MATCH REPORT: Farnborough 3-1 Chippenham Town | National League South | Thursday 11th April 2024

Published: at 9:00am

Two games in two days proved too much for the Bluebirds as they went down in Hampshire. Both sides had agreed to play next week but the National League ordered them to play this week which was obviously a disadvantage to the Bluebirds.

The opening six minutes saw both sides awarded a fruitless corner. Jordan Norvillie-Williams then saw his free kick blocked.

On ten minutes Guy Hollis headed Olly Pendlebury’s corner wide.

Luke Spokes’ cross was then headed behind for a corner, but his flag-kick was headed clear.

On seventeen minutes Tom Owen-Evans burst through but fired over the bar.

At the other end Joe Haigh’s thunderous low shot went just past the post.

Minutes later another Farnborough shot from distance was wide.

A Chippenham free kick routine ended with Tyreke Johnson unable to find the target.

McClure rounded Jack Turner on twenty seven minutes but from a tight angle he shot into the side netting.

Farnborough took the lead on thirty one minutes when Luke Spokes’ attempt to pass back to Will Henry saw Hisham Kasimu beat Henry to the ball to score.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway’s effort was then rebuffed by the home defence.

Taylor Clark then thudded a long range shot against a post. Chippenham levelled  three minutes before the break as Turner parried McClure’s shot and Tom Mehew netted the rebound.

In stoppage time Amadi-Holloway fouled Miller Matthew-Lewis in the box and Olly Haigh converted the resultant penalty.

In the fifth minute of stoppage time a Chippenham corner saw Turner make two successive saves, Chippenham then found the net but it was disallowed.

HALF TIME: Farnborough 2-1 Chippenham Town

Nine minutes after the break Owen-Evans saw two shots blocked by the home defence.

Caine Bradbury’s cross was then blazed over the bar by Johnson.

On sixty two minutes Henry easily gathered a Farnborough shot.

Just after the midway mark Mehew saw Turner off his line but his shot from inside his own half just dipped over the bar.

At the other end Jem Hewlett blocked Reggie Young’s shot whilst Jordan Norville-Williams’ effort was put behind.

Henry then saved Haigh’s near post effort at the expense of a corner.

The resulting flag-kick saw Johnson clear off the line but the ball fell to Guy Hollis who fired home on seventy seven minutes.

A long throw from substitute Luke Haines saw McClure head wide. On eighty nine minutes Bradbury’s shot his Amadi-Holloway.

Substitute Ricky Holmes headed wide in the second minute of stoppage time.

FULL TIME: Farnborough 3-1 Chippenham Town

Chippenham: Will Henry, Luke Spokes, Adam Amadi-Holloway, Jem Hewlett, Nat Williams (Luke Haines 85), Jake Evans (Will King 67), Tom Mehew, Caine Bradbury, Tom Owen-Evans (Alex Bray 72) , Tyreke Johnson, Matt McClure subs not used: Eddie Jones, Craig Fasanmade

Farnborough: Jack Turner, Jordan Norville-Williams, Olli Robinson, Guy Hollis, Edon Pruti, Joe Haigh, Reggie Young (Selim Saied 84), Olly Pendlebury, Hisham Kasimu  (Ricky Holmes 46), Taylor Clark, Miller Matthews-Lewis (Maxwell Mullins 75) subs not used: CJ Fearn

Ref: Morgan Conn

Ass Refs: Derek Laing, Shaun Barclay

Att: 852

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