CHINNOR beat Penn & Tylers Green FC 3-0 away in a pleasing victory.
The first half was scrappy and the Chinnor defence at times found it hard to clear their lines.
Penn had a couple of shots from range none of which troubled Ben Taunton in goal.
The game came to life about 20 minutes in and the visitors could have had a penalty when the home keeper made a clumsy challenge preventing Adam Stallwood from scoring.
The first goal came on 30 minutes as Ryan Chapman delivered a free-kick into a dangerous area and Jon Ayres guided the ball into the net.
The second came ten minutes later when Stallwood and Gary Marshall linked up. A neat pass from Stallwood split Penn’s defence and put Marshall clean through on goal. Marshall took his shot early from 25 yards and beat the home keeper with pure power.
A couple more half chances for us before the break but that was all of note in a half that took a while to spring to life.
The second was a lot livelier and the visitors could have gone on to win by more.
Taunton was a mere spectator as Penn found it difficult to put any moves together. The game was now played mainly in Penn’s half and Chinnor had another penalty appeal turned down when a defender seemed to handle the ball.
The third goal came from a corner as Chapman delivered from the right and Mark Jones timed his run perfectly to creep between defenders to finish at the far post.
Alex Jewell was introduced to make his debut and replaced Marshall upfront. He could have come away with a hat-trick if he’d been more clinical. He had one effort cleared off the line and two one-on-one’s with the keeper but failed to find the net on each occasion.
Further efforts from Jones, Stallwood and the Braun brothers also failed to find the net.