Nov 14 2011 By Greg Burns
Chesham United 2-1 Cirencester Town
SUPER-SUB Brad Wadkins left it late to help Chesham United grab all three points and climb into the top three.
The teenager came off the bench to replace Leon Archer with 15 minutes to play and it proved a masterstroke by Generals boss Andy Leese as he hit the winner late-on to edge a tight encounter.
Struggling Cirencester had shown spirit in a gritty game and looked to have secured a point before Wadkins popped up on 86 minutes.
It helped Chesham put their midweek FA Trophy heartbreak behind them as they moved within two points of league leaders Oxford City and maintained their 100 per cent home record.
The home side took the lead on 12 minutes when Steve Wales delivered a deep right-wing cross which was perfectly met by the on-rushing Archer to finish.
But Town, who remain in the bottom two, battled back from the spot on 19 minutes after a goalmouth scramble ended with a dangerous high boot and penalty for the visitors.
Jon Else saw his penalty saved by Generals stopper Shane Gore but he reacted smartly to head in the rebound and level the scores.
Gore and Cirencester counterpart Kevin Sawyer both pulled off a string of saves in a topsy-turvy clash which saw both sides create enough chances to claim victory.
But it was Wadkins and Chesham who made it count when he pounced on a fierce cross to stab home the winner.
GENERALS: Gore, Kyriacou, Watson, Lambert, Bartley, Talbot, Fotheringham, Wales (Watters 75), Archer (Wadkins 75 mins), Robinson (Simon Thomas 57), Potton.
Subs (not used): Gudgeon, Scott Thomas.