIRMAN, ALAN CALDER

Dear Fellow Chesham United Fan


Welcome to a new era at YOUR football club


After that marvellous promotion-winning day on May 1st it is all systems go for the new season. Most of you will know that Charles Manchester has stepped down as Chairman after guiding us so successfully back to the Premier Division. As a Club, and a town, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Charles. Without him it is quite possible that Chesham United Football Club would not have survived and what he has taught us over the past four years has restored a huge amount of pride to the football club. We now enter a new era and I am delighted to invite you to come and discuss our plans for the future at an Open Meeting on Wednesday 9th June..... Read Full Message Here

Full Pre-Season Programme Announced

Monday 24th May 2010

Pre season games agreed now as follows:

Tuesday 13th July Wycombe Home 7.45
Saturday 24th July Oxford City Nomads @ Bisham Abbey 3pm  
Tuesday 27th July Tring Athletic Away 7.45
Saturday 31st Potters Bar Town Away 3pm
Tuesday 3rd August Slough Town Home 7.45pm
Saturday 7th August Hendon Home 3pm
Tuesday 10th August  Aylesbury FC Away 7.45

 

Open Evening with 'Meet the Manager' - Wednesday 9th June

Thursday 20th May 2010

It’s an exciting time as we prepare for the new season and we want to keep fans up to date with all the developments happening both on and off the field. We will be holding an Open Meeting at The Chess Suite to update fans on all areas of Chesham United, plans for future development, and to give you the chance to ask any questions and offer suggestions about how the club is developed. This will take place from 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th June. Following on from the Open Meeting section, Andy Leese will bring us all up to speed with his plans for the new Premier Division campaign. We hope to see you all there. 

Youth Team Awards Evening

Friday 21st May 2010

Winners last night at the Allied Counties Youth Team awards were
Managers player of the Year Rob Smith
Players player of the Year George Fenton

World Cup football on the big screen at Chesham United

Thursday 20th May 2010

Our season may be over but there's a huge summer of football ahead. All England's matches will be shown on the big projector screen in The Chess Suite. Families and children are all welcome to come along for the big match atmosphere. England's first game is versus the USA on Saturday 12th June - that's carnival day in Chesham so have a great day out and then come and cheer England to victory at the club.

Management Team Agree New Deal at Chesham United

Wednesday 19th May 2010

Having guided Chesham United to promotion via the play-offs last season, Chesham United has agreed a new two-year contract with Manager Andy Leese and his assistant Jon Meakes.

Commenting on the new arrangement Andy Leese says: "Now that promotion has sunk in, and the new League constitution is clear, Jon and I have agreed a new 2 year deal which will see us continue the journey at Chesham.

It is a great club to be part of, and I hope that some of the new support we had in the play off games will return to see us next season. I am delighted we have the opportunity to continue to build on what we have achieved in the last 3 years, and everyone benefits from the continuity."

New Chairman Alan Calder revealed that the Board were delighted that Andy has agreed to stay and take on the challenge of performing in a higher division: "Andy and I have been in constant communication since the end of last season, making sure that we have a full understanding of what Chesham United is trying to achieve and how we anticipate moving forward. We are fortunate to have a Manager who gives 100% to the job, wants to play the style of football we believe the people of Chesham like to watch and, just as importantly, wants to be a part of the football family we are looking to create at Chesham. We have also talked about the Youth and Reserves sides for next year, and how they can play an important role in continuing to develop our role within the community."

With the contract signed Andy Leese has already been turning his attention to looking at the squad: "We know we have to work harder than last season to establish ourselves in the Southern League Premier Division, but we have a number of players who have played at that level, and I will look to strengthen where we can. I am hoping we keep the majority of the current squad, and it is my intention to strengthen our Reserve team set up to make sure we attract the best of the young talent in the area. We want to be competitive in the new division, and the new Chairman has given us the resources to do that. The hard work starts here! "

 

2010 Awards Evening

Monday 10th May 2010

Excellent night on Saturday. Thanks once again to Alan for organising the night and to all those who did the catering. Congratulations to all the winners and the whole squad for a fantastic season. A special award was also made to Charles to acknowledge the marvellous contribution he has made in his time as Chairman.

The full list of winners:

Bucks Examiner Player of the Season - Steve Wales

Most improved player - Liam Farrell

Players' player of the year - 3rd Richard Hayward

Players' player of the year - 2nd John Kyriacou

Players' player of the year - 1st Steve Wales

Manager's player of the year - John Kyriacou

Supporters' player of the year - 3rd Mark Lambert

Supporters' player of the year - 2nd John Kyriacou

Supporters' player of the year - 1st Steve Wales

Photos of the Awards being presented.... Click Here

 

Statement from Charles Manchester

Wednesday 5th May 2010

I have decided to step down as a director and as chairman of Chesham United, effective after Saturday’s end of season awards.

I got involved at the club just over 4 years ago when it was facing insolvency. I said at the time that it hasn’t been a lifelong ambition of mine to own a football club – I just wanted to help solve the club’s crisis. Now seems an appropriate time to move on.

The club has come a long way, both on and off the pitch. If we look back to mid-February 2006, relegation was almost inevitable – we hadn’t won a game for several months. Since then, we’ve had exciting cup runs in both FA Cup and FA Trophy under Andy Leese’s management, beating some much higher placed teams. We’ve always been there or thereabouts in the battle for promotion and, on Saturday, we achieved that promotion in front of over 1,000 people.... Full Statement

Chesham United 4 - 0 Slough Town - Saturday 1st May 3pm

Saturday 1st May 2010

What a day! Chesham are back in the Southern League Premier Division after four years, and they got there in real style with this hammering of Slough in front of the biggest home attendance for 11 years. It says everything about this group of players that they produced the biggest win of the season on the day when it mattered most.

The starting line-up and the subs bench were unchanged from the win at Burnham in midweek. This was the fourth time that Chesham have beaten Slough this season, and in three of those games they took an early lead. This time there were barely two minutes on the clock when Steve Wales and John Frendo combined on the left... Report

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YOUR CLUB Needs YOUR Help.

As there is going to be a big crowd at the match on Saturday the club is in need of some additional Match Day volunteers to assist with the Matchday Duties. We urgently need some additional volunteers to act as Stewards, Programme Sellers, Turnstile Operators as well as lots of other jobs. If anyone is able to assist on the day can they please contact the club, either by EMail on secretary@cheshamunited.co.uk or by phone on 01494 783964.

Also Carparking will be limited on Saturday as the Cricket Club have a 1st XI match starting at 1.30pm, Please if possible use alternative parking within the town such as Water Meadow or the Moor.

