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Chard Town
Chippenham Park
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Sat 5 May 15:00 - The Toolstation Western Football League - Division 1

Chard Town 0-1 Chippenham Park

Chard's unbeaten run ends at the hands of Chippenham

A late goal from visitors Chippenham Park gave them the three points on a day when neither side mastered the hard ground conditions well together with the hot weather which resulted in a typical end of season match.

Early scoring chances fell to Chard with an opening effort just wide on 10 minutes together with a missed chance after James Boyland crossed well from the left wing on 15 minutes.

However, the Robins should have gone ahead some 5 minutes later when following a foul on the edge of the penalty area the free kick from an Oliver Pearson powerful strike was pushed out by Sam Thompson, the visitors ‘keeper, for the ball to fall to Matt Howell who following up shot just over the bar. Then followed two corners for the visitors together with an effort over the bar and a further chance taken by ‘keeper Jon Hill.

Both sides endeavoured to push forward but neither forward line could produce the required finish with the half time whistle coming goal less.

Injuries to Steve Friend and Andy Holmes saw substitutes Liam Cleal and Ben-Salem on each side of the break but Chard could not produce that elusive goal. For their part Chippenham Park pressed forward and an effort on 55 minutes was cleared off the goal line by defender Kieran Bailey to be followed by several positive attacks, a free kick and a cross on target well judged by ‘keeper Jon Hill. Chard dealt with this pressure and when it looked like the game was going into stalemate the visitors got the vital goal on 81 minutes with the best move of the game when a good run down the left flank saw the ball crossed to Chippenham Park’s Jamie Norman who with speed went through the home defence to score with a first time shot giving ‘keeper Jon Hill no chance.

This was not going to be Chard’s day, as with a changed formation and line up they could not produce their recent good form and will rue the missed chances early in the game.

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Key moments

Goal Goal for Chippenham Park


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81:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Chippenham Park
70:00 Sub Off
David Duarte is substituted off for Chard Town
70:00 Sub On
Ryan Parris is substituted on for Chard Town
52:00 Sub Off
Andrew Holmes is substituted off for Chard Town
52:00 Sub On
Taoufik Bensalam is substituted on for Chard Town
End of period 1
40:00 Sub Off
Stephen Friend is substituted off for Chard Town
40:00 Sub On
Liam Cleal is substituted on for Chard Town
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As it happened

  • Chard Town
  • Chippenham Park
  • 0
  • Stephen Friend Sub Off 40:00'
  • Liam Cleal Sub On 40:00'
  • Andrew Holmes Sub Off 52:00'
  • Taoufik Bensalam Sub On 52:00'
  • David Duarte Sub Off 70:00'
  • Ryan Parris Sub On 70:00'
  • Goal 81:00'

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Hill, Jonathan Hill, Jonathan
Golden, Patrick Golden, Patrick
Pearson, Ollie Pearson, Ollie
Boyland, James Boyland, James
Holmes, Andrew Holmes, Andrew
Haines, Ben Haines, Ben
Howell, Matthew Howell, Matthew
Bailey, Kieran Bailey, Kieran
Dicker, Jack Dicker, Jack
Duarte, David Duarte, David
Friend, Stephen Friend, Stephen
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Oldland Abbotonians 42 64
7. Radstock Town 37 63
8. Chard Town 42 62
9. Welton Rovers 39 60
10. Wincanton Town 37 54
11. Chippenham Park 40 53
12. Almondsbury 41 50

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