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Chalfont Wasps 0-2 Woodley United: Kestrels make winning start under new boss Williams

Woodley United
Woodley United

Jamie Williams reign as first team manager got off to the best possible start as Woodley progressed to the third round of the Hellenic Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup with a 2-0 away triumph over Chalfont Wasps.

Ben Anderson, a player Williams has coached since the age of fourteen, fired past Wasps’ Daniel Brion forty seconds after United kick off to give the Kestrels the ideal start in the cup tie.

The lead could have been doubled after three minutes play when Anderson passed to debutant Dylan Chaffin who rounded Brion only to see Brion recover and parry the goal bound shot away for a corner.

With the visitors in the ascendency they continued to carve out chances that saw Harry Hawkins put a free kick straight at Brion, Brion do well to stop a low cut back cross from Lamin Ceesay and a Pele Hagger free kick headed clear for a corner all in the opening quarter hour.

Gradually Chalfont found a way into the game with James Auger and Nigel Mpofu dangerous in attack but it was Woodley who were guilty of wasting chances with Ceesay lobbing both Brion and the crossbar when one on one and Hawkins pass to Anderson seeing the forward blaze over the cross bar.

Wasps best chance came four minutes from half time when Joe Sissons committed a foul on the edge of the Woodley penalty area and the subsequent free kick put over the Woodley cross bar.

The second half start in explosive manner with Anderson again having a chance straight from the kick off and Luke Axton-Hall having to block a Wasps shot. Chalfont committed men forward after the break with Auger dangerous and seeing Craig McCreeth save one shot and another go wide while a Wasps free kick saw the resultant header given off side.

Substitute Danny Blatchford was introduced into play on seventy seven minutes and two minutes later he doubled the lead with a low drive following a good run by Toby Briggs and cross from the right wing.

Woodley now progress into the third round where they visit AFC Aldermaston on Tuesday, December 17. 

The Kestrels return to league action this weekend with a home match against Langley in the Hellenic League Division One East (3pm kick-off).

Woodley United: McCreeth, Richardson, Hagger, Wood (Swaine), Sissons, Axton-Hall, Briggs, Hawkins, Chaffin, Anderson (Blatchford), Ceesay

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