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Kempston Rovers
Chalfont St Peter
Full time
V Osobu (82')
Tue 14 Nov 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - East Attendance 75

The ‘Pub Team’ suffer their first home league defeat of the season

Kempston Rovers fell to their fourth defeat in six at the hands of our good friends Chalfont St. Peter in a game that will not go down as a classic.

The game at Hillgrounds kicked off late at the referee’s discretion to allow the majority of the visiting players to arrive, after heavy traffic on the M1 this afternoon and evening. When the full compliment of Chalfont players had eventually turned up, they didn’t show any sign of their hectic rush to get ready as they passed the ball well and pressed when out of possession.

The game was further delayed in the fourth minute when midfielder Sam Macrae went down after challenging with Alex Paine, who had appeared to jump over Macrae to get the ball. After five minutes of treatment, Macrae left the pitch with a suspected broken arm. A great shame for the player who had only just got himself fit and into the side this season. On fifteen minutes, there was confusion in the Chalfont back line as the ball was played back to the keeper Dennison, under no pressure, the stopper inexplicably picked the ball up and gave away a free kick for a back pass. The free kick was laid back to Ash Fuller, who saw his powered effort blocked. Fuller had a better chance later in the half when he was set up by Nathan Tshikuna, but saw his first time shot fly wide. The only other action of note in the first half came in stoppage time, when Rob Hastings somehow managed to nod wide for the visitors when only a couple of yards out as he got on the end of a deep cross from the left.

The second half began much as the first had ended, with neither side really holding on to the ball too well, but it was the visitors who had the best chance of the game so far in the fifty seventh minute, when Beattie beat the offside and bore down on goal. His effort was turned away by Martin Conway and the follow up from Osobu was blocked on the line by Robbie Goodman. With fifteen minutes to play, Rovers thought they had the breakthrough. Sub Sam Johnson burst through the middle and rode his luck in a challenge, he nodded the bouncing ball through to Jake Newman, who expertly finished, only to be denied by the linesman’s flag for the second time in two games. The game seemed to drift away from being any sort of spectacle as both sides dug in. The only goal was scored with eight minutes to go, Victor Osobu beat the offside trap and finished low past Conway. Deep into stoppage time, Goodman headed over from a Conway free kick with their closest chance of the half. Chalfont saw out the game and became the first side to take all three points away from Hillgrounds this season.

Rovers will dust themselves down and travel to Aylesbury FC on Saturday while the Development side will play host to Queens Park Crescents at Hillgrounds at 2pm.

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Alex Stoyles

Player of the Match

Alex Stoyles

Key moments

Goal Victor Osobu scores for Chalfont St Peter


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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Alex Stoyles is awarded player of the match for Kempston Rovers
90:00 +3:00 Yellow Card
Jack Mullan is yellow carded for Chalfont St Peter
90:00 +2:00 Sub On
Charles Wilson is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
90:00 +2:00 Sub Off
Ben Ward-Cochrane is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
88:00 Sub On
Albie Sheehan-Cozens is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
88:00 Sub Off
Victor Osobu is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
82:00 Goal 0 - 1
Victor Osobu scores for Chalfont St Peter
76:00 Sub Off
Jamaine Ivy is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
76:00 Sub On
Michael Lyon is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Sub Off
George Beattie is substituted off for Chalfont St Peter
72:00 Sub On
Maxwell Holland is substituted on for Chalfont St Peter
63:00 Sub On
Sam Johnson is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
63:00 Sub Off
Nathan Tshikuna is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
62:00 Yellow Card
Alexander Lafleur is yellow carded for Chalfont St Peter
58:00 Yellow Card
George Boland is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
End of period 1
7:00 Sub Off
Sam Macrae is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
7:00 Sub On
Callum Lewis is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kempston Rovers
  • Chalfont St Peter
  • 0
  • Sam Macrae Sub Off 7:00'
  • Callum Lewis Sub On 7:00'
  • George Boland Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Alexander Lafleur Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Nathan Tshikuna Sub Off 63:00'
  • Sam Johnson Sub On 63:00'
  • George Beattie Sub Off 72:00'
  • Maxwell Holland Sub On 72:00'
  • Jamaine Ivy Sub Off 76:00'
  • Michael Lyon Sub On 76:00'
  • Victor Osobu Goal 82:00'
  • Victor Osobu Sub Off 88:00'
  • Albie Sheehan-Cozens Sub On 88:00'
  • Ben Ward-Cochrane Sub Off 90:00 +2:00'
  • Charles Wilson Sub On 90:00 +2:00'
  • Jack Mullan Yellow Card 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Kempston Rovers
Chalfont St Peter
  • 1. Carl Dennison
  • 2. Mark Goodman
  • 3. Alexander Lafleur
  • 4. George Fenton
  • 5. Alan Hedley
  • 6. Jack Mullan
  • 7. Robert Hastings
  • 8. Alex Paine
  • 9. Ben Ward-Cochrane
  • 10. George Beattie
  • 11. Victor Osobu
  • 12. Maxwell Holland
  • 14. Charles Wilson
  • 15. Aaron Jewell
  • 16. Albie Sheehan-Cozens

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Beaconsfield Town 42 92
2. AFC Rushden & Diamonds 42 91
3. Hayes & Yeading United 42 83
4. Hartley Wintney 42 82
5. AFC Dunstable 42 79
6. Cambridge City 42 77
7. Kempston Rovers 42 73

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