Just four-some! Chishill collect pair of victories
Great Chishill 4 Orwell 0 CHISHILL hit four goals for the second time in a week, this time comfortably beating bottom side Orwell. With Orwell already relegated, they felt no pressure coming into the game, and for the opening period caused Chishil
Great Chishill 4 Orwell 0
CHISHILL hit four goals for the second time in a week, this time comfortably beating bottom side Orwell.
With Orwell already relegated, they felt no pressure coming into the game, and for the opening period caused Chishill some problems early on, forcing a series of corners, but never really looked like scoring.
The hosts started to look stronger as Luke Tyler and Gareth Edey bossed the midfield.
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They got their noses in front when Jonathan Drury chased a long ball down the right and lifted a neat lob over the keeper from a tight angle.
The goal boosted Chishill's confidence and their good football continued to create openings.
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But they had to rely on a penalty to double their lead, with Tyler firing home after Steve McGee was fouled.
The visitors came out looking for a goal early in the second half, as Chishill became complacent for a short period.
Ian Gallagher produced an amazing save to deny Orwell's striker from two yards out, and any chance of a comeback was eliminated when McGee rounded the keeper and squeezed the ball inside the far post.
The fourth goal game when Gar Radford, who had enjoyed a good second half, took on the full-back down the right wing and crossed low for McGee to shoot into the top corner.
Chishill: Gallagher, R Drury, Manning, E Drury, Bramwell, Radford, Edey, Tyler, Fitzgerald, McGee, J Drury. Subs: Wilson, Burrows.
Great Chishill 4 Steeple Morden 2
GREAT Chishill ended their recent slump with a midweek victory over Steeple Morden.
When these two sides competed earlier in the season it was a top of the table clash, but with Steeple now lying mid-table, and Chishill having to settle for third place, the game did not have quite the same intensity.
The visitors had more possession in the first half, but it was Chishill who made the better chances.
Steeple's keeper Tim Tidey saved well twice from Steve McGee and once from Jonathan Drury, and when McGee did finally beat him with a lob, the ball bounced agonisingly over the bar.
Steeple took the lead just before half-time, catching Chishill's defence out with a long ball and finish from close range.
The home side were back in the game immediately after the break though, when Oli Fitzgerald charged down a clearance and broke down the left to roll the ball in the bottom corner.
They took the lead when a poor defensive header allowed McGee to poke the ball home.
When Fitzgerald was fouled in the box, Luke Tyler stepped up to make it 3-1 from the penalty spot.
Tyler could have added another but his well struck volley crashed back off the bar.
Moments later McGee did make it four, turning well inside the box before finishing with a low shot into the corner.
When Chishill failed to clear a free-kick, Steeple managed to pull a goal back with 20 minutes left, but they offered little threat after that as Chishill secured their third place finish.
Chishill Gallagher, R Drury, Manning, Gardiner, Bramwell, Tyler, Edey, E Drury, Fitzgerald, McGee, J Drury. Subs: Radford, Wilson.