Chatham lose unbeaten home record
Division One East
|Neil Sanders reports from Maidstone Road|
|Arlesey Town||1||Nichol 61|
lost their unbeaten home record and suffered their first defeat in over a
month, to a well organised Arlesey Town side,
writes Neil Sanders.
Steve Binks kept faith with the same starting eleven who had achieved the excellent midweek Errea Cup win at Wivenhoe Town.
From the early exchanges it was a game that looked as though one goal may be enough, as both teams defences largely controlled their oppenents attacks.
had the first half chance after 14 minutes when Danny Larkin was forced to
hook a dangerous cross off the line at the far post.
Chatham had more of the possession in the early stages of the second half and went close whentop-scorer Cass flicked a Billenness header just over the bar.
Luke Harvey was unlucky to see his lob from out wide bounce just past the far post in the 59th minute, after he had chased hard to get to a long ball before the defence.
Arlesey then scored what was to be the only goal two minutes later. An attack down the right flank ended with a near post cross which Chatham failed to clear at the first attempt. This enabled Ryan Nicholl to provide a well stuck left foot finish from 12 yards.
just about every combination possible up front to get back in the game, but
the Arlesey defence snubbed out everything thrown at them, with Michael Cox
Town: Green, Binks (Boyle 76), D.Larkin, Best, Bourne, Billenness, Solly,