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- Aveley 2 - 1 Chatham Town
- Live from Millfield
- Ryman Division One North
- Ade Yussuf gave Town a 31st minute lead, but second half goals from Elbi and Elliot seal three points for Millers.
And here, the game is finally finished. Justin Gardner, on the far touchline, jumps for joy as his Aveley side come from one down to win 2-1 in the second half.
The team certainly weren't at their best, but goals from Petrit Elbi and Marcus Elliot see Millers make it three wins from three.
There will be reaction from Justin Gardner on here later.
Until then, thank you for following our coverage today!
Aveley 2 - 1 Chatham Town
Chatham Town - Lewis Knight (with a nasty cut) is replaced by Kidman.
Grays Athletic have beaten Hampton and Richmond Borough 4-0.
East Thurrock United have drawn with Hendon, 1-1.
Sounds like a corking game at Needham Market. It's just finished Needham 5 - 3 Tilbury.
Junior Baker has called a team meeting while a Chatham player receives treatment for a head injury.
Aveley should have this won now...once the game restarts, there can only be seconds left.
We've now played two minutes more than the two added on...
It should be three to Aveley! Bricknell bursts into the box but he can't get a shot away. He plays the ball to Elliot but Welham makes a good sprawling save.
It's a huge surprise that more Chatham Town players haven't been booked. Phillip hauls down Bakare. Just a talking to... Aveley have had five players booked!
Two minutes added on
Chatham free kick now... played long into the box by Solly, but no one in red can turn it in.
Aveley - Danny Francis replaced by Perry Tamburini
GOAL: NEEDHAM MARKET 5-2 Tilbury - Ryan Crisp (76') http://t.co/y5HjSs03ks— @tilburyfc 23 August 2014
GOAL: Hampton & Richmond Borough 0-3 GRAYS ATHLETIC - Lloyd Harrington (85') http://t.co/220zybUS3U— @GAFCJones 23 August 2014
Joe Bricknell - Aveley
Great goal. Excellent work on the right by Francis. On the touchline, he tricks his way past Loft before cutting the ball back. From eight yards, Elliot is on hand to slam the ball in to the roof of the net.
GOOOOAAALLLL! AVELEY 2 - 1 Chatham Town - Marcus Elliot, 80'
Medley is replaced by Phillip
Hampton & Richmond 0 Grays Ath 2 Second goal in as many games for @J_Guy9— @Grays_Athletic 23 August 2014
Panic at the back for Aveley as Baker and Marrable land Kanu in trouble. But he clears.
GOAL: Needham Market 4-2 TILBURY - Sam Cutler (71') http://t.co/y5HjSs03ks— @tilburyfc 23 August 2014
25 yard shot from Taylor is straight at Marrable.
Great tackle by Billy Coyne as he prevents Taylor from putting the ball into the back of the net
Joe Bricknell replaced Petrit Elbi
GOAL: EAST THURROCK UNITED 1-1 Hendon - Sam Lechmere (64') http://t.co/0t08SROkwu— @1EastThurrockFC 23 August 2014
GOAL: NEEDHAM MARKET 3-0 Tilbury - Sam Newson (52') http://t.co/y5HjSs03ks— @tilburyfc 23 August 2014
Wonderful dinked pass into the Aveley box by Hales. Yussuf gathers, but his first touch takes him away from goal. Marrable comes out to block the shot.
Elliot tees up Weemes on the edge of the box, but Weemes scoops the ball over the bar.
Aaron Gayle is replaced by Aziz Kanu
And from that ball in, Elbi bundles the ball home! Aveley equalise. A much needed goal, both for Aveley and this game.
GOOOAAALLLL!!!! AVELEY 1 - 1 Chatham Town - Petrit Elbi, 55'
Lee Weemes scuffs his shot but ball comes back in from Elliot
Well it hasn't been the explosive start to the second half i'd hoped for. In fact, nine minutes in, there's very little to report at all.
Here, though, the second half has just started.
Sad news emerging from Cappershots, where Waltham Abbey's game with Burnham Ramblers has been abandoned. Ben Bradbury has a suspected broken leg.
The air ambulance was called, but not needed.
Aziz Kanu is warming up for Aveley at half time. Looks like he'll be coming on. Aveley need to liven things up.
Half time scores from elsewhere:
Needham Market 2 - 0 Tilbury
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0 - 1 Grays Athletic
Thurrock 2 - 0 Dereham Town
East Thurrock United 0 - 1 Hendon
Aveley 0 - 1 Chatham Town
One minute added on, as Coyne has a free kick into the box cleared away.
Now Junior Baker, marauding forward, shoots high and wide. Been a very disappointing half by Aveley.
Chances at both ends.
Elliot does well, getting to the by line and cutting the ball back, but Welham palms the ball away.
Then Medley should score for Chatham as he gets in behind, but between them, Nesbitt and Marrable force the ball behind.
Stavrinou strikes from 25 yards, his shot hits the net support behind the goal.
At the other end, Yussuf goes close, shaking off Coyne before sending a curled shot just over the bar.
Much better play by Aveley. Stavrinou, Bakare, Francis link up well, but Weemes can't get enough on his shot.
Superb ball in from the right by Hales but Knight just fails to connect with it at the back post.
Chatham very much on top at the moment.
Yet again Aveley's high line is breached, but this time Gacheru is wasteful with his pass.
Non-league football is rarely predictable, but a goal via that route was always coming.
Ade Yussuf again gets in behind a high Aveley line. This time, the ball over the top is a very good length.
Yussuf bounds clear before prodding the ball past Marrable from 18 yards.
GOOOAAALLL!! Aveley 0 - 1 CHATHAM TOWN - Ade Yussuf, 31'
Nesbitt takes it, but the ball beats everyone.
Aveley win a corner
GOAL: NEEDHAM MARKET 1-0 Tilbury - Ian Westlake (19') http://t.co/y5HjSs03ks— @tilburyfc 23 August 2014
Cheers as Chatham find the net!!!
But it's the wrong side.
Aaron Gayle - Aveley
Gayle is the game's first booking. He's just taken Yussuf out.
For the second time in quick succession, the high line that Aveley are playing fails to catch Yussuf out. He gets away from Baker and co. but the ball over is too long on this occasion.
Great save by Marrable, as Yussuf wriggles clear, gets away from Nesbitt. His low shot is blocked well by the former Tilbury stopper though.
Yusuff shoots just wide for Chatham. He's made a bright start. No end product from the forward so far though.
Marrable does well to punch clear.
Then Millers counter attack and spurn a really good chance. Weemes is screaming for the ball - unmarked in the middle - but Francis runs, head down, down the left and ignores Weemes' cries.
He wins a free kick which Stavrinou over hits.
Good stuff from Yusuff as the game finds some life, he gets down the left only for hiss cross to be turned behind by Coyne.
Charlie Stimson, back in the side for Thurrock, and bacck in the goals. Thurrock lead Dereham Town 1-0 at Ship Lane.
Just under eight minutes into the game here.
Not too much to report yet. Chatham have settled quickest and forced a decent save from Marrable with a header.
Marrable; Coyne, Elliot, Baker, Gayle; Bakare, Elbi, Francis, Weemes, Stavrinou, Nesbitt.
Subs: Bricknell, Tamburini, Kanu, Retkoceri, Knott
Chatham Town -
Welham; Solly, Loft, Tayor, Holder, Knight, Lawrence, Hales, Gacheru, Yusuff, Medley.
Subs: Potter, Benbow, Phillip, Odebunmi, Kidman.
The game has just got underway.
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