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The Evostik League Southern Premier Division

Tuesday 6th December 2016

The Meadow, Chesham

Attendance 250

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Chesham United
Hayes & Yeading United
Man Of The Match
Sam Youngs
Ashlee Jones 1 Danny Boness Chesham romped to their biggest win in nearly three years against struggling Hayes & Yeading. Once Chesham opened the scoring in their first attack it was clear that the visitors had no answer to Chesham’s attack, and it soon became a question of how many Chesham would score.

After Saturday’s abandoned game at Chippenham Toby Little replaced Bruce Wilson, and Dave Pearce returned in place of Matt Taylor who was on the bench. Only four of the visitors’ team featured in the away fixture three months ago. Hayes went on the attack from the start but without threatening, and Chesham’s first attack brought the opening goal in the fifth minute. Dave Pearce’s left-wing cross was not dealt with by the Hayes defence and Ryan Blake swept the ball into the net from close range. Shortly afterwards Mat Mitchel-King headed on a Benji Crilley long throw but keeper Danny Boness stretched to tip the ball away, then the visitors came close when Adam Everitt’s 25-yard shot flew just wide. However Chesham were still looking the more likely to score and Drew Roberts’ right-wing cross found Dave Pearce whose far-post header was parried by Boness, the ball being crossed back in to Brad Wadkins who headed over the bar. Ryan Blake then shot across the face of the visitors’ goal with Brad Wadkins just unable to turn the ball in at the far post. However on the half-hour Sam Youngs broke through the centre, Brad Wadkins’ effort was blocked but the ball came back to Youngs who prodded the ball past Boness for Chesham’s second. Chesham were looking comfortable but were still able to add a third on 42 minutes, when a low shot from Brad Wadkins was fumbled by Boness and Dave Pearce tapped in the loose ball. In stoppage time Chesham were caught out and Darren Purse was booked for bringing down Cole Brown, but the resulting free kick came to nothing.

In the opening minutes of the second half Dave Pearce’s cross was almost touched in by Drew Roberts but the effort was blocked. Chesham then camped themselves in the opposition half until the 52nd minute, when Dave Pearce stole in unmarked to head in Drew Roberts’ cross for Chesham’s fourth. Two minutes later Brad Wadkins helped the ball into the path of Drew Roberts whose attempted lob was parried by the advancing goalkeeper. Chesham then eased off and the visitors came back with a cross-shot from Cole Brown that flew high and wide. Midway through the half Drew Roberts was hacked down by Adam Everitt who was subsequently booked, but the referee played advantage and Sam Youngs crossed towards Brad Wadkins who just failed to make contact. Adam Martin and Drew Roberts had shots just off target, but Hayes came close to a consolation when Mahlondo Martin’s cross forced a desperate clearance. Fifteen minutes from time Drew Roberts crossed from wide on the right, Manny Adebowale attempted to head clear but the ball glanced off his head and into the net at the near post. Hayes sub Dylan Kearney shot past Ashlee Jones but past the far post, but Chesham scored the game’s final goal when Dave Pearce’s shot was blocked and the ball ran loose for Brad Wadkins to tap in. Wadkins could have had another six minutes later, but shot wide with only the keeper to beat.
Benji Crilley 2 Omar Vassell
Toby Little 3 Mahlondo Martin
Mat Mitchell-King 4 Connor Toomey
Darren Purse 5 Manny Adebowale
Adam Martin 6 Adam Everitt
Dave Pearce 7 Cole Brown
Sam Youngs 8 Ryan Hope
Brad Wadkins 9 Mitchell Weiss
Drew Roberts 10 Josh Hutchinson
Ryan Blake 11 Terence Carter
Barry Hayles 12 Dylan Kearney
- 13 Chris Benton
Matt Taylor 14 Colin Mugoya
Kemani Murray 15 James Taylor
Brett Longden 16 Josh Chamberlain
Taylor McKenzie 17 -
Used Substitutes
McKenzie For Purse 56   Mugoya For Toomey 57
Taylor For Martin 67   Kearney For Martin 74
Longden For Crilley 74    
Blake 5    
Youngs 31    
Pearce 42,52    
Roberts 75    
Wadkins 83    
Purse 45+3   Adebowale 25
    Everitt 65