Aug 22 2011 By Greg Burns
CHESHAM United slumped to back-to-back league defeats for the first time since November 2009.
The Generals last tasted two losses on the spin when they were in Division One Central when they lost to Stourport and Romulus.
But they had plenty of time to leave promotion rivals Chippenham with at least a point after conceding the only goal of the game within a minute.
James Guthrie's corner for the home side was headed in by defender Steve Casey as United switched off in defence.
But Andy Leese's Generals were frustrated by Chippenham stopper Will Puddy who pulled off a string of saves to earn his side the points.
The goalkeeper foiled James Potton with a far post header before acrobatically saving from Anthony Watson, who came in for the injured Rob Bartley.
Chris Watter grazed the bar with a long range effort while striker Leon Archer felt he deserved a penalty after being clipped in the box by Puddy.
United continued to press after the break with Potton and Archer both shooting wide and needed Shane Gore to keep them in the match with a superb stop to deny Lewis Powell as Chippenham threatened on the counter-attack.
But it was an afternoon of misery for Leese's side as they slid to 15th in the table.
GENERALS: Gore, Kyriacou, Lambert, Watson, Watters (Scott Thomas 78), Talbot, Potton (Fotheringham 61), Wilson (Wadkins 74), Wales, Archer, Simon Thomas.
Subs (not used): Parker, Gudgeon.
Booked: Wales (37 mins), Watson (45 mins), Lambert (58 mins).