Metropolitan Police Chesham United
Rhys Forster 1 Ben Goode
Daniel Akinwunmi 2 Sam Jenkins
Alex Fisher 3 Kyle Watson
Oliver Robinson 4 Jeanmal Prosper
Lucas Ness 5 Kieran Murphy
Junior Eldstal 6 Mark Kirby
Bilal Sayoud 7 Zak Joseph
Luke Robertson 8 Adam Martin
Jack Mazzone 9 Romario Hart
Tyrique Clarke 10 Bradley Clayton
Kai Hamilton 11 Karl Oliyide
Oliver Knight 12 Dave Pearce
Rudy Appaih-Allen 14 Dernell Wynter
Alfie Rule 13/15 Bayley Brown
Ross Murdoch 16 Eoin Casey
Jeremy Arthur 17 Billy Adcock
Appaih-Allen for Hamilton 67 Pearce for Hart 67
Knight for Clarke 76 Wynter for Watson 73
Arthur for Sayoud 90+5 Casey for Joseph 88
Clarke 66 Jenkins 85
Knight 90+3
Mazzone 71 Oliyide 79

Chesham United Man of the Match: Sam Jenkins

Chesham lost their position at the top of the league after a late winner gave Met Police the points. Chesham were dominant in the opening 20 minutes but the home side fought their way back, although keeper Rhys Forster kept them in the game with a string of fine saves including a penalty save in the second half. This gave them the opportunity to win the game which they did at the death. Sam Jenkins returned after missing last week’s win over Dorchester, while Romario Hart and Karl Oliyide replaced Dave Pearce and Eoin Casey who were on the bench.

Chesham took control of the game in the opening stages, and in the second minute Bradley Clayton cut in from the right and shot left-footed but Forster stretched to tip the ball round the post.  Mark Kirby then headed over from Zak Joseph’s free kick.  In the seventeenth minute Chesham were awarded a free kick 30 yards out, and Zak Joseph fooled the home defence with a neat pass to Karl Oliyide who rounded the keeper but Lucas Ness got back to hook the ball off the line.  On 25 minutes Met Police threatened for the first time when Kai Hamilton broke clear, but Ben Goode came out to block and Hamilton’s follow-up was cleared by Kyle Watson.  The home side were starting to come into the game and Junior Eldstal’s header from a corner was comfortably saved by Ben Goode.  Chesham came back with a 30-yard effort from Zak Joseph that flew just wide as the half finished goalless.

The home side had two moments of danger in the opening minutes of the second half, firstly when Luke Robertson’s shot produced a flying save from Ben Goode then another Robertson shot flew across goal but just wide of the far post.  Chesham came straight back with a neat move which ended with Bradley Clayton setting up Romario Hart for a shot that bounced away off the legs of Forster.  The keeper had an easier save when Hart headed a Zak Joseph free kick towards goal, then at the other end a near-post header from Eldstal came off a defender and behind for a corner.  On the hour mark Zak Joseph sent Bradley Clayton away down the right but Forster produced another fine save with his legs.  Four minutes later Karl Oliyide blocked a clearance from Daniel Akinwunmi and raced clear only for Akinwunmi to bring him down as he was out to shoot.  It was an obvious penalty and Bradley Clayton grabbed the ball, only for his kick to bounce away off the legs of the keeper who was a yard off his line when the kick was taken.  The home side made Chesham pay for that miss two minutes later, when Kai Hamilton’s cross was not dealt with by the Chesham defence and Tyrique Clarke netted the loose ball to give them the lead.  The game became scrappy and both sides made substitutions, but Chesham managed to fight their way back into the game on 85 minutes.  Sam Jenkins broke away and squared to Zak Joseph who was denied on the line, but Jenkins got to the loose ball and fired into the net from out on the right.  Chesham came close again when Forster missed a high cross, and Dave Pearce crossed back in but the ball was scrambled away.  However in the third minute of stoppage time the home side broke away and sub Oliver Knight shot past Goode for a dramatic late winner.  There was still time for Forster to save from Eoin Casey, and the game ended with Mark Kirby’s header from a Dave Pearce corner which was blocked in the home six-yard box.