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The FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying

Saturday 14th November 2015

The Webbwood Stadium, Swindon

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Swindon Supermarine
2
 
Chesham United
3
Man Of The Match
Toby Little
Matt Bulman 1 Shane Gore Chesham ensured that their FA Cup heroics are not proving a distraction, with their sixth consecutive win in all competitions. On a rainy afternoon against a team chasing promotion from the South and West Division, Chesham played some neat football in the first half and were good value for their win even if the second half was more of a battle.

Adam Martin and Kelvin Bossman returned to the side after being cup-tied for the Bristol Rovers game, and Bruce Wilson was back after suspension. Chesham had the majority of the early possession but failed to create any clear openings, and it was against the run of play when the home side took the lead after 17 minutes. Ryan O’Hara’s long free kick into the Chesham area was headed in by unmarked defender Luke Matthews. However the lead was to last less than three minutes, as Chesham broke forward and Adam Martin set up a shooting chance which Toby Little took with a low drive across keeper Matt Bulman and in off the far post. Swindon came close when a corner was cleared and Kyle Lapham’s ball was hooked wide of the far post by Joe Shepherd. However Chesham took the lead on the half-hour, when Toby Little’s right-wing corner found the unmarked George Fenton who scored from close range, the ball going in off his knee. Chesham were frustrated a few minutes later when Sam Youngs was brought down on the edge of the home penalty area, the referee failed to play advantage and Toby Little was just off target with the resulting free kick. At the other end Ryan Stanners pulled the ball back from the right, and Ashley Edenborough’s shot was turned past the near post by Shane Gore. The resulting corner was cleared and Stanners shot just wide, but the half ended with Kelvin Bossman firing in a fierce drive which Matt Bulman dived to turn away.

With the pitch becoming heavier by the incessant rain, Chesham were content to wait for breakaways and the early stages of the second half were largely uneventful, apart from a run from Ryan Stanners that ended with a shot straight at Shane Gore from the edge of the area. However on 69 minutes Chesham broke and Toby Little fed Brad Wadkins on the left, Wadkins broke into the area only to be twice denied by Bulman but the ball ran loose to Kelvin Bossman who made it 3-1 from close range. Chesham looked on course to see out the game, but ten minutes from time Ashley Edenborough got to the by-line and pulled the ball back for sub Luke Hopper to halve the deficit. Swindon put on the pressure late on but failed to create any real chances, and Chesham were able to see out time without any further alarms.
Kyle Lapham 2 Ashley Smith
Luke Matthews 3 George Fenton
Ashley Taylor 4 Nick Beasant
Ross Adams 5 Curtis Ujah
Ryan O'Hara 6 Toby Little
Joe Shepherd 7 Adam Martin
Chris Taylor 8 Sam Youngs
Ashley Edenborough 9 Kelvin Bossman
Ryan Stanners 10 Brad Wadkins
Jacob Davidge 11 Bruce Wilson
Substitutes
Marcus Johnson-Schuster 12 Dave Pearce
Luke Hopper 14 Barry Hayles
Sam Morris 15 George Casey
Oli Bailey 16 Matt Taylor
Jake Simpson 17/13 George Legg
Used Substitutes
Johnson-Schuster for Lapham 69   Hayles for Bossman 75
Hopper for Shepherd 69   Pearce for Ujah 75
    Taylor for Youngs 81
Goals
Matthews 17   Little 20
Hopper 80   Fenton 30
    Bossman 69
Bookings
Davidge 84