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The Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying

Saturday 12th September 2015

The Meadow, Chesham

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Chesham United
Att 336
Aylesbury FC
Man Of The Match
Shane Gore
Shane Gore 1 James Weatherill Chesham face a replay after a forgettable goalless draw. This was a game of few chances and Chesham rarely looked like finding a way through, but did seem to be denied a clear penalty right at the death.

Nick Beasant and George Legg were both back after missing the win at Merthyr, but both had to settle for a place on the bench as the starting line-up was unchanged. The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges, but it was not until the 24th minute that they produced an effort on goal. Ryan O’Toole’s 30-yard free kick was turned past the post by Shane Gore, then James Dobson’s corner found the head of Kyle Anthony who could only glance a header well wide from a good position. The best chance of the half came on 37 minutes, when Ryan O’Toole sent Jamie Rudd clear but Shane Gore anticipated and dived to his right to save. Late in the half Chesham began to put pressure on the Aylesbury defence, and Dave Pearce fired in an angled drive from the left that James Weatherill stretched to tip wide of the near post. In stoppage time Toby Little crossed from the left to Sam Youngs who hooked the ball over from 15 yards.

Early in the second half Aylesbury’s defence failed to clear a bouncing ball and Dave Pearce stole in to head goalwards but the ball just cleared the bar. On the hour mark Pearce cut in from the right and worked a shooting chance, but trod on the ball at the crucial moment. However there was little creative football at either end, and the main threat came from set pieces. On 72 minutes James Dobson’s corner found the head of Jeanmal Prosper but Ashley Smith cleared off the line. Brian Haule’s speculative looping shot was tipped over by Shane Gore, then the resulting corner was headed over by Davis Haule. Late in the game Toby Little’s free kick was headed wide by Laurie Stewart at the far post, then another Little free kick into the area was just missed by Curtis Ujah. In the fourth minute of stoppage time Ryan Blake’s cross from the right hit the arm of Ben Bateman, who appeared to move his arm towards the ball but the referee and linesman waved away the appeals.
Ashley Smith 2 Jeanmal Prosper
Toby Little 3 James Dobson
Laurie Stewart 4 Ben Bateman 
Curtis Ujah 5 Kyle Anthony
Matt Taylor 6 Ben Stevens
Dave Pearce 7 Ryan O'Toole
Sam Youngs 8 Davis Haule
Ryan Blake 9 Brian Haule
Brad Wadkins 10 Jamie Rudd
Bruce Wilson 11 Lynton Goss
Barry Hayles 12 Terry Dixon
George Legg 13 Rob Tomlin
Tommy Fletcher 14 David Lynn
Ash Fongho 15 Grant Fryer
Stephan Hamilton-Forbes 16 Lamar Simpson
Nick Beasant 17 Adam Logie
Ben Ford 18 Ken Feyi
Used Substitutes
Hayles for Youngs 66   Simpson for Prosper 77
Fongho for Pearce 85   Feyi for Rudd 89
Ujah 56   O'Toole 71
Wilson 63   D Haule 90+3