Salisbury Slip and Slide to a Home Defeat

A lacklustre Salisbury FC plodded their way around a rain-soaked Raymond McEnhill Stadium, and it was Chesham United who took full advantage.  

Two second-half goals from, Clayton and Oliyide, were enough for Chesham to take all three points back to Buckinghamshire despite a late rally from the home side.

It was the away side who started the game on the front foot, creating the first real chances of the game, Oliyide shooting just off target after 7 minutes, before 2 minutes later O’Flaherty was forced into his first save.

Salisbury grew into the game and after an enforced change on the 23rd minute, it was the replacement Emmanuel Odubade who created the home side’s first real chances.

The substitute created two quick-fire opportunities, first from the right and then from the left, both chances squandered when maybe both Sommerton and Blair should have done better.

It was Antonio Diaz next to cause problems for Chesham on 39 minutes, getting down the right, his half-cleared cross was volleyed just over by Blair.

The sides trudged in at half time level at 0-0.

Salisbury started the second period as they did the first and Chesham this time took full advantage 7 minutes into the half.

The side in yellow broke down the right-hand side and a low cross was slid home by Chesham striker Bradley Clayton.

Chesham doubled their lead 15 minutes later when they broke quickly. Clayton broke towards the right and played a well-weighted ball into the stride of the onrushing Zak Joseph who instantly played the ball back into the centre for Karl Oliyide to slide past O’Flaherty.

Salisbury did pull one back to give the visitors a nervous final few minutes. In the first minute of 7 added at the end of the game, Odubade was tripped as he travelled across the box. The Salisbury substitute picked himself up to slot the penalty into the bottom left-hand corner beyond the despairing dive of Beasant in the Chesham goal.

A frenetic finale to the game came to nothing for the Whites, who didn’t create enough during the game giving Chesham a 2-1 away win.

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