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04 Oct 2011 SLSW Halesowen Town 1-0 Didcot Town PDF Print E-mail

Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West – Tuesday, 4th October 2011

Halesowen Town 1 Didcot Town 0

Halesowen eased into fourth place in their second home win within four days after Lee Chilton’s winner finally broke the deadlock with two minutes remaining.  Prior to the late winner the game appeared to be heading for a disappointing draw with hard working Didcot under the guidance of new boss Dave Mudge, formerly of Windsor and Eton.

Halesowen only created two real chances in the first half with visiting goalkeeper Jon Beames making a good blocking save after Justin Nisbett made a fine solo run from his own half after ten minutes. Lively Nisbett then delivered an excellent cross for Chilton at the far post five minutes later but Beames did well to turn the ball away for a corner.

Didcot also created a series of half chances and Lee Henderson headed over the bar from Simeon Howell’s 22nd minute corner. Howell then collected a long clearance from goalkeeper Beames but his low shot was pushed away by Yeltz goalkeeper Paul Evans in the 34th minute. Three minutes later Seaward beat Peter Folkes for pace but couldn’t beat stopper Evans and shortly afterwards Folkes was substituted.

The second half became drab with few chances and there was little goalmouth action until Didcot’s Joss Millar’s attempted a 67th minute long range weak shot and Naveed Arshad curled a free-kick past the post for Halesowen two minutes later. The Yeltz introduced Nathan Jackson with twenty minutes remaining in an urgent attempt to instil more threat but Lee Chilton’s appeals for a 71st minute penalty for tugging by visiting captain Jamie Heapy was turned down. Two minutes later Nisbett’s hard work forced a corner, although a stalemate still seemed the most likely outcome. With six minutes remaining, Didcot’s Millar skipped through several challenges but was finally blocked by Evans to earn a corner.

However, the Railwaymen’s resilience was finally broken in the 88th minute when Jackson set Nisbett free down the left and he cleverly beat his marker before squaring the ball for CHILTON to fire home from close range. In the fourth minute of stoppage time Chilton then set Nisbett free but his effort was cleared.

Halesowen Town: Evans; Mason (Westwood 64), Kelly, Folkes (Gueyes 37), Godwin, McGrath, Bruce, Saunders (c), Arshad (Jackson 70), Nisbett, Chilton. Unused Subs: Smith, Hinds.

Didcot Town: Beames; Heapy (c), Halliday, Peirson, Henderson, Stanley, Concannon (Cammock 70), Howell, Bangura (Lynch 84), Seaward, Millar. Unused Sub: Sozzo.

Referee: M. Bingham (Leamington)

Attendance: 255

Booked: Arshad (27), McGrath (72)

‘Brew and View’ Halesowen Town Match of the Match: Justin Nisbett

Man of The Match - Didcot Town - Justin Nisbett

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