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Chippenham Town
Hemel Hempstead Town
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - The Vanarama National League - National League South Full time Attendance 546


After three successive defeats on the road without scoring a single goal Chippenham Town hit back with a vengeance with a five star mauling of Hemel Hempstead Town.

After three successive defeats on the road without scoring a single goal Chippenham Town hit back with a vengeance with a five star mauling of Hemel Hempstead Town.
Ironically, the Hertfordshire side’s last visit to Hardenhuish Park in the FA Cup, during their inaugural National South season three years ago, had seen them put five past the Bluebirds.
On thirteen minutes Alex Ferguson was off target with his effort, Dean Evans went close on two early occasions for the Wiltshire side the second being turned behind for a corner, whilst home keeper Jared Thompson was equal to two Rowan Liburd efforts.
The Bluebirds opened the scoring four minutes before the break through on-loan Swindon Town striker Scott Twine who was making his home debut, the youngster turning in a low cross from Ferguson.
Two minutes after the break Twine doubled the home side’s advantage with a cool finish after Dave Pratt had pulled the ball back to him.
Five minutes later former Bath City defender Phil Walsh pulled a goal back with a headed effort for the Tudors following a deep free kick.
That only galvanised the home side and just past the hour mark Dave Pratt made one of his trademark chases after a lost cause before collecting the ball at the by-line, and outwitting two Tudor defenders before cutting in and giving Laurie Walker no chance with a shot into the far corner of the goal.
On sixty three minutes Jake Andrews making the final appearance of his loan spell from Bristol City was narrowly off target, whilst he and Pratt both went close to adding to the home lead.
Hemel then went down to ten men as having used all three substitutes Ismail Yakubu was unable to carry on after an injury.
Charlie Sherringham, son of former England striker Teddy then brought a point blank save from Thompson.
Seven minutes from time Pratt hit his second and Chippenham’s fourth after Walker had pushed out a Matt Smith shot, and a minute later substitute Smith put the icing on the cake with a fifth as he stole in behind the Tudors defence before firing home.
There was still time for Pratt to fire over and Andrews’s shot was touched over the bar.

Chippenham: Jared Thompson, Dan Bowman, James Guthrie, Will Richards, Greg Tindle, Mike Jones, Alex Ferguson (Matt Smith 62), Dean Evans, Scott Twine (Scott Donnelly 82), Jake Andrews subs not used: Nuno Felix, Jordan Ricketts, Jon Beeden

Hemel Hempstead: Laurie Walker, Callum Driver, Kyle Connelly (Matt Hall 65), Alex Osborn, Phil Walsh, Ismail Yakubu, James Koloczi (Sam Hatton 46), Matt Spring (Jordan Parkes 63), Rowan Liburd, Charlie Sherringham, Ben Greenhalgh, subs not used: David Moyo, Danny Boness

Chippenham Town V Hemel Hempstead Match Pictures 23th September 2017
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Ref: Scott Jackson - Taunton
Ass Refs: Adam Ricketts - Bristol, Alex James - Bournemouth

Att: 546

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