Saturday 22nd October
Benji Crilley was brought down for Chesham's penalty in the 1-0 win at Cinderford Town: image courtesy of Trevor Hyde
For the second week running Chesham won 1-0 in a game in which the result was more important than the performance, and also for the second week running Chesham's winner came from the same source. As against Potters Bar Town, Benji Crilley had beaten two men and was cutting into the box from the right when he was felled for a clear penalty, which Drew Roberts again converted to send Chesham in one up at half time
Chesham were largely in control and comfortable in a first half which could have seen a greater lead with more accurate finishing. The pattern continued after the restart, but The Generals found it hard to fashion clear cut opportunities against a packed defence. A young and spirited Cinderford side had pace, but were well marshalled by Chesham's experienced defence and Ashlee Jones was only called into serious action twice. Toby Little, on as a second half substitute, made his first appearance in seven games since being injured in FA Cup 2RQ v Sevenoaks
Random fact: Cinderford's ground is the highest (height above sea level) in England! A full match report will follow as usual via the 1st XI Fixtures and Results page. The team now prepare for Tuesday evening's home match v Kettering Town.
Manager Andy Leese commented on the win:
"An important 3 points on the road, albeit we were not totally convincing. We dominated the game, but our inability to finish the chances we create is why we are not looking convincing.
"We are giving ourselves a chance every time we play with our excellent defending, and that is what we set out to achieve in the summer. I am not sure we would have picked up all the points in these type of games last year, but the experience we have added gives us the platform and leadership we needed."
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 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 won 4-2 at home to Ampthill Town on Sat 22/10. Reserves next game is away at Harpenden on Sat 29/10 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
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