MATCH RECAP: Melksham Town 0-0 Chippenham Town (4-5 pens) | Pre-Season Friendly, The Ian Monnery Trophy – Sat 30th July 2022

Published: at 4:01pm

A recap of Melksham Town 0-0 Chippenham Town (4-5 penalties)

Here’s how The Bluebirds lineup for today’s game…

Henry, E. Jones, M Jones, Martinez, Richards, Santos, Hanks (C), Mehew, Parker, Coppin, Russe


1′ KICKOFF! | We are underway at Melksham!

8′ | Good link up between Hanks and Parker to create the first opportunity for The Bluebirds.

20′ CHANCE! | Good opportunity for Chippenham as Joe Hanks finds Joe Parker fires over, but a superb throughball towards the No. 17.

25′ | Big challenge on Luke Russe in the centre circle, looks to be okay and is back on his feet.

32′ | Biggest opportunity for Melksham so far as Ralph Graham gets past Will Henry, and looks to slot into an empty net. But a superb block by Will Richards to deny the hosts their first chance.

HALF TIME: Melksham Town 0-0 Chippenham Town

45′ | We are back underway for the second half!

50′ | Clash between Noah Coppin and Thompson towards the Melksham penalty area. No card seemes to be issued from the challenge.

59′ CHANCE! | Alefe Santos shoots from distance, with a curling, dipping shot towards goal, following a good ball from Matt Jones.

60′ | Graham with a big shot on goal for Melksham, great save by Henry. Morgan heads towards the far post following the resulting corner, but is just wide.

65′ | Eddie Jones look to get a shot on-target for the Bluebirds, but Morgan manages to block the opportunity.

69′ CHANCE! | Luke Russe fires over following a good setup from Joe Hanks & Joe Parker.

75′ | SUB: Caine Bradbury, Will King on for Joe Hanks, Tom Mehew

77′ CHANCE! | Ballinger headers on-target for Melksham following a corner into the box, sensational goal-line clearance from Luke Russe to get it away.

79′ | Pablo Martinez is shoulder-barged into the advertising boarding, following a challenge from Thompson.

80′ CHANCE! | Another big opportunity, this time for Chippenham as Joe Parker with space, lobs Conor Thompson with a chip over the top, but it’s narrowly over.

81′ | SUB! Jordan Young on for Joe Parker.

86′ CHANCE! | Jordan Young chests the ball down, and looks to hold up possesion of the ball which he does, he follows up with a left-footed low driven effort which is just wide.

87′ CHANCE! | Ballinger fires one from distance for Melksham, the ball is deflected out for a corner.

87′ SUB! Trialist A, Callum Gunner on for Noah Coppin, Luke Russe.

90+’ CHANCE! | Sam Hendy shoots from close-range for the hosts, following some good passage play. The ball is deflected off the bar.

FULL TIME: Melksham Town 0-0 Chippenham Town

We got to penalties to decide The Ian Monnery Trophy…

Melksham : ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ❌

Chippenham : ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅

Chippenham Town win 5-4 on penalties and lift The Ian Monnery Trophy.

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