Uhlsport Premier and First Division Cup: Chilcompton Sports 2-0 Chard Town

AFTER several postponements Chard Town finally got the Uhlsport Premier and First Division Cup Quarter Final played against Chilcompton.

Chard Town FC started the game with high intensity and for 20 minutes pressed Chilcompton very well but not creating any effort on goal.

On the 24th minute Chilcompton got a corner and with acres of space Jacob Brooks-Scully scored with an unchallenged header. Just before half time Chard had a great chance to equalise but it went wide.

Jordon Clapp thought he had been fouled in the build up and in frustration made his thoughts known to the referee, James Boyland also got involved with the complaint and both got sent to the sin bin.

The first half ended 1-0 to the hosts after a largely frustrating half for Chard.

The second half started and Chard only had 9 players on the field for 9 minutes with Joe Chamberlain holding the front line on his own.

Once Chard got back to a full team more chances were created but the strike force took some time to get back up to speed.

After 71m another corner for Chilcompton and again Jacob Brooks Scully got a head on it and it went in just under the crossbar.

Homer brought subs on to try and rescue the cup tie but time run out.

A disappointment to lose 2-0 but Chilcompton are a good team with a very good defence and Chard just couldn't break through it.

Next Saturday we are on the road again for our fifth away fixture in a row at Timsbury Athletic. We haven't played at Zembard Lane since the 16th of December.

The club said: "We would like to thank all our sponsors and we are always on the lookout for more to help in the running of the football club."

In the latest Uhlsport Somerset County Leagues newsletter, Chard's assistant chairman Chris Perry featured.

SCFL referee director James Knowles had the following to say on Chris: "Chris is Chard through and through. From the first time I was appointed to a Chard games, I was really impressed with his enthusiasm, willingness and desire to do well.

"He listened to my pre-match briefing, which is rare in itself, and followed my instructions to the letter.

"As I worked with Chris more and more, I could trust him with giving fouls, which I don't normally do with Club Assistants."