Cheshunt 1 (Aflie Cue 86)
Cheshunt Desbois, Cracknell, McKenzie, Da Silva, Pitblado, Jones, (Newton 61), Alexander (Cue 84), Hobbs, Reynolds, (Maja 61), Charles, Loza. Subs not used: Beckles Richards, Edwards.
Weymouth Benfield, Howe, Carlyle, Wilson, Sesay, Slade, (Thomson 65) McBurne, Bearwich, Blair, Rose, Ash. Subs not used: O’Connell, Buse, Hemmings, Proctor.
Half time: Cheshunt 0-0 Weymouth
Referee: Ms Abigail Bryne
Star man: Adam Desbois
Aflie Cue’s excellent late winner saw Cheshunt take all three points and rise out of the relegation zone after their 1-0 win over Weymouth.
Both teams made a shaky start with neither team having any real opportunity, both feeling the importance of taking the points today.
Once settled into the game Weymouth looked to take control, with a good opportunity from Tom Bearwich saved by Cheshunt goalkeeper Adam Desbois.
20 minutes in and Ken Charles came close, the Ambers’ first real opportunity of the game.
Towards the end of the half it was Weymouth who applied the pressure again, forcing Desbois into several very good low saves.
The Terras came out strongly in the second half, Cheshunt’s Isaac Pitbaldo made a brilliant goal-line clearance after Desbois was beaten.
Weymouth thought they had taken the lead as Akheem Rose had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.
After Weymouth had dominated for most of the second half, Cheshunt got back into the game in the final 15 minutes cheered on by a large Non League Day crowd. With Evan Jones & Jamar Loza making positive contributions on their debuts the Ambers had weathered the Weymouth push & now dominated their rivals.
With 84 minutes played, Cheshunt manager Craig Edwards bought substitute Alfie Cue on to replace Fraser Alexander as his final role of the dice, and less than two minutes later, the sub completed an excellent run to fool the defenders and fired Cheshunt into the lead from the edge of the box.
The Ambers brilliantly controlled the last five minutes of play by holding the ball by the corner flag to bring home all three points, a result which see’s them takeover Dulwich Hamlet in the table, albeit with one extra game played.