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The Evostick League Southern Premier Division

Saturday 26th March 2016

The Meadow, Chesham

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Photos By Trevor Hyde

Chesham United
Att 351
Kings Lynn Town
Man Of The Match
Dave Pearce
Shane Gore 1 Alexander Street Chesham made it eight games unbeaten as two first-half goals put them in command against visiting King’s Lynn, after which Chesham never looked like being caught although it needed a missed penalty and a couple of fine saves from Shane Gore to seal the win.

Chesham’s starting line-up was unchanged for the third game running. In the third minute Toby Little crossed low from the left, Barry Hayles challenged keeper Alexander Street and the ball bounced off Hayles and went just wide of the near post. In a tentative opening Dave Pearce fired across goal from wide on the left, then at the other end a shot from Liam Hurst was comfortably saved by Shane Gore. Chesham took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark, when Ryan Blake pulled the ball back from the right and Dave Pearce’s sweetly-struck first-time shot found the net just inside the post. The visitors attempted to come back but Lee Stevenson fired over the bar from Matthew Castellan’s knock-down, then Castellan had a free header at the far post from Ryan Fryatt’s corner but failed to make contact. However Chesham’s finishing was more clinical and they scored the crucial second two minutes later. Toby Little and Dave Pearce combined down the left, Pearce crossed and Ryan Blake nipped in at the near post to score. As half-time approached Shane Gore tipped a John Sands shot round the post, then at the other end Sam Youngs worked himself a shooting chance but Street parried.

Early in the second half Jordan Yong’s angled drive was turned behind by Shane Gore, then the visitors won a penalty when John Sands was tripped but Liam Hurst’s kick was comfortably saved by Gore. The only other time the visitors came close was on 65 minutes, when Sam Mulready hooked a Liam Hurst cross goalwards but Shane Gore dived to turn the ball over. After that they looked like a beaten side and Chesham came closer to scoring late on, when Kelvin Bossman’s back-heel found Ryan Blake whose shot took a deflection and flew just over.
Ashley Smith 2 Ryan Fryatt
Toby Little 3 Jordan Yong
Nick Beasant 4 Kern Miller
Curtis Ujah 5 Matthew Castellan
Stephan Hamilton-Forbes 6 Sam Gaughran
Dave Pearce 7 Liam Hurst
Sam Youngs 8 Lee Stevenson
Ryan Blake 9 Sam Mulready
Barry Hayles 10 John Sands
Adam Martin 11 David Bridges
Kelvin Bossman 12 Jacek Zielonka
Matt Nolan 13/17 Eoin McQuaid
Ben Ford 14 Toby Hilliard
Matt Taylor 15 Jack Friend
Joe Gater 16 Dylan Edge
Used Substitutes
Taylor for Hamilton-Forbes 65   Hilliard for Bridges 71
Gater for Martin 74   Zielonka for Hurst 79
Bossman for Hayles 81   Edge for Miller 89
Pearce 29    
Blake 37    
Ujah 24   Mulready 27