Chipping roar on unbeaten

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Chipping capped off an unbeaten August with a 0-0 away draw against Farrington Villa.

The greens were on the road again to face a tough Farrington Villa outfit who were in good form.

Eccles made several changes to his side from the previous fixture bringing Hollis, Kucper and Coupe back into the starting XI whilst Pearson featured in place of Cookson – who looks set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Chipping were dominant throughout the first half but just seemed to lack the composure in front of goal to take the lead.

Bibby made excellent runs all afternoon getting in behind the back four and 20 minutes in found himself one-on-one with the keeper.

But he smashed his effort over the bar as he tried to lift his shot over the advancing goalkeeper.

Holt and Kucper worked tirelessly in midfield pressing the Home side and allowing them little time on the ball and by the time it came Farrington were more than happy to hear the half time whistle go.

In the second half the home side did start to find their feet in the game and it became more of a contest than the first had been.

Farrington started to squeeze forward and create chances but they never really troubled Chipping’s back three of Heane, Coupe and Ollerton.

Chipping appealed for a penalty when a Kucper shot appeared to be handballed inside the box by the Farrington defender – but the referee waved away their claims.

As the game progressed into the later stages Hobro and Pearson both made some excellent runs down the flanks and both had chances to open the scoring, but for a couple of good saves by the home goalkeeper.

Despite looking like the better side all afternoon it could so easily have been heartbreak for the Greens when an 85th minute Farrington free kick routine saw their man head goal-wards but Chipping were rescued by the woodwork to the relief of Rosinski in goal.

When the 90 minutes was up the honours were even and it was another good away point on the board for the Greens.

Chipping’s next league fixture is at home on Saturday, 6, September v Southport Trinity.