Chesham United Metropolitan Police
Ben Goode 1 Thomas Williams
Jeanmal Prosper 2 Josh Webb
Luke Warner-Eley 3 Nesta Guinness-Walker
Ronny Mfinda 4 Oliver Robinson
Kieran Murphy 5 Jeremy Arthur
Steve Brown 6 Louis Birch
Billy Adcock 7 Oliver Knight
Bradley Clayton 8 Luke Robertson
Ryan Blake 9 Jack Mazzone
Eoin Casey 10 Max Blackmore
Luke Heneghan 11 Jonathan Hippolyte
Jefferson Louis 12 John Gilbert
Dave Pearce 14 Mekhail McLaughlin
Adam Martin 15 Aiden Torpey
Jerri Maja 16 Ross Murdock
Michael Murray 17 Alec Fisher
Louis for Heneghan 63 Gilbert for Hippolyte 64
Martin for Prosper 80 Murdock for Guinness-Walker 77
Pearce for Clayton 85 Fisher for Blackmore 82
Clayton 47 Blackmore 78
Brown 68
Warner-Eley 90+4

Chesham United Man of the Match: Kieran Murphy

Chesham earned a creditable draw against high-flying Met Police, but felt disappointed afterwards when a late equaliser cost them a win that would have taken them out of the bottom three for the first time this season. There were three changes to the starting line-up due to squad rotation, with Ronny Mfinda, Ryan Blake and Luke Heneghan replacing Adam Martin, Jefferson Louis and Dave Pearce who were all on the bench.

The pattern of the game was set early on with defences on top.  The visitors’ main threat came from the long throws of Oliver Robinson, and Jack Mazzone headed one long throw against the bar in the sixth minute.  In the nineteenth minute Ben Goode was forced to make a double save to deny Luke Robertson and Max Blackmore.  Chesham’s first effort of note came ten minutes later, when Ryan Blake broke down the left but his angled drive was parried by keeper Thomas Williams.  The visitors came back and Kieran Murphy headed away when Robinson got on the end of a corner from Oliver Knight, but Chesham began to come into the game towards half-time.  Luke Warner-Eley’s through pass sent Eoin Casey clear but Jeremy Arthur got back to make a saving tackle, then from the resulting corner Eoin Casey’s header was cleared by Luke Robertson.  In stoppage time Ryan Blake set up Casey but Williams made a smart save from the resulting shot.

Chesham took the lead in the second minute of the second half, when Bradley Clayton was left unmarked to control and shoot home from a long cross from the left.  The visitors were posing little threat and the game rarely looked like coming to life.  In the 76th minute Eoin Casey’s flick found Jefferson Louis who shot across the face of the visitors’ goal.  However two minutes later a long free kick into the Chesham area came off the head of Jeanmal Prosper, and Max Blackmore drove in the loose ball to level the scores.  Chesham had one more chance late in the game, when Jefferson Louis hit a cross-shot that Dave Pearce just failed to connect with.  However Met Police were still looking for a late winner, but Luke Robertson’s long-range shot flew just wide after taking a slight deflection.