Match Report
Chippenham Town 2-2 Windsor & Eton

Posted By: Malcolm Wiliams

On: 6th November 2010

Comp: Southern Football League Premier Division

Windsor & Eton twice lost the lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw away Chippenham Town.

The Royalists welcomed back Delroy Preddie following his injury and included new signing Rishi Nankani on the bench.

An expected strong start from the home side greeted the Royalists as they soon tested Preddie's goal with a long range Marvin Brown effort which was well saved.

Just moment later Chippenham were awarded a penalty when Tom Mudge was penalised for holding Brown but Alan Griffin could only watch as his spot kick came back off the post.

The Bluebirds thought they had taken the lead minutes later when Nathan Rudge headed a corner into the net only for the referee to disallow the goal.

Windsor started to get into the match at the mid-way point of the half and Michael Chennells found himself through with only Chris Snodddy beat but unable to lift the ball over the keeper.

He was more successful as the half drew to a close when Jake Parson's long ball set Chennells away leaving Steve Casey behind before rounding Snoddy and slotting the ball into the net.

The lead could have been doubled just a minute later when Dave Pearce got through only to send the ball over the bar.

Chippenham managed to draw level shortly after the break when the Windsor defence failed to clear a free kick allowing Daryl Taylor to send the ball back in where Brown was quickest to put it in the net.

There were protests from the Windsor players following the goal claiming Brown controlled the ball with his hand before turning it into the net but the goal was to stand.

The lead was restored instantly when a Chris Owens throw allowed Adam Bernard to send in a low cross that Chennells managed to poke in at the far post.

The lead should have been extended mid-way through the half when Parsons cross found the head of Bernard but he somehow sent the ball over the bar from very close range.

Chippenham's second equaliser came from another free kick this time the ball managed to get all the way through to Alan Griffin who rifled a shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net.

Windsor looked as if they were about to wrap the points up in the final minutes when Parsons cross picked out Ashleigh James and he, like Bernard, sent the ball flying over the bar from very close range.

Teams

Chippenham Town - Windsor & Eton
Chris Snoddy1Delroy Preddie
James Martin2Leon Soloman
Greg Tindle3Chris Owens
Alex Kite4Tom Mudge
Steve Casey5David Woozley
Nathan Rudge6Sam Wadieh
Scott Lye7Jake Parsons
Sam Allison8Michael Ewang
Alan Griffin9Adam Bernard
Marvin Brown10Michael Chennells
Iain Harvey11David Pearce
Subs
Shawn Benison12Jeff Brown
Lewis Powell14Ashleigh James
Ashley Edenborough15Alex Sunaski
Daryl Taylor16Rishi Nankani
Kevin Halliday17James Larkin

Timeline

21' Sam Allison
Chippenham Town

39' Michael Chennells
Windsor & Eton

52' Steve Casey (off)
Daryl Taylor (on)

Chippenham Town

53' Marvin Brown
Chippenham Town

54' Michael Chennells
Windsor & Eton

75' Michael Ewang (off)
Ashleigh James (on)

Windsor & Eton

76' Alan Griffin
Chippenham Town

77' Marvin Brown (off)
Ashley Edenborough (on)

Chippenham Town

82' Adam Bernard (off)
Rishi Nankani (on)

Windsor & Eton

89' David Pearce (off)
Alex Sunaski (on)

Windsor & Eton