Chesham Preview

Greensnet Editor
Tue 27 Sep 2022, 15:18

Hendon look to continue their unbeaten run, which stretched to four games with the 1–1 draw at Winchester City on Saturday, when they entertain Chesham United in a Southern League South Premier Division match at Silver Jubilee Park on Tuesday night, kick-off 7.45 pm.

The Generals were one of the teams tipped to be making a strong challenge for the League title this season and they currently lie fourth in the table on 16 points, with five wins, a draw and a defeat in seven games. Their game with Merthyr Town at the Meadow was abandoned after 19 minutes when home midfielder Jake Peck suffered a serious ankle injury and there was a long wait for the ambulance to arrive. In the FA Cup, the Generals were knocked out after a 3–0 defeat against division rivals Bracknell Town in a second round qualifying replay, this after a 2–2 home draw.

Our rivalry with Chesham stretches back 103 years, when Hampstead Town lost 2–1 to Chesham United in the FA Amateur Cup. Eight years later, Town gained revenge in the FA Cup, winning 3–2 in a replay at Chesham after drawing 2–2 at Claremont Road. Fast forward to 2021–22, and it was the Generals who picked maximum points, winning 2–0 at home and 3–0 at Silver Jubilee Park, the games taking place ten days apart in mid-November.

The Generals have four former Greens in their squad, strikers Zak Joseph, Karl Oliyide, Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick and Ricardo German, the latter two who scored more than 20 goals in the 2018–19 season. In the dugout is former midfielder Michael Murray, who is joint manager with James Duncan.