Chesham’s long unbeaten run came to an end as a depleted team went down to a narrow defeat at Swindon.  After a dull first half the home team took the lead early in the second and Chesham rarely looked like retrieving the deficit.

There were five changes to the starting line-up with Roddy Collins suspended, Mark Kirby away and Alison Ferreira, Kylian Kouassi and Karl Oliyide all injured although Kouassi and Oliyide were both on the bench.  They were replaced by Jeanmal Prosper, Kieran Murphy, Malachy McGovern, Jaden Thompson-Brissett and Zak Joseph.  Swindon had the first effort on goal in the eleventh minute, when Ryan Campbell fired the ball across goal after a Conor McDonagh shot was blocked.  However the rest of the half was a turgid affair although Chesham had the only efforts on goal.  Jordan Gibbons had two shots both of which went over the bar, while Bradley Clayton had a shot from the left turned round the post by home keeper Martin Horsell.

Early in the second half Swindon had a spell of pressure which brought the game’s opening goal on 56 minutes.  After a corner was cleared Henry Spalding crossed from the left and Tyrone Duffus headed back across goal and into the net from beyond the far post.  Chesham looked rattled and Henry Spalding’s shot was blocked and the ball came to Tom Mehew who shot over.  Chesham brought on an extra forward in Kylian Kouassi, and shortly afterwards Jaden Thompson-Brissett shot across goal and just wide of the far post.  Chesham pushed forward and left space at the back which allowed Spalding to break clear, but Sam Beasant challenged and Spalding’s follow-up was headed away by Lewis Rolfe.  The game was more open but there was little flowing football from either side, although Swindon’s Harry Williams found some space but his attempted chip was comfortably saved by Beasant.  On 81 minutes Conor McDonagh’s through ball sent Harry Williams clear to fire past the advancing Beasant to make it 2-0.  Chesham came back and a Jordan Gibbons shot took a defection which allowed Horsell to save comfortably, then in the next minute Kylian Kouassi turned on the edge of the box and was brought down by a despairing challenge from Tyrone Duffus.  Chesham looked to force an equaliser but were reduced to ten men when Karl Oliyide was injured following a foul by Lewis Hall and was forced to go off.  Chesham pushed Eoin Casey up front and he laid off a cross from Deese Kasinga but Kylian Kouassi’s shot was comfortably saved by Horsell.