CHARD managed to get a third place finish in South East 1 of the Davis Wood league on the last day of the season with a great performance and a little bit of luck in their 6-2 victory at Taunton Civil Service.
Chard travelled to Taunton to play local rivals Taunton Civil Service and with CS in joint fourth place it was a highly anticipated game.
It was fairly even start to the game with both teams showing how much they wanted the win.
However it was Chard who broke the deadlock with a mazy run into the D from Bertie Squire who put a reverse stick finish into the corner.
CS were soon level through a short corner goal. Chard pressed on and were soon awarded a penalty flick, that was converted by Matt Sheahan giving chard the lead again.
The next goal came from a good reverse stick finish at a tight angle from Nathan Johnson.
Chard started to dominate the game and got another goal before half-time.
Some good passing from Sheahan Fraser lewis and Squire created plenty of space and Sheahan calmly chipped the ball over the keepers to make it 4-1 at half-time.
Captain Crease could find little fault with Chard’s first-half performance and it was back out for more of the same in the second half.
Chard continued to dominate and civil service looked no real danger with Jonny Crease, Simon Green and Toby Squire clearing up any sign of an attack quickly and calmly.
Chard found the goal again with a short corner finish from Brendan Viggers, taking on two defenders and firing into the bottom corner.
Civil Service did manage to pull one back after a mix up in the Chard defence Max Beale’s call to leave it was regrettable but not the end of the world at this stage of the game.
Chard got one more goal, Viggers tackling one of the Civil Service defenders and charging into the D to send it past the keeper.
A great performance from the Chard team moving the ball round well all over the pitch and stepping up to the occasion.
Thanks to Sidmouth beating Taunton Vale C — Chard finished in an impressive third place in the league.