Pre Season Friendlies

Saturday 24th April 2010

It has now been confirmed that a 1st team Friendly with Wycombe Wanderers FC will be played at The Meadow on Tuesday 13th July 2010 with a 7.45pm KO. This is the first confirmed game of some exciting Friendly games in the planning

 

Prediction League Results

Saturday 24th April 2010

Final Prediction League results can be found here

Burnham 0 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 27th April 2010

Chesham went one better than last year and reached the play-off final. Unsurprisingly this was a tense and occasionally bad-tempered affair, but Chesham played the better football almost throughout against a Burnham side who showed their usual tight defence, but never looked like saving the game after Sam Ledger’s goal.

After the end-of-season game against Atherstone on Saturday Chesham reverted to the line-up that played at Barton the previous week, except that Mark Lambert returned in place of Conner Baker and Steve Obeng was preferred to Danny Gudgeon.... Report

 


 

Atherstone Town 3 - 3 Chesham United

Saturday 24th April 2010

For the second season running at Atherstone, Chesham lost their goalkeeper to injury and ended up drawing after leading 3-1, albeit in very different circumstances. In the 65th minute Richard Hayward was withdrawn as a precaution after taking a blow to the face after Chesham had used all their substitutes, and the game turned from that moment with Atherstone’s equaliser seeming inevitable even though it took them until the 89th minute to score it.

With nothing hanging on the game there were seven team changes, with Nick Leach, Steve Wales and John Frendo all rested and four other regulars on the bench. Liam Farrell made his first start and was handed the captain’s armband after Dave Fotheringham was substituted. Mark Lambert played the first 45 minutes after three weeks out, and Leon Archer played the second half after being out for nine weeks...Report

Barton Rovers 0 - 2 Chesham United

Tuesday 20th April 2010

Chesham finally made it into the play-offs with a game to spare. This was a comfortable win against lowly Barton even though Chesham had to play 86 minutes with ten men.

There were three changes to the team beaten by Bedworth on Saturday – Conner Baker came in on the left of defence with Sam Ledger playing in the middle in place of Lewis Laws, Danny Gudgeon replaced Steve Obeng and Dom Marsala came in for Danny Burnell up front. Sammy Winston is currently on Barton’s books but he missed this game through injury...Report

Chesham United 0 - 1 Bedworth United

Saturday 17th April 2010

Chesham’s quest for the two points they need to secure a play-off place goes on, after Bedworth became the third team to do the double over them this season. Bedworth’s goal after 26 minutes proved the turning point, as Chesham had up to then looked certain winners, but afterwards rarely looked like even getting a draw.

With Mark Lambert still recovering from bruised ribs and Darrell Cox again unavailable, Chesham were unchanged. Chesham took control of the game from the start, and in the seventh minute Dave Fotheringham controlled Steve Wales’s cross and shot just past the post. ...Report

Marlow 1 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 13th April 2010

Chesham moved another point closer to the play-offs with this draw, their first in 17 games. Both sides tried to play good football in difficult conditions and while this might seem a disappointing result, Marlow looked a much better side than their league position might suggest.

There were three changes to the starting line-up – John Kyriacou will not now be suspended if he picks up another yellow card so he was recalled, Dave Fotheringham replaced Dom Marsala who was only fit enough for the bench, and Danny Burnell came in up front with Darrell Cox unavailable and Chris Bangura likely to be out for some time after being injured in a hit and run accident. Only two weeks after the Burnham game was nearly called off because of heavy rain, the game was played on a typical bone-dry end-of-season pitch and things were not helped by a strong wind which Marlow had in their favour in the first half...Report

Sportsman's Dinner - Thursday 29th April 2010

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

An evening with Frank McLintock + Comedian Ian Richards... Click Here for full Details

 

Chesham United Ladies in Promotion Battle

Tuesday 13th April 2010

 

Chesham United Ladies have an excitng end to their season. They are currently top of the South West Combination League and pushing for promotion to The FA Womens Premiership (South). Click Here to see the details of the ladies remaining League Fixtures. Also both the Ladies 1st Team and Reserves are in County Cup finals at Abingdon FC on Sunday 25th April. Please support these games if at all possible

Pre Season Friendlies

Saturday 10th April 2010

It has now been confirmed that a 1st team Friendly with Wycombe Wanderers FC will be played at The Meadow on Tuesday 13th July 2010 with a 7.45pm KO. This is the first confirmed game of some exciting Friendly games in the planning

Arlesey Town 1 - 3 Chesham United

Saturday 10th April 2010

Chesham made it four away wins on the trot with this success at mid-table Arlesey. While not as convincing as the scoreline might suggest, this was another assured performance marred only by the dismissal of Darrell Cox eight minutes from time.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, with Mark Lambert kept out by the injury sustained against Sudbury so Lewis Laws deputised, Steve Obeng replaced Danny Gudgeon who was suspended after a sending-off in a reserve game, and Kevin Cotton came in for John Kyriacou who was on nine yellow cards for the season and would have faced a two-match ban had he picked up another. Danny Burnell made his first appearance for the club for four months as a second-half substitute....Report

Chesham United 3 - 2 AFC Sudbury

Monday 5th April 2010

On a day when all the top six sides in the table won, Chesham ensured that they did what was necessary against Sudbury in a game that had surprisingly little goalmouth action considering there were five goals. At half-time Chesham seemed to be comfortable at 3-1, and although Sudbury managed to pull one goal back early in the second half they never threatened to steal a draw.

There were three changes from the team that won at Aylesbury on Saturday, Dom Marsala, Darrell Cox and Danny Gudgeon coming in for Steve Obeng, Chris Bangura and the injured Dave Fotheringham. Chesham were on top in the early stages and took the lead in the ninth minute....Report

Aylesbury United 0 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 3rd April 2010

A header in the second minute of stoppage time by Nick Leach enabled Chesham to pinch the points against Aylesbury. The home team were much better than in the return fixture two months ago, but Chesham were still the dominant team although it seemed for most of the game as if it was not to be their day.

Once again the starting line-up was unchanged, with Darrell Cox returning to the bench. The pitch was unsurprisingly bare in large patches and slightly bumpy, but at least it did not cut up during the game. There was some alarm when it was revealed that the referee was the same one who had such a shocker in the FA Cup-tie against the other Aylesbury side back in October, but he had a reasonable game apart from a tendency to penalise forwards on both sides. Chesham took control of the game from the start and in the sixth minute Chris Bangura fired across goal from John Kyriacou’s pass.... Report

Chesham United 0 - 1 Burnham

Tuesday 30th March 2010

Chesham lost at home for the first time in four months and failed to score for the first time in 21 games. After five consecutive home clean sheets Chesham let in a goal in the opening 90 seconds, which was a cardinal sin against a negative side like Burnham, who spent the rest of the game packing the midfield and defence and concentrating on keeping Chesham out. This they eventually managed although the result was a dismal spectacle.

