A late goal from Joe Iaciofano brought Chesham a surprise 1-0 win against high-flying King’s Lynn last weekend..

There were two changes to the Chesham team, with Darren Locke and Adam Watkins coming in for Adam Pepera and Oran Swales. 
The pitch had stood up well to overnight rain, but the game was still a battle with both defences on top. 

Neither side came close to scoring until the 27th minute, when Jhai Dhillon’s free kick from wide on the left was headed out to Lewis Toomey whose snap shot came back off the bar and the ball was scrambled away. 

On 41 minutes Chesham again came close when Lewis Toomey’s crossfield ball found Jon-Jo Bates, and Bates crossed low to Iaciofano whose effort was saved.

In the second half the home side began to increase the tempo, but it was not until the 74th minute that Hafed al-Droubi had a serious save to make.

As the game went on the home fans began to become frustrated at their team’s inability to carve out any decent chances, and Chesham took advantage with the game’s only goal on 81 minutes. 

Chesham won possession inside the King’s Lynn half, and David Hutton threaded the ball through for Iaciofano to run on and lift the ball over the advancing keeper and into the roof of the net. King’s Lynn threw everything forward and Al-Droubi was forced to dive to push away a free kick from Ryan Hawkins, but Chesham ultimately saw the game out to extend their unbeaten run to seven.

The Generals followed that up with an excellent 4-2 win over AFC Dunstable in midweek as they progressed to the last 16 of the Southern League Cup.

Iaciofano put Chesham ahead before Bill Morgan equalised in the second half. Benji Crilley restored the home side’s lead and four minutes later Hutton extended their advantage but Ryan Frater pulled one back immediately.

However, Hutton had the final say to seal a superb cup win.