Melbourn take control as poor finishing costs Chishill

PUBLISHED: 11:54 29 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Action from Great Chishill’s clash with Melbourn on Saturday

Action from Great Chishill's clash with Melbourn on Saturday

Great Chishill 0 Melbourn 1 Poor finishing cost Great Chishill dear once more as Melbourn took the points in a closely-fought encounter. Chishill have now failed to score in two consecutive games, but almost took the lead through Jonathan Drury, who dragg

Great Chishill 0 Melbourn 1

Poor finishing cost Great Chishill dear once more as Melbourn took the points in a closely-fought encounter.

Chishill have now failed to score in two consecutive games, but almost took the lead through Jonathan Drury, who dragged his right foot shot wide from just inside the box.

The only goal of the game arrived midway through the first half, when a Melbourn player guided a looping header into the net following a corner.

Chishill keeper Ian Gallagher was at full stretch moments later, turning away a cross-shot from Melbourn's Ian Francis, and the home side were dealt a further blow when influential winger Gary Radford limped off just before half-time with a foot injury.

Melbourn looked the more likely scorers in the second half, but the Chishill defence stood firm.

Although Elliot Drury almost equalised when he headed a curling free kick just wide of the post, Melbourn looked comfortable in the closing minutes and ran out worthy winners.

Melbourn Res 2 Great Chishill Res 6

DESPITE conceding an early goal, Great Chishill bounced back with a comfortable victory.

Alex Porter replied for the visitors, but Great Chishill were caught napping once more when Melbourn scored a second with a well-taken strike.

However, Great Chishill were back in the game after Dave Caughtry won a penalty which Porter duly converted.

The goal spurred the visitors into action and Nick Bramwell added two more before Kirk Chiltern gave Great Chishill a healthy 5-2 lead at half time.

The second half saw Great Chishill waste a number of good opportunities, although the evergreen Rick Rogers extended their lead with a thunderous drive from the edge of the box.

Great Chishill Reserves play Ambassadors at home on Saturday, hoping to make it three wins on the bounce.

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