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First Team vs Chatham Town

Match Date: 12 November 2019
Score: 0-1

By A Hefferon

This Bearsted result was probably an injustice as for much of the game they were much the better side and constantly putting their opponents onto the back foot. Certainly the highlights of the first half saw great opportunities for Nordirbek Bobomurodov, Peter Williams and Lucian Scarlat and on two occasions Chatham goalkeeper Jordan Carey came to their rescue. At the other end the possibility of being caught on the break was always a threat, but most of all when Scott Andrews diving low to his right to turn the ball around the post to deny Mikey Dalton from opening the scoring just before the half time break.
After the resumption, play for a while remained the same with the hosts on the offensive pitched against the possibility of being punished in return as the half wore on so the balance of play began to even up and seeing the home side . However having to suffer losing a player sent to the sin bin. Although they managed to survive this period of play the stalemate was eventually broken when after 82 minutes following a run and cross into the box, set Paul Vine was able to find the opportunity to score from close range and to take his team through to the next round.