CHESHAM United completed a hat-trick of wins in all competitions after a 3-1 victory at Merthyr Town in the Southern Premier South on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Generals had previously beaten Blackfield & Langley in the league, plus a win in the FA Cup at home to Fleet Town, and this most recent success sees them climb one place to third position in the table.

Merthyr took the lead at Penydarren Park with a goal from Iain Traylor inside 15 minutes before Dave Pearce equalised for the visitors.

The home team were unfortunate not to restore their advantage before the break when Chesham keeper Ben Goode saved a shot onto the crossbar.

The Generals secured all three points in the second half thanks to goals from Romario Hart and Pearce.

Chesham return to The Meadow for the visit of Hayes & Yeading United, who are in 14th position in the league table, on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Ryan Blake has finished his second spell with The Generals and is expected to join Thame United from Southern League Division One Central.

Blake rejoined the club in 2018 after a season with Enfield Town. In his previous three-year spell at The Meadow he scored a number of crucial goals including the winner in the famous triumph over Bristol Rovers in the first round proper of the FA Cup, and at Peterborough United the following season.

Blake made 213 appearances and scored 55 goals for Chesham but has decided to leave in search of more regular first team football.

Jefferson Louis has signed for Hampton & Richmond Borough in the National League South after leaving The Generals last week. It will be a 38th different club for the 40-year-old striker.

Beaconsfield Town are still searching for their first win and points in the league this season after a 4-0 defeat against Wimborne Town on Saturday.

The Rams were unfortunate not to take the lead at Holloways Park when a shot from Dean Morgan deflected onto the crossbar.

Wimborne were then twice denied an advantage, first by a flag from the assistant referee for offside and then a shot that the clipped the outside of the post.

A Tony Lee brace gave the visitors a clear lead heading into the break, before a Stef Penny penalty kick and a Luke Burbridge strike in the second half secured all three points.

Beaconsfield remain rooted to the bottom of the table ahead of a trip to eighth-placed Harrow Borough on Tuesday (7.45pm).