First Team - Report
|Chippenham Town||0||vs||1||Oxford City|
CHIPPENHAM TOWN 0 1 OXFORD CITY Sat 31st March 2012
Chippenham slipped to their fourth 1-0 defeat in six games as they again failed to add to their solitary victory in 2012.
Chippenham slip further down the table and must be thankful that their record before Christmas has cushioned them from a relegation fight. Oxford forced the early pace at Hardenhuish Park as Chippenham survived a series of corners.
Chippenham retaliated as Luke Gullick fired high before Oxford’s Steve Basham failed to find the net from inside the six yard box, whilst Nathan Rudge saved Chippenham as he deflected Wayne Blossom’s effort wide.
The Bluebirds were unfortunate with their first attack of the second period as centre back Steve Casey’s headed effort hit a post. After Chippenham’s Iain Harvey wasted a good opportunity, City keeper Jason Mooney thwarted Dave Gilroy and then saved Alan Griffin’s effort.
Ten minutes from time Mooney’s goal kick went through the home defence leaving substitute Woodley to hit the winning goal past Jason Matthews. The Bluebirds were again left to rue their bad luck as substitute Ross Stearn’s late shot hit an upright.
Chippenham: Jason Matthews, Iain Harvey, Greg Tindle, Ashley Williams, Steve Casey, Nathan Rudge, Scott Lye, Luke Gullick, Dave Gilroy (Ross Stearn), Alan Griffin, James Guthrie subs not used: Toby Osman, Alex Kite
Oxford: Jason Mooney, Marvin Martin, Wayne Blossom, Andy Ballard, Darren Pond, Chris Wilmott, James Clarke,
Adam Learoyd, Steve Basham, Felipe Barcelos, Kynan Issac
subs: Declan Benjamin, Mark Bell, Michael Lyon, Aaron Woodley, Keith McCloughlin
Ref: Andrew Newell - Yate
Ass Refs: Alexander Hardman – Lydney, Alan Berrow - Lydney
Star Man: Nathan Rudge