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Kiyanna's strike earns narrow win for Chairgirls

Women's under-18s see off Chesham.

17 May 2021

Wycombe Wanderers Women's under-18s edged a narrow 1-0 victory over Chesham United at the weekend, leapfrogging their opponents into third place in the league.

After a cagey start where neither team could really hold on to the ball or test the opposing keeper, it was Wycombe who took the ascendency and started to put passes together.

Holding a high line and clearing up any threat at the back with relative ease, Wycombe spent the majority of the first half in the attacking third of the pitch. Some great crosses from Sally Grimm out wide caused panic in the Chesham defence but were not disposed of by Wycombe, Amelia Gilbert shooting just wide and Kiyanna Fryer having a shot that was destined for the far corner saved at full stretch by the Chesham goalkeeper.

Wycombe came out in the second half determined to make their dominance count and some high pressing made it difficult for Chesham to play out from the back. It was in fact the high press that saw the breakthrough, Eve Savage stepping up from midfield to close down a ball played out from the keeper saw her clear a defender and play the ball across the box for Kiyanna Fryer to keep up her scoring streak and stroke to ball in at the far post.

Further positive play forward and fantastic closing down from striker Amelia Gilbert saw her have two efforts saved by the keeper. Maddie Woods shot just wide of the top corner direct from a free kick and Emilie Bamford rattled the crossbar with a trademark long range effort.

Despite their efforts, Wycombe could not add to the scoreline and played out the last 10 minutes in defensive mode. Chesham made some determined attacks but Wycombe stayed strong and did not allow their barriers to be broken, finishing the game strong and taking a very well deserved three points.

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