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Cinderford Town v Chesham Utd Sat 22nd October KO 15:00: Match Preview

 Tuesday 18th October

Adam Martin

Adam Martin, pictured above in action at The Meadow v Merthyr Town, collected two yellows in the FA Cup 4RQ win over Potters Bar Town, and is not available for the trip to Cinderford. Image courtesy of Trevor Hyde

This Saturday 22nd October the 1st XI travel to Cinderford Town. 

Cinderford won the championship of Division One South and West last season, racking up 96 points and losing only four league matches in the process. However, there was turmoil at the club during the close season when the surprise revelation of an outstanding HMRC debt caused The Foresters to request that they remain in Division One on financial grounds. Other clubs affected by that decision then appealed to the FA who ruled that Cinderford must accept their promotion, but in the meantime Manager John Brough and the majority of the promotion-winning squad had left. Cinderford then appointed former players Alan Gough and Chris Burns as Joint Managers to rebuild the playing squad and take the club forwards into the SPL.

Our hosts are 24th with 7 points from 16 games, and have lost eight of their last nine, but Chesham will have taken note of the fact that all of Cinderford's points have been won at home. The Generals are currently 13th with 19 points from 12 games, but have games in hand due to recent cup activity. See league table here

In the two sides' most recent outings, whilst Chesham were winning through 1-0 v Potters Bar in the FA Cup on Saturday, Cinderford went down 3-1 in the league at St Neots and were dealt a further blow when centre half and captain Josh Nelmes was hospitalised with a supected broken nose and cheekbone after taking a boot to the face while heading clear during a goalmouth scramble. The Generals then did not have a midweek fixture, whilst Cinderford lost 2-0 at home to fellow early season strugglers Cirencester on Tuesday evening, following which Chris Burns stepped down. That was followed late on Thursday by news of the departure of Alan Gough: U18s Manager Brian Burke now takes the reins for Saturday's match

There is a coach for Cinderford Town departing The Meadow at 10.15am. Fare is £15 for Supporters Trust members, £20 for non members. If you are interested in travelling please contact Brian McCarthy on 07450334190 or email brian_mccarthy@ntlworld.com. For those travelling independently the venue is The Causeway, Edge Hills Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2QH

andy leeseManager Andy Leese commented:

"We get back to League action tomorrow at Cinderford. They are finding life tough this season, but despite changing their management team this week we expect a tough afternoon. They will be battling for every point, and we have to make sure we don’t have any hangover from this week.

"We will be judged on the League table this season. It is an important week of games for us as we look to keep progressing on all fronts. We will be without Adam tomorrow as he serves a suspension, but we are hopeful Toby will return after training and playing in the reserves this week.

"Hopefully see a few of you for the long trip tomorrow!"

A.L.

Other Chesham Utd News

Ticket details have been announced for the FA Cup match at Peterborough Utd, which has now been confirmed for Saturday 5th November KO 15:00

In Advance Adults: £12 Seniors/18-21s: £8 Junior U18s: £3

Match Day Adults: £15 Seniors/18-21s: £10 Junior U18s: £5

Details of how to purchase advance tickets, supporters coaches etc will follow as soon as those are confirmed. Watch this website .....

Don't forget the club's annual Fireworks Spectacular. This year being held on Friday 4th Nov. Kick off the FA Cup weekend with one of the biggest, and always the best, displays in the area. Follow this link for full details

Come along to The Meadow on Thu 27/10 for a great evening's football featuring professionals from the 70s, 80s and 90s in support of The Wiseman Trust. KO 19:30, entry just £5 adults and £2 U16s. Follow this link for full details including players lined up to take part

The Aarron West memorial match, postponed from 16/10, will take place on Sun 20/11 KO 14:00

1st XI's next fixtures after the Cinderford game are at home v Kettering (SPL) on Tue 25/10 KO 19:45, and then away at Leatherhead (FA Trophy 1st Qualifying Round) on Sat 29/10 KO 15:00.

Reserves lost 3-1 at home to Penn & Tylers Green (Wycombe Challenge Cup First Round) on Wed 19/10. Reserves next game is at home to Ampthill Town (SSML) on Sat 22/10 KO 15:00

Ladies next fixture is at home v Milton Keynes City on Sun 30/10 KO 14:00

U18s won 3-2 away at Sun Sports on Thu 20/10. U18s next match is away at Tring Athletic on Tue 25/10 KO 19:45

As usual, refer to this website for the latest info. Follow these links for full fixture lists and results

1st XI      Reserves      Ladies      U18s

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