Chesham United FC

Match Report

Match Info

Date Time Competition Season
13/01/2024 3:00 pm Southern League Premier South 2023/24

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Hungerford Town000
Chesham United101

Recap

Chesham established a five-point lead at the top of the table with this narrow win, which ended Hungerford’s run of 14 league matches unbeaten.  This was never a classic, but Chesham took an early lead and successfully defended it with Zaki Oualah rarely called into serious action. Steve Brown returned in defence after missing three matches through injury, so Roddy Collins moved into his more familiar midfield role.  The other three changes saw Ryan Upward, Bradley Clayton and Ricardo German recalled, with Zak Joseph, Jack Connors, T’Sharne Gallimore and Jordan Edwards all dropping to the bench.

The game got off to a bright start with early action in both penalty areas.  In the second minute a corner from Sam de St Croix caused problems in the Chesham area before the ball was scrambled away, then Chesham went on the attack and a Lewis Rolfe throw-in bounced around in the home penalty area before being cleared.  In the fifth minute Chesham attacked down the left and Ogo Obi set up Bradley Clayton, who went round Ryan Clarke and the keeper appeared to bring him down but the referee booked Clayton for diving.  The game then threatened to boil over as the referee attempted to restore control by issuing lengthy lectures after every challenge.  However things calmed down and Chesham scored the winning goal in the 21st minute.  Bradley Clayton’s left-wing corner was headed towards goal by Ryan Upward at the far post, Clarke parried the ball into the air but it bounced out off the crossbar and Ricardo German headed in from close range.  The rest of the first half was a turgid affair with neither side making much headway on a hard and bumpy pitch.

Hungerford played down the slope in the second half and it looked as if Chesham might be in for a tough time early on, but after Ramarni Medford-Smith headed wide from an Elis Watts corner the home side never really threatened again.  Midway through the half Chesham broke away and Alex Lafleur pulled the ball back for Ogo Obi who shot over the bar.  The game never came to life late on, not helped by an over-fussy referee who booked four Chesham players plus Michael Murray.  Late in the game Conor McDonagh tried his luck from distance and the ball flew wide with the aid of a slight deflection, but otherwise Chesham’s defence was hardly troubled.

Chesham United

# Player Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards MoM
13Zaki Oualah00000
2Lewis Rolfe001 (62')00
3Alex Lafleur00000
4Steve Brown00000
5Kieran Murphy00000
6Roddy Collins 00001
9Ogo Obi00000
10Brad Clayton 15001 (5')00
17Callum Adebiyi001 (81')00
19Ryan Upward01000
20Ricardo German 71 (21')01 (70')00
7Zak Joseph 2000000
15T’Sharne Gallimore 1000000

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