Wednesday 27tth April
Toby Little, pictured above in action at The Meadow, scored a trademark free kick at St Neots in Chesham's 4-2 win: images courtesy of Trevor Hyde
The Generals rounded off their 2015/16 Southern Premier League campaign with this 4-2 win away at St Neots to finish 11th, a very creditable position considering the resources available and the demands of the hugely successful FA Cup and Trophy runs
Goals from Dave Pearce and Kelvin Bossman gave Chesham a 2-0 lead inside 6 minutes. Ex Chesham marksman Drew Roberts pulled one back for The Saints on 21 minutes but a Toby Little free kick restored Chesham's two goal advantage before half time. Roberts was on target again on 66 minutes to give the hosts hope by pulling the score back to 3-2. However, it was Bossman who found the net next to put the game beyond St Neots reach and seal a 4-2 win for Chesham Utd
The 1st XI now plan for the end of season finale, the chance to lift silverware in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup Final v Aylesbury at Windsor FC on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May KO 15:00. Be there and show your support for all that the team have achieved this season, as they attempt to build on this season's FA Cup success over our local rivals and lift the County Cup.
Manager Andy Leese commented:
"A deserved win last night. Thanks to the fans who travelled on a night when there were better football viewing options on offer! We played some great football on an excellent playing surface. The first two goals were fantastic team goals. The surface allowed us to pass it quickly and our finishing was equal to the build up. St Neots changed shape in the second half and we took a while to adapt, but we always looked threatening on the break.
"It is pleasing to get a top half finish alongside our other achievements this season. The squad deserve huge credit with a good number of them having played well in excess of 50 games this season. Some pressure games across the season, and hundreds of miles covered in the pursuit of success. We have not finished yet with the B&B Final to come. A trophy we have a real affinity with in my time here. Hopefully we get some decent support on the day.
"It has been an incredible season with the FA Cup and FA Trophy exploits, as well as solid progression across all the football in the club with Reserves, Youth, Ladies and the new Academy. I am not sure people see that as I do, but a huge amount of work and commitment goes in to every level. I am disappointed that Joe Sweeney has been allowed to leave without so much as a mention. I brought Joe in last summer and he has completely transformed the set up with the SSML team. Young players of real quality being taught the game in readiness for the first team. He is a first team manager in the making and has been a real support to me this season. I will add to that when it is appropriate.
"In the meantime, a few days rest watching other games before the preparation starts for the Final and for most managers planning for next season."
Other Chesham Utd News
The 1st XI's next match is the Berks and Bucks Senior County Cup Final v Aylesbury at Windsor FC on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May KO 15:00 - the final match of the 2015/16 campaign.
Ladies won 3-0 away at Winchester City Flyers on Sun 24/4 to win promotion to the Premier Division of the Southern Region Women's Football League. The Ladies SRWFL Chairman's Cup Final v Team Solent will be played at Reading Town FC on Sunday 22nd May KO 11:00
Reserves lost 5-3 away at Codicote on Sat 23/4. Reserves next game, their last of the 2015/16 SSML Division One season is away at Risborough Rangers on Saturday 30th April KO 15:00
Chesham Utd's annual Festival of Youth Football is the premier youth football tournament in the local area. The 2016 tournament will be held from May 6th to the 8th. Some age groups are now fully booked with only ltd availability remaining. See here for the latest info on availability, the provisional tournament schedule, registration form download, and other information about opportunities for youth football for both boys and girls at Chesham Utd
As usual, refer to this website for the latest info. Follow these links for full fixture lists and results
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