Chesham United FC

Match Report

Match Info

Date Time Competition Season
10/10/2023 7:45 pm Southern League Premier South 2023/24


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Chesham United011
Didcot Town011


Chesham missed out on a chance to go level on points with the leaders when lowly Didcot fought back to claim a draw. This was a difficult match to sum up – Chesham were well below their best but created enough chances to win comfortably and visiting goalkeeper Leigh Bedwell was the undoubted man of the match. However Didcot fought back well and were worthy of a draw although their equaliser should never have been awarded. There were a total of seven changes in all from the team that beat Enfield Town in the FA Trophy in the week. Only Zaki Oualah, Connor Roberts, Lewis Rolfe and Eoin Casey kept their places, with Roberts reverting to right wing-back and Lewis Rolfe on the left. Kieran Murphy, Callum Adebiyi, Scott Shulton, Harry Rush, Ricardo German and Josh Allen were all recalled while striker Ogo Obi made his debut after signing on a month’s loan from Maidstone United.

Chesham had a great chance to open the scoring in the third minute, when a long clearance from Zaki Oualah was headed backwards by a defender and Lewis Rolfe ran on to shoot past Bedwell but just past the far post. Had that gone in it might have been a very different game, but after that Chesham struggled to find any rhythm while Didcot hardly launched a single worthwhile attack in the half. Midway through the half Ricardo German cut in from the right and shot but Bedwell saved, then an Eoin Casey throw eventually came to Ogo Obi whose first-time shot flew over. Just after the half-hour mark Connor Roberts broke forward and shot but Bedwell parried, then Ogo Obi crossed following a corner and Kieran Murphy’s shot was blocked. In stoppage time Adam Learoyd had Didcot’s only effort on goal, with a header from a free kick that looped harmlessly over the bar.

Early in the second half Bedwell was again called into action to tip away a long-range effort from Josh Allen, then the keeper made a great save to keep out Ogo Obi’s header from a Harry Rush corner. Chesham were starting to find some form and Ricardo German set up Ogo Obi for a shot that was pushed away by Bedwell. Just after the hour mark Chesham broke through when Ogo Obi got to the by-line on the left and squared for Connor Roberts to net from close range. Didcot started to come to life and Jenson Wright’s low cross was just missed by the incoming Robbie Gallagher. At the other end another good move down the left sent Ogo Obi clear but Bedwell rushed out of his goal to block. On 77 minutes Bedwell made a remarkable save to keep out Harry Rush’s close-range shot from Ricardo German’s cross. Didcot were starting to look dangerous and Ben Putland broke clear only to be denied by a fine saving tackle from Connor Roberts. On 86 minutes Didcot did manage an equaliser when Cameron McNeill crossed back in following a corner, and Gerald Muchechetere challenged Zaki Oualah for the ball which ended up in the net. However Muchechetere clearly fouled the keeper and was also shown by replays to be a couple of yards offside. Chesham were stung back to life, and created one more chance when Callum Adebiyi set up Ricardo German whose shot on the turn produced a diving save from Bedwell.

Chesham United

# Player Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards MoM
1Zaki Oualah001 (90+1')00
2Connor Roberts 151 (64')0000
3Lewis Rolfe001 (87')00
5Kieran Murphy00000
6Scott Shulton00000
8Harry Rush00000
9Ogo Obi 01001
10Josh Allen 700000
14Eoin Casey00000
17Callum Adebiyi001 (42')00
20Ricardo German00000
7Zak Joseph 1000000
15Avan Jones 2001 (90+6')00

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