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St Neots v Chesham Utd Tuesday 26th April KO 19:45: Match Preview

Monday 25th April

Management team

The management team look on, images courtesy of Trevor Hyde

This Tuesday the 1st XI visit St Neots for the final game of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League 2016/16 season, The Generals' sixty-third competitive game in a campaign that has brought historic cup success.

Whilst our hosts cannot improve upon their current standing of 19th - and could finish in 20th, just one place above the drop zone if Chesham win and Stratford prevail over Cambridge - The Generals can move from 13th to 11th place if they take all three points. In the sides' most recent matches St Neots went down 0-2 at 3rd placed Hitchin Town, whilst Chesham were putting paid to Weymouth's faintly lingering play-off hopes on Saturday with Kelvin Bossman's late solo winner.  

For travelling supporters the venue is The Cosy Stadium, Rowley Park, Kester Way, Cambridge Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6SN

Andy Leese

Manager Andy Leese commented:

"We travel to St Neots tonight looking to round off an extraordinary season with a win. We did well on Saturday to finish the home season on a high against Weymouth. We worked hard after a tough week and it was just reward to see the home season out with a win. The players are feeling it physically after a demanding season with some having played more than 50 games. If you factor in that we started pre season on July 1st last year then it's clear it is more than just a hobby these days. It will be a test tonight, but we will have players back in the squad after suspension. 

"Joe Gater's loan has now ended. He returns to Barnet FC, although they have made a decision not to offer Joe a new contract. He has been great for us since Christmas when we signed him. He is 19 but plays with more maturity than his years. His attitude is first class and he is very grounded. I am sure he will find his way in the game at a good level and he knows where we are if he needs an opportunity."


Other Chesham Utd News

The 1st XI's next match after the St Neots game 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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