MATCH REPORT: Hendon 2-2 Chippenham Town | Emirates FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, Sat 15th Oct 2022
A classic cup tie ended with Bluebirds’ keeper Will Henry saving a stoppage time penalty to ensure the game ended all square.
Chippenham controlled the first half taking a two goal lead inside the opening quarter of an hour before the roles were reversed after the break as Hendon‘s Liam Brooks scored two quick fire goals including a penalty before Henry denied Brooks his hat trick.
Chippenham scored with their first real chance of the game on twelve minutes as Craig Fasanade headed home his first goal in a Bluebird shirt following Jordan Young’s near post cross.
Two minutes later a shot from Brooks was blocked.
On the quarter hour mark Chippenham doubled their lead through a Young free kick.
On twenty five minutes Hanks headed on a Young corner and Harvey Greenslade was just unable to reach the ball.
Two minutes later Greenslade picked up a cross field ball and was felled in the area but no penalty ensued.
A forty yard free kick from Joe Hanks was then tipped over the bar by Marcin Brzozowski.
Just after the half hour Spencer Hamilton sliced his shot wide, whilst at the other end Henry held an effort from Brooks.
Before the break Fasanade found Alfie Santos whose effort was blocked.
In stoppage time Young went through on goal but in the effort of shooting he went down under a challenge from Gio Palmer but again no penalty resulted.
HALF TIME: Chippenham Town 2-0 Hendon
Three minutes after the break Luke Russe was adjudged to have fouled Frank Kiera in the box and Brooks converted the spot kick.
On fifty six minutes Robdell Gordon’s free kick hit the bar and the rebound was volleyed home by Brooks.
Santos then saw two efforts inside a minute saved by the Greens’ keeper, whilst Ed Jones and substitute Bobson Bawling both failed to hit their respective targets with shots.
Santos’s cross cum shot was then saved at the near post, whilst a shot from Young went just wide.
On seventy three minutes Young’s free kick hit a post and a minute later Santos’s shot from the edge of the area hit the bar.
Young’s free kick was then comfortably saved whilst his corner was headed over by Will Tizzard.
That left the drama of a Hendon penalty in the second minute of stoppage time which saw Will Richards red-carded and Henry’s heroics to deny Brooks.
The last action of the match saw substitute Joe Parker head straight at Brzozowski.
HALF TIME: Chippenham Town 2-2 Hendon
Chippenham: Will Henry, Spencer Hamilton, Ed Jones, Will Tizzard, Will Richards, Luke Russe, Joe Hanks, Alfie Santos, Craig Fasanmade (Alex Bray 90), Harvey Greenslade (Joe Parker 81), Jordan Young.
Subs not used: Alumu Tuodolo, Callum Gunner, Tom Mehew, Caine Bradbury, Sam Case (g/k)
Hendon: Marcin Brzozowski, Dave Diedhiou, Gio Palmer (Josh Dawodu 73), Solomon Sambou (Kieran Forbes 80), Tommy Brewer, Tarim Moore-Azille, Frank Keith, Arthur Iontton, Joe White (Bobson Bawling 34), Liam Brooks, Robdell Gordon
Subs not used: Kieron Forbes, Bradley Shaw, Josh Dawodu, Robbie Buchanan, Shaun Lucien, Lee Allinson
Match Report by Wil Hulbert