Chesham belied their position at the foot of the Evo-Stick Southern Premier South League with a hard fought draw against a Boro side who could not take advantage when in the ascendancy and ultimately were happy with a draw.
Boro started the game in good strong fashion and an early strike after 5 minutes by Stone after excellent work by Nouble put the hosts ahead.
Boro thereafter mounted wave after wave of attacks with Ademiluyi causing the Chesham full back all sorts of problems .
Chance after chance went begging and with some inspired keeping from the newly arrived Chesham keeper Boro could not add to their tally. Ademiluyi in particular and Olufemi overlapping on one wing and O’donoghue on the other pressed forward unrelentingly.
At the back the central partnership of Mitchell and Richards look sound and Chesham did not trouble them at all. 1-0 Boro halftime
The second half began as the first ended with Nouble and Olufemi coming close but then Chesham began to slowly get a foothold in the game. A few half chances were created and then on 66 minutes after a knockdown the ball fell to Pearce who from close range smashed the ball past Pajetat. Chesham pushed forward for a winning goal and as they did so the game opened up and both sides looked dangerous. On one such foray forward by man of the match Ademiluyi he was upended on the edge of the penalty area and the afternoon ended for the unfortunate left back who, as a result of an earlier booking, received his marching orders. O’donoghue almost scored from the resulting free kick and thereafter both sides huffed and puffed with no clear chances created. The game ended 1-1 and both sides will have to meet again on Tuesday 30 October to finally determine who will progress to the next round at Chesham’s ground in Amy Lane Chesham HP5 1NE