Chris Bangura returned to the side in place of Darrell Cox who was unavailable. Burnham included two former Chesham players in goalkeeper Paul McCarthy and striker Ross Lafayette while Joe Hatcher was an unused substitute. The pitch was in superb condition considering the amount of rain in the previous two days and it was a mystery why the referee took over half an hour before giving the game the go-ahead...Report

 

Chesham United 3 - 0 Biggleswade Town

Saturday 27th March 2010

Chesham had the luxury of being able to coast through the second half of this game, having wrapped up the points with a fine first-half performance.

Richard Hayward returned in goal after suspension, and of the three players injured against Romulus in midweek only Chris Bangura failed to recover, so Darrell Cox started in his place. After an early chance for Biggleswade when Lee Harman headed wide from Glen Lamacraft’s free kick, Chesham took control of the game. A snap shot from John Frendo was parried by keeper Dean Bull, then Bull produced an excellent diving save to tip away Danny Talbot’s free kick. From the resulting corner Frendo headed over, but the first goal finally arrived in the 17th minute....Report

Romulus 0 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

The best thing that can be said about this game is that Chesham picked up a win when all their promotion rivals could only draw. Games against Romulus are never pretty and this one was no exception, but Chesham kept their second clean sheet in four days and provided one of the few moments of quality with Danny Talbot’s winner midway through the second half.

Once again the starting line-up was unchanged, with Kevin Cotton and Darrell Cox both available again and both on the bench. Everyone knew what to expect from the pitch, Chesham having played Sutton Coldfield on it ten days previously, and intermittent drizzle made conditions even worse......Report

Woodford United 0 - 2 Chesham United

Saturday 20th March 2010

Chesham did the double over Woodford for the third season running. On a bumpy pitch this was a battle rather than a fine display of football, but Chesham got their noses in front with a set-piece goal and clinched the win with a breakaway in the 94th minute. This was Chesham's first away clean sheet since the FA Cup win at Harrow 21 games ago.

There was one enforced team change with Richard Hayward suspended, so Bobby Smith made his first first-team appearance for 17 months having recently left Northwood. Chesham played against the wind in the first half, but were quicker out of the blocks and could have scored in the first minute, when Chris Bangura’s through pass sent John Frendo clear but his shot cannoned away off the legs of keeper Mathew Finlay....Report

Sutton Coldfield Town 2 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 13th March 2010

Chesham passed up a chance to put some distance between them and the other teams chasing a play-off place. After conceding an early goal Chesham were starting to get back into the game when they let in a second from which there was to be no way back.

The starting line-up was unchanged for the fourth game running, Darrell Cox returning to the bench after completing a four-match suspension. The pitch was the normal Sutton Coldfield pitch at this stage of the season, with only a thin covering of grass in the corners, and there was a fairly stiff breeze which the home team had in their favour in the first half. Sutton Coldfield took the lead in the fourth minute when Jamille Matt was allowed time and space to shoot into the roof of the net from 25 yards...Report

Chesham United 1 - 0 Beaconsfield SYCOB

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Dave Fotheringham’s 41st-minute goal provided the only highlight of this forgettable encounter. With a punishing schedule of matches and with this game being scheduled in the middle of a run of fixtures against fellow promotion chasers, it was perhaps not surprising that Chesham failed to lift their game. Beaconsfield may have been fourth from bottom but proved well-organised and industrious opponents even though they carried little goal threat.

For the third game running Chesham’s starting line-up and bench were unchanged. Jack Pattison, who joined Chesham briefly on loan earlier in the season, was at right back for Beaconsfield....Report.

Chesham United 2 - 0 Hitchin Town

Saturday 6th March 2010

Chesham showed they can be a match for any team in the division with this win. Hitchin came into this game having won their last seven games and were unbeaten in 12, but Chesham looked the more dangerous from the start, and the team were even able to overcome the loss of keeper Richard Hayward 20 minutes from time to keep a clean sheet. This was only Hitchin’s third league defeat of the season and Chesham have inflicted two of them.

Chesham’s starting line-up and bench were unchanged from Tuesday’s win over Slough. Chesham had the first chance in the fifth minute when John Frendo found Steve Wales in space but Hitchin keeper Martin Bennett spread himself to save......Report

Slough Town 1 - 3 Chesham United

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Chesham put Saturday’s defeat behind them with their third win of the season over promotion rivals Slough. Chesham took control of the game from the start and were always in control after scoring twice in the opening quarter-hour. It may just be a clash of styles, but in all the three matches between these two sides Chesham have been the better side almost throughout.

Mark Lambert returned from suspension in place of Lewis Laws, and the only other change saw Dave Fotheringham come in for Dom Marsala on the left. Slough’s side included Simon Sweeney, Nathan Bowden-Haase and Steve Sinclair, and Garry Sippetts and Jamie Jackson were on the bench. Chesham took control of the game from the start and in the fourth minute John Kyriacou’s cross was chested down by Chris Bangura to Steve Wales who fired over. Three minutes later John Frendo controlled the ball just inside the area only to be sent sprawling by Nathan Bowden-Haase’s tackle...Report

Supporters Trust Sponsored Walk to Leighton Buzzard

Saturday 27th February 2010

A 20 strong band of supporters completed the 20 mile walk in good time yesterday to reach Leighton's ground just before the heavens opened. Click Here to see the route taken

Leighton Town 2 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 27th February 2010

Leighton did the double over Chesham whose run of five wins and a draw in six games came to an end. The nature of the game was dictated by the pitch which was barely playable after a deluge in the hour before kick-off, and which hardly suited Chesham’s style, but after taking the lead in controversial circumstances Chesham paid the penalty for a five-minute spell of lack of concentration in defence.

With Mark Lambert still suspended and Darrell Cox starting a four-match ban, there was only one change to the starting line-up, Phil Turner being replaced by new signing John Frendo who played and scored for Chesham in a pre-season game before opting to sign for Cambridge City...Report

Barton Rovers v Chesham United - Postponed

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

Pitch Inspection at 11am on Tuesday has confirmed the game is OFF, The date for the re-arranged league match AWAY at Barton Rovers is Tuesday 20th April 2010 with a 7.45pm Kick Off

Chesham United 2 - 0 Bromsgrove Rovers

Saturday 20th February 2010

Chesham took advantage of Bromsgrove’s recent misfortunes to cruise to a comfortable win. There were many parallels with the Aylesbury game a few weeks ago – once-proud opponents fallen on hard times, an early two-goal lead wrapping up the points, and further chances going begging. Bromsgrove finished the game without mustering a single shot on goal, and although I don’t keep stats I don’t recall them winning a corner.

