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Chatham boss Kevin Watson praises midweek match-winner Harry Smith

By Alex Hoad

Rodrigue N'Diane's Chatham return was cut short by injury – but his replacement against Nedham Market scored the winner on Tuesday night.

Utility man N’Diane asked to rejoin Chats just weeks after leaving for Redhill.

He the Ryman League, Division 1 North game but pulled a hamstring after 15 minutes.

Harry Smith took his place and scored the only goal five minutes later, finishing after keeper Tim Roberts’ clearance caught out the home

Chats manager Kevin Watson (pictured) praised Smith’s contribution.

He said: "It’s hard to say whether Harry would’ve started if Roddy hadn’t come back but I know what he gives us.

"He scored a decent goal which was pleasing because it’s difficult coming on at any stage in a game. The goal gave him confidence and he did well."

Injury will keep N’Diane out of Chats’ game at AFC Sudbury on Saturday but Watson is pleased to have him back at Maidstone Road.

Lee Hales (knee) and Brad Potter (toe) will also miss the Sudbury game but Matt Newman returns from suspension.

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