Cup tie a chance for young­sters to shine

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ALAN Hedley has told Chal­font St Peter’s young stars that Satur­day’s FA Cup game against Hunger­ford is the per­fect chance to put them­selves in the shop win­dow, writes Tim Street.

No fewer than four Chal­font play­ers have made the step up into the Foot­ball League in the past five years, and Hedley reck­ons a new crop of tal­ent is wait­ing to follow in the foot­steps of Ter­rell Lewis, Charlie Strut­ton, Bradley Bubb and Jerome Okimo.

With a po­ten­tial gi­ant-killing in the off­ing against South­ern Premier side Hunger­ford, it would be the per­fect chance for some­one to make a name for him­self.

Hedley said: “We knocked out Met Po­lice last year, who were also a di­vi­sion above. We were buzzing for game and hun­gry to win it, and it’s the same this time. We have some good young play­ers who have the chance to prove them­selves against a bet­ter team and pos­si­bly make big­ger teams sit up and take no­tice of them.

“We don’t re­ally know much about Hunger­ford, but then they won’t know much about us ei­ther, which gives us the chance to spring a sur­prise. But we will go into the game full of con­fi­dence after pick­ing up some good re­sults re­cently, and the ex­cite­ment of play­ing in the FA Cup will en­sure the boys are up for it.”

Chal­font fol­lowed Satur­day’s 4-1 win at North Green­ford United with a 1-1 draw at AFC Hayes on Tues­day, in South­ern Di­vi­sion One Cen­tral. Hedley, Aaron Lan­siquot, Remmel Clarke and Glenn Yala all net­ted at Green­ford, while Lan­siquot’s equaliser earned a share of the spoils at Hayes.

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