It's Mott a bad day for Chishill

PUBLISHED: 16:17 15 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Great Chishill 2 Mott MacDonald 1 BELOW par Great Chishill got back to winning ways on Saturday in a closely-fought game with Mott MacDonald. It was the visitors who started the liveliest as they opened up the Chishill defence with some neat attacking f

Great Chishill 2 Mott MacDonald 1

BELOW par Great Chishill got back to winning ways on Saturday in a closely-fought game with Mott MacDonald.

It was the visitors who started the liveliest as they opened up the Chishill defence with some neat attacking football.

Goalkeeper Ian Gallagher had to be at his best and cleared the danger early on with a couple of brave saves.

The hosts did get themselves together though, and scored the opening goal after 20 minutes when Elliott Drury found space and played Steve McGee in to fire home off the post.

Chris Butler could have made it two for the hosts minutes later, but his fierce drive produced a cracking save from the Mott keeper.

After the break both teams ­struggled to create clear openings, as the game began to turn into a midfield battle.

However, the home side gave themselves a two-goal cushion 15 minutes into the second half.

McGee chased Dan Manning's long pass down the left, and when he cut the ball back to Gary ­Radford unmarked in the box, Radford made no mistake with a calm close-range finish.

The visitors did not give up, and within minutes gave themselves a lifeline when their striker shot home from the edge of the box.

Despite a few tense moments late on, Chishill held their nerve and claimed all three points in this BIS League Division 2A clash.

Great Chishill: Gallagher; Wilson, Dunsden, Manning, Gardiner; Radford, Seward, E Drury, Porter; McGee, Butler. (Subs): Bennett, J Drury, Burrows.

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