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Chesham Utd v Weymouth: Sat 27th August KO 15:00: Match Preview

Tuesday 23rd August

Drew Roberts v Dorchester

Drew Roberts scored twice last time out at The Meadow, with Sam Youngs adding a third in the 3-0 victory over Dorchester Town: all images courtesy of Trevor Hyde

This Saturday 27th August we are pleased to commence the August Bank Holiday weekend fixtures by welcoming supporters, players and officials of Weymouth FC to The Meadow for this Evo-Stik Southern Premier League match. We also welcome and thank our Match Ball Sponsor Ron Lee

Chesham have had the better of recent games v The Terras: sometimes against the form book. In late Feb 2015 Weymouth came to The Meadow very firmly in the promotion hunt in third place but were routed 7-2. Last season a Chesham Utd side who only chalked up four away league wins travelled to Weymouth, who were again in the promotion mix, and came away with a 4-1 victory. Then, in the final home game of last season a late solo run and strike from substitute Kelvin Bossman gave Chesham a 1-0 win.

The Generals are unbeaten since the opening game of the season, whilst our visitors have won two but lost three. Whilst Chesham were gaining deserved hard fought away points in draws at both Hitchin and Dunstable last week, Weymouth went down to successive 2-0 defeats away at Frome Town and then at home v St Neots

We look forwards to a good crowd, and a good atmosphere should be ensured. With Chesham looking to build on their recent solidity, and Weymouth needing to turn their last two results around it should be an intriguing afternoon at The Meadow. Be there, make some noise, and support The Generals!

andy leeseManager Andy Leese commented:

"We have had a good week's work on the training ground, following last Saturdays draw at Dunstable. It wasn't a pretty game to watch, but we were pleased with the first half performance and the all round solidity of the defending. It is all about accumulating points this early in the season.

"We needed the break this week as we prepare for a demanding weekend of football. Weymouth will be looking to avenge their last two League results, and we know they always present a benchmark of where you need to be if you want to be in the promotion challenge. Kings Langley will be confident after their start to life at this level. We need to match that and use the squad to ensure we keep energy levels high. The squad should be injury free, and they are in good spirits.

"Hopefully we will have some noisy support across the weekend as we look to continue the decent start."


Other Chesham Utd News

The 1st XI's next fixtures after the Weymouth game are the local derby away to newly promoted Kings Langley on Bank Holiday Monday August 29th, and then the FA Cup First Round Qualifying tie at home to Saffron Walden on Satuday 3rd September

Reserves won 4-2 at home v Brimsdown on Sat 20/8. Reserves next game is away at Langford on Saturday 27th August KO 15:00

Chesham Utd Ladies season commences Sunday 4/9 with a home Southern Region Womens Football League Premier Division match v Newbury KO 14:00.

Chesham Utd U18s Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League season commences Thursday 1/9 at home to Leverstock Green KO 19:45

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