Chesham United 8-0 Banbury United

Chesham United 8-0 Banbury United

Postby Simon N » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:21 pm

Chesham United Banbury United
Shane Gore 1 Kwame Fordah
John Kyriacou 2 Luke Cray
Daniel Brathwaite 3 Scott Bridges
Laurie Stewart 4 Wayne Blossom
Darren Purse 5 John Mbamarah
Scott Thomas 6 Tom Ryan
Dave Fotheringham 7 Paps Joao
James Potton 8 Marvin Martin
Chris Dillon 9 Tanasheh Abrahams
Drew Roberts 10 Dominic Lawless
Bruce Wilson 11 Anderson Pinto

Stephan Hamilton 12 Aaron Morgan
Toby Little 14 Kyal McNulty
Steve Wales 15 Marcus Green
Alex Brown 16 Sean Barker
Aston Goss 17 -

Hamilton for Fotheringham 61 Morgan for Joao 30
Wales for Dillon 61 Green for Ryan 45+3
Goss for Wilson 68 McNulty for Lawless 56

Ryan og 8
Dillon 27, 55
Roberts 34, 50, 79 pen
Potton 45+2, 47

Dillon 21 Bridges 21
Blossom 24
Ryan 32
Cray 78

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

Chesham put Saturday’s disappointment firmly behind them by romping to their biggest win for five years. The victory was notable mostly for the team’s ruthlessness in front of goal, to which Banbury had no answer.

There were three changes to the starting line-up; Mark Lambert was ill so Laurie Stewart came in, Daniel Brathwaite was preferred to Toby Little at left-back, and Scott Thomas replaced Steve Wales in midfield. Chesham took the lead after eight minutes with a curious goal, James Potton playing the ball forward towards Chris Dillon who was flagged offside, but Tom Ryan intercepted the ball only to head past the wrong-footed goalkeeper into the net. For a moment it seemed as if the offside decision would stand, but the referee awarded the goal to the disgust of the Banbury players. For a while it seemed as if the visitors had lost their cool, Scott Bridges picking an argument with Chris Dillon off the ball and Wayne Blossom booked for arguing at a throw-in. However on 26 minutes Banbury had their only moment of danger in the half, Shane Gore saving from Dominic Lawless. In the next minute Chesham doubled their lead with a well-worked goal, Drew Roberts sending James Potton clear to draw the keeper and square to Chris Dillon who had time to control and shoot home. Five minutes later neat play on the right led to Bruce Wilson’s short pass setting up Drew Roberts to beat keeper Kwame Fordah at his near post to make it 3-0. Two minutes later a quick throw on the right led to James Potton squaring to Bruce Wilson who blazed over at the far post. However in stoppage time Chesham scored an excellent fourth goal, Chris Dillon’s quick pass setting up James Potton who hit a superb dipping shot over the head of the keeper.

Chesham helped themselves to three more goals in the first ten minutes of the second half as Banbury’s defence crumbled. A neat move on the right set up James Potton for a left-footed drive into the corner of the net, then Bruce Wilson played the ball forward and Drew Roberts stole in behind the defence to roll in the sixth goal. Five minutes later Roberts turned provider, pulling the ball back from the by-line on the left for Chris Dillon to tap in at the far post. The rest of the game was fairly quiet, with the result not in doubt and a swirling wind and heavy rain not helping the flow of the game. Chesham made three substitutions which allowed Aston Goss to make his debut for the club. Chris Dillon had a shot saved by Fordah, while at the other end Aaron Morgan unleashed an angled drive that flew past the far post. Midway through the half Steve Wales pulled the ball back to James Potton whose shot on the turn was saved, then twelve minutes from time Steve Wales fired in a shot that hit Luke Cray on the arm and the referee awarded a penalty, which Drew Roberts slammed home to complete his hat-trick.
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