31 Jan WWSET Mosque League 2019 – Matchday 2 Report
Block 2 – Match day 2
Chesham 7-0 Maidenhead
Chesham came into the block of the league and played their 1st game of the new block after narrowly missing out on the title last year through goal difference.
They were up against old foes Maidenhead and the game proved to be great entertainment.
It was a bitterly cold evening and the game started of slowly, with both teams taking time to warm up. When they did, the early exchanges were pretty even and not much was created in regards to clear cut chances. Both teams were finding it hard to find the space, especially in the middle of the park as it was very congested with both teams trying to play through the middle rather than using the width.
Eventually, Chesham started to a get foot hold in the game and finally broke the deadlock with some great play between the front three. They spread the play and used the space out wide to create the space and open Maidenhead up and like last year, it was their star man, Toqeer who got them off the mark this year again.
Maidenhead never gave up and they kept fighting hard, pressing hard and playing some great football themselves. They were playing their best player, Junaid at the back some reason and that seemed to hinder them. He was sitting deep and his pace, ability with the ball, was not being utilised by the team and this was playing into Chesham hands as they started to dominate the game and their new boy in the middle, should have scored at least couple after being put through by Toqeer.
It was not long before Chesham grabbed the 2nd of the night through some great play again and that gave them a breather that they needed between themselves and Maidenhead.
The 1st half ended with the score 2-0 to Chesham, who were the happier of the two teams going into the break.
The second half saw Maidenhead move Junaid up top and to his preferred position and this started to cause the Chesham team problems. Junaid started to do what he was good at by just picking the ball up and running at the Chesham players, giving them problems that they did not have in the 1st half and with his pace and running with the ball ability, he was starting to cause problems and give his team a foot hold in the game and compete with Chesham.
Maidenhead started pushing for a goal to get back in the game but they were not having it all their way as Chesham were still playing their stuff and creating chances of their own.
It was back and forth in the game and both keepers were being kept very busy and the teams had them to thank for not conceding more goals as both keepers were having a blinder.
Chesham eventually opened Maidenhead again and took their chance and it was again Toqeer who was proving to be the difference between the 2 sides. His clinical finishing, composure on the ball and ability to see a pass, along with linking the play up and drift into space was proving a real problem for Maidenhead.
The match was proving to be a real tussle and both teams were not holding back. It was a focus on attack, rather than defend and it was thanks to the 2 keepers, who both should have a gotten a well-deserved treat for their work on the night as they were proving to be the stars on the night for both teams along with Toqeer for Chesham with his clinical finishing.
The last quarter of the match, Chesham ran away with game as Maidenhead chased the game, leaving gaps which Chesham exposed ruthlessly with some clinical finishing, which proved to be the big difference between the teams.
In the end, Chesham ran away with game, winning 7-0, which was a bit harsh on Maidenhead as they were a lot better than the score line suggested and with better finishing from them or the Chesham keeper not having a blinder on the night, the score line would have been a lot closer.
Roll on to match day 3.