Ia­cio­fano stuns hosts with win­ner

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Jon Meakes’ side recorded a 1-0 win at high-fly­ing Kings Lynn Town on Satur­day, cour­tesy of a goal from Joe Ia­cio­fano nine min­utes from time.

Go­ing into the game, the hosts had taken an im­pres­sive 22 points from 24 at home, and Che­sham had never pre­vi­ously won at the venue.

But the visitors pro­duced a su­perb per­for­mance to blunt the hosts’ at­tack and looked dan­ger­ous go­ing for­ward. De­fences dom­i­nated the first half, and al­though King’s Lynn raised the tempo in the sec­ond, Che­sham held firm.

And United stunned their hosts when David Hut­ton threaded the ball through for Ia­cio­fano to run on and lift a shot over the on­rush­ing goal­keeper and in.

Che­sham goal­keeper Hafed AlDroubi made a a good save late on to keep King’s Lynn out as the visitors ex­tended their un­beaten run to seven games. And that be­came eight on Tues­day, as Che­sham moved into the last 16 of the League Cup with a 4-2 win against AFC Dun­sta­ble.

Ia­cio­fano gave Che­sham a 15thminute lead, head­ing in a cross from Zack Reynolds on the left.

There was lit­tle to re­port there­after un­til a burst of five goals in 14 min­utes in the sec­ond half.

On 65 min­utes, Dun­sta­ble de­fender Bill Mor­gan touched home a free­kick from New­man Car­ney, but the visitors were only level for two min­utes as Benji Cril­ley re­stored Che­sham’s lead af­ter Ia­cio­fano’s shot had come back off the post.

Four min­utes later, David Hut­ton made it 3-1 with a penalty af­ter Lewis Toomey was brought down by keeper Jamie Head. Dun­sta­ble de­fender Ryan Fraser then headed in Car­ney’s cor­ner to re­duce the ar­rears, but David Hut­ton’s 30-yard free kick, on 79 min­utes, sealed the vic­tory for Che­sham.

Meakes’ side are back in ac­tion in the Tro­phy on Satur­day when they host Hitchin Town (ko 3pm), who cur­rently sit two points and three places above them in the South­ern League Pre­mier Divi­sion.

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