There were two changes to the starting line-up, Lewis Laws replacing Mark Lambert who started a two-match suspension, and Phil Turner making his first start of the season in place of Darrell Cox who was again missing due to work commitments. Danny Gudgeon and Dave Fotheringham were on the bench after recovering from injury. Bromsgrove sacked their manager in the week and fielded only eight of the squad of sixteen for last week’s defeat by Leighton.... report

Chesham United 3 - 0 Stourport Swifts

Tuesday 16th February 2010

Chesham made it 13 points from their last five matches with this win over a Stourport side who had taken only four points from nine matches since the reverse fixture in November. In the five previous meetings between these two sides Chesham had only won once and had not kept a clean sheet, but Stourport never looked like scoring in this one so Chesham just needed to be patient. Once Dom Marsala broke the deadlock with a free kick in the 50th minute the result was never in doubt.

With Dave Fotheringham failing to recover from Saturday’s dead leg but John Kyriacou passing a late fitness test, there was only one team change with Dom Marsala starting. In the second minute Chesham were awarded a penalty when Chris Bangura seemed to be held down as a high ball came in. Danny Talbot struck the penalty firmly but keeper Paul Evans went the right way and tipped the ball away......Report

Soham Town Rangers 1 - 4 Chesham United

Saturday 13th February 2010

Three second half goals gave Chesham their first away win in the league since October. In a tempestuous encounter, Chesham took the lead against the run of play but were pegged back after the home team were awarded a highly dubious penalty. However the crucial incident in the game was a double sending-off on 37 minutes, which hit the home side more than Chesham.

There were two changes to the starting line-up, Chris Bangura and Darrell Cox returning in place of Adam Parker and Dom Marsala. Danny Gudgeon was missing with a calf strain, and Kevin Cotton was working in the morning so played for the reserves. Early in the game Steve Wales crossed from the right to Darrell Cox who could not direct his header on target, but Soham started brightly but without threatening. The game's first contentious moment came in the ninth minute, when Soham's Callum Reed was fortunate to escape with a yellow card for a horrible challenge which left the imprint of his studs on Dave Fotheringham's thigh....Report

VT FC 2 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 9th February 2010

After a magnificent win at Farnborough in the previous round, Chesham made a rather tame exit from the League cup on a freezing evening on the outskirts of Southampton. With a depleted attack it looked as if Chesham’s problem might be scoring goals, but in the second half it was the defence that proved the problem, conceding two quick goals and relying on two remarkable saves by Richard Hayward to prevent a rout, before a late but fruitless rally.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, with Leon Archer injured and Chris Bangura and Danny Gudgeon unavailable, although Bangura was on the team sheet as a sub. Adam Parker, Dom Marsala and Steve Obeng came in while Darrell Cox was on the bench after two months away... Report

Comedy @ The Chess Suite Returns

Saturday 6th February 2010

We are pleased to announce that the regular Comedy Night is returning, The first show is coming up soon on Friday 26th February. For more details and to book your advance tickets, Please visit the ChessLive Website

Chesham United 1 - 1 Bury Town

Saturday 6th February 2010

Chesham took their unbeaten run to five with this draw against a Bury side who had won 10 of their previous 11 league games. One again Chesham showed that they are more than a match for the teams above them, and although a draw was a fair result on the balance of play Bury’s Marcus Garnham was the busier of the two keepers.

Chesham were unchanged for the fourth match running after Steve Wales passed a late fitness test, while Dom Marsala was back on the bench after re-joining the club in midweek. Both sides passed the ball well in the opening stages but the first goal effort did not come until the seventeenth minute...Report

Chesham United 2 - 0 Aylesbury United

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Chesham beat Aylesbury for the first time in six meetings, but this was a hollow victory against opponents who are well adrift at the bottom of the league and who played like it. Having gained control of the game with two easy goals in the opening half-hour, Chesham strolled through the rest of the game and the result was a highly forgettable encounter, summed up by the fact that the visitors got through the entire 90 minutes without managing a single shot on target.

Chesham’s team was unchanged for the third consecutive game. Chesham took control of the game from the start and in the second minute Danny Talbot’s corner was headed down by Sam Ledger to Nick Leach who hooked over, then John Kyriacou and Leon Archer combined to set up Steve Wales... Report

Marlow v Chesham United - Postponed

Saturday 30th January 2010

Game postponed, New date to be arranged

Farnborough 1 - 3 Chesham United

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Chesham advanced to the last eight of the Red Insure Cup with this win over high-flying Farnborough. Considering the league positions of the two clubs, this was a remarkable game which Chesham totally dominated and could have won by a bigger margin, while Farnborough looked nothing like a team nine points clear at the top of the premier division.

Chesham were unchanged from the win over Rothwell, while Farnborough made six changes to their starting line-up but still included seven first-team regulars. The opening minutes were largely uneventful although Richard Hayward had to come out from his goal smartly to claim the ball at the feet of Craig Dobson... Report

Chesham United 3 - 0 Rothwell Town

Saturday 23rd January 2010

Three second-half goals gave Chesham a much-needed win against a Rothwell side who have dropped down the table. Once Chesham found a way through the visitors’ well-organised defence and forced them out of their shell, gaps opened up and Chesham took full advantage.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, John Kyriacou returning from suspension in place of Conner Baker who played for the reserves, Chris Bangura coming in for Adam Parker and Danny Gudgeon for Kevin Cotton. Rothwell, who were playing their first game since Boxing Day, played with three central defenders and only one man up front and invited Chesham to break them down. In the sixth minute a speculative effort from Danny Gudgeon nearly caught out keeper Lee Crockett who tipped the ball onto the top of the bar and over, then Crockett had to rush out on two occasions to clear from Leon Archer...Report

Christmas Raffle

Saturday 23rd January 2010

Following the return of Football to the Meadow, the Trust were finally able to complete the Christmas Draw. The Following Winning Tickets still have prizes to collect.

