Chesham United 1-3 Hemel Hempstead Town

Chesham United 1-3 Hemel Hempstead Town

Postby Simon N » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:19 pm

Chesham United Hemel Hempstead Town
Shane Gore 1 Laurie Walker
John Kyriacou 2 David King
Daniel Brathwaite 3 Kyle Connolly
Alex Brown 4 Jordan Parkes
Danny Gordon 5 Kieran Murphy
Scott Thomas 6 Shane Blackett
Dave Fotheringham 7 Danny Talbot
Steve Wales 8 Luke Allen
Chris Dillon 9 Dave Pearce
Drew Roberts 10 Ben Mackey
James Potton 11 Lewis Toomey

Inih Effiong 12 David Hutton
Haydn Dodge 13 -
Stephan Hamilton 14 Charlie Mpi
Bruce Wilson 15 Tommy Berwick
Toby Little 16 Moussa Diarra
- 17 Oliver Thorne

Little for Gordon 56 Mpi for Toomey 55
Wilson for Fotheringham 67 Thorne for Allen 58
Effiong for Wales 83 Hutton for Pearce 79

Roberts 49 Parkes 26
Toomey 30
Mackey pen 64

Brown 38 King 44
Kyriacou 64 Connolly 59

Waitrose Man of the Match in association with the Bucks Examiner: James Potton

Hemel increased their advantage over Chesham to eleven points as Chesham played their fourth match without a win. Chesham had halved a two-goal deficit early in the second half, and looked to be in the ascendancy when Hemel broke away and won a penalty which killed the game.

John Kyriacou returned after illness in place of the suspended Mark Lambert, Daniel Brathwaite replaced Toby Little and Drew Roberts returned in place of Inih Effiong up front. The dreadful weather meant that this was the only game in the division to go ahead, and this game had been in doubt but the pitch stood up well to the morning’s deluge. Hemel had the wind in their favour in the first half and had the better of the early stages, but Chesham were to have the first serious effort on goal when a shot from Drew Roberts from outside the area was saved unconvincingly by keeper Laurie Walker. The game was still tight with little action at either end until the visitors took the lead on 26 minutes, when Daniel Brathwaite’s clearing header was picked up by Jordan Parkes who rounded Brathwaite and ran on to shoot low into the corner of the net from just inside the area. Four minutes later a corner was part cleared, Danny Talbot’s cross from the right was headed back across goal and Lewis Toomey made it 2-0 with a close-range header. Chesham looked shell-shocked and Hemel could have scored a third when a Talbot free kick was helped on by David King, but Luke Allen stabbed wide from close range.

Early in the second half Chesham began to press for the first time, and a James Potton cross was just too high for Chris Dillon. On 49 minutes Scott Thomas played the ball forward to Drew Roberts, who reduced the deficit with a delicate shot over Walker into the roof of the net. In the next minute Roberts pulled the ball back from the left, Walker saved and Chris Dillon was unable to turn in the loose ball. Danny Gordon was injured in this incident and went off a few minutes later with Daniel Brathwaite switching to the centre of defence. Chesham kept up the pressure and James Potton cut in from the right and flashed a shot across goal, then a Drew Roberts free kick was deflected behind. At this stage Chesham were on top but on 63 minutes Charlie Mpi chased a ball forward, John Kyriacou came across to challenge and brought Mpi down near the by-line. The referee immediately gave a penalty which Ben Mackey converted to restore Hemel’s two-goal lead. In the next minute James Potton headed over a Steve Wales corner, but Chesham’s revival had fizzled out with the third goal. On 71 minutes a long-range effort from Parkes was tipped over by Shane Gore, then shortly afterward Mackey shot past the far post. Late in the game James Potton curled a shot just wide, then Toby Little blocked a clearance from David King and ran on to shoot into the side netting. In stoppage time James Potton’s pull-back came to Bruce Wilson whose shot was deflected wide.
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