MATCH REPORT: Worthing 0-0 Chippenham Town | Sat 20th Aug 2022
After facing title favourites Ebbsfleet United (who top the table) in their opening game the Bluebirds second game of the season saw them visit second placed Worthing who were promoted as Isthmian Premier League champions and the Bluebirds recorded their first point of the season
On seventeen minutes Worthing’s Marvin Armstrong’s shot was deflected behind for a corner.
From the flag-kick the Bluebirds broke with Seb Palmer-Holden seeing his effort deflected from a corner.
From the resulting flag-kick Joe Hanks’ drive was superbly turned behind by Harrison Male.
Midway through the half a third Chippenham corner from Alfie Santos saw Spencer Hamilton’s effort saved.
Five minutes before the break Armstrong’s cross found Ollie Pearce whose effort was tipped onto the bar and behind by Will Henry.
Four minutes after the break Henry saved well from Reece Myles-Meekums.
At the other end Santos fired wide. Wills then robbed Spencer Hamilton but Callum Keely shot wide.
On sixty four minutes Armstrong saw his effort ruled out for off-side.
On sixty eight minutes a combination of substitute Jordan Young and Santos ended with substitute Joe Parker’s shot being saved by Male.
On seventy seven minutes Kealy scuffed an effort wide.
On eighty four minutes Young’s shot was deflected behind for a corner which led to a second fruitless corner.
In the ninetieth minute Henry came to the Bluebirds rescue with a good save from Joel Colbran.
In stoppage time Henry again made a superb save from Kealy.
Chippenham: Will Henry, Ed Jones, Aaron Simpson (Will King 70), Will Richards, Spencer Hamilton, Luke Russe, Tom Mehew, Joe Hanks, (Jordan Young 67) Alfie Santos, Seb Holden-Palmer, Noah Coppin (Joe Parker 62) subs not unused: Callum Gunner, Caine Bradbury
Worthing: Harrison Male, Joel Colbran, James Beresford, Aaran Racine, Joe Rye (Daniel Bowry 62), Kane Wills, Marvin Armstrong (Sammie McLeod 75), Nodirbek Bobomurodov (Adam Adam 46), Reece Myles-Meekums, Ollie Pearce, Callum Kealy subs not used: Cameron Tutt, Danny Barker
Ref: Kirsty Dowle
Match Report by Wil Hulbert