Cup tie a chance for youngsters to shine
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.