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Stratford Town
Chesham United
J Hancocks (46' Sent Off), J Luckie (91', 90')
Full time
G Iaciofano (52'), L Toomey (60', 65')
Tue 26 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Attendance 178

Match Report & photographs Stratford Town 1 - 3 Chesham United

Town lose their unbeaten home record in below par performance

Match Photographs by Granty and Stats by Rod Abrahams

Stratford Town 1 v 3 Chesham United
Luckie 91 Iaciofano 52 Toomey 60, 65

It was a case of before the Lord Mayors show at the MoodChimp Stadium last night as a below par Town fell to their first league defeat against a combative Chesham side in their final game before Saturdays big FA Cup tie at Scarborough.

Stratford Town v Chesham United pics by Granty
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As he had indicated ahead of this game Carl Adams rang the changes and rotated his squad making three changes from the weekend with Edwin Ahenkorah and Ben Stephens on the bench and there they remained so for the duration of this game as unused substitutes with no doubt an eye on the upcoming FA Cup tie.

Town were second best for most of this game which featured an epic personal duel between Chesham striker Lewis Toomey and Town keeper Luis Connor who made a fantastic double save from Toomey's 32nd minute penalty kick,then just on half time Connor acrobatically tipped Toomeys head over the bar and it was these outstanding saves that would see Connor deservedly win the Marston's Man of the Match award.

Within a minute of the restart the home sides task was made even tougher when Hancocks was dismissed for a second yellow card offence. Although Gallinagh, Recci and Francis were defending stoutly Town's rearguard was finally pierced when Chesham new signing Iaciofano stroked home Cheshams opening goal on 52 minutes.

Despite the endeavours of the busy Summerfield and the industry of Grocott Town never really threatened to level the score and inevitably Chesham's pressure told with the persistent Toomey eventually beating Connor with a brace of goals within a 5 minute spell on 60 and 65 minutes and the game was over as a contest.

Town did get a consolation goal in added time when Jazz Luckie intercepted a loose back pass to run on and strike a consolation goal for the Blues but this was a game to quickly forget as the Blues turn their attentions to the FA Cup tie this coming weekend.

Carl Adams candid post match comments on his teams performance said it all.

“We were outfought and outworked, they were hungrier than us and wanted it more than us and that’s what disappoints me the most.
Possibly there was an element of having one eye on the F A Cup but it never does anyone any good to lose 3-1 at home, and I’ve now got to pick them back up in time for Saturday.I’ve no complaints about the sending-off, but the way we played tonight I don’t think the result would have been any different if we had kept eleven players on the pitch for the 90 minutes.Saturday will be a really tough challenge. I’ve no illusions about that. They will be really up for it on their 3G pitch and we’ve got to go there and play the sort of football that I know we’re capable of on our day. Edwin Ahenkorah is our only injury worry, but if he can’t make it we’ve got Eli Bako who has come on in the last two games and can play up front if needed.”

Match Stats by Rod Abrahams

   

Town    Chesham
        13Goal Attempts          12
          5On Target           8
           0Blocked Shots           0
           0Hit Woodwork           0
           5Corners Won            4
          5Crosses into Box            7
         12Fouls Conceded          10
           5Off Side             2
           2Yellow Cards             2
           1Red Cards             0
Town Yellow Cards             –           Hancocks & Taylor             Red Card     –     Hancocks

Louis Connor

Player of the Match

Louis Connor

Key moments

45:00 +46:00
Goal Jaz Luckie scores for Stratford Town
46:00
Red Card Jamie Hancocks is sent off for Stratford Town
52:00
Goal Giuseppe Iaciofano scores for Chesham United
60:00
Goal Lewis Toomey scores for Chesham United
65:00
Goal Lewis Toomey scores for Chesham United
90:00
Goal Jaz Luckie scores for Stratford Town

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Highlights

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90:00 Goal 1 - 3
Jaz Luckie scores for Stratford Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Louis Connor is awarded player of the match for Stratford Town
72:00 Yellow Card
Benji Crilley is yellow carded for Chesham United
70:00 Sub Off
James Fry is substituted off for Stratford Town
70:00 Sub On
Eli Bako is substituted on for Stratford Town
65:00 Goal 0 - 3
Lewis Toomey scores for Chesham United
63:00 Sub Off
Loyiso Recci is substituted off for Stratford Town
63:00 Sub On
Justin Marsden is substituted on for Stratford Town
60:00 Goal 0 - 2
Lewis Toomey scores for Chesham United
52:00 Goal 0 - 1
Giuseppe Iaciofano scores for Chesham United
46:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Jamie Hancocks is sent off for Stratford Town
End of period 1
45:00 +46:00 Goal 2 - 3
Jaz Luckie scores for Stratford Town
40:00 Yellow Card
Michael Taylor is yellow carded for Stratford Town
31:00 Saved Penalty
Louis Connor saves a penalty for Stratford Town
31:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Hancocks is yellow carded for Stratford Town
31:00 Missed Penalty
Lewis Toomey misses a penalty for Chesham United
3:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Toomey is yellow carded for Chesham United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Stratford Town
  • Chesham United
  • 0
  • Lewis Toomey Yellow Card 3:00'
  • Jamie Hancocks Yellow Card 31:00'
  • Louis Connor Saved Penalty 31:00'
  • Lewis Toomey Missed Penalty 31:00'
  • Michael Taylor Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Jaz Luckie Goal 45:00 +46:00'
  • Jamie Hancocks Red Card 46:00'
  • Giuseppe Iaciofano Goal 52:00'
  • Lewis Toomey Goal 60:00'
  • Loyiso Recci Sub Off 63:00'
  • Justin Marsden Sub On 63:00'
  • Lewis Toomey Goal 65:00'
  • James Fry Sub Off 70:00'
  • Eli Bako Sub On 70:00'
  • Benji Crilley Yellow Card 72:00'
  • Jaz Luckie Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Connor, Louis Connor, Louis
Francis, Liam Francis, Liam
Gallinagh, Andy Gallinagh, Andy
Recci, Loyiso Recci, Loyiso
Summerfield, Daniel Summerfield, Daniel
Thomas, Lee Thomas, Lee
Hancocks, Jamie Hancocks, Jamie
Fry, James Fry, James
Grocott, Will Grocott, Will
Taylor, Michael Taylor, Michael
Luckie, Jaz Luckie, Jaz
Chesham United
  • 1. Hafid Al'Droubi
  • 2. Benji Crilley
  • 3. Jhai Dillon
  • 4. Matt Bevans
  • 5. Darren Locke
  • 6. Kieran Murphy
  • 7. Danny Green
  • 8. Zack Reynolds
  • 9. Lewis Toomey
  • 10. Giuseppe Iaciofano
  • 11. David Hutton
  • 12. Shane Bush
  • 13. Oran Swales
  • 14. Jon-Jo Bates
  • 15. Adam Pepera
  • 16. Ty Ward

League round up

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0
5
Bishop's Stortford
Kettering Town
3
0
King's Lynn Town
3
0
Kings Langley
1
1
Merthyr Town
2
1
Tiverton Town
1
4
Slough Town
St Neots Town
3
1
Royston Town
Weymouth
3
2
Basingstoke Town

League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Biggleswade Town 23 32
14. Royston Town 19 30
15. Stratford Town 22 30
16. Merthyr Town 23 27
17. Bishop's Stortford 23 26
18. Farnborough 22 25
19. Basingstoke Town 21 24

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