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Chesham United 1-0 Concord Rangers

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:56 pm
by Simon N
1. Glenn Williamson
2. John Kyriacou
3. Toby Little
4. Alex Brown
5. Laurie Stewart
6. Scott Thomas
7. James Potton
8. Steve Wales
9. Chris Dillon
10. Drew Roberts (goal 8 mins)
11. Bruce Wilson

12. Inih Effiong (for Dillon 67 mins)
14. Daniel Brathwaite (for Potton 61 mins)
15. Danny Gordon (for Brown 61 mins)
16. Chris Watters (for Little 67 mins)
17. James Quinn
18. Chris Mason (for Wales 80 mins)

Chesham remained unbeaten in pre-season with this narrow victory over a Concord team newly-promoted to the Conference South.

Roberts scored after 8 minutes with a low shot past the keeper's right hand from Scott Thomas' through ball. Concord came back with Sam Higgins pulling the ball back for Sam Higgins to shoot over from close range, then at the other end Drew Roberts seized on a loose ball but shot over the bar. Concord defender Steve King headed over from a Danny Spendlove free kick, then Laure Stewart made a fine tackle when Reece Harris broke through. Keeper Glenn Williamson, signed as emergency cover with Shane Gore injured and James Beasant unavailable, made a good save low to his left from a powerful shot from Sam Higgins. Ten minutes from half-time a Chris Dillon lay-off set up Scott Thomas for a shot that beat keeper Jamie Butler but hit the side netting.

The visitors took control of the game in the second half, Higgins hitting a post with a header from Danny Spendlove's pull-back. On the hour Higgins was guilty of a terrible miss after seizing on a short back-pass, but shot over with only Glenn Williamson to beat. Chesham looked to have seen the game out but could have conceded in stoppage time, sub John Easterford heading just over and Alex Osborne clipping the top of the bar with another header.