Redditch United 1st Team - Match centre

Redditch Utd
Chippenham Town
Full time
J McClennan (9'), W Richards (37')
Sat 4 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Premier Division Attendance 277

Reds Slide Continues.

Former Red Will Richards strike helps to seal a defeat.

Former Reds defender Will Richards was on the scoresheet as league leaders Chippenham ran out winners at the Trico Stadium to maintain their place at the top of the table.

The visitors struck a first half double to wrap up the win and leave Darren Byfield’s side without a win since Christmas.

The manager named himself in the starting line-up and, along with strike partner Luke Keen, was one of the star turns on the home side. On loan keeper Luke O’Reilly, making his home debut, pulled off a couple of vital saves and midfielder Max Loveridge put in a typical all-action display.

But it was Chippenham who started the better with Joe McClennan scoring on nine minutes when he turned in the loose ball home after David Pratt’s initial effort had been saved.

Redditch’s best chance came midway through the half when a storming run from Loveridge was ended by a foul on the edge. The referee played the advantage as the midfielder stumbled on and forced Darren Chitty into a save. The ball broke for Byfield but he lashed his shot wide. Soon after, Byfield flashed another effort across goal as the Reds looked to level.

But the visiting defence, superbly marshalled by Richards, stood firm and it was the former Redditch favourite who doubled their lead on 37 minutes, stabbing the ball home following a corner.

Chippenham had the better of the second half although Byfield had an effort blocked in front of goal while Jordan Cullinane-Liburd headed over from a corner.
For the visitors, Richards was denied his second of the game when, from a corner, Loveridge cleared his header off the line. And then, six minutes from time, Andy Sandell crashed a ferocious effort against the Redditch crossbar following another corner.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Joseph McClennan scores for Chippenham Town
37:00
Goal Will Richards scores for Chippenham Town

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Luke Keen is awarded player of the match for Redditch Utd
74:00 Sub On
Reece Bennett is substituted on for Redditch Utd
74:00 Sub Off
Donnell Benjamin is substituted off for Redditch Utd
62:00 Sub On
Charles Morris is substituted on for Redditch Utd
62:00 Sub Off
Gurjit Singh is substituted off for Redditch Utd
46:00 Sub On
Donnell Benjamin is substituted on for Redditch Utd
46:00 Sub Off
Eli Bako is substituted off for Redditch Utd
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 0 - 2
Will Richards scores for Chippenham Town
9:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joseph McClennan scores for Chippenham Town
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As it happened

  • Redditch Utd
  • Chippenham Town
  • 0
  • Joseph McClennan Goal 9:00'
  • Will Richards Goal 37:00'
  • Donnell Benjamin Sub On 46:00'
  • Eli Bako Sub Off 46:00'
  • Charles Morris Sub On 62:00'
  • Gurjit Singh Sub Off 62:00'
  • Reece Bennett Sub On 74:00'
  • Donnell Benjamin Sub Off 74:00'
  • Luke Keen Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Chippenham Town
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  • 2. Joseph McClennan
  • 3. Will Richards
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League round up

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1
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0
1
Cirencester Town

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. St. Ives Town 46 56
16. Dunstable Town 46 54
17. Redditch Utd 46 50
18. Dorchester Town 46 48
19. St. Neots Town 46 48
20. Kings Langley 46 47
21. Cambridge City 46 47

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