Chishill's dreams shattered

PUBLISHED: 16:46 14 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:01 12 May 2010

Great Chishill 2 Cambridge University Press A 4 GREAT Chishill s dream of Lower Junior Cup glory was shattered in Saturday s semi-final. Cambridge University Press A were out of the starting blocks like greyhounds and took the lead inside two minutes wit

Great Chishill 2 Cambridge University Press A 4

GREAT Chishill's dream of Lower Junior Cup glory was shattered in Saturday's semi-final.

Cambridge University Press A were out of the starting blocks like greyhounds and took the lead inside two minutes with a brilliant 30 yard strike.

With the early goal, Press played with more confidence than Chishill, who struggled to get any decent move going.

Russ Drury's ambitious volley was they only effort on goal in the first half, although Oli Fitzgerald had an excellent chance to run clear down the wing, only to be scythed down with a hard challenge, which saw the opposing full-back booked.

Chishill were then dealt a killer blow before half-time as they failed to clear a corner properly and fell two goals behind.

The home side came out with a bit more spark in the second half, as they tried to battle their way back into the game, but it was put out of their reach after CUP's striker made it 3-0, finding the top corner after a fine solo run.

Nick Bramwell then gave Chishill some hope, heading home from a corner.

After that the hosts had their best spell, as they began to dominate a lot of the play. But despite their possession, they never tested the keeper enough as too many of their shots were off-target.

However, it looked like an amazing comeback could be achievable, when Elliot Drury hit a rocket from 25 yards to make it 3-2.

The visitors looked as if they were starting to panic in defence as Chishill went for the equaliser.

They were denied a penalty for what looked a clear handball, but in the end, they had given themselves too much of a mountain to climb.

They left themselves exposed at the back and CUP were able to secure their place in the final with a fourth.


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