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FA Trophy: Leatherhead 2 Chesham Utd 3. Generals away to Dulwich Hamlet in next round

Sunday 3oth October

Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce, pictured above, scored two first half goals for Chesham away at Leatherhead: image courtesy of Trevor Hyde

Chesham went through to the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy with a 3-2 win at Leatherhead.

A 9th minute Dave Pearce goal, following a great delivery from Ashlee Jones which started the move, gave Chesham an early lead. The hosts equalised on 24 minutes from a free kick but Pearce struck again on 29 minutes to give The Generals a 2-1 half time lead.

Excellent harrying work from Brad Wadkins then forced an error from which Ryan Blake put Chesham 3-1 up but Leatherhead came back to make it 3-2 on 82 minutes and set up a grandstand finish. However, The Generals held firm and came out on top after seven added minutes to make it through to the next round in which Chesham have been drawn away to a second Ryman Premier League side, Dulwich Hamlet, Second Qualifying Round to be played Sat 12th November

A full match report will follow as usual via the 1st XI Fixtures and Results page. The team now prepare for next Saturday's visit to Peterborough Utd, flying high in League One, in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round

andy leese

Manager Andy Leese commented:

"We were really pleased with the win, and the level of performance on Saturday. We played with a good intensity, and scored some well worked goals. Leatherhead came back in to the game when to be fair we should have been further ahead, but we defended well again under pressure in the last quarter of the game.

"Ash showed why he is one of the best around with 2 great stops to keep us in it, and the back 4 showed all their experience. It means we have a week to prepare for the FA Cup now without any distraction which is what we set out to do. Credit should go to the players again for picking up the challenges we set them after the defeat at Hayes.

"We have another big week ahead and go into it in great spirits and good form."


Other Chesham Utd News

Both match tickets and coach tickets, and also merchandise (scarves, hats etc) for the Saturday 5th Nov First Round FA Cup tie at Peterborough Utd will be on sale at The Meadow at the Reserves match this Wed evening 2/11. Don't miss this one! Check website front page for the latest details

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 

The 1st XI's next fixture is away at Peterborough Utd, FA Cup First Round Proper, on Sat 5/11 KO 15:00. 

Reserves lost 6-2 away at Harpenden Town on Sat 29/10. Reserves next match is at home v Kensington Borough on Wed 2/11 KO 19:45

Ladies won 7-1 v Team Solent on Sun 30/10. Ladies next fixture is at home v Winchester City Flyers on Sun 6/11 KO 14:00

U18s next match is away at Hitchin Town on Thu 3/11 KO 19:45

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

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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