The FA Cup - First Round
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Peterborough United 2-1 Chesham United

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Highlights: Peterborough 2-1 Chesham United

Shaq Coulthirst's double ensured Peterborough saw off non-league minnows Chesham in the FA Cup first round.

The team sitting eighth in League One were second-best for much of the first period against Southern League Premier Division opponents.

Posh eventually hit the front through a long-range thunderbolt from Coulthirst five minutes before the break.

Marcus Maddison, Michael Smith and substitute Gwion Edwards all squandered glorious opportunities in the second half before Coulthirst doubled the lead with 20 minutes to go, sliding in to meet a low Smith delivery from the right.

But Chesham, who are 94 places below their hosts in the English football pecking order, refused to roll over.

They halved their arrears when Ryan Blake - who struck in their famous first-round win at Bristol Rovers last season - pounced on a weak Michael Bostwick back pass to score.

Chesham were not far away from earning a replay when Bruce Crilley put a late diving header over from a corner, but there was no fairytale fightback for Andy Leese's men.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 4Bostwick
  • 8Forrester
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forEdwardsat 61'minutes
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forAngolat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 9Angol
  • 10Taylor
  • 14Tyler
  • 22Nabi
  • 23Chettle
  • 29Binnom-Williams

Chesham United

  • 1Jones
  • 2Crilley
  • 4Mitchell-King
  • 5Purse
  • 3WilsonSubstituted forLittleat 79'minutes
  • 7Pearce
  • 6Martin
  • 8YoungsSubstituted forHaylesat 79'minutes
  • 11Taylor
  • 9Wadkins
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forBlakeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hayles
  • 13Nolan
  • 14Blake
  • 15Little
  • 16Hamilton-Forbes
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Murray
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,328

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamChesham United
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Chesham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Chesham United 1.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Ben Crilley (Chesham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Matt Taylor (Chesham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Wadkins (Chesham United).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Chesham United).

Foul by Paul Taylor (Peterborough United).

Toby Little (Chesham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ashlee Jones.

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Martin (Chesham United).

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ben Crilley (Chesham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesham United. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ashlee Jones.

Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Chesham United 1. Ryan Blake (Chesham United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesham United. Barry Hayles replaces Sam Youngs.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesham United. Toby Little replaces Bruce Wilson.

Attempt missed. Sam Youngs (Chesham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Marcus Maddison.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Bruce Wilson.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ashlee Jones.

Delay in match Ashlee Jones (Chesham United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Angol replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ashlee Jones.

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Chesham United 0. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesham United. Ryan Blake replaces Drew Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

Bradley Wadkins (Chesham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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