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Chesham United 0-1 Stourbridge

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:40 pm
by Simon N
Chesham United Stourbridge
Shane Gore 1 Dean Coleman
John Kyriacou 2 Brian Smikle
Daniel Brathwaite 3 Chris Knight
Alex Brown 4 Kristian Ramsey-Dickson
Darren Purse 5 Sean Geddes
Scott Thomas 6 Louis Harris
Dave Fotheringham 7 Kyle Haines
James Potton 8 Leon Broadhurst
Chris Dillon 9 Kayelden Brown
Drew Roberts 10 Ben Billingham
Bruce Wilson 11 Drew Canavan

Inih Effiong 12 Jordan Fitzpatrick
Stephan Hamilton 14 Will Richards
Toby Little 15 Andre Francis
Jeanmal Prosper 16 Joel Kettle
Richard Graham 17 George Washbourne

SUBS
Little for Wilson 58 Fitzpatrick for Geddes 83
Graham for Thomas 63
Effiong for Brathwaite 73

GOALS
Geddes 68

BOOKINGS
Brathwaite 61 Smikle 23
Broadhurst 31
Geddes 45

Waitrose Man of the Match in association with the Bucks Examiner: Shane Gore

Chesham’s brave pursuit of leaders Hemel Hempstead came to an end as they went down to their second defeat in three days. Chesham seemed mentally and physically jaded after Thursday’s defeat at Poole, but that is not to take anything away from Stourbridge who were clearly the better side on the day.

Alex Brown recovered from the injury sustained at Poole so there was only one change, Daniel Brathwaite coming in for Toby Little. The opening stages were predictably cagey with little incident. The visitors shaded possession and had the best moment of the opening exchanges, when a Sean Geddes corner was headed out and Kayelden Brown’s deflected shot forced Shane Gore into a smart reaction save low to his right. Stourbridge had more of the ball but had only two half-chances towards half-time, Drew Canavan crossing to Kyle Haines who hit a first-time angled volley wide, then Haines hit a long-range effort wide of Shane Gore’s left-hand post. Chesham’s only real moment of note came in first-half stoppage time, when Daniel Brathwaite got on the end of Bruce Wilson’s corner but could not find the target.

Chesham’s best moment of the game came in the opening seconds of the second half, Chris Dillon setting up James Potton for a left-foot shot that keeper Dean Coleman parried and was relieved to see roll past the post. However Chesham failed to build on this opportunity and were grateful for a remarkable miss six minutes later. Shane Gore made a fine save to keep out a shot from Kayelden Brown, but Smikle collected the loose ball and shot from close range but his effort hit the bar and the post and bounced out. The game still lacked goalmouth incident but Stourbridge scored the winner on 68 minutes, when Drew Canavan found Ben Billingham on the visitors’ right and Billingham set up Sean Geddes for a shot that flew into the corner of the net giving Shane Gore no chance. Chesham made a series of attacking substitutions but to no avail as Stourbridge still looked the more likely to score. The visitors could have wrapped up the game in stoppage time when Smikle sent Kayelden Brown clear, and Brown skewed his effort well wide although the referee awarded a corner.