Winslow shock previously unbeaten Chesham

Dale Butler
Dale Butler

Winslow United chalked up an overdue first win of the season at the weekend when they overcame high-flying and previously unbeaten Chesham United Reserves 3-2.

United came into the game on the back of four successive defeats, but it took them only 18 minutes to break the deadlock when Ryan Freshwater rose well to head home Grant Karwacinski’s corner.

Chesham responded with a period of their own pressure which culminated in the equaliser, however Winslow regained the lead before half-time when Karwacinski volleyed into the roof of the net.

From the restart Chesham were again on the front foot but Winslow soaked up the pressure and threatened a third goal on the counter.

Halfway through the second half, Winslow again struck from a set-piece with Dale Butler smashing the ball into the net after Chesham failed to clear their lines, and that was enough to see the visitors to victory despite a late Chesham consolation.

Winslow assistant manager Adam Kirkup said: “‘The lads thoroughly deserved this victory; their hard work and commitment for one another was second to none.

“It was very pleasing to see because we have stuck together with some players coming and some going but we now have a committed group who are up for the task ahead with a view to adding a couple more.

“The atmosphere within the team and around the club has been superb as we have been working harder together and not once have we stopped believing in our own ability as a complete unit.

“So it was nice that we were all repaid together finally with a deserved three points.

“Also, for the last few games we have been focusing on different set-piece routines to give us a new dimension going forward in the last third and all of our three goals on Saturday came from set-pieces.

“Finally, before the game we had drilled into the team that it’s all about belief, confidence and character.

“We as a club, including the supporters who made the journey, turned up and delivered so this has now put us on the right track going forward ahead of our first home game this Saturday against Hatfield where we can hopefully deliver another three points.”