Chippenham B draw six goal thriller at home to Wootton Bassett A
By Mark Dallaway
Chippenham B took the lead 3 times but were pegged back level on each occasion in a good match that ended 3-3
Chippenham B welcomed top of the table Wootton Bassett for their first home game of the new year. Due to this being the first game Chippenham B had played since the sad passing of Mike Smith, a minutes silence was observed by both sides before pushback.
What followed in the game after was a topsy turvy highly entertaining 6 goal thriller played a a frentic pace throughout, Wootton Bassett Started the stronger creating several good chances but great defending by Simon King and Will Pattermore along with solid saves by Howard Simon kept the score at 0-0. Chippenham B then came more in to the game and as a result of quick interception and incisive pass, Harry Elias was able to score with a well taken reverse stick strike. Wootton Bassett responded almost immediately and the unfortunate Courtney Wilding managed to deflect the ball in to his own goal when trying to intercept a pass across the D. Once again some quick interceptions and through passes enabled Harry Elias to get himself a yard of space in order to score another well taken reverse stick strike. Wootton Bassett piled on the pressure as the half wore down and after a succession of short corners they were once again able to draw level.
The second half was a carbon copy of the first, Wootton Bassett started strongly and began creating several chances but the Chippenham defence held firm and the scores stayed level. Chippenham grew more and more confident and started to take the game to Bassett and with an audacious attempt Guy Barrett scored from the most acute of angles to put Chippenham 3-2 up. As with earlier in the match Bassett pushed back almost immediately and drew level. What followed was a thoroughly entertaining last quarter with both sides trying to push for a winner but the final score ended up being Chippenham 3 - 3 Bassett