Horsham vs Chatham Town

FA Cup
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12/10/2013
Score: 0 - 1

Match Report

Att = 466     REF: P.Howard  MOM = Kieran McCann

The game began a frenetic pace. Both teams created early openings which came to nothing, but Alfie May had the first serious shot after 22 minutes, forcing a corner.

CHATS continued to create more then Horsham, and May, Austin Gacheru and Kieran McCann all went close, but Horsham got men behind the ball and gave CHATS few shooting chances.

Twice in a minute Horsham goalkeeper Hunter was forced to punch clear following a corner, while for a five minute period late in the half it was Horsham who dominated. They looked dangerous in the middle third on the oitch, but rarely forced Jack Bradshaw in the CHATS goal into action.

CHATS once agained dominated possession in the closing minues of the half, and with the advantage of the slope to come in the second half CHATS would have been the happier going in 0-0 at half time.

Horsham started the second half with two corners in quick succession but were unable to capitalise, and it was CHATS who took the lead nine minutes into the half.

A completely missed tackled left Alfie May on his own on the right hand edge of the penalty area, and he had time to pick his spot and CHATS ahead.

Two minutes later Kieran McCann was fouled as he broke down the left, but CHATS were unable to turn the free kick five yards outside the area into the second goal. Most of the rest of the game was played in the CHATS half. CHATS  looked dangerous when they broke, and May was involved in most of the chances that were created, but it was Horsham who had more of the ball.

A free kick inches outside the penalty area went straight into the wall. A shot was hit straight at Bradshaw. Horsham’s Napper found himself unmarked eight yards out but blasted his shot over the bar.

Four minutes of added time were indicated, even though Horsham forced three corners in those minutes, still the CHATS defence dealt comfortably with everything thrown at it, and when the final whistle went it was CHATS who were the deserved 1-0 winners.

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