Chesham United Harrow Borough
Alex Tokarczyk 1 Hafed Al-Droubi
Lewis Rolfe 2 George Moore
Connor Toomey 3 Ryan Haugh
Matt Bevans 4 Shaun Preddie
Ben Walster 5 George Fenton
Darren Locke 6 Mitchell Gough
Sam Barker 7 Frank Keita
Bradley Clayton 8 Dylan Kearney
Ryan Blake 9 Ryan Moss
Jefferson Louis 10 Michael Bryan
Dave Pearce 11 Lewis Cole
Oran Swales 12 Bayley Brown
Dejon Noel-Williams 14 Mark McLeod
Jon-Jo Bates 15 Harry Rush
Tom Hitchcock 16 Anthony O’Connor
Max Holland 17/13 Lee Pearce
Hitchcock for Locke 45 Brown for Bryan 77
Holland for Toomey 45 O’Connor for Kearney 82
Swales for Blake 73
Kearney 13, 42
O’Connor 83
Cole 90+2
Clayton 40 Gough 72

Chesham United Man of the Match: Dave Pearce

Chesham’s terrible league form shows no sign of coming to an end after another heavy defeat.  Had Chesham taken one of their early chances the afternoon might have turned out differently, but once Harrow took the lead Chesham’s fragile confidence shattered and they finished well beaten. The team was unchanged from last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Welling, so new signing Tom Hitchcock had to settle for a place on the bench.

Chesham started positively and in the second minute a through ball from Connor Toomey found Jefferson Louis, but former Chesham keeper Hafed Al-Droubi came out to block the resulting shot.  At the other end Michael Bryan crossed to Ryan Moss but his header lacked power and was easily saved by Alex Tokarczyk.  However Chesham had another great chance in the next minute when Dave Pearce’s cross was met by Jefferson Louis but Al-Droubi saved and Ryan Blake could only stab the loose ball wide.  Chesham were made to pay in the next minute when Harrow took the lead, when a quickly-taken free kick led to George Moore crossing to Dylan Kearney who bundled the ball over the line from close range.  Harrow took control of the game and Lewis Cole crossed to Kearney who put a free header wide.  On 42 minutes the visitors made it 2-0, when Kearney was clean through but Alex Tokarczyk saved and Bryan played the ball back into the area for Kearney to tap in.  In stoppage time Bryan crossed from the right, Darren Locke’s attempted clearance went up in the air and dropped to Kearney but he could only head wide.

Chesham made a double substitution at half-time, taking off Connor Toomey and the injured Darren Locke and putting on two attack-minded players in Tom Hitchcock and Matt Holland.  However the extra space at the back benefited Harrow with Dylan Kearney forcing Alex Tokarczyk to parry a shot on the turn.  Chesham were restricted to long-range efforts from Jefferson Louis and Dave Pearce that failed to trouble Al-Droubi.  Late in the game Harrow took advantage of a demoralised Chesham team, and Kearney broke clear but his shot bounced away off Alex Tokarczyk.  On 79 minutes sub Anthony O’Connor scored with his first touch of the ball, following up to score after Alex Tokarczyk saved from Ryan Moss.  In stoppage time Ryan Haugh set up Lewis Cole who shot past Tokarczyk from close range to complete the rout.