Promotion dreams come to a bitter end

PUBLISHED: 13:09 26 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010

SO CLOSE: Chishill’s Steve McGee sees a shot saved by the Wilbraham keeper.	Picture: DAN WILSON

SO CLOSE: Chishill's Steve McGee sees a shot saved by the Wilbraham keeper. Picture: DAN WILSON

Great Chishill 0 Wilbraham 2 Chishill s promising season continued to fade as they suffered their fifth straight defeat. Their championship hopes were blown apart last week as they lost twice in a row to rivals Elsworth, and this week it was Wilbraham wh

Great Chishill 0 Wilbraham 2

Chishill's promising season continued to fade as they suffered their fifth straight defeat.

Their championship hopes were blown apart last week as they lost twice in a row to rivals Elsworth, and this week it was Wilbraham who took advantage of Chishill's poor form.

The home side began well, knocking the ball around with confidence, and Steve McGee forced the keeper into a save, but with the angle against him he never looked likely to score.

The visitors took the lead midway through the first half, when goalkeeper Ian Gallagher lost hold of the ball, and the striker finished well from a tight angle.

It was not their only chance though and throughout the first half Wilbraham always created the better openings.

They doubled their lead just before half time as Chishill failed to halt their counter attack and they slid home a second from a tight angle.

After the break the introduction of Luke Tyler in midfield livened the hosts up a little as they went in search of the goals to level the game. Oli Fitzgerald, Jonathan Drury, and Russell Drury all had efforts early on in the second half, but all missed the target, and as the game wore on Chishill looked like a team short of creative ideas.

Ian Gallagher was a spectator in the Chishill goal for most of the second half, as Chishill controlled possession.

But the fact that his opposing number hardly had a shot to save summed up the story of the game.

Chishill Gallagher; R Drury, Gibson, Dunsden, Bramwell; Jackson, E Drury, Edey, Fitztgerald; McGee, J Drury. Subs: Tyler, Radford, Gardiner.

Bassingbourn Youth U-8 B 0

Melbourn Dynamos Tigers 0

WITHOUT doubt this was the best performance of a tough season for the Tigers against one of the strongest sides in the league.

Tigers had much the better of the first half, forcing several corners and throw ins deep in the Bassingbourn half.

Ryan Barton, Megan Jeray and Connor Patel dominated the midfield, linking well with Matthew Harris up front. Tigers missed a couple of great opportunities to open the scoring.

Soon after the Bassingbourn central defender got a timely interception in when outnumbered four to one in a Tigers breakaway.

Ciaran McQuade, in the Tigers goal, and Thomas Lucas at the back had little to do in a quiet first half for the Tigers defence.

Bassingbourn started the second half on the attack forcing successive corners but the Tigers held out well. Oscar Jones in midfield and Andrew Chitty at the back, having yet another outstanding match, stayed cool to keep the score at 0-0. Although they were powerless to stop a Bassingbourn effort hitting a post, Tigers gradually got back into the second half but couldn't get that elusive first goal, Jack Morley, playing in a defensive midfield role chased down every counter attack that Bassingbourn had to offer.

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