MATCH REPORT : Maidstone United 1-0 Chippenham Town – Sat 20th Nov 2021

Published: at 11:20pm

Chippenham lost their unbeaten away record in controversial circumstances in Kent, Maidstone winning through a hotly disputed penalty.

Chippenham lost their unbeaten away record in controversial circumstances in Kent, Maidstone winning through a hotly disputed penalty.

The Bluebirds were the first to show in the first minute with an off target shot from Ricky Aguiar.

At the other end Joan Luque’s cross was headed wide by Rory Deacon. Cameron Hargreaves corner saw Harry Parson’s downward header saved by Ryan Sandford.

On twelve minutes Luque’s corner saw Deacon’s header go straight at Will Henry. Parsons then looked to be through on goal but the home defence managed to clear.

Maidstone took the lead with a highly controversial penalty as Jerome Binnom-Williams’s shot not only appeared to hit Spencer Hamilton in the chest but also outside of the area but the referee pointed to the spot and booked Hamilton with Luque converting the penalty.

Chippenham countered with an Aguiar free kick that went straight at Sandford and a shot from the same player went wide.

Just before the half hour Deacon headed straight at Henry whilst three minutes before the break Callum Rowe’s cross found Luke Russe who headed straight to the keeper.

goalmouth action at Maidstone

In stoppage time Aguiar fashioned another shot for himself but failed to hit the target.

Second Half

Four minutes into the second half Deacon fired over, whilst at the other end Hamilton appeared to be fouled in the area but no penalty was given.

Ten minutes into the half Luque fired wide after the referee had missed a foul on Dan Griffiths.

On the hour mark a good move involving Callum Rowe, Callum Gunner and Hamilton ended with Hargreaves shooting at Sandford.

A shot from Parsons then hit Griffiths and went wide. Sandford then produced a superb save from Aguiar.

Griffiths then narrowly headed wide of the Maidstone goal following a cross from Hamilton.

Henry then saved a header from Sam Corne on sixty nine minutes. Luque then dragged an effort wide before hitting a free kick from the edge of the area over. Hargreaves saw an eighty fifth minute cross cum shot turned behind.

From the resulting corner Griffiths appeared to be fouled in the area but still managed to shoot but his effort Griffiths was blocked by a defender. In stoppage time Agiar’s fgree kick saw Hargreaves’s effort deflected behind.

From the resulting corner the ball twice hit the crossbar.

A further corner resulting with Agiar heading over.

Chippenham: Will Henry, Callum Rowe, Spencer Hamilton, Kieran Parselle, Will Richards, Cameron Hargreaves, Callum Gunner (Ethan Hill 78), Harry Parsons,(Oluwasegun Lawal 67), Dan Griffiths, Ricky Aguiar, Luke Russe (Harry Warwick 82)subs not used: Joe Hanks, Joel Smedley

Maidstone: Ryan Sandford, Gavin Hoyte, George Fowler, Raphe Brown, Jermaine McGlashan (Dominic Odusanya 50) Sam Corne, Joan Luque, Michael Phillips, Christie Pattison (Jack Barham 78), Jerome Binnom-Williams, Roarie Deacon (Hady Gandour 50) subs not used: Tom Hadler,  Tushaun Walters

Ref: Callum Wolchester

Ass Refs: Matthew Norton, Steve Scott

Match Report By Wil Hulbert

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