Kelvedon Social Reserves 0 - 5 Tiptree Heath FC

September 16, 2017 - 3:00 pm at The Chase, CO5 9AB

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SQUAD : P Hawkins, C Turner, C Briggs, T Turner, J Tollhurst, J Newman, J Chesney, J Chester, R Speller, A Moore, B Kensdsle, L Thurston, R Jones



The first 20 minutes was a scrappy affair until the Heath gained a corner on the left side where J Chesney headed the ball back across the goal for the goalie to fumble and R Jones was at hand to stab the ball home on 21 minutes 0-1.  Not 2 minutes later and it was 0 – 2 by way of a neat lay off in the box for J Chester to Cooly strike a well placed effort that went in off the far post.
Heath having broke the deadlock then seemed to have found their rhythm at last and started to play like the well oiled machine they can be, I.e neat passing, one two’s and phases of tidy interplay.
It had started to rain quite heavily by now but without dampening our spirits at all and I had to resort to my phone memo recorder as opposed to trying to scribble feverishly under a packed out dugout trying to keep my note pad dry! Ho hum.
Though Kelvedon continued to battle and create the odd chance Heath were rarely threatened.  Heath themselves began to rack up the opportunities but equally squandered them.
Charlie Briggs was excellent in central defence, cool, commanding and managed what was surely a goal saving tackle stopping the striker from a clear run at goal.
Chesney and Chester were a constant thorn in Kelvedons side by combining well all game, Joe Chester found Tollhurst who drove at goal full pelt and managed a shot with the goalie saving well.  Chesney loosed a shot on goal after a neat pass in from Chester from a free kick on 33 minutes, however Heath sustained pressure paid off on 36 minutes when Jones received the ball around the box and drove at goal holding his man off to tuck the ball away well for 0 – 3.
Another neat switch of play saw Tollhurst again powering in on goal, more excellent play around the box saw Chesney move into the box at pace and shoot a low angled drive that whistled pass the right post. A goal would have been the icing on the cake on that one and a goal of the season contender in my book.
Kelvedon to their credit responded by going up the other end and hitting the underside of our crossbar.
3 minutes into the second half and Ben Kensdsle beat his man after a neat cut back by Jones around the box but was chopped down. Chesney stepped up to the resultant free kick and hit a stonking shot that rebounded off the upright. Kensdale was involved again on 55 minutes with a fine cross into Chesney who scored for 0 – 4.
Newman went off with Speller replacing on 56 minutes.
Kelvedon were admirable in their efforts but couldn’t make any headway whilst Heath continued to rule the roost, and it was Jones who won a tackle and sent Chester through on goal one on one with the goalie, he tucked it away well for a 0 – 5 score line at full time.