Sleck tips to put team back on the map
New boss ‘will think about future, not just here and now’
SAM Sleck believes new manager John Creith is the man to build a legacy at Amersham Town after taking over at Spratleys Meadow last week.
Former Kentish Town boss Creith has replaced Dan Madden, who stepped down because of work commitments – extending his gardening business by buying a garden centre.
Sleck came to Amersham with Madden in the summer after the duo had been in charge at London Commercial League side DM Wanderers, and stayed on as reserve team boss.
Sleck said: “We all know John as he was our director of football before and I think he will do a magnificent job here. I am looking forward to working alongside him.
“We’re trying to get Amersham Town back on the map as a community club and get more youth teams involved. We’re thinking about the future and not just the here and now, for when we are all long gone.
“I’m not sure if that’s something the club had slipped away from, but if you were to walk through Amersham town centre, not many people would be able to tell you where the club is, which is a big shame as the facilities here are second to none.
“It was a tough decision for Dan to leave, we have been in football together for 20 years, but everybody has a life outside the game. We brought a whole new team in and had a tough start, but had started to get things back on track, and John will take it on from there.”
Creith had a dream start to life in the hotseat with a 4-1 win over Arlesey Town Reserves in Spartan South Midlands League Division One on Saturday, thanks to an Anthony Ball brace and further strikes from Ryan Jones and Craig French.
French was on target again on Tuesday night, but Amersham, who had taken an early lead through an own goal, crashed out of the Wycombe Senior Cup 3-2 at home to Holmer Green, for whom Adam Weedon, Nick Robinson and Dean Allen were on target.
For Holmer, it was the perfect tonic to Saturday’s 6-2 Premier Division home defeat by Biggleswade United, in which Dean Powles bagged before going off injured.
Back in Division One, goals from Reece Cameron, Tashan Dwyer and Jolon Hunt earned Chesham United Reserves a 3-2 win at Edgware Town, while in Hellenic League Division One East, Chalfont Wasps crashed 7-1 at Rayners Lane despite a Tom Williams strike.
JUBILATION: Amersham Town (in black and white) celebrate scoring their first goal against Holmer Green
INTERVENTION: Chesham United Reserves’ Callum Dudrenec tackles Shane Thomas of Edgware Town