Drury strike wins derby for Chishill
Bassingbourn 0 Great Chishill 1 A FIRST half Elliot Drury strike was all that separated Bassingbourn and Chishill in a closely-fought local derby. The hosts defied their lowly league position to create several chances in the opening 20 minutes and tested
Bassingbourn 0 Great Chishill 1
A FIRST half Elliot Drury strike was all that separated Bassingbourn and Chishill in a closely-fought local derby.
The hosts defied their lowly league position to create several chances in the opening 20 minutes and tested the Chishill 'keeper on three occasions including one which hit the post, but Chishill got their noses in front when Drury lashed a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner after being set up by Ali Porter.
Porter himself could have added to the lead before half-time but pulled his far post effort wide.
Bassingbourn started the second half as they had the first, with energetic forward play instigated by midfielder Sam Plumb and the Chishill defence had to be alert.
Both teams then had strong penalty appeals but both Nathan Davenport for Bassingbourn and Gary Radford for Chishill had their protests waved away.
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A goalmouth scramble saw Bassingbourn's defence clear an effort off the line as the visitors looked to seal the game with a second goal, while substitute Lee Smith impressed in midfield on his Chishill debut with some good passing and tough tackling.
After six minutes of injury time the referee ended an entertaining game in which Chishill took home local pride and all three points.
Great Chishill: R Drury, Gardiner, Saward, Bennett, Bramwell, Jackson, E Drury, J Drury, Porter, Hodge, Radford. Subs: Smith, Wright.