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The Evostick League Southern Premier Division

Saturday 8th October

The Meadow, Chesham

Attendance 368

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Chesham United
1
 
Away Team
1
Man Of The Match
Adam Martin
Ashlee Jones  1 Glyn Garner   This was an uneventful encounter in which defences dominated, and both goals were as a result of errors that were out of keeping with the rest of the game.

The only change to the team saw Ryan Blake start in place of Sam Youngs who was away. Both teams moved the ball well in the opening stages, but without looking like creating a chance. Kayne McLaggon pulled he ball back from the by-line but too high for Ben Watkins at the far post, then at the other end Barry Hayles dispossessed Elliot Scotcher but shot well wide of the goal from the edge of the area. In stoppage time McLaggon again crossed but Keyon Reffell could not convert, and the ball came to Jordan Wright who shot over.

Early in the second half Scott Barrow shot powerfully but straight at Ashlee Jones, but there seemed little chance of a goal at either end until 50 minutes. A long ball forward into the Chesham area seemed to pose little threat, Bruce Wilson expected Ashlee Jones to claim it but the keeper stayed on his line, and Keyon Reffell crossed for Kayne McLaggon to score.

Just after the hour mark Reffell cut in from the left and fired in a shot that was deflected over, but Merthyr made little attempt to score after that and soon began time-wasting and slowing the game down. Chesham made little progress at the other end and seemed to be resigned to their fate until seven minutes from time. As Chesham played the ball forward Curtis McDonald stood and waited for an offside flag which never came, leaving Ryan Blake free to lash the ball into the roof of the net for Chesham's equaliser. The goal meant that both teams increased the tempo late on, Chesham coming closer to a winner when Dave Pearce's cross was not cleared and the ball came back to Pearce who missed in front of goal but was offside anyway.
Benji Crilley  2 Ben Watkins
Bruce Wilson  3 Scott Barrow 
Mat Mitchell-King  4 Scott Tancock 
Darren Purse  5 Curtis McDonald 
Adam Martin  6 Rhys Baggridge 
Dave Pearce  7 Elliot Scotcher 
 Matt Taylor 8 Ashley Evans 
 Barry Hayles 9 Kayne McLaggon 
Drew Roberts  10 Keyon Reffell 
 Ryan Blake 11 Jordan Wright 
Substitutes
Brad Wadkins  12 Adam Davies 
  13 Cameron Clarke 
 Taylor McKenzie 14 Gavin Williams 
Shaun Reece  15 Ian Traylor 
 Ronnel Dennis 16 Ryan Prosser 
Used Substitutes
 Wadkins For Roberts 67   Traylor For Scotcher 78 
 Dennis For Hayles 77   Prosser For McLaggon 86 
Goals
 Blake 83   McLaggon 50 
Bookings
 Purse 41   Reffell 45+4 
    McDonald 86