1st Prize - Ticket Number 1002

5th Prize - Ticket Number 4300

also Ticket Numbers 4083, 0382, 1034, 2454, & 0494 all have prizes to collect. Please contact the Trust on 07973 496410 to arrange collection

AFC Hayes 2 - 5 Chesham United - Red Insure Cup

Tuesday 19th January 2010

After five postponements Chesham and AFC Hayes finally got this second-round League Cup tie out of the way. This is one of Chesham’s lucky away grounds as they have now scored 14 goals in the three matches they have played here.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, with Richard Hayward returning after suspension, Conner Baker making his debut in defence and Kevin Cotton returning in midfield, replacing Ollie Adedeji and the suspended John Kyriacou. Danny Gudgeon and Steve Obeng were originally due to start but were stuck in traffic and replaced by Baker and Cotton. Mark Lambert dropped back into the right-back slot with Conner Baker playing on the left and Sam Ledger in the middle...Report

Chesham United Xmas Draw

Friday 15th January 2010

To remind everyone, that as long as the game goes ahead against Rothwell Town on Saturday 23rd January, We will be drawing the raffle on that day. Could all supporters please ensure that tickets / money are returned to the club before kick off please

Slough Town v Chesham United

Friday 15th January 2010

A pitch inspection was held today and the match has been postponed, New date to follow

Chesham United v Stourport Swifts

Friday 8th January 2010

A pitch inspection was held at mid-day on Friday 8th January. The outcome of that inspection was to postpone yet another match.Please note for your diaries that the Stourport Swifts Home League match has been re-arranged for Tuesday 16th February 2010 with a kick off at 7.45pm

All the re-arranged matches are subject to finally playing the league Cup game with AFC Hayes

 

Chesham United v AFC Hayes - Match Postponed

Tuesday 5th January 2010

Pitch Inspection this afternoon has led to the Match being Postponed again. Rescheduled for the 19th January, Back at Hayes

AFC Sudbury 4 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 2nd January 2010

Chesham returned to league action after a three-week lay-off but still went down to their fourth consecutive away defeat. Chesham were always up against it after being forced to play 81 minutes with ten men after the early dismissal of John Kyriacou.

Michael Underwood returned from a loan spell at Tring Athletic to replace the suspended Richard Hayward in goal, Danny Talbot made a belated return in place of the departed Dom Marsala, and Adam Parker came in for Chris Bangura up front. Former Chesham defender Danny Brown was in the Sudbury line-up. Sudbury came into this game with a record of one win and seven defeats at home, which could possibly be explained by the state of their pitch... Report

AFC Hayes v Chesham United (Red Insure Cup) - 29th December 2009 - Postponed

Tuesday 29th December 2009

Pitch Inspection at 3pm resulted in game being called off (again) New date to be announced in the New Year

Chesham United Christmas Draw

Saturday 26th December 2009

Due to the Boxing Day Match being postponed, the Draw will now take place after the next home game on the 9th January 2010 v Stourport

Chesham United v Aylesbury United - Match Postponed

Saturday 26th December 2009

Pitch still covered in snow, Access to the ground still dangerous

AFC Hayes v Chesham United (Red Insure Cup) - 22nd December 2009 Postponed

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

The League Cup game on Tuesday away to AFC Hayes has been postponed and will now be played on Tuesday 29th December

Romulus v Chesham United - Postponed

Friday 18th December 2009

Frost rather than snow is the concern here..Pitch Inspection arranged for 10am tomorrow.

AFC Hayes v Chesham United (Red Insure Cup) - 15th December 2009 Postponed

Sunday 13th December 2009

The League Cup game on Tuesday away to AFC Hayes has been postponed and will now be played on Tuesday 22nd December. This is because AFC Hayes have had to re-arrange a Middlesex Senior Cup game for this Tuesday, and this game takes precedence.

Chesham United 3 - 0 Atherstone Town

Saturday 12th December 2009

Chesham ended a run of six games without a win against an inexperienced Atherstone side. Chesham dominated the game but looked short of confidence in front of goal, but there was always the feeling that if one goal came, then others would follow. That was the way it turned out as a burst of three goals in seven minutes decided the outcome.

Danny Gudgeon replaced Dom Marsala in the only change to the starting line-up. None of Atherstone’s players appeared in the corresponding fixture last season, and they did at least try to play decent football, but some of their players were barely out of the youth team. Chesham dominated the first half from the start and in the ninth minute Steve Wales ran on to Chris Bangura’s pass, keeper Nathan Woakes slipped as he came out but Dave Haywood got in a saving challenge...Report

Burnham 2 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 8th December 2009

For most of this game it seemed as if Chesham would put an end to their recent run with a win against one of the teams above them in the table. However a disastrous last quarter handed Burnham an unlikely win.

The only change to the starting line-up saw Leon Archer return from suspension in place of Adam Parker. Burnham included former Chesham goalkeeper Paul McCarthy plus Joe Hatcher, who played for Chesham against Maidenhead two weeks ago but joined Burnham last week. Chesham started the match looking the more threatening team, and created their first chance in the seventh minute, when a cross-field pass from Dom Marsala put Steve Wales through but his shot across goal ended up closer to the corner flag than the goal. Burnham were struggling to make any impact on the game.....,Full Report

Chesham United 0 - 0 Arlesey Town

Saturday 5th December 2009

Chesham extended their winless run to five games with this draw. Against an Arlesey side with the best defensive record in the division Chesham struggled to find a way through, but the defence successfully kept out the visiting forwards and a stalemate was the inevitable outcome. Report

AFC Hayes v Chesham United

Tuesday 1st December 2009

Match Postponed this evening, rearranged fixture to be advised in due course

 

Bedworth Town 2 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 28th November 2009

Chesham went down to their third defeat in eight days as struggling Bedworth came from a goal down to win. At half-time nobody could have foreseen this result, as Chesham dominated the game from the start and were good value for the lead given by Leon Archer’s goal. Even after the home team equalised Chesham ran the game, and the most disappointing aspect of the afternoon was that Bedworth scored twice despite having only three efforts on goal in the whole match.

There were four changes to the starting line-up – Nick Leach played his first game in twelve weeks in place of Ollie Adedeji who was unavailable, Steve Obeng returned in place of Alex Duffy, and Leon Archer and Chris Bangura replaced Danny Burnell and Adam Parker.Report

Chesham United Reserves v Leverstock Green

Wednesday 25th November 2009

Match Postponed this evening, rearranged fixture to be advised in due course

Burnham v Chesham United Youth

Monday 23rd November 2009

Match Postponed this evening, rearranged fixture to be advised in due course

Chesham United 0 - 3 Romulus

Saturday 21st November 2009

Chesham went down to their heaviest home defeat since March 2007. This had all the makings of a potential slip-up: a home game (all Chesham’s three league defeats this season have been at home), a big physical opposition, and the knowledge that a win would take the team to the top of the league. In fact a win was never on the cards from the moment Romulus took the lead in the tenth minute.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, with John Kyriacou suspended, Lewis Laws injured and Dom Marsala on the bench, replaced by Mark Lambert, Alex Duffy and Danny Burnell. With Jack Pattison also injured Simon Ellis made his first appearance in eighteen months Report

Stourport Swifts 1 - 1 Chesham United

Tuesday 17th November 2009

For the third successive season this fixture finished in a 1-1 draw. After 15 minutes Chesham were a goal down and had not been in the game, but once they equalised they nullified the home threat and looked the more likely winners in the second half.

