Chesham United FC

Another week and our improvements on the field continue to be in evidence! It is very difficult to gauge the true league position because teams have played such a different number of games, but, as they say, it is good to have the points in the bag. We go into this weekend’s fixtures occupying a play-off spot, just one point ahead of Harrow Borough who have three games in hand on us; however, with us facing Harrow Borough twice in the league over the next ten days that could all change.

For the second time this season we were made to battle for a 2-2 draw against Beaconsfield last weekend, we had the chances to win the match but had to settle for the point that took us up into the play-off positions. In midweek we sent a young team to Wantage in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup, including a debut in goal for academy player Dan Hosier, who played his part in a fine 3-1 win. Our reward for the victory is a home game against Hungerford Town in the next round.

Hungerford Town currently play a league above us in the National League South and are an excellent example of why a club like Chesham United should be perfectly entitled to aspire to reach that level. It is a big step up into a league where you will face sides with a very serious budget, but football clubs can develop and evolve to be ready to cope with that next level. As recent as 2008 Hungerford were playing in the Hellenic League, by 2016 they had reached National South – A fantastic achievement and an inspiration to us all…but we still hope to knock them out of the Berks & Bucks Cup next month!

This weekend we face Truro City looking to avenge the heavy away defeat we had earlier in the season. Back then we were ravaged by injury and struggled to field a side, this weekend we will be in a much stronger position to compete and hopefully pick up the points that will continue our upwards surge.

Heading into the Christmas period is always a busy time and I would like to thank the Supporters’ Trust who are organising a sponsored walk to the Kings Langley game on 27th December to raise funds for their specific project for the year and our charity partner, Bucks Mind.

The walk itself is approximately 10 miles from The Meadow to Kings Langley FC, walking through Bovingdon & Boxmoor to the Grand Union Canal before following that through Hemel Hempstead, Apsley and into Kings. If you would like to join them on the walk, please contact them by leaving a post via the Contact Us form at the page https://www.custrust.co.uk/contact/ or speak to any member of the Committee. To sponsor the walkers click here.

In addition congratulation to Trust Committee member Dan Buckingham who, not content with just walking to Kings Langley, he ran to the Beaconsfield game last week and will be running to the Harrow Borough game on December 11th as part of the fundraising push. A fine effort.

I would like to wish our Ladies team all the very best this weekend as they play their rescheduled Womens FA Cup Second Round tie against Kent Football United, a game that fell foul of the weather last Sunday. The winners will be at home to Billericay in the Third Round on December 12th, let’s hope that is another game at The Meadow to look forward to.

As we move into December I will be working with the management team to get more dates in the diary early next year for different networking and volunteer recruitment opportunities to follow on from our successful Business Partners Evening. As always, anyone interested in getting involved in the club in any way, shape or form, please contact me directly at chairtman@cheshamunited.co.uk for a no obligations chat.

Thank you as always for your support, it is appreciated.

Peter Brown, Chairman