Chesham gear up for make or break test against Stourbridge

Andy Leese and Jon Meakes

Andy Leese and Jon Meakes

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CHESHAM United play Stourbridge tonight with a place in the Southern League promotion play-off final at stake.

Both sides lost in the play-offs last year but have come back strong this season, with Chesham in particular enjoy a superb campaign.

They won 29 of their 44 league games, scoring 102 goals and amassing 92 points, eight more than Stourbridge.

It's honours even in matches between the sides though, with Chesham winning 3-2 away in August and losing 1-0 at home on April 19, just days after their title ambitions ended at Poole.

Chesham boss Andy Leese said: "Saturday saw the regular season draw to an end and we now focus on the play off semi final game against Stourbridge.

"I am sure all Chesham supporters will agree it has been a fantastic season and it is not over yet.

"We know the size of the task having seen Stourbridge at close quarters last week. We will prepare as we normally do, and make sure we leave nothing to chance.

"The players are in good shape, mentally and physically after a tough week.

"All the talking in the world will not matter. It will be down to the preparation, desire and mental strength to make the right decisions in the heat of the game.

"Both teams endured play off heartache last year. We desperately want to erase the feeling we had last season.

"It has all the ingredients to be a cracking game. We need to create an atmosphere to help the players, and I ask you get behind us before the kick off and during the game to see us through."

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