Paris hop­ing to ex­tend goal glut over Shrimps

Winger wants to add to tally against Lan­cashire side

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­

CHRIS Allen is hope­ful his back to ba­sics ap­proach is be­gin­ning to pay div­i­dends at Holmer Green, writes Jon Batham.

The men of Watch­ett Lane rewrote the club his­tory books in Satur­day’s 2-1 Vase win over Des­bor­ough Town, be­com­ing the first Green side to win FA Cup and FA Vase games in the same sea­son.

Their re­ward is a home tie with As­cot on Satur­day, Novem­ber 1.

All this is in stark con­trast to their dis­mal league form which has seen them lan­guish­ing near the foot of the Spar­tan South Mid­lands Premier Di­vi­sion ta­ble, a cause not helped by Tues­day night’s 3-2 home de­feat to fel­low strug­glers London Tigers.

Recog­nis­ing they are not go­ing to be world beat­ers overnight, Allen has gone back to the draw­ing board re­cently in search of pos­i­tive re­sults and hopes the Vase tri­umph is the first step in the right di­rec­tion.

He said: “We are not go­ing to go from sec­ond bot­tom to ti­tle chal­lengers in one step so we re­alise we have got to do the sim­ple things right in terms of be­ing as fit as we can, work­ing hard and be­ing as or­gan­ised as pos­si­ble.”

“We have had some good halves re­cently and then let our­selves down, but Satur­day was a much bet­ter team ef­fort and hope­fully it can give us a lift.”

Green visit Kings Lan­g­ley on Satur­day and then make the trip to Hert­ford Town on Tues­day night.

In Spar­tan South Mid­lands Di­vi­sion One, Amer­sham Town threw away a two-goal lead not once but twice on Tues­day night as they drew 3-3 with Southall.

It was, though, an im­prove­ment on Satur­day’s 5-0 hum­bling at home on Satur­day at the hands of Cod­i­cote and this Satur­day Town are at home again when Bal­dock Town are the vis­i­tors.

Che­sham United Re­serves were with­out a fix­ture this week, but re­turn to ac­tion on Satur­day when they en­ter­tain Chal­font Wasps in the Berks & Bucks In­ter­me­di­ate Cup sec­ond round.

Hel­lenic League strug­glers Chal­font Wasps will hope the knock­out for­mat can her­ald a change of for­tunes after a sec­ond home thrash­ing in as many weeks on Satur­day.

Wasps con­tinue to prop up the rest after crash­ing 8-2 Head­ing­ton Am­a­teurs, ruth­lessly ex­posed the frail­ties.

Mitch McNulty’s dou­ble and a penalty save from Jack Child were the few bright mo­ments of another grim af­ter­noon.

Else­where in Hel­lenic Di­vi­sion One, East Penn & Tylers Green went down 3-2 at home to Wok­ing­ham & Emm­brook, de­spite lead­ing 2-1 at the break with goals from Jonathan Fever and Chris Hurst.

Like Wasps, Penn & Tylers Green are in Berks & Bucks Cup ac­tion this week­end when they visit Prest­wood. against who hosts’ well, so hope­fully that con­tinue this week­end.

“I don’t know why [I tend to play well against them] it’s just the way the world works.

“You don’t try any harder against More­cambe than you do against Mans­field. Ev­ery year the team changes, some years they might be slower than oth­ers, but if they are slow then they’re go­ing to be good tech­ni­cally or strong.

“There are al­ways qual­i­ties you need to be aware of and pace can’t get you out of ev­ery­thing.”

Cowan-Hall twice came close to scor­ing in Satur­day’s 1-1 stale­mate with Northamp­ton to keep Wan­der­ers within touch­ing dis­tance of the top of League Two.

He ad­mits there were times on Satur­day where he thought it wouldn’t be Wy­combe’s day be­fore Hol­loway popped up with the equaliser eight min­utes into stop­page time.

“It was end-to-end through­out and a very good game to play in,” he added. “We were great to­gether as a team. The ethos was the same last sea­son but things just weren’t go­ing for us.

“It looked like one of those days where it wasn’t go­ing for us [against Northamp­ton] but thank­fully we got the goal right at the end.

“This year, it seems like we’re get­ting a bit more luck and we’ve been very to­gether as a group.”


Photo by Rob Bourne www.buyapho­totms. NL201410797

ELEC­TRIC PACE: Paris Cowan-Hall in ac­tion against Northamp­ton

FRAIL­TIES: Chal­font Wasps at­tempt to thwart a Head­ing­ton Am­a­teurs free kick

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