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The Emirates FA Cup 1st Round Qualfying

Saturday 2nd September

The Wellesley, Greay Yarmouth

Attendance 277

Match Report By Simon Newbury

Great Yarmouth Town
Chesham United
Man Of The Match
Adam Pepera
Josh Glover 1 Hafed Al-Droubi Chesham won comfortably against their opponents from the Eastern Counties League. Chesham dominated the game but lacked confidence in front of goal, but once David Hutton opened the scoring the result was never in doubt.

There were two changes to the team, Danny Green and Oran Swales replacing Jon-Jo Bates and Shane Bush. Adam Watkins made his debut as a second-half substitute having completed a suspension carried over from last season. On a warm afternoon and a dry pitch Chesham took control of the game early on, and in the sixth minute Jhai Dhillon broke forward and crossed to Alex Cathline whose header produced a fine diving save from home keeper Josh Glover. The pattern of the game was set with Dhillon and Zack Reynolds having plenty of opportunity to get forward with the home team posing little threat. However all Chesham’s possession came to nothing as the home team’s defence dealt comfortably with the Chesham forward line. On 34 minutes Josh Glover punched out a cross to the edge of the area, and the ball bounced around until Callum Bunting’s hurried shot flew over, and that was the sum total of the action in the first half.

In the tenth minute after the restart Jhai Dhillon again broke forward down the left, slipped the ball inside and David Hutton shot into the top corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Two minutes later a free kick from Jhai Dhillon came off the defensive wall and away for a corner. Just after the hour mark Adam Watkins came on as a substitute and Chesham began to play with greater freedom. Midway through the half Jhai Dhillon, who was on the right after a corner had been cleared, crossed back in to Callum Bunting who headed over the bar from close range. Adam Watkins ran forward and fired in a low shot that Josh Glover dived to turn away, then David Hutton found space down the right and fired the ball across goal but Ty Ward could not turn the ball in. However five minutes from time Adam Watkins crossed from the right-hand edge of the area and Shane Bush turned the ball past Glover and inside the far post to clinch the win. Two minutes later the home side had their one chance of the match, when Robin Andersen crossed from the left to Joel Glover whose first-time effort flew high and wide.
Miles Palmer 2 Zack Reynolds
Robin Andersen 3 Jhai Dhillon
Vadim Costandachi 4 Matt Bevans
Adrian Ager 5 Kieran Murphy
Kyle Howell 6 Adam Pepera
Charlie Bartram 7 David Hutton
Sam Applegate 8 Danny Green
Joel Glover 9 Callum Bunting
Aaron Sanders 10 Alex Cathline
Haydn Davis 11 Oran Swales
Charlie McAra 12 Jon-Jo Bates
- 13 Greg Ellingham
Sean Perfect 14 Shane Bush
Chris Holmes 15 Ty Ward
Olly Savage 16 Harry Tucker
Connor Milligan 17 Adam Watkins
Used Substitutes
McAra for Bartram 63   Watkins for Cathline 63
Holmes for Sanders 63   Ward for Swales 74
Perfect for Palmer 70   Bush for Bunting 81
    Hutton 55
    Bush 85
Sent Off