Hemel Hempstead Town 2-1 Chesham United

Hemel Hempstead Town 2-1 Chesham United

Postby Simon N » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:12 pm

Hemel Hempstead Town Chesham United
Laurie Walker 1 Shane Gore
David King 2 John Kyriacou
Kyle Connolly 3 Daniel Brathwaite
Jordan Parkes 4 Jeanmal Prosper
Kieran Murphy 5 Darren Purse
Moussa Diarra 6 Scott Thomas
Danny Talbot 7 Dave Fotheringham
Ollie Thorne 8 James Potton
David Hutton 9 Inih Effiong
Ben Mackey 10 Toby Little
Lewis Toomey 11 Bruce Wilson

David Pearce 12 Drew Roberts
Charlie Mpi 14 Stephan Hamilton
Oliver Hawkins 15 Chris Dillon
Luke Allen 16 Alex Brown
Alex Tokarczyk 17 Richard Graham

SUBS
Allen for Thorne 52 Graham for Potton 61
Pearce for Parkes 61 Hamilton for Thomas 68
Mpi for Mackey 70 Roberts for Little 70

GOALS
Hutton 7 Little 56
Talbot 67

BOOKINGS
Talbot 79 Purse 66
King 90+2
Murphy 90+4

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

This encounter had been eagerly awaited for some time, but was rendered meaningless by Saturday’s results. Chesham therefore opted to rest their 64-goal striking partnership, yet still contributed fully to an entertaining encounter against the league champions.

Chris Dillon and Drew Roberts were replaced by Inih Effiong and Toby Little, while Jeanmal Prosper made his first start for the club in place of Alex Brown. Dave Fotheringham made his 450th appearance for the club. Hemel went on the attack from the start but there was an element of good fortune about their opening goal on seven minutes. After a Jordan Parkes shot had been turned behind by Shane Gore, the resulting corner was taken short and David Hutton’s cross eluded everyone and crept into the net at the far post. Chesham started to come back into the game and on nineteen minutes a Bruce Wilson cross was headed back across goal by Daniel Brathwaite and eventually scrambled clear. Chesham were now on top, but in a rare breakaway Lewis Toomey set up Ben Mackey but Shane Gore came out smartly to parry. Ten minutes from half-time a great crossfield pass by James Potton seemed to have set up Toby Little on the edge of the area but he could not bring the ball down. In the next minute James Potton’s angled drive was tipped away by home keeper Laurie Walker, then the resulting corner dropped to Darren Purse who hooked goalwards but Walker made a great reaction save. Towards half-time Hemel’s Ollie Thorne shot wide from Jordan Parkes’ pass.

Early in the second half Chesham were still on top but Hemel had the first chance, Shane Gore tipping over an angled drive from Ben Mackey. However Chesham equalised on 56 minutes when a lengthy move involving more than a dozen passes ended with Toby Little shooting low into the net past Walker’s left hand. Toby Little’s lay-off set up Inih Effiong whose shot was blocked, then at the other end Ben Mackey’s shot on the turn was just wide. Midway through the half Darren Purse was booked for bringing down Lewis Toomey 25 yards out, and Danny Talbot drilled the resulting free kick into the roof of the net for the winning goal. Chesham brought on Drew Roberts but Hemel could have had a third goal when Kyle Connolly broke forward and shot against the post. Roberts found Richard Graham and collected the return but shot high and wide. With Chesham playing their third game in five days and with a cup final two days later, there was little incentive to chase the game late on. Charlie Mpi broke clear but shot straight at Shane Gore who blocked, Lewis Toomey headed over from a David Pearce cross, then Kyle Connolly broke clear only to shoot tamely straight at Shane Gore.
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