MATCH REPORT: Chippenham Town 1-0 Oxford City | National League South | Tues 6th Sept 2022

Published: at 1:11pm

For the second match running the Bluebirds thrilled the home crowd with a late winner, this time it was very, very late, after the referee indicated a minimum of four minutes stoppage time Chippenham were awarded a penalty in the fifth minute of time added on and after a lengthy protest from the Hoops players the spot kick was eventually converted by Jordan Young in the ninety ninth minute

The game had produced few clear cut chances and conditions worsened midway through the first half when a heavy rainstorm saw most fans seek shelter.

Chippenham had the first chance on two minutes when a long Eddie Jones throw saw Will Richards’ header land on top of the net.

At the other end Josh Ashby’s free kick was headed wide.

On eighteen minutes Noah Coppin’s effort was blocked whilst a minute later Young’s cross saw Caine Bradbury’s shot blocked.

On thirty five minutes Young’s free kick deflected off an Oxford defender to keeper Ben Dudzinski.

Five minutes later another Young shot also deflected to the Hoops stopper. As the half drew to a close a long free kick from Ashby was saved by Will Henry.

After the break Canice Carroll’s shot from distance went over, Henry then blocked an effort from Aaron Williams-Bushell.

Just before the hour mark Lewis Miccio’s cross hit Klaidi Lolos’s knee and the ball went straight to Henry.

Oxford then wasted two free kick opportunities before Luke Russe found Alfie Santos whose shot from twenty five yards was saved by Dudzinski.

Young then fired just wide whilst on eighty minutes Lolos held off three defenders but shot wide.

Santos was then off target at the other end before Young cut in and his thirty yard shot was saved.

Two minutes from the end of normal time Williams-Bushell shot over whilst stoppage time saw a Bluebird effort disallowed for offside.

In the ninety fifth minute a cross into the goalmouth saw Miccio slide to make a goalline clearance simultaneously clattering into Santos resulting in a penalty which Young eventually dispatched.

Chippenham: Will Henry, Eddie Jones, Will King, Will Tizzard, Will Richards, Luke Russe, Callum Gunner (Tom Mehew 70), Alefe D’Abadia, Caine Bradbury, Noah Coppin (Joe Parker 88) Jordan Young subs not used: Landon Golding, Dan Griffiths, Aaron Simpson

Oxford: Ben Dudzinski, Lewis Miccio, Josh Ashby, Charlie Rowan, Lewis Coyle, Reece Fleet, Zak McEachran, Klaidi Lolos, Tom Harrison, Aaron Williams-Bushell, Canice Carroll subs not used: Andre Burley, Alfie Potter, Jean-Baptiste Fischer, Latrell Humphrey-Ewers, Gerald Muchchetere

Ref: Dale Wootton

Ass Refs: James Tewson, George Enever

Match Report by Wil Hulbert

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