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