Alex Tokarczyk 1 Will Hunt
Richard Platt 2 James Lauder
Ben Walster 3 Gedeon Okito
Matt Bevans 4 Erin Amu
Lewis Rolfe 5 Joe Mead
Jon-Jo Bates 6 Kieran Ogden
Sam Barker 7 Rio Dasilva
Bradley Clayton 8 Ethan Lamptey
Ryan Blake 9 Arel Amu
Dejon Noel-Williams 10 Chris Wreh
Max Holland 11 Saul Williams
Oran Swales 12 Ben Collins
Dave Pearce 14 John Sonuga
Devonte Totesaut 15 Hassan Sheikh
Connor Toomey 16 Daniel Trif
Benji Crilley 17 Marius Patru
Swales for Noel-Williams 64 Sheikh for Lamptey 50
Totesaut for Blake 69 Trif for Hunt 56
Pearce for Clayton 73 Sonuga for Lauder 73
Blake 14 Williams 31
Bates 40 E Amu 45+1
Barker 49 Wreh 89
Noel-Williams 53
Clayton 68

Chesham United Man of the Match: Bradley Clayton

Chesham ultimately secured their passage into the Southern League Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over a Dunstable side relegated from last year’s Premier Division. Chesham rested Benji Crilley, Adam Martin and Dave Pearce and brought in Richard Platt, Jon-Jo Bates and Max Holland.

On a rainy night Chesham took the lead in the fourteenth minute, Ryan Blake finding some space on the left and netting with a spectacular low shot across the keeper into the far corner of the net.  Chesham had a chance to double their lead on 27 minutes, when Ryan Blake’s low cross was cleared as far as Jon-Jo Bates who was off balance as the ball came to him and his hurried shot flew wide.  However four minutes later it was Dunstable who scored, Chris Wreh’s through ball sending Saul Williams clear to round Alex Tokarczyk and tap in.  Chesham came back and Ryan Blake forced keeper Will Hunt to dive to save a shot on the turn, then Chesham retook the lead when Jon-Jo Bates’ long-range drive found the bottom corner of the net although Hunt got a hand to it.  However as the first half drew to a close Dunstable forced a corner when a Saul Williams shot was turned round the post by Alex Tokarczyk, and Ethan Lamptey’s kick was headed in by Erin Amu for a second equaliser.

Four minutes after the restart a Bradley Clayton cross was cleared as far as Sam Barker, who restored Chesham’s lead with another fine low drive into the net.  Four minutes later Will Hunt spilled a low cross from Ben Walster and Dejon Noel-Williams pounced to make it 4-2.  Dunstable were forced to take off their goalkeeper and put defender Daniel Trif in goal, and on 62 minutes Trif was completely beaten by a long-range effort from Ben Walster that smacked against the bar.  Chesham were now in total control of the game and added a fifth goal on 68 minutes, a solo effort from Bradley Clayton who ran at the defence and scored with a shot on the turn from just inside the area.  Late in the game Devonte Totesaut missed a near-post header and Max Holland’s drive was beaten away by Trif.  Dunstable came back with a free kick from Arel Amu that Alex Tokarczyk dived to his left to hold, then Chris Wreh scored a late consolation with a low shot that caught out Ben Walster and Alex Tokarczyk.  Dunstable finished the game with ten men after Arel Amu limped off after they had used all their three substitutes.