Redbridge vs Chatham Town

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05/10/2013
Score: 2 - 3

Match Report

ATT = 93   REF: S.Bates

 Three second half goals saw CHATS win by the odd goal in five at Redbridge.

Thr first half was poor, and at half time a goalless draw seemed the most likely result. A Kieran McCann cross hit the bar, while Redbridge’s only serious shot went well over the bar. There was not one corner in the entire half.

But the second half was very different. Four minutes into the half, CHATS won the game’s first corner when a poor back pass almost went into the Redbridge defender’s own net. A minute later they were ahead, and from nowhere.

Lee Hales chipped a speculative shot over the head of the defender moving towards him, and the rest of the Redbridge defence stood motionless as it sailed into the net. A Luke May shot was well saved and Alfie May went close from long range, while at the other end Redbridge hit the bar.

The game came to life though after CHATS went two uo on 73 minutes. Good work from Taylor McDonagh led to Alfie May cross, and Austin Gacheru just beat a defender to that cross and scored.

Redbridge’s Eljay Worrell pulled a goal back from the penalty spot within two minues though, after goalkeeper Jack Bradshaw was adjudged to have committed a foul against a player who can only just have been in the area.

But two minutes more, and CHATS were again two up. James Anderson was the scorer this time, when we found himself in lots of space of the left hand side of the area and picked his spot well.

 Redbridge again reduced the deficit to one goal on 81 mintues when Emil Aiken was allowed a free header. The remaining nine minutes and the five minutes of added time were rather tense; Redbridge created several chances, while CHATS struggled to keep the ball when they cleared their lines.

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