Worthing vs Chatham Town

Ryman South
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16/01/2016
Score: 2 - 0

Match Report

Referee: Mr M Lucie      Attendance: 539

Chatham Town were the better team for the first half of Saturday’s game away to Worthing, but the home club scored twice without reply in the second half.

Kwarbena Osei’s shot won Chatham a corner from the game’s very first attack, and from that corner Luke Medley won Chatham a second before the game was one minute old.  Joe Loft’s shpt after 10 minutes was on target and was spilled by Worthing goalkeeeper Banks, but Banks was able to recover and clear the ball.  17 minutes had been played before Worthing challenged the Chatham goal, and even then Jack Bradshaw dealt well with a free kick to keep the game scoreless.New signing Khari Oriogun created a chance for himself midway through the half with a nice dribble, while Worthing squandered two good chances to take the lead.  Chatham did have the ball in the net after 37 minutes when Medley got on the end of a Richard Davies cross – but the goal was correctly disallowed for offside.  Medley limped out of the game soon after that strike and was replaced by lively Fred Obasa, but it was still Chatham’s supporters who were the happier when half time came with the game scoreless.

Both teams continued to attack early in the second half, and Bradshaw was forced to bat the ball away to safety after a goalmouth skirmish on 58.  One minute later though, Worthing were awarded a penalty and Bugiel put them ahead from the spot.

Chatham were soon back at the Worthing end, and won a free kick when Oriogun was brought down just outside the penalty area.  But nothing came of the free kick, and by now it was Worthing who were creating more chances.  Bradshaw did well to save a long range shot on 68, but five minutes later Worthing went two up when an unmarked Pope scored at the second attempt after his first try rebounded to him off the bar.

Four minutes from time, a John-Prince Rylah run down the left wing led to Chatham winning a corner.  Obasa’s shot from that corner went out of play just wide, with a suspicion that a defender may have put a hand on it.  A Rylah cross in injury time saw Obasa slide in and go just wide, but it was Worthing who had the game’s last attack with Bradshaw doing well to save a shot from close range and so prevent a third goal.

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