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The Evostick League Southern Premier Division

Saturday 20th August 2016

Creasey Park, Dunstable

Attendance 305

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Dunstable Town
Chesham United
Man Of The Match
Adam Martin
Jack Smith 1 Ashlee Jones Chesham earned a point in a hard-fought draw against a Dunstable side that have made a strong start to the season. Chesham had more of the game, particularly in the first half, but generally defences were on top in a game not helped by a swirling wind.

Chesham’s starting line-up was again unchanged, with Mat Mitchell-King back as a substitute after an injury sustained in pre-season. There was little to write about in the early stages although Chesham started brightly, their only moment of note coming on the quarter-hour when Brett Longden crossed from wide on the right and home keeper Jack Smith tipped the ball over the bar. Dunstable’s Adam Moussi shot well over the bar from 30 yards, but that was the closest the home team came in the first half. Towards half-time a Dave Pearce corner was headed out to Sam Youngs on the edge of the area, and Youngs’ shot was cleared off the line by Danny Talbot. On 40 minutes Ryan Blake dispossessed John Sonuga and ran clear but Jack Smith spread himself to save. The half ended with a run from Adam Martin and a shot that beat Smith but clipped the outside of the post.

There was nothing of note from either side in the early stages of the second half. After 70 minutes a free kick was taken by Dave Pearce from the right touchline, and the ball came to Sam Youngs at the far post whose header produced a fine reaction save from Smith. Chesham brought on Brad Wadkins who immediately shot just over from Drew Roberts’ pass, then Wadkins set up Dave Pearce for a shot that hit Zack Reynolds and flew behind for a corner. Wadkins then squared to Drew Roberts who headed into the net but Wadkins was given offside, wrongly according to the Chesham supporters in line with the incident. Late in the game Dunstable came close for the first time, when Danny Talbot’s free kick was punched out by Ashlee Jones to David Longe-King who shot over from the edge of the area, then in stoppage time Alex Cathline’s cross came to Jack Hutchinson whose shot clipped the outside of the post.
Zack Reynolds 2 Brett Longden
Jhai Dhillion 3 Toby Little
Danny Talbot 4 Benji Crilley
John Sonuga 5 Darren Purse
Adam Pepera 6 Adam Martin
David Keenleyside 7 Dave Pearce
Danny Green 8 Sam Youngs
Alex Cathline 9 Ryan Blake
Adam Moussi 10 Drew Roberts
Jack Hutchinson 11 Bruce Wilson
Joe Debayo 12 Mat Mitchell-King
Shane Bush 14 Brad Wadkins
Wilson Ferreira 15 Ben Ford
David Longe-King 16 Stephan Hamilton-Forbes
Jamie Head 17 Matt Taylor
Used Substitutes
Bush For Moussi 71   Wadkins For Blake 71
Longe-King For Green 80   Taylor For Youngs 71
    Hamilton-Forbes For Wilson 82
Cathline 17   Little 78