First Team - Report
|Banbury United||1||vs||1||Chippenham Town|
BANBURY UNITED 1 1 CHIPPENHAM TOWN – Sat 25th February 2012
Adie Mings extended his remarkable record against Banbury United that has seen the Bluebirds unbeaten in fifteen meetings with the Puritans since his managerial tenure began five years ago.
Chippenham went on to enjoy the majority of first half possession but a battling Banbury side quickly closed them down and restricted the number of chances to a premium. Luke Gullick should have equalized on twenty seven minutes when his mazy run took him into the Banbury area but he shot straight at keeper Andy Kemp’s legs.
In the second half the home side’s Angus blazed an early chance over the bar; it proved costly as Chippenham restored parity just past the hour mark when James Guthrie rounded Joe Coleman before crossing a low ball into the crowded area where Alan Griffin emerged to turn the ball over the line.
The Bluebirds might have taken all three points as Kemp did well to thwart Dave Gilroy whilst Ashley Williams saw his first time shot on the run narrowly clear the bar. At the other end a Banbury cross from the left went across goal to three unmarked players but substitute Ryan Howell failed to control the ball.
Chippenham: Kevin Sawyer, Iain Harvey, Shaun Lamb, Ashley Williams, Steve Casey, Nathan Rudge, Scott Lye, Luke Gullick (Ross Stearn 62), Dave Gilroy, Alan Griffin, James Guthrie subs not used: Alex Kite, Mani Randhawa, Richard Evans, Ian Herring
Banbury: Andy Kemp. Joe Coleman, Ben Polk, Liam Dolman, Dan Chilton,
Wes Emery, Danny Edmond (Ryan Howell 82), Josh Cole, Ricky Johnson, Dior Angus (Josh Blake 72), Simeon Williams subs not used: Liam Richardson, Tommy Kinch, Ben Thackeray
Ref: John Mayhew – Dudley
Ass Refs: Robert Carlisle – Stevenage, Andrew Crawford – Letchworth
Star Man: Iain Harvey