Iaciofano stuns hosts with winner
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.