Thursday 24th January
Chesham United FC are hoping to continue their 100% record in 2013 this weekend following a fortnight break due to the weather.
With 14 goals from the 3 league games played so far this year, a busy period lies ahead to see if the club can turn the season into a promotion push – something that looked unlikely going into the Christmas period. Now unbeaten in five games, on Saturday United are scheduled to travel to Gosport Borough, also unbeaten in their last five games, looking to revenge a 0-3 home defeat against Boro back in September.
For the players it has been a frustrating period, but Manager Andy Leese has no concern over fitness: "It has been a frustrating time with the weather putting paid to games and training" he explained. "We managed a long session last Thursday before the weather set in, and we have another one this week. The players are conditioned to looking after themselves, and a break should help them. We don't worry too much about their fitness levels, more about fitting the games in."
After Saturday the team return to Hampshire three days later to face Bashley, the third successive season that United have had to make the long trip to the New Forest midweek, and with two defeats and a draw from the previous three visits, a change in fortune will be required if Chesham are to influence the play-off places.
"It will be hectic from this weekend, and we will need a decent size squad to cope" says Andy Leese "We have 2 loan players, and Nathan Campbell has not kicked a ball for us yet due to postponements! I will have to enquire about extending the loans if possible. We have a lot to do to affect the top of the League, and I am hoping the break has given the lads a chance to recharge and to pick up where we left off against Redditch"
There is a coach for Gosport Borough leaving the club at 11.00am, and also for Bashley, leaving the club 3.45pm. If you wish to travel please confirm with Brian McCarthy on 01442 871750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.