There was one enforced change to the starting line-up, John Kyriacou coming in for the suspended Mark Lambert with Lewis Laws switching to the centre of defence. The pitch, although a bit bumpy, was at least reasonably dry. Report

Chesham United 3 - 0 Woodford

Saturday 14th November 2009

Chesham overcame dreadful conditions and a hardworking Woodford side to earn a comfortable win. Although there was an element of good fortune in their opening goal, Chesham never looked like being pegged back and wrapped up the points with two quality goals in the final quarter.

Chesham’s starting line-up and subs bench were unchanged. Considering the amount of rain over the previous two days the pitch was in excellent condition, but there was a strong wind blowing straight down the ground from the Meadow end and Woodford had it in their favour in the first half.... Read Report

Chesham United 1 - 0 Slough Town

Tuesday 10th November 2009

A reshuffled Chesham line-up got back to winning ways against Slough and moved above their opponents in the table. In a disappointing game considering the positions of the two sides in the league, Chesham won with a single goal on the stroke of half-time and kept a clean sheet for the first time in 13 matches.

There were four changes to the starting line-up, two enforced with Darrell Cox again unavailable and Michael Bardle having left the club, plus John Kyriacou and Danny Talbot were dropped to the bench. Into the side came Ollie Adedeji, Steve Obeng, Chris Bangura and Dom Marsala. Slough had only two ex-Chesham players in Simon Sweeney and Steve Sinclair, Nathan Bowden-Haase being suspended following his yellow card in the League Cup game two weeks before...Match Report

Biggleswade Town 1 - 1 Chesham United

Saturday 7th November 2009

Chesham are now without a win in three games after this draw against the league newcomers. Both sides played well in an entertaining game, although the home fans cheered the final whistle after Chesham had the home goal under siege late on. However for the third game running Chesham had cause to be aggrieved at the officials after a ridiculous decision not to award a penalty in the first half.

Chesham’s team was unchanged from the midweek draw at Bury Town... Full Report

Statement from The Chairman

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Click Here for the Statement from Charles

Bury Town 1 - 1 Chesham United

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Chesham emerged with a hard-earned point against a Bury side who just missed out on last season’s play-offs. While the home team had their moments and always looked dangerous on the break, Chesham had more of the game and had cause to feel aggrieved at some of the officiating, particularly over a first-half penalty appeal that was turned down.

There were three team changes, Sam Ledger returning in place of Ollie Adedeji, and Leon Archer and Darrell Cox starting in place of Danny Burnell and Chris Bangura. On a pitch that survived a mid-afternoon inspection following heavy rain, the pattern of the game was set early on with Chesham pushing forward.. Match Report

Chesham United 2 - 3 Soham Town Rangers

Saturday 31st October 2009

Once again Chesham showed the ability to lose games that seemed to be theirs for the taking. This was a result that nobody could have predicted at half-time, after a one-sided half in which Chesham created numerous chances and seemed to be in total command. However Soham’s second equaliser on the hour changed the course of the game and the visitors looked more likely to steal it late on, although the goal that finally clinched it was comfortably offside. There were two changes to the starting line-up, Danny Talbot and Danny Burnell coming in for Leon Archer and Dom Marsala. Chesham went straight on the attack and scored in the second minute, Chris Bangura and Dave Fotheringham combining to set up Danny Burnell who slotted ... Full Report

Slough Town 1 - 2 Chesham United Red Insure Cup

Tuesday 27th October 2009

Chesham advanced to the second round of the Red Insure league cup. As usual in this competition, this was a fairly low-key encounter in which Chesham established a two-goal lead early in the second half, which was enough to see them through as Slough came into the game late on. There were three changes to the starting line-up, with Danny Gudgeon injured and Danny Talbot and Danny Burnell rested, and they were replaced by John Kyriacou, Leon Archer, and Dom Marsala who made his first start of the season. With Steve Sinclair and Garry Sippetts injured, the ex-Chesham contingent in the Slough side ... Full Report

Rothwell Town 1 - 2 Chesham United

Saturday 24th October 2009

Chesham got back to winning ways after their FA Trophy exit with this success against a Rothwell side previously unbeaten in the league. This win looked unlikely after the home team equalised midway through the second half, but Chesham have a knack of scoring late goals - eight in the last ten minutes of matches this season against none conceded. There were four changes to the starting line-up, with Darrell Cox suspended and Sam Ledger at a wedding, plus John Kyriacou has a niggling injury that needs rest so was on the bench with Leon Archer... Full Report

Oxford City 2 - 0 Chesham United FA Trophy Replay

Tuesday 20th October 2009

Chesham went meekly out of the FA Trophy after their worst performance of the season so far. Chesham were unrecognisable from the team that stretched Oxford on Saturday, and the home team did not have to work hard for their win with both goals being the result of defensive errors. Chesham’s starting line-up and bench were unchanged, while Oxford made three changes, including moving defender Jamie Clarke into attack in place of the experienced Lee Steele who was unwell.. Full Report

Chesham United 2 - 2 Oxford City FA Trophy

Saturday 17th October 2009

Chesham gained a creditable draw against a strong Oxford City side who stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions. After a disastrous first 15 minutes when the team could have been three goals down, Chesham fought back and looked the more likely to win the game late on.

There were three changes to the starting line-up, with Ollie Adedeji unavailable and Michael Bardle failing a late fitness test, so John Kyriacou started and Mark Lambert switched to the centre of defence Full Report

Chesham United 3 - 2 Marlow

Tuesday 13th October 2009

Chesham got back to winning ways after Saturday’s FA Cup exit, but they had to do it the hard way after falling behind twice against mid-table Marlow. Eventually it took a superb long-range goal from Mark Lambert to secure the victory.

