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The Evostik League Southern Premier Division

Friday 14th April 2017

Bob Lucas Stadium, Weymouth

Attendance 561

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Weymouth
2
 
Chesham United
0
Man Of The Match
Ryan Blake
Nick Thomas 1 Richard Hayward Chesham’s losing run extended to six games as two defensive errors handed Weymouth victory.

Toby Little returned after missing last week’s defeat by Biggleswade Town, and Alex Ward made his first league start with Ryan Blake in the middle in place of Phil Roberts who has left the club. The early stages reflected the fact that there was little at stake for either side, Weymouth coming close on twelve minutes when Stuart Fleetwood crossed low from the left but Ben Thomson could not get enough on the ball which flew harmlessly across goal. Nine minutes later Benji Crilley set up Alex Ward for a left-foot drive that home keeper Nick Thomas saved well. Around the half-hour mark Mark Cooper crossed just in front of the onrushing Ben Thomson, and Stuart Fleetwood had a shot tipped over by Richard Hayward, but that was the sum total of the first-half action.

The game continued to drift until the 63rd minute when the home team took the lead. Richard Hayward collected from an uncontested drop ball, only to mishit his clearance straight to Ben Thomson who rounded the keeper and slotted into the vacant net. On 79 minutes sub Danny Talbot took a free kick that flew just over the bar, but two minutes later Weymouth sealed the win with a second goal. Richard Hayward came out of his area to head a long ball away, but the ball bounced over his head leaving sub Aaron Rodriguez to side-foot into the empty net. Late in the game Matt Taylor’s long-range effort was saved by Thomas, then in stoppage time Curtis Ujah flicked on a Benji Crilley long throw and Ryan Blake’s overhead kick just cleared the bar.
Ashley Wells 2 Benji Crilley
Mark Cooper 3 Brett Longden
Stephane Zubar 4 Stephan Hamilton-Forbes
Jake Wannell 5 Curtis Ujah
Calvin Brooks 6 Adam Martin
Charlie Davis 7 Dave Pearce
Sean Stewart 8 Sam Youngs
Stuart Fleetwood 9 Ryan Blake
Ben Thomson 10 Toby Little
Dean Evans 11 Alex Ward
Substitutes
Tiago Sa 12 Danny Talbot
Mark Molesley 14 Matt Taylor
Dane James 15 Kemani Murray
Aaron Rodriguez 16 Maciej Tajs
Dom Panesar-Dower 17 -
Used Substitutes
Rodriguez For Thomson 71   Taylor For Hamilton-Forbes 63
Sa For Cooper 76   Talbot For Longden 76
Panesar-Dower For Wannell 82   Murray For Ward 82
Goals
Thomson 63    
Rodriguez 81    
Bookings
Evans 34   Crilley 44
Cooper 68