Chesham United FC

Match Report

Match Info

Date Time Competition Season
02/12/2023 3:00 pm Southern League Premier South 2023/24


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
AFC Totton022
Chesham United202


Chesham took a two-goal lead but were forced to settle for a draw as fellow promotion chasers Totton hit back.  Chesham played some good football and scored two excellent goals, but second-half injuries took their toll and a depleted side were hanging on for a point at the end. There were four changes to the starting line-up, with Ryan Upward suspended and Jordan Edwards unwell although he was named as a substitute.  Jack Connors was also named as a sub after travel delays meant that he was late arriving at the ground.  Avan Jones dropped to the bench and into the side came Eoin Casey, T’Sharne Gallimore, Ogo Obi and Ricardo German. The attendance was given as 1,196 but it looked as if there was under 400 in the ground.

Totton had an early effort on goal when Zaki Oualah tipped Leon Maloney’s shot away for a corner, then Chesham threatened when Bruno Andrade crossed just too far in front of Ogo Obi.  The game then went into a quiet spell until the 28th minute when Chesham took the lead.  A long ball forward was missed by the home defence, and Ricardo German stole in to round the keeper and tap into the empty net.  The home side came back and Eoin Casey attempted to head back to Zaki Oualah, but Maloney stole in and lobbed over the keeper only for Casey to get back to clear.  The home side had another near miss after a corner caused problems in the Chesham defence, but Chesham immediately broke away and added a second goal.  Bruno Andrade played the ball in from the right, Ricardo German laid it off and Zak Joseph scored with a low drive past the advancing keeper.

Totton needed a lift and they got it in the early stages of the second half, when T’Sharne Gallimore slightly misjudged a challenge and brought down Maloney just inside the area and Scott Rendell put away the resulting penalty.  Shortly afterwards Zaki Oualah made a fine save low to his right to keep out Charlie Kennedy’s low shot.  Chesham came back with Ricardo German trying a shot on the turn that was just off target, then Chesham had a great chance when T’Sharne Gallimore’s through ball sent Ogo Obi clear to shoot past Noice but wide of the goal.  Chesham were forced to take off Obi, Andrade and Joseph but with only defenders on the bench Lewis Rolfe was forced to move into attack late on.  As the temperature dropped the pitch hardened and the fog became slightly thicker but not enough to threaten an abandonment.  Totton were now on top and a Sam Magri header from a corner was tipped over by Zaki Oualah.  In a rare Chesham attack Steve Brown netted from a Harry Rush free kick was was flagged offside.  Totton went back on the attack and Joseph Oastler shot high and wide after Chesham’s defence cleared a cross.  However on 81 minutes Chesham failed to clear another cross and Jordan Chiedozie set up Leon Maloney who fired into the roof of the net from close range.  In stoppage time Chesham were awarded a free kick in a dangerous area but Ricardo German’s shot was comfortably saved by Noice, then at the other end Leon Maloney’s free kick beat Oualah but flew just wide.

Chesham United

# Player Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards MoM
13Zaki Oualah00000
2Lewis Rolfe00000
5Kieran Murphy 00001
6T’Sharne Gallimore00000
7Zak Joseph 151 (34')0000
8Harry Rush00000
9Ogo Obi 400000
11Bruno Andrade 1200000
14Eoin Casey00000
17Callum Adebiyi01000
20Ricardo German1 (28')1000
4Steve Brown 900000
12Avan Jones 1100000
15Lesley Duru 700000

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