Somerset Premier Division: Chilcompton Sports 3-2 Chard Town

ON Saturday (April 20) Chard Town travelled to Chilcompton looking for revenge after they knocked them out of the cup.

With a near enough first choice 11 the bench was a bit empty and Chard started off on the front foot and within minutes Jordon Clapp had his first shot on goal.

Confidence was building and plenty of chances were created with James Boyland and his wizardly skills turning the defenders inside out.

On the 8th minute Jordon Clapp deep in midfield passed a great ball over to James Boyland. He ran to the byline then cut back inside, creating plenty space to cross the ball to the back post where Jordon Clapp was waiting to nod it in.

Chilcompton responded and started creating some good football and started causing problems down Chards left.

On 28th minute a cross into the box was met with a great touch into the bottom corner and Chilcompton got their equaliser.

5m later in a carbon copy of their first goal Chilcompton got their second. It was harsh after Chard had played so well, to go into halftime a goal behind.

With the wind behind them the second half might bring more luck. Again Chard played some great football, playing a high line meant the midfield could get involved more. Will Board started to get the better of the defenders.

On 53m a great through ball for Jordon Clapp found him with only the keeper to beat. The keeper saved it but it fell back to Jordons feet and he put it into the bottom corner. A draw would be a good result against a strong Chilcompton team but Chard pushed for the winner James Boyland had a chance but passed it to Jordon instead of shooting for goal.

With minutes left on the clock a goalmouth scramble resulted in a penalty given to Chilcompton. Jason Contreras was incensed as he felt he was fouled in the melee. Definitely a strange decision.

Chilcompton scored the penalty, as a result from the scuffle Tim Legg was injured so he was replaced by Ryan Mason. With seconds to go Chard had a corner, it was delivered deep to the back post for Ryan Mason to get his head on it, unable to direct it towards goal it went wide and the whistle blew to end the game.

A disappointing end to the game and a loss after everyone gave their all, some great spirit throughout the squad bears well for the future for Chard Town FC.

The Chard U18s are doing well this year and some have already experienced first team football this season. They have a big game on Tuesday night as Yeovil Town bring their youth team to Zembard Lane KO 7.30PM

Next Saturday Chard travel away to Fry Club another tough game and 3 points against them might get us higher up the table.

The club has said: "We are looking for sponsors for next season and various opportunities are available. Contact us for more details."