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The Evostick League Southern Premier Division

Saturday 29th August 2015

DCS Stadium, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Photos By Adam Sims

Stratford Town
Att 210
Chesham United
Man Of The Match
Dave Pearce
Andy Kemp 1 George Legg Chesham scored their first away goal and took their first away point of the season, but will still look on this result as a disappointment. Chesham dominated the game for the most part, but finished with only one point after missing a host of chances including a first-half penalty.

Toby Little returned after injury in place of Ash Fongho, but otherwise Chesham’s starting eleven was unchanged. Chesham created the first chance after eight minutes, when Matt Taylor pulled the ball back from the by-line to Dave Pearce who lifted the ball over the bar. Six minutes later Stratford’s Aaron Moses-Garvey crossed low to Dior Angus, who flicked the ball goalwards but George Legg saved at the near post. However Chesham immediately broke away and Sam Youngs found space on the right and shot just wide of keeper Andy Kemp’s near post. Chesham were starting to put together some neat passing moves, Brad Wadkins setting up Ryan Blake on the left but Kemp came out to block at the expense of a corner. Sam Youngs took the kick and Brad Wadkins stole in unmarked to side-foot into the net from close range to give Chesham the lead. Chesham were now in total control of the game, and Brad Wadkins’ lay-off set up Dave Pearce whose effort took a deflection and flew just wide. On the half-hour mark Sam Youngs squared from the right, Ryan Blake just missed the ball at the far post and Matt Taylor collected the loose ball only to be pulled back by Rob Thompson-Brown as he made for the by-line. It was a clear penalty which Toby Little took, but Kemp got a touch on the ball to turn it onto the post and the loose ball was scrambled away. The miss gave the home team new hope, and Dior Angus had a chance when a loose ball dropped to him just outside the area but his shot lacked power and Legg saved comfortably. In stoppage time Matt Taylor and Ryan Blake combined to set up a shooting chance for Sam Youngs whose effort was comfortably saved by Kemp.

In the opening minute of the second half Dior Angus found some space on the home right but his angled drive flew over the bar. However Chesham had a better chance when Bruce Wilson’s pass enabled Ryan Blake to cross to Brad Wadkins, who seemed sure to score but allowed the ball to slip over his foot. Tyrone Fagan then headed over from an Aaron Moses-Garvey corner, but Chesham were caught out when Dior Angus threaded the ball through for Fagan to slip past George Legg for the home team’s equaliser. Chesham then had another great chance when Dave Pearce squared to Matt Taylor whose side-footed effort clipped the top of the bar. Stratford were beginning to put pressure on the Chesham defence, and midway through the half Nick Beasant was booked for a foul on Simeon Tulloch but Jamie Sheldon’s 30-yard free kick flew harmlessly wide. Chesham still looked the more likely to win the game late on, Dave Pearce forcing Kemp to dive to push a shot round the post. Ten minutes from time Matt Taylor and Brad Wadkins combined to set up Sam Youngs, whose effort bounced up and seemed destined for the roof of the net but Kemp stretched to tip the ball over. Chesham’s last chance came five minutes from time, when Dave Pearce set up the onrushing Ashley Smith whose long-range shot flew harmlessly over.
Emmit Delfouneso 2 Ashley Smith
Sam Adkins 3 Toby Little
Marcell Simpson 4 Laurie Stewart
Liam Francis 5 Nick Beasant
Alex Price 6 Matt Taylor
Aaron Moses-Garvey 7 Dave Pearce
Jamie Sheldon 8 Sam Youngs
Tyrone Fagan 9 Ryan Blake
Dior Angus 10 Brad Wadkins
Rob Thompson-Brown 11 Bruce Wilson
Joe Halsall 12 Curtis Ujah
Simeon Tulloch 14 Tommy Fletchher
Edwin Ahenkorah 15 Tashan Dwyer
Scott Hadland 16 George Fenton
Gary Moran 17 Ash Fongho
Used Substitutes
Tulloch for Moses-Garvey 64   Dwyer for Blake 71
Hadland for Price 64   Fongho for Little 79
Ahenkorah for Thompson-Brown 78    
Fagan 53   Wadkins 17
Thompson-Brown 31   Smith 51
    Beasant 67
    Taylor 78
Stratford Town vs Chesham United 29/08/2015