Hawks left frustrated by Chippenham stalemate

The Hawks maintained their unbeaten National League South away record with a 0-0 draw against Chippenham Town at Hardenhuish Park.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 5:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th January 2020, 5:24 pm
Danny Kedwell was among those who missed chances against Chippenham Picture: Dave Haines

Both teams wasted a host of chances and Paul Doswell’s side had to settle for a point against the team second from bottom of the league.

Danny Kedwell headed over in the early minutes from an Anthony Straker cross.

In a quiet opening, Bradley Tarbuck caused the home side a few problems when crossing from the right.

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On 13 minutes Kedwell sent another effort over from a corner.

Then a great chance fell to Simon Walton at the far post from a free-kick but he blazed over the bar.

Straker picked up a 23rd-minute booking following an off the ball incident.

Hawks goalkeeper Ross Worner was soon called into action when he tipped away a dangerous free-kick.

Karnell Chambers then had a good chance for the Bluebirds but missed out at the far post.

Neither side were able to impose themselves on a tricky, bumpy playing surface.

The best chance of the half fell to Alfie Rutherford, who took too long, allowing the defence to clear.

On the stroke of half-time a Josh Taylor shot was deflected against the crossbar.

The visitors squandered another great chance in the opening minutes of the second half.

Faced with an open goal, Kedwell sent his header against the crossbar and over.

On 50 minutes it was the Bluebirds’ turn to to be denied by the woodwork.

Jay Foulston sent his free-kick from the edge of the area against the bar.

The visitors started to dominate possession but continued to spurn chances.

Walton hit the post with an effort from the edge of the area and the rebound was deflected over off the keeper.

When the Bluebirds attacked, Chris Zebroski shot straight at Worner.

A Walton mistake gifted the hosts a chance to win it but they missed the target when clean through.

Drury hit the woodwork again in the final minute.