A real game of two halves!
Town made the same journey as last weekend to Beversbrook Sports, against the same opposition but in the 1st Round of the Supplementary Cup this week
The home side started the game on the front foot, with their passing game and Town were having to stay solid and disciplined. Both sides had early efforts on goal, most notably Matt Wood headed against the crossbar, but neither keeper was tested and the opening 30 minutes was more of the same, with loads of Chippy pressure and Town trying to counter.
On 32 minutes the deadlock was broken, Town
The Town management laid down some steps to move the game forward as we had nothing to lose in this cup competition and the next goal was critical. Luckily for Town, having started on the front foot, they scored the next goal as Matty Pill played a great diagonal ball to the on rushing Adam Sly from the left back position, he cut inside his opponent before sliding the ball past the advancing keeper for 2-1.
Five minutes later and Sly almost equalised as his effort just cleared the crossbar. Town brought on Josh Forth to centre half, with Goodchild joining Robbie Harrington upfront to apply pressure to the home backline. Almost immediately Town
Harrington again strode forward and put the ball in the opposite corner of the goal to his first, leaving the keeper stranded on his line. Soon after and it was 4-2, Sly now in a more advanced position stole the ball off the fullback, played in Goodchild and his left foot shot was too much for the keeper as the ball rolled underneath his dive.
With 15 minutes remaining it was wave after wave of Town pressure, with Sly and Goodchild linking up again for Town’s fifth as Goody placed the ball past the advancing home number 1.
With the game coming to an end, Goodchild thought he had grabbed his hattrick as he coolly lobbed the keeper after stealing the ball from the centre half, however, the referee and the home linesman had other ideas and a free-kick was awarded for an alleged foul, much to most people’s amazement.
However that was not the end of the scoring as Sly capped off a great second-half performance for him and the team when he latched onto the ball on the halfway line, seeing the keeper off his line, he hit a great effort which the man in grey could only palm onto the goal as he
Town manager Chris Benson was pleased with the reaction from the lads after the
Final Score: Chippenham Town Dev 2 – 6 Faringdon Town
Team: C Guinness-Smith, D Harrington, A Sly, A Rudman(c), M Wood, A Goodchild, W
Next Game: Saturday 5th October, Home v Clanfield (85) Dev