A below-par performance against strugglers Daisy Hill condemned Chaddy to defeat, despite coming back from two goals behind, it was Ashley Stott who struck the winner and his second of the game in an entertaining affair at New Sirs.
David Fish’s side were looking to build off their mid-week heroics after a shoot-out victory in the cup against Droylsden. Fish made three changes to his side with Ryan Shenton making his first start after being out injured.
However, it was a nightmare start to the game after just a minute gone, Daisy Hill took the lead as Jamie Ramwell curled a superb effort into the top corner. It almost got worse shortly after for Chaddy, as stopper Jordan Hadlow produced a big save to deny Jack Iley through on goal.
Chadderton were struggling to gain a foothold within the game, putting themselves under immense pressure. Daisy Hill were awarded a penalty in the sixteenth minute after the dangerous Stott was brought down in the area. Stott picked himself up to send Hadlow the wrong way to double Daisy Hill’s lead.
A flurry of chances followed for the hosts as Jean Khasa went close from thirty yards with a thunderous strike, before Reece Jurjevic somehow shot wide from a few yards out and Stott had an effort ruled out for offside.
After somehow not finding themselves any further behind, Shenton on his return looked to bring his side back into the game. After hitting the post just before, Shenton wasn’t to be denied a second time around rolling the ball into the net to give his side hope going into the break.
The reds started the second half in a better shape and attempted to knock the ball around. However, a more attacking impetus was required with Victor Warra coming on to make his debut.
Shortly after, Chadderton were awarded a penalty and a chance to level up. The task lay with Shenton who confidently equalised for the visitors, sending Craig Haynes the wrong way.
Chaddy seemed to regain some confidence and started to become more dangerous, as Haynes denied Omar Camara at the front post. With the last fifteen minutes approaching, Chadderton went in search of a winner.
A huge chance fell Chadderton’s way following good work from Will Shawcross down the wing, he delivered a superb ball into the box that Danny Cryer couldn’t quite connect with, the ball did however fall to Shenton who fired it into the side netting on the stretch.
Just two minutes later the hosts took the lead, with one of their only efforts on goal of the half. The dangerous Stott scored his second of the day, slotting the ball into the corner to regain his sides lead.
Chadderton pushed in search of an equaliser as Tayo headed agonisingly wide. Five minutes of stoppage time were added, as Chadderton looked to save the game. A series of corners followed for Chaddy, with a goal mouth scramble in the final minutes leading to the ball somehow not going in.
This rounded off a disappointing evening for Chadderton, with Fish hoping for a big improvement going into Friday’s fixture against Prestwich Heys.
Report by Matt Wood
Updated 17:15 - 16 Aug 2019 by Matt Wood