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Corby Town 2-1 Chesham United

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:20 pm
by Simon N
Corby Town Chesham United
Paul Walker 1 Shane Gore
Tom Ingram 2 John Kyriacou
Nathan Fox 3 Daniel Brathwaite
Paul Malone 4 Mark Lambert
Brad-Lee Gascoigne 5 Danny Gordon
Chris Carruthers 6 Scott Thomas
Tom Berwick 7 Toby Little
Sam Ives 8 Steve Wales
Tommy Wright 9 Chris Dillon
Tom James 10 Drew Roberts
Nabil Shariff 11 Bruce Wilson

Mark Arber 12 Inih Effiong
Claudio Dias 14 James Potton
David Moyo 15 -
Tom McGowan 16 Alex Brown
Luke Greer 17 -

Potton for Little 69
Effiong for Wales 74

Malone 54 Brathwaite 86
Brathwaite og 88

Shariff 89 Gordon 35

Waitrose Man of the Match in association with the Bucks Examiner: John Kyriacou

Chesham’s six-match winning league run came to an end with this defeat. Chesham should not have lost this game, having had more of the game and created the better chances. Corby did not use a single substitute and had only one effort on target, yet ended winners thanks to Daniel Brathwaite’s late own goal.

Toby Little and Bruce Wilson returned to the side in place of Dave Fotheringham, who was away, and James Potton, while Danny Gordon was a late replacement for Laurie Stewart who was injured in the warm-up. Chesham looked more likely to score from the off but their first chance on eight minutes was a gift, keeper Paul Walker clearing straight to Drew Roberts who controlled and shot from close range but the keeper parried the ball away for a corner. After 17 minutes Steve Wales sent Toby Little clear but Little went wide and Walker was able to block. Corby’s only moment of danger in the opening half came when Nabil Shariff robbed Scott Thomas and shot across goal. Chesham continued to play the better football while Corby relied on hopeful balls forward that came to nothing. However there was only one other chance in the half, when Bruce Wilson found Toby Little whose shot from the edge of the area seemed destined for the bottom corner but Walker dived to tip the ball away.

Early in the second half Little crossed from the left to Chris Dillon at the near post but Dillon could only knock the ball over the bar from close range. Corby had posed little threat but a team is always vulnerable to a set piece, as it proved on 54 minutes when Paul Malone headed Sam Ives’ corner into the net through a ruck of players. The game became more frantic as Chesham pushed forward with greater urgency but the home defence looked solid. Seven minutes from time Drew Roberts cut in from the left and shot across goal, then Bruce Wilson’s shot hit Malone and bounced away for a corner. Chesham were not looking like getting back into the game, but copied the home side with a goal from a corner. Bruce Wilson’s right-wing kick found Daniel Brathwaite who stooped to head into the net just inside the near post. However two minutes later Chesham gave the ball away in their own half, Tom Berwick advanced to the edge of the area and hit a shot that was going well wide but Daniel Brathwaite stuck out a foot to knock the ball into the roof of his own net.