04 Jan 2020
INTO A NEW DECADE WITH A FINE WIN
Goals from Ryan Moss, Amadou Kassarate and Reece Beckles-Richards ensured ‘The Ambers’ started 2020 in a winning vein with a 3-1 success over Kingstonian, in this first of two league matches against ‘The K’s’ in 11 days, due to the visitors cup commmitments.
Craig Edwards made 3 changes from last weeks 3-1 defeat to Corinthian Casuals, with Amadou Kassarate replacing Mark Hughes, while centre half, Adam Crowther and left back, Tanashe Abrahams were handed debuts in place of Taylor McKenzie and Jamie Reynolds.
The game got underway on a crisp Saturday afternoon with the hosts on the front foot, the ever tricky, Zack Newton was heavily involved in the first 10, and he was brought down just outside the area at around the 8 minute mark, Ryan Moss stepped up and fired his low free kick through the wall to put Cheshunt in the lead after just 8 minutes with his 5th goal of the season. (1-0 8 mins). Reece Beckles-Richards was also a live wire up top; and he set his sights but fired over, with his first effort of the game 3 minutes after the goal. Tireless pressing from Cheshunt then won a corner, which was worked out to Joe Re who’s ball in was only half cleared, and it fell to Amadou Kassarate who headed it over K’s keeper, Rob Tolfrey and into an empty net to put the hosts two goals to the good, (2-0 – 22 mins).
The visitors went about reducing the arrears with Dan Hector coming the closest, but his shot was straight at Girling. Newton then had a fantastic chance to make it three after he was put through, but Tolfrey stood big and made a huge save to keep the away side in the contest. Then, just before half time, the away side’s task became a whole lot harder, when Dan Bennet was dismissed over on the right touch line, with the half having about 10 seconds left, the ball was floated in and Zack Newton smacked a first time volley off the bar, which was the last action of a fantastic first half for Craig Edwards men.
HT Cheshunt 2-0 Kingstonian
The second half started with the away side coming out of the traps and pressing Cheshunt, and fighting for every loose ball. Eddie Dsane burst through and looked set to halve the deficit, but Girling stood tall and made a big save. With just under half hour left, Cheshunt’s two live wire’s combined, Zack Newton picked the ball up and drove at ‘The K’s’ backline, and picked out Beckles-Richards who stroked the ball past Tolfrey to put the game beyond doubt, (3-0 62 mins).
Louie Theopanous did get a fantastic goal back for the visitors, he rolled his man on the edge and smashed the ball into the far corner, but this proved to be too little, too late for Kingstonian who had been put to the sword by the Ambers.
FT – Cheshunt 3-1 Kingstonian
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