Edey winner ends poor Chishill run

PUBLISHED: 11:22 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

Great Chishill 1 Whittlesford Res 0 GARETH Edey s second half penalty ended Chishill s poor run of form, and gave them the BIS League points. While it was not one of the home team s better attacking displays, they showed some good resilience against a bat

Great Chishill 1 Whittlesford Res 0

GARETH Edey's second half penalty ended Chishill's poor run of form, and gave them the BIS League points.

While it was not one of the home team's better attacking displays, they showed some good resilience against a battling Whittlesford side.

There were good openings for both sides during the first half, but neither keeper was really tested. Nick Bramwell had to be alert to block a shot on the lie, while Russell Drury came closest for Chishill, but he dragged his left foot shot just wide from Luke Tyler's corner.

Tom Hodge and Jonathan Drury were both creating good opportunities down the flanks, but there was rarely anyone on the end of their crosses.

During the second half, it was an evenly fought battle, but Chishill always looked the more likely team to break the deadlock.

Steve McGee was working hard on his own up front, but failed to find a finish to go with his good runs.

Tyler drove a free kick just wide, as Chishill continued to look solid at the back.

They were finally rewarded with 10 minutes remaining when Jonathan Hodge was fouled in the box and Edey blasted high into the net to seal the three points.

Chishill: Gallagher, R Drury, Rogers, Gardiner, Bramwell, T Hodge, Tyler, E Drury, Edey, J Drury, McGee. Subs: Manning, J Hodge, Jackson.

- Chishill travel to Abington United on Saturday before hosting Ashdon Villa on Tuesday evening, kick off 6.15pm.

Fowlmere 3 Steeple Bumpstead 1

FOWLMERE turned in one of their best performances of the season on Tuesday eveing, against a strong Bumpstead team.

The hosts came firing out of the blocks and almost took the lead after 10 minutes when Trevor Symonds slipped Adam Fields through on goal but his shot crashed against the crossbar.

A few minutes later Shaun Douglas was through on goal but his shot was well saved and Fields was unable to turn the rebound in.

Fowlmere continued to press and Daniel O'Farrell found himself with only the keeper to beat but mis-hit his shot at the crucial time.

After 25 minutes Fowlmere finally got the goal they so deserved when Douglas again got behind the defence and his shot found the far corner.

In the second half, the game swung from end to end but Fowlmere where coping well with the long ball game from the visitors, but Chris Jelly and debutant Mark Halfacre produced excellent performances in the home defence to maintain the lead.

The hosts stretched their lead on the hour Mark when O'Farrell beat the offside trap and passed across to Symonds who rounded the keeper and slid home.

Bumpstead came searching for a goal and got it when a 30 yard hopeful shot bounced badly in front of keeper Pedlar to score.

But Fowlmere wrapped things up with 10 minutes left when Symonds latched on to fields long ball to again round the keeper to score.

Fowlmere: Pedlar, Halfacre, Geal, King, Jelly, Douglas (Kew), Faubel, Woods, O'Farrell, Fields (Clarke), Symonds.

- Fowlmere make the trip to Tuddenham Rovers on Saturday before hosting local rivals Melbourn on Tuesday, kick off 6.15pm.

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