Thursday 01st September 2005

Cass Towers over everybody else


Saturday 20th
August 2005

Southern League
Division One East

Neil Sanders reporting

Rothwell Town


Towers 77 (pen)

Chatham Town


Cass 15,57

Chatham Town returned from the long trip to Northamptonshire with a well earned win to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, writes Neil Sanders.

Former Tonbridge Angels' striker, Brendan Cass opened the scoring after 15 minutes when a long ball from Danny Larkin caught the Rothwell defence standing still.  Cass got to the ball before the on-rushing keeper and then slotted it into the open net. 

A good move between Cass and Walker almost led to a second goal just before the break, but Rothwell's new keeper Damien Qualiey, got down well to save at the near post.
Early in the second half Chats were appealing for a penalty when the hard working Rob Denness appeared to be pushed off the ball, but the only reward was a corner. 

However, their lead was increased after 57 minutes.  Chatham's tactic of taking quick free kicks worked again when Tom Binks' cross was flicked on by Andy Larkin, for Cass to tuck home his second at the back post.
Throughout the match Rothwell's best efforts had come from the powerful shooting of Steve Towers, and he pulled one back from the penalty spot after 81 minutes. 

Glenn Billinness was adjudged to have handled as he went up for a header, although it appeared that he may have been pushed onto the ball. 

Chatham were determined not to concede another late equaliser and didn't allow the home side any further clear chances. 


CHATHAM'S ANGEL:  Former Tonbridge striker, Brendan Cass scored a brace at Rothwell Town on Saturday as Steve Binks' Chatham side remain unbeaten.  Photo:

Rothwell Town: Qualiey, Thatcher, Spencer, Hackett (Boyle-Chong 65), Flannigan, Towers, Nash (Capps 89), Dawkins, Morris, Mitchell, Wright (Brookes 76).  Subs: Smith, Cossey.

Chatham Town:  Green, Boyle, D.Larkin, A.Larkin, Bourne, Best, Binks, Searle (Billinness 45), Denness (Garrett 83), Cass, Walker (Brookes 60). Sub: Miles.