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The Evostick League Southern Premier Division

Saturday 3rd October 2015

The Meadow, Chesham

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Photos By Trevor Hyde

Chesham United
3
Att 273
Dorchester Town
4
Man Of The Match
Kelvin Bossman
George Legg 1 Shane Murphy A much-changed Chesham side went down to their first home defeat of the season. After conceding three times in the first half Chesham fought back, but were undone by a late breakaway which led to Dorchester’s winner.

There were five changes following the midweek defeat by Histon. Laurie Stewart was injured and Nick Beasant away, so with Curtis Ujah still not recovered from injury, George Fenton was recalled from his loan spell at Chalfont St Peter to partner Tommy Fletcher in defence. Kelvin Bossman made his debut for the club in the continued absence of Sam Youngs and Barry Hayles, and with Ashley Smith suspended George Casey was signed on a month’s loan from Stevenage to start at right-back. Chesham had the first effort on goal when George Fenton headed high and wide from Dave Pearce’s corner. At the other end Dorchester’s Oakley Hanger overlapped down the visitors’ right but mishit well wide as George Legg came out. However two minutes later the visitors took the lead when Bradley Tarbuck crossed from the left and the unmarked Lewis Morgan scored at the near post. However the lead lasted barely a minute, as Ryan Blake and Kelvin Bossman challenged for the ball and Bossman ran on to slip the ball past keeper Shane Murphy. Dorchester went back on the attack and Jonah Ayunga worked a shooting chance and fired over, and George Legg dived to his right to hold a long shot from Charlie Davis. Chances came and went at both ends, Ayunga heading just wide from a Charlie Davis free kick, then Dave Pearce set up Ryan Blake whose shot beat Murphy but flew wide of the far post. However on 35 minutes Chesham waited for an offside flag that never came as Ben Watson set up Bradley Tarbuck to restore Dorchester’s lead. Five minutes later a loose ball on the edge of the Chesham area fell to Tarbuck whose shot flew past George Legg to make it 3-1. In stoppage time Murphy attempted to clear a back pass but missed his kick, Ryan Blake challenged but the keeper blocked and the ball came to Brad Wadkins who shot just wide.

The opening minutes of the second half passed largely uneventfully, but just after the hour mark Kelvin Bossman’s header from a Dave Pearce corner was blocked on the line at the expense of another corner. Midway through the half a long diagonal ball from George Casey was headed across goal and into the net by Matt Taylor for his first goal for the club. The game then threatened to boil over after Mark Jermyn escaped with a yellow card for a bad foul just in front of the dugouts. In the next minute Chesham appealed for a handball in the Dorchester area, but the ball dropped to Dave Pearce whose shot was deflected and saved by Murphy. Seven minutes from time Ryan Blake’s ball into the area was not cleared, and George Fenton equalised at the second attempt after his first effort was blocked. Two minutes later Brad Wadkins set up Bruce Wilson whose shot from the edge of the area was superbly saved by Murphy. Late in the game Chesham pressed for a winner, Kelvin Bossman having two shots blocked in quick succession, but in stoppage time Jonah Ayunga broke away and shot past Legg into the corner of the net for Dorchester’s winner.
George Casey 2 Oakley Hanger
Toby Little 3 Neil Martin
Tommy Fletcher 4 Mark Jermyn
George Fenton 5 Matt Oldring
Matt Taylor 6 Chris Dillion
Dave Pearce 7 Charlie Davis
Kelvin Bossman 8 Lewis Morgan
Ryan Blake 9 Jonah Ayunga
Brad Wadkins 10 Ben Watson
Bruce Wilson 11 Bradley Tarbuck
Substitutes
Stephan Hamilton-Forbes 12 Jason Brookes
Ben Ford 14 Nick Crittenden
Ash Fongho 15 Tony Lee
Callum Woodcock 16 -
Alfie Osbourne 17 Alan Walker-Harris
Used Substitutes
    Lee for Dillon 73
    Crittenden for Davis 81
    Brookes for Tarbuck 88
Goals
Bossman 15   Morgan 14
Taylor 67   Tarbuck 35, 40
Fenton 83   Ayunga 90+1
Bookings
Wilson 4   Dillon 62
Fletcher 25   Jermyn 79
Taylor 29   Lee 90
Casey 45+2