A header from skipper Matt Wright just before half time enabled the Peacocks to maintain the pressure at the top of the table.
Chances were few and far between early on but Ryan Brett’s free kick after 21 minutes gave Josh Nelmes a good chance but his header went wide. Ten minutes later top scorer Andrew Neal ran onto a pass by Dan Sullivan but keeper Ben Goode made a comfortable save.
Two minutes later Chesham had their first real opportunity but full back Jeanmal Prosper’s shot was blocked by visiting keeper Lloyd Irish. Bradley Clayton had another chance for the home side after 37 minutes but again Irish was able to make a save.
What turned out to be the only goal of the game came just before half time and it was Lewis Hall whose cross was expertly headed home by Wright who scored for the second successive game after ending his goal drought at Frome the previous Tuesday.
Chesham’s best opportunity fell to skipper Adam Martin five minutes after the break but his well placed shot hit the angle of post and crossbar with Irish beaten.
Chesham sub Dave Pearce almost made an immediate impression 15 minutes for time with his first touch but his free kick was cleared for a corner.
Six minutes from time Dan Sullivan exchanged passes with Neal but Goode was equal to his shot.
Despite four minutes injury time the home side were unable to create any more chances and three hard earned points were on their way to Somerset.
Match: Chesham United v Taunton Town
Date: March 30, 2019
Competition: Evo Stik League | Southern Premier
Venue: The Meadow
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Chesham: Ben Goode, Jeanmal Prosper, Luke Warner-Eley, Adam Martin (captain), Kieran Murphy, Ronny Mfinda, Ryan Blake (Dave Pearce 75), Eoin Casey (Matt Sinclair 67), Luke Heneghan (Jefferson Louis 67), Bradley Clayton. Sub not used – Michael Murray.
Taunton: Lloyd Irish, Pierce Mitchell, Lewis Hall, Shane White, Josh Nelmes, Matt Buse, Ollie Chamberlain, Ryan Brett, Matt Wright (captain), Dan Sullivan (Craig Veal 88), Andrew Neal (Ben Adelsbury 90+2). Subs not used – Noah Coppin, Matt Villis.
Referee: Michael Chard (Camden)
Referee’s Assistant 1: Mario Stetakovic (Leighton Buzzard)
Referee’s Assistant 2: John Wynne (Dunstable)