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Hungerford hold firm to claim the points

Chesham rally repelled as home side moves back into play-off zone

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Hungerford hold firm to claim the points

Kelvin Bossman: quick return to net for Chesham

Hungerford Town 3 Chesham Utd 1

HUNGERFORD survived a late battering to climb back into the Southern League’s play-off spots on Tuesday night.

Leading 3-0 early in the second half, the spectre of losing previous leads was raised when fomer Crusader Kelvin Bossman pulled one back and Chesham mounted a furious assault thaty forced the home side to work overtime in defence.

Hungerford had the bonus of an eighth minute goal when Stefan Brown struck from close, range and the stretched their lead after 32 minutes when Nat Jarvis hammered in a shot that George Legg could not hold and the rebound spun home off defender Laurie Stewart.

Paul Strudley to make two sharp saves to deny the visitors, but Hungerford moved furtehr clear eaqrly in the second half when James Rusby was manhandled in the box and Jarvis tucked home the resulting penalty.

But Chesham took charge when Bossman nodded home on the hour mark and Ryan Blake might have hit the target and Matt Taylor hit Strudley as Hungerford shut up shop to keep the points.

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