Post Match Interview
Lee Allinson reflects on 'defeat at Chesham United
FA CUP QUALIFYING 1ST ROUND CHESHAM UNITED 2 v BIGGLESWADE TOWN 1 Report by Mike Draxler
The magic of the FA cup, the worlds best known domestic cup competition, proved mystical to a Waders team very much in the doldrums. Taking part in such a competition should inspire. A one off game to progress or be ruled out till next season.
On paper the teams could not have had different starts to the season. Waders unbeaten, Chesham yet to win. But and you know there is always a but. Although the boys in green came out the more pressing of the two teams, losing the ball in the Chesham area, it was worked upfield into Wader territory where a melee of players tried to clear before the ball sat up kindly for Chesham 10 Dejon Noel-Williams to power home a shot inside 6 minutes. Another early set back and the old anxiety crept in as petty squabbles erupted amongst the team. Chances were none, the best of the half at least on target from Peter Clark on 34. Chesham faired no better but with their noses in front, really were content.
Half time substitution saw McNamara off with new boy Lucas Kirkpatrick making his debut. Not much changed apart from the green personnel with Forbes and Hitchcock being replaced by Vincent and Devine. It must be a manager's nightmare for all your players to suffer the same malaise on the same day but that appears the case. On 75 Chesham wrapped up the game with a stunning crossfield ball that eluded all the defenders to find Chesham 11,Dave Pearce in acres of space a forever to hit a shot high into the roof of the net giving Sam Donkin no chance. Waders grabbed one back on 85 with confusion over who but eventually credited to Matt Ball. It should have made the last minutes exciting but the team and supporters seemed resigned to the loss although grabbing equalisers has become a speciality. NOT THIS TIME.