There were four changes to the team after the Aylesbury defeat, with Lewis Laws, Ollie Adedeji, Kevin Cotton and Danny Burnell replacing John Kyriacou, Danny Gudgeon, Dave Fotheringham and Chris Bangura, although Bangura was originally due to start but was replaced by Leon Archer after arriving late. Darrell Cox was again unavailable. Chesham took control of the game almost immediately but Marlow’s defence looked secure early on... Full Report

Aylesbury FC 4 - 3 Chesham United

Saturday 10th October 2009

Chesham went out of the FA Cup at the third qualifying round stage for the second year running. At half-time Chesham were 2-1 down having had more of the game, but immediately after the interval conceded two goals that effectively decided the outcome. At that stage the home team had only had five worthwhile attacks and scored from four of them.

There was only one team change, Leon Archer returning in place of ....Full Report

Bedfont Green 1 - 2 Chesham United

Wednesday 7th October 2009

Chesham booked another chance to overcome Oxford City following their victory over Bedfont Green

Chesham United 3rd Qualifying Round Draw

Wednesday 30th September 2009

Chesham will play Aylesbury FC in the 3rd Qualifying round of the FA Cup following their win over Wingate & Finchley in the 2nd Qualifying Round replay last night

Chesham United 4 -2 Billericay Town

Saturday 26th September 2009

For the second week running Chesham left it late to secure victory.  Once again this game showed that Chesham can compete with teams from a higher level, as for most of the game they carried the greater threat, although the decisive third goal came when the tie seemed to be heading for a replay.

Chesham were unchanged so Danny Burnell was only on the bench after completing his suspension.  Billericay were managed by former Chesham favourite Brian Statham and another former Chesham player Chris Sullivan appeared as a second-half substitute..... Read More

AFC Sudbury Match - Change of Date

Thursday 24th September 2009

It is now confirmed that our AWAY league match V AFC Sudbury is now on Saturday 2nd January 2010 with a 3.00 pm KO .The original date was Friday 1st January which now means we can all enjoy NEW YEARS EVE  and have a drink or two.

 

CUFC Supporters Trust AGM

Monday 21st September 2009

The AGM will be held on Thursday the 8th October 2009 at 8pm in the Chess Suite.

Hitchin Town 1 - 2 Chesham United

Saturday 20th September 2009

Chesham rounded off a great week by ending Hitchin’s 100% league record and moving to within two points of them at the top of the table.  Hitchin were the better side in the opening half-hour and good value for their early lead, but after that Chesham took control of the game although it was only in the last minute of normal time that they grabbed the winner.

 John Kyriacou returned to the starting line-up in the only change from the Cup replay at Harrow.  Danny Talbot played even though his wife had given birth to a boy only the day before.Read More

Harrow Borough 0 - 2 Chesham United FA Cup Replay

Tuesday 15th September 2009

Chesham United booked their Home tie against Billericay Town FC from the Ryman Premier on Saturday 26th September following their win over

Harrow Borough. Match report

Chesham United 1 - 1 Harrow Borough - FA Cup

Saturday 12th September 2009

This was one of those games when most people spent the aftermath talking about the performance of the match officials rather than the players.  Harrow took the lead in the first half thanks to a baffling decision by a linesman to award a penalty, then the referee evened things up by awarding Chesham a penalty for a trivial offence early in the second half.

 With Nick Leach and Chris Bangura kept out by the injuries sustained in last week’s win over Sutton Coldfield, Ollie Adedeji and Darrell Cox returned to the starting line-up, while Danny Burnell was starting a three-match suspension....Read More

Chesham United 4 - 1 Sutton Coldfield

Saturday 5th September 2009

Chesham turned on the style with their best performance of the season to date.  Sutton Coldfield are a better side than their league position suggests, but they finished well beaten after a classy second half display by Chesham.  However the outcome could have been very different but for Richard Hayward’s penalty save after 20 minutes.

 Chesham made four changes – Richard Hayward returned in goal although Michael Underwood was on the bench as cover, Dave Fotheringham and Michael Bardle replaced Lewis Laws and Kevin Cotton, and Chris Bangura started in place of Darrell Cox who was away.  To counteract the visitors’ two wide players John Kyriacou and Michael Bardle played as.... Read More

Chesham United 2 - 0 Chalfont St Peter (FA Cup)

Saturday 29th August 2009

Chesham won comfortably through to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.  This was not a game that will linger long in the memory, but Chesham were always in control and did not need to go after more goals after being two up at half-time.

There were four changes to the starting line-up – Michael Underwood was given a start in goal as Richard Hayward has a niggling injury, Sam Ledger replaced Ollie Adedeji in defence, John Kyriacou came in for the departed Dave Hicks, and Darrell Cox returned in place of Chris Bangura.  Early on Chesham showed the ability to cut through the centre of the Chalfont defence at will, and.... Match Report

Sponsored Goal Scheme

Wednesday 26th August 2009

Sponsored Goals Season 2009/10..... an Entry Form was included in the Match Programme on Saturday and a further copy may be downloaded here to Sponsor your favourite Players.......
Please return via the Secretary's Office or Announcers Box on Match Days.
The scheme is inclusive of all League / Cup goals to date so please hurry !

 

Beaconsfield SYCOB 1 -4 Chesham United

Monday 24th August 2009

Chesham came back from a goal down at half-time to win comfortably in this local derby.  Chesham were not in the game in the opening half-hour but began to exert some pressure towards the interval, and after equalising with a fortunate goal early in the second half went on to dominate the remainder of the game.

There was a reaction the Leighton defeat with five players relegated to the bench and all Saturday’s substitutes in the starting line-up.  Beaconsfield’s manager was previously at AFC Hayes and a number of their players played for them against Chesham in the League Cup last season.  The first problem for both sides was the pitch, which had huge ruts across it and looked as if someone had been a bit over-enthusiastic with the weedkiller.  If it is this bad in August I dread to think what it will be like when Chesham play Slough there in January... Read More

Chesham United 1 - 2 Leighton Town

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Chesham repeated the failings of last season at home, as they handed Leighton a comfortable win.  Chesham allowed Leighton a soft opening goal after just 70 seconds, did the same in the opening minutes of the second half and never looked like pulling back the deficit.

There was just one change to the side, Steve Wales making his first start in place of Dave Fotheringham who was missing for family reasons.  Ben Porter, who played for Chesham in pre-season, was in the Leighton side.  Chesham went on the attack in the opening minute, John Kyriacou crossing from the by-line on the right to Michael Bardle whose header was cleared, but Leighton played the ball forward and Dennis Fenemore ran unchallenged through the middle to shoot past the advancing Richard Hayward from the edge of the area. 

Chesham looked stunned.... Read More

Chesham United 3 - 0 Barton Rovers

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Chesham cruised to a comfortable victory against a young Barton side who look destined to be among the division’s strugglers.  Two goals midway through the first half put Chesham in control, and although Barton briefly threatened in the run-up to half-time, the second half was a stroll enlivened by a fine goal by Darrell Cox.

