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1st Team - Match centre

Chalfont St Peter
Ware
Full time
B Adams (86')
Sat 8 Dec 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South Central Division Attendance 39

Chalfont St Peter 0 Ware 1

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Adams scores again with late goal as unbeaten run extends to five.

With Chalfont on a run of five consecutive draws and Ware already with six drawn games in their league record spectators might have been forgiven for thinking this game would end all square. It certainly looked that way as time ticked away but with 86 minutes on the clock Ware at last unlocked the home defence. Albert Adu's shot was palmed wide by Carl Dennison in the home goal and there was Brandon Adams chasing the ball before it went off before turning to shoot home from what looked a difficult angle.

Ware had started with both newly available full backs on the pitch, Charlie Yexley back from injury on the right and Harry Norman, having finished his suspension, now in the unaccustomed left back spot. They both had good games as did Jack Daveney, returned to midfield after filling Norman's full back role in the three previous games.

In truth the team as a whole played well and signalled their intentions from the very beginning. The opening five minutes saw the home side on the end of a blitzkrieg as Ware kept the pressure on until, following a corner, Dennison claimed a high ball and by holding possession just long enough was able to calm things down.

The rest of the half was an end to end encounter not without chances for both sides but with Ware seeming to have just the edge. Certainly the visitors had a significant lead in the corner count and it was from one of these just past the half way mark in the half that there was some mayhem in the home area. The ball was eventually cleared after hitting a defender on the line.

Chalfont struck back and five minutes later a cross from their right was headed narrowly wide by Michael Kalu. As the contest continued there was a yellow card for the home side's Alex Nolan after a reckless challenge although it seemed more likely that his protestations about the free kick were the cause of his caution. Jack Mullan also picked one up for tripping Charlie Yexley as he broke forward whilst Dave Cowley got one for a sliding tackle that caught an opponent.

It was Cowley who almost gave Ware the lead on the verge of half time when he turned the ball home from close range but after a moment's pause the assistant referee raised his flag to signal offside.

Chalfont started the second half by applying pressure themselves and after three minutes looked about to take the lead as a cross from the left had the Ware defence in trouble. Just when it seemed as though they must score a timely interception saw the ball cleared up field.

Like the opening of the first half the moment had passed and although the home side did seem to apply more pressure on Ware the second half was again an end to end affair but with the visitors enjoying the better openings.

Even so there seemed too many high crosses that the home defence were able to cope with until, as in the first half, a corner looked as though it could bring a Ware goal. In the end a packed defence scotched a close range attempt on goal before Adu was denied by Dennison at foot of his post and then Gareth Madden had a header seemingly come off a post.

So in the end it was Adams with his fifth goal in three matches who sealed the points to celebrate his commitment to the club following interest from another Step 4 side.

Following their September league cup meeting Ware picked up a second win at Chalfont to go five games without defeat, gained a second away win on the trot and held on to another clean sheet. There will be a stern test next week when Bracknell come to Wodson Park but Ware should be able to approach the match in good heart after this run of results.

Ware: Anthony Page, Charlie Yexley, Harry Norman, Jack Daveney, Louis Rose, Gareth Madden, Ben Hart, Leigh Rose, Brandon Adams, Albert Adu, Dave Cowley (Frazer John 75mins). Unused subs: Jordon Watson, Louis Blake, Kardan Campbell.

Key moments

86:00
Goal Brandon Adams scores for Ware

Highlights

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87:00 Sub Off
Alex Nolan is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
87:00 Sub On
Keaton August is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
86:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brandon Adams scores for Ware
80:00 Sub On
Frankie Jones is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
80:00 Sub Off
Dan Fleming is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
75:00 Sub On
Frazer John is substituted on for Ware
75:00 Sub Off
Dave Cowley is substituted off for Ware
72:00 Sub On
Charlie Mitchell is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
72:00 Sub Off
Remmel Clarke is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Dave Cowley is yellow carded for Ware
35:00 Yellow Card
Jack Mullan is yellow carded for Chalfont St Peter
30:00 Yellow Card
Alex Nolan is yellow carded for Chalfont St Peter
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As it happened

  • Chalfont St Peter
  • Ware
  • 0
  • Alex Nolan Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Jack Mullan Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Dave Cowley Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Charlie Mitchell Sub On 72:00'
  • Remmel Clarke Sub Off 72:00'
  • Frazer John Sub On 75:00'
  • Dave Cowley Sub Off 75:00'
  • Frankie Jones Sub On 80:00'
  • Dan Fleming Sub Off 80:00'
  • Brandon Adams Goal 86:00'
  • Keaton August Sub On 87:00'
  • Alex Nolan Sub Off 87:00'

Team selection

Chalfont St Peter
  • 1. Carl Dennison
  • 2. Alex Nolan
  • 3. Ryan Phillips
  • 4. Luke Appleton
  • 5. Mark Goodman
  • 6. Alex Paine
  • 7. Remmel Clarke
  • 8. Jack Mullan
  • 9. Dan Fleming
  • 10. Adam Morris
  • 11. Michael Kalu
  • 12. Charlie Mitchell
  • 13. Ruddock Yala
  • 14. Frankie Jones
  • 15. Keaton August
  • 16. Evans Lamboh

League round up

Other South Central Division results

Bracknell Town
3
3
Cheshunt
2
2
1
3
Northwood
Hayes & Yeading United
5
1
FC Romania
5
2
Chipstead
2
5
Ashford Town (Middx)
Tooting & Mitcham United
4
2

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hayes & Yeading United 38 93
2. Bracknell Town 38 77
3. Cheshunt 38 76
4. Marlow 38 73
5. Westfield 38 70
6. Tooting & Mitcham United 38 65
7. Ware 38 63

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