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Saturday 14th October 2017

The Avenue Stadium, Dorchester

Attendance 380

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Dorchester Town
Chesham United
Man Of The Match
Matt Bevans
Chris Weale 1 Hafed Al-Droubi This was another frustrating afternoon for Chesham as they finished with only a point after playing nearly all the match against ten men. After the dismissal of home goalkeeper Chris Weale, Chesham took the lead and had chances to wrap the game up, before a late attack saw Dorchester snatch a draw.

There were two changes to the starting line-up, Danny Green and Oran Swales replacing Adam Pepera and Zack Reynolds. Initially Matt Bevans dropped back into the centre of defence and Oran Swales played in the right wing-back role. Chesham started well and in the ninth minute forced the incident that set the course of the game. Lewis Toomey ran clear onto Adam Watkins’ through pass, and lobbed the ball over the advancing Chris Weale only for the keeper to bring Toomey down outside the area. It was a clear red card and Dorchester brought on substitute keeper Chad Collins, who was immediately beaten by David Hutton’s free kick but the ball came back off the bar. However in the sixteenth minute Chesham took the lead with a goal that had an element of good fortune about it, when Lewis Toomey’s cross from the left-hand edge of the penalty area looped over Collins and dropped into the net inside the far post. Chesham were well in control of the game and on the half-hour Adam Watkins’ shot was touched by Collins onto the bar, and Joe Iaciofano headed in the rebound but was flagged offside. Dorchester’s best moment of the half came shortly afterwards, when Aaron Rodriguez controlled Dom Panesar-Dower’s cross, turned and shot but miscued his effort well wide. However Chesham were still looking the more likely to score, and Joe Iaciofano had a free header from an Oran Swales cross but headed straight at Chad Collins. In stoppage time Lewis Toomey challenged for a Jhai Dhillon cross and the ball came through to Oran Swales whose shot was blocked at the far post.

Chesham were forced to reshuffle at half-time, with Danny Green replaced after falling awkwardly and injuring his left arm during the first half. Zack Reynolds came in on the right with Oran Swales switching to the left, Jhai Dhillon dropping back and Matt Bevans moving back into midfield. Chesham continued to make the running and Adam Watkins’ shot was just over, then Joe Iaciofano won the ball in the opponents’ half and ran on to slot the ball wide of the advancing goalkeeper but also just wide of the goal. Dorchester came back with Dom Panesar-Dower getting on the end of a Neil Martin cross but Hafed-Al-Droubi dived to his right to save, then a shot from Panesar-Dower flew over the bar. However Chesham resumed control and Lewis Toomey laid the ball off to Adam Watkins whose shot was pushed away by Collins. Zack Reynolds then broke forward and pulled the ball back to Joe Iaciofano who side-footed wide of the near post. On 81 minutes Jhai Dhillon crossed from wide on the left to Joe Iaciofano whose far post header clipped the outside of the post. Dorchester were posing little threat but when the officials put up two minutes of stoppage time they mounted one last attack, Chesham failed to clear and after a series of rebounds the ball fell to Kyle Egan who slotted past Hafed Al-Droubi to give the home team an improbable draw.
Kyle Egan 2 Benji Crilley
Neil Martin 3 Jhai Dhillon
Jordan Storey 4 Matt Bevans
Ross Carmichael 5 Kieran Murphy
Gary Bowles 6 Danny Green
Aaron Rodriquez 7 David Hutton
Tom Blair 8 Adam Watkins
Billy Lowes 9 Lewis Toomey
Dom Panesar-Dower 10 Giuseppe Iaciofano
David Jerrard 11 Oran Swales
Jayden Corbridge 12 Jon-Jo Bates
Chad Collins 13 -
Jon Vance 14 Shane Bush
Tom Bearwish 15 Zack Reynolds
Jason Brookes 16 Ahmed El-Sahib
Used Substitutes
Collins for Blair 11   Reynolds for Green 45
Bearwish for Jerrard 72   Bush for Toomey 68
Vance for Panesar-Dower 79   Bates for Watkins 72
Egan 90+2   Toomey 16
Jerrard 37   Crilley 64
Martin 60    
Sent Off
Weale 10