Thursday 01st September 2005

Chatham draw a blank

Saturday 13th
August 2005
Southern League
Division One East
Neil Sanders reports from Maidstone Road
Chatham Town 0  
Corby Town 0  

In a game of few clear chances, Chatham Town had the best of the first half with Brendan Cass forcing a point blank save from Corby keeper Darren Watts early on. 

Cass went close again with a glancing header from Andy Boyle's cross before Andy Larkin's powerful header brought the best save of the match from Watts after 36 minutes. 

Chris Gooman looked the most likely to trouble Chats keeper Louis Green in the first half with his long range shooting, including a curling effort from 25 yards which narrowly missed the upright.
Corby had more of the possession in a second half which never really got going.  Two free kicks from Brett Darby kept Green on his toes and Chatham's Tom Binks had to head clear from under the bar after one such kick was not cleared at the first attempt.
In the closing stages, Chatham's teenage winger Byron Walker looked the most likely to create a chance, showing good pace out wide.  Overall a fair result.

Chatham Town:    Green, Binks, D.Larkin, A.Larkin, Bourne, Boyle, Searle, Brookes (Walker 66), Fidyk (Billenness 54), Cass, Finn (Denness 89).    Subs:    Solly, Miles.
Corby Town:    Watts, Turner (Nedimovic 81), Moore (Campbell 62), Gooman, Burrows, White, Darby, Kennedy, Byrne, Holmes, Hardie.    Subs:    Marshall, Marlow, Duroe.

Attendance: 140