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Generals bounce back with goalless draw
CHESHAM United believe they have turned the corner after a run of results that has tested the resolve of everyone at the club.
They ground out a 0-0 draw with second-placed Hemel Hempstead last night to draw a line under a dip in form that reached its nadir in a 5-0 defeat at Stourbridge on Saturday.
Manager Andy Leese said: “Saturday was the poorest performance, not only since I’ve been at Chesham, but in my 14 years in management. It was nothing short of abysmal.
“But we regained some pride last night and I felt we acquitted ourselves better than we have done in the three or four matches – we needed to.”
The Stourbridge defeat completed a hat-trick of league reverses that came hot on the heels of Chesham’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Northwood.
The Generals failed to score in any of those games, and FA Trophy and Berks & Bucks Senior Cup wins in the middle of it all failed to satisfy some sections of the supporters.
Leese said: “We’ve been going through a tough period, probably the first spell we’ve had like this in my tenure.
“The players would agree they’ve been complacent in their attitude in a few games and it’s been difficult.
“But it’s not a crisis. We’ve had a few meetings with a fair bit of soul-searching and there is still plenty of faith in there, plenty of belief in what we’re doing.
“Saturday was dreadful, but we’ve dealt with it and it’s gone now. We know what it is and we’re working hard to put it right.”
Chesham host Bedford Town on Saturday.