Hat-trick hero sees off Langford

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Chekim To scored a hat-trick for Chesham United Reserves as they beat Langford 3-0 on Saturday.

The SSML Division One fixture kicked off in bright sunshine on a well grassed pitch. In the opening minutes each team tested the other mainly in midfield with possession shared and neither making any chances of note.

Then eight minutes in, a Langford clearance fell to Chekim To who clipped in from 20 yards out to open the scoring.

Langford attacked and Jordan Seabridge was fouled on the corner of the penalty area but Waite’s free kick was blocked and cleared. Possession was shared and the game settled into a period of poor possession that was easily squandered.

Waive had a shot saved by the Chesham keeper, then Charlie Jones crossed for To who completely missed his kick two yards out in front of the Langford goal. On 39 minutes, following a run and cross from Jolon Hunt, To who was unmarked, shot his and Chesham’s second goal.

The second half started with Langford making the best chances with Larkier making a run down the right, then having his cross cleared. Brooks followed up with another cross which Watson shot wide.

To change the shape and liven things up Langford made a substitution with Sam Harwood coming on for Seabridge. Chesham responded by making two substitutions of their own, and playing spoiling football and wasting time.

Langford settled and gradually played their way back into the game, but their finishing was poor and chances were not taken.

The game moved from end to end without either team making good scoring openings, until in the 91st minute a cross from the Chesham right was volleyed in by To for his hattrick.

The Reds are in action on Tuesday, September 22 when they host Winslow United in the SSML Challenge Trophy first qualifying round.

Langford: Nick Threadgold, Nathan Larkier, Chris Butler, Luke Nicholl (capt), William sells, Ryan Nicholl, Stephen Brooks, Connor Waite, Kyle Watson, Matt Kenneford, Jordan Seabridge.

Subs; Sam Harwood (used), Aaron Townley (used).