Chishill through to semi finals
GREAT Chishill stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games and pulled off a shock win in the Foster Challenge Cup quarter final. Kershaw Senior B side Fowlmere looked like they had a comfortable game in store when they took the lead inside the first minute
GREAT Chishill stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games and pulled off a shock win in the Foster Challenge Cup quarter final.
Kershaw Senior B side Fowlmere looked like they had a comfortable game in store when they took the lead inside the first minute with a neat lob. But they were unable to add to their early lead, thanks to two great saves from stand-in goalkeeper James Bennett.
Chishill managed several efforts on goal in the first half but none of them troubled the keeper.
The hosts missed good chances early in the second half to seal the win but Chishill hung on with some dogged defending, and Gary Radford, playing as a lone striker, was a constant threat on the break with his pace.
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The equaliser came with 20 minutes remaining when Andy Reynolds swung in a cross from the right and Radford rose above the defence to head into the top corner.
The game was on a knife edge but Chishill were buoyant and could sense victory was in their grasp. Lee Smith, who Fowlmere struggled to maintain in midfield, saw a 20 yard effort flash just wide.
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And it was Smith who nodded down Colin Saward's free kick for Radford to knock home the winner with five minutes remaining.
Fowlmere bombarded the Chishill goal in search of an equaliser, but the visitors held firm to progress to the semi finals.
Chishill: Bennett; R Drury, Saward, Hicks, Bramwell; Gardiner, E Drury, Smith, J Drury, Reynolds; Radford, Subs: Hodge, Miller.