Poole Town Chesham United
Luke Cairney 1 Ben Goode
Jez Bedford 2 Jeanmal Prosper
Josh Leslie-Smith 3 Luke Warner-Eley
Will Spetch 4 Adam Martin
Jamie Whisken 5 Kieran Murphy
Jake Smeeton 6 Steve Brown
Sam Griffin 7 Billy Adcock
Corby Moore 8 Bradley Clayton
James Constable 9 Ronny Mfinda
Marvin Brooks 10 Eoin Casey
Luke Roberts 11 Ryan Blake
Adam Grange 12 Jefferson Louis
Sam House 14 Lewis Rolfe
James Boote 15 Luke Heneghan
Jack Dickson 16 Michael Murray
Micky Hubbard 17
SUBS
Dickson for Spetch 20 Louis for Mfinda 76
Grange for Bedford 75 Rolfe for Casey 83
House for Smeeton 82 Heneghan for Warner-Eley 90+4
BOOKED
Roberts 66 Blake 56
Prosper 59
Adcock 66

 

Chesham United Man of the Match: Jeanmal Prosper

This draw takes Chesham’s unbeaten run to eight games in which they have conceded only five goals.  However the downside is that five of those matches have been draws, three of them goalless.  This game rarely looked like doing anything other than adding to that sequence. Dave Pearce was the only squad member unable to make the trip so Ryan Blake started, and Ronny Mfinda and Eoin Casey also started with Jefferson Louis and Luke Heneghan on the bench.  The weather forecast was poor but the rain had stopped by kick-off and the pitch was in good condition.

Poole made the stronger start but failed to carve out any clear chances in the opening minutes, while Will Spetch was injured early and replaced by Jack Dickson midway through the half.  Chesham began to come into the game but also failed to create any chances.  Shortly before half-time a Billy Adcock corner was cleared and Bradley Clayton fed Ronny Mfinda who shot high and wide, and that was the sum total of the goalmouth action in the half.

Early in the second half Poole had their first noteworthy effort, when James Constable cut in from the right but his final shot lacked power and was easily saved by Ben Goode.  Goode’s long clearance then caused hesitation in the home defence, which let in Ronny Mfinda but home keeper Luke Cairney blocked at the expense of a corner.  Just after the hour mark Ryan Blake broke clear but was denied by a fine tackle by Josh Leslie-Smith.  Shortly afterwards Jez Bedford cut in from the home right but his left-foot shot was again easily saved by Ben Goode.  In the final quarter Poole had more of the game but were restricted to two long-range efforts which were both well off target.  In the end a forgettable evening ended tamely with Chesham comfortably seeing out the game, although Luke Warner-Eley was injured and forced to go off late in stoppage time.