UNDER 21s WIN AT CHATHAM

Chatham Town Under 21s 1 Whitstable Town Under 21s 2

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Monday 19th October 2015

Following on from a lacklustre performance last week, The U21s went into this game with a positive attitude. Early in the first half Chatham tried to stamp there authority on the game with a number of through balls for their very quick forwards to latch on to but Whitstable defence held firm and as the 1st half progressed began to take control and press forward themselves. At the end of the half Whitstable finally managed to put together a number of passes that resulted in a cross and a headed goal from new signing Marcel Henry-Francis.

Chatham Town had been forced to change their formation to deal with Whitstable’s game play but at the start of the 2nd half Whitstable had reverted back to a 4 4 2 line up and began to take control of the game with good build up play down the left hand side. On 62 minutes a move down the right produced a cross to the far post and Hurcomb finished his only chance of the game into the top of the net to put Whitstable into a 2-0 lead. Chatham had no choice but to press forward and try to bring their fast forwards into the game and after a number of efforts in front of goal, produced a through ball into the right hand side of Whitstable’s area which looked to have been dealt with by a great tackle from Jack Sayer only to be ruled as a foul by the referee and Chatham scored from the resulting penalty. With only seven minutes remaining Whitstable held their shape well and finished the game off for a pleasing 2-1 victory.

Team: Kitcherside, Edwards, Crimmen, Ongui, Sayer, Skinner, Perkins, Hilton, Henry-Francis, Algar, Hurcombe, SUBS: Scott, Boyle, Matthews, Jackson T, Wilson.