There was just one change to the starting line-up, Sam Ledger replacing Ollie Adedeji who was still feeling the after-effects of the injury sustained at Bromsgrove.  Chesham took control of the game from the start and soon put the Barton goal under pressure... Read More

Bromsgrove Rovers 0 - 0 Chesham United

Saturday 15th August 2009

Chesham started the new season as they finished the old, with a draw against Bromsgrove.  This was a dull game as two teams, who are expected to be among the front-runners this season, cancelled each other out.  Chesham had plenty of possession particularly in the second half, but did not test the home keeper until a stoppage time break that provided the only notable incident in the game.

Only two of Chesham’s squad were making their debuts for the club.... Read More

Chesham United 2 - 1 Northwood

Saturday 8th August 2009

Chesham continue there unbeaten pre season form with this win over Northwood. A fun day was had by all with lots of new faces down at the Meadow for the open day. Over 90 children took advantage of the club's junior season ticket offer

PRE SEASON REVIEW

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Our Pre Season campaign has gone well as we look to get the players used to how we want to play this season. The different pre season routines and physical conditioning work has paid off, and we have looked strong in all the games to date. We have a number of new additions to the squad and they have had to get used to how we do things. Similarly we have had a number of players missing with injury and unavailability, which is not untypical of teams at this level at this time of year. We performed well up to last Saturday at Wingate, but I then thought we struggled on Monday against AFC Hayes. Wingate posed us problems with their style of play, but we gradually dealt with it and dominated the play as the game went on. Against Hayes we were a bit disjointed in our play. We need to have a clear understanding of what is required in and out of possession, each time we play, and Monday was a reminder that there is always more work to do.

The competition for places has increased. We have tried to add players who have played at a higher level, and with some of last year’s squad not yet committed, it will be an interesting last week of the pre season campaign! There are still some player issues that need to be resolved this week, including Danny Burnell. He is keen to stay here, he enjoys the club and I am sure we can work something out. We may still add to the squad, depending on the outcome of other discussions. It has not been an easy time retaining players this summer. They get approached by other clubs and some want to play in different Leagues or levels for different reasons. I respect that, but we have to have commitment in this League, with the demands of the travelling. Whatever happens, I am confident we will have the squad of players we want, committed to trying to go one step better than last season.         

One of the new signings, Steve Wales, has been unable to compete as yet, but we are hopeful he may be fit for the first week of the season. Dave Hicks is familiar to most of you after last season when he was here on loan. I am pleased to say that Richard Hayward has returned to the club. He is an experienced keeper who knows what is required each week at this level, and with Michael, he will be in competition for the number 1 position. Michael Bardle has also agreed to join. He is a left sided player who has played for Ware and Harlow at this level, having previously been with Watford, and he will provide a balance to the team we have been searching for. Joe Gallagher  is a young midfield player who was recommended to us, and he has done well enough in pre season for us to sign him. Mark Lambert has been back training and playing with us, after it did not work out for him at Oxford City. I am hopeful we can agree something with Mark this week.  I will keep you up to date with the squad situation.           

Finally it would be remiss not to mention the pitch, which is looking as good as I have ever seen it. The new grounds man, Craig Ringsell, has done a terrific job getting it right, and we need to make sure our home form does it justice this year.

 

Andy

Chesham Royal British Legion Move Into Football Club

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Following the fire at the headquarters in Broad Street, that made the building untenable, back in May of this year Chesham British Legion has taken up the offer of Chesham United Football Club to use their premises for future meetings and social evenings.

Chairman Charles Manchester is pleased to be able to offer the facilities at the football club: “We are delighted to be able to provide the Royal British Legion with a new home, As a club keen for further interaction with the community it seems a very obvious solution; we already have the facilities and with a little bit of shuffling of our diary we are sure that the Royal British Legion will soon feel very much at home in their new surroundings.”

Brian Shrieve, Branch Chairman of Chesham British Legion said: “We have not received notice ourselves, but neighbours to Broad Street HQ, have received notice from a Demolition Company that work will start at Chesham Royal British Legion in 28 days. No notice has been given to Branch of this to date, but it looks like things are starting to move.

“In the meantime, following a Branch Meeting of the 3rd August it was agreed by Committee to take up the offer given to them by the Football Club for the use of their premises for all future meetings and social evenings. The Chesham British Legion would like to thank the Conservative Club, and the Belmont Club for opening their doors to our Members, since the fire on 19th May, we were welcomed with open arms at both venues, and we look forward to making new friends at Chesham United Football Club where we have already been made to feel most welcome.”

The Chesham Royal British Legion will be holding a meeting for Members on Saturday 15th August at the Football Club to update on the current status and to have a social evening. Evening starts 7-30pm

  Team Date Venue Opposition Kick-Off Score Report
 1st XI Saturday 27th February Away Leighton Town 15:00 Lost 2-1 Report
  Reserves Saturday 27th February Home Newport Pagnell Town 15:00 Postponed  
 1st XI Tuesday 2nd March Away Slough Town 19:45 Won 1-3 Report
 Youth Thursday 4th March Away Flackwell Heath 19:45 Draw 3-3  
 1st XI Saturday 6th March Home Hitchin Town 15:00 Won 2-0 Report
  Reserves Saturday 6th March Away Hampton & Richmond 15:00 Postponed  
 Reserves Monday 8th March Away Bedfont 19:45 Lost 2-1 Details
 1st XI Tuesday 9th March Home Beaconsfield SYCOB 19:45 Won 1-0 Report
 Youth Thursday 11th March Home Chalfont St Peter 19:45 Won 3-2 Details
 1st XI Saturday 13th March Away Sutton Coldfield Town 15:00 Lost 2-1 Report
 Reserves Saturday 13th March Home Leighton Town 15:00 Lost 0-2 Details
 Reserves Wednesday 17th March Home Hemel Hempstead 19:45 Lost 1-2 Report
 Youth Thursday 18th March Home Thame United 19:45 Won 2-1 Report
 1st XI Saturday 20th March Away Woodford United 15:00 Won 0-2 Report
 Reserves Saturday 20th March Away Bracknell Town 15:00 Won 0-5 Details
 1st XI Tuesday 23rd March Away Romulus 19:45 Won 0-1 Report
 1st XI Saturday 27th March Home Biggleswade Town 15:00 Won 3-0 Report
 Reserves Saturday 27th March Away Chalfont St Peter 15:00 Lost 2-3 Details
  Youth Monday 29th March Away Burnham 19:45 Postponed