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Conference League target still within reach
CHESHAM United are now seven games unbeaten after beating Cambridge City last Saturday and then coming within three minutes of doing the same to table-topping Leamington on Tuesday night.
Inih Effiong scored after two minutes to secure a 1-0 victory over Cambridge and after James Potten struck against Leamington they were on course to complete a league double over the title-favourites until an 87th-minute equaliser meant Andy Leese’s men had to settle for a draw.
However, Chesham’s hot streak means they are still in contention for the play-offs, although the manager admits they need to keep winning.
Leese said: “We’ve generally been nine or ten points better off at this stage of the season so we’ve got some catching up to do.
“At the moment draws feel like defeats. We need wins. With 11 games to go we probably need to win seven or eight of them.
“But we can do it. Our tempo is good and our mindset is good.”
That was evident in their victory over promotion-hunting Cambridge and again on Tuesday.
Leese said: “We were very good against Cambridge.
“On Tuesday it was a classic game of two halves. We did enough in the first half to go in two or three up.
“We didn’t, and in the second half they showed why they are where they are.
“But we can’t dwell on it. We’ll have to take a point and move on.
“We’ve now taken four points off Leamington and four points off Hemel – but it will count for nothing if we don’t crack on.”
Bedford tomorrow are their next challenge, before a Tuesday visit from Arlesey.
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