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Great Missenden hit back to share spoils
Published 06/05/14





Hambleden 4 Great Missenden 4

HAMBLEDEN’S slim hopes of winning this season’s Wycombe and District Senior Division ended on Saturday as they were held to a draw at the Dene by Great Missenden.

Wilkins soon forced an opening from which Brown nearly profited for the hosts. Wilkins, Cook and Macllenan crafted opening after opening and within 35 minutes Hambleden found themselves three goals to the good.


Ashley Dixon had strongly netted with a decisive volley from 10 yards out at the far post after Lewis Brown’s long throw was touched on. Hambleden conceded readily after a bouncing ball eluded Markwell and Brian couldn’t halt Missenden’s striker touching the ball home past a stranded Ross Hathaway.

Dixon bagged a second direct from a corner with a well driven cross that baffled the Missenden keeper. Soon after Paul Reading moved deftly to stroke home Hambleden’s third and his 19th of the season from close range after Dixon and Macllenan had contrived to get behind the Missenden rear guard.

In the 36th minute Dean Kemp scored the goal of the game cutting in from the right side and firing into the corner of the net to make it 4-1. Missenden piled on the pressure and Markwell had to be clever to pressure an attacking header from the edge of the Hambleden six-yard box and Brian tackled well when confronted.

Hambleden’s Chris Brunning charged forward collecting a loose ball and hit the post from distance with a bobbling cross shot.

The visitors hit back in the second half as they played with the wind in their favour and pulled the deficit back to just one goal within four minutes.

A first minute long throw was allowed to bounce in front of Ross Hathaway in the Hambleden goal who could only flap the ball away for the onrushing Missenden striker to nod the home from close range. In the next Missenden attack a long throw resulted in the disjointed defence leaving the ball to bounce again to the far post where a Missenden player netted after a goalmouth scramble.

In the 59th minute Hambleden created a chance after Dixon had played in Macllenan who worked hard to flash a ball across the face of the goal but Reading narrowly failed and Brown was left wanting.

Looking to hold out Hambleden sat deep but were undone with 12 minutes still to play after a cheap Missenden lobbed ball forward saw the hosts all at sea. Hathaway was once again left picking the ball out of his own net after it continued over his head being helped on by an awkward striker’s touch.

With five minutes remaining a long punt forward caught Markwell and Brunning in two minds. Brunning taking control of the situation late after the ball had bounced deep into the Hambleden area only succeeded in guiding his header over the on-rushing Ross Hathaway and into the Hambleden goal.

Missenden then went close to securing a win after hitting bar and post.

Lane End 1 Hambleden 4

THE previous Tuesday Hambleden ran out winners away to Lane End. The visitors took the lead after two minutes when an alert Simon Hathaway found himself in on goal after Ben Chivers had won an aerial duel and calmly beat the keeper from inside the box.

Ten minutes later Macllenan received a short free kick on the halfway line and flighted a ball into the heart of the Lane End box. On rushing Lopez was brought down to earn his side a penalty which he duly dispatched.

Soon after a move involving Cook, Chivers and Macllenan sent Dean Kemp in on goal to make it 3-0.

In the second half Paul Reading made it 4-0 after 54 minutes before the hosts pulled a goal back.

Published 06/05/14


 
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