Sleck tips to put team back on the map

New boss ‘will think about fu­ture, not just here and now’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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Photo by Chris Berry www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL201410944

JU­BI­LA­TION: Amer­sham Town (in black and white) cel­e­brate scor­ing their first goal against Holmer Green

Photo by Chris Berry www.buyaphoto tms.co.uk

IN­TER­VEN­TION: Che­sham United Re­serves’ Callum Du­drenec tack­les Shane Thomas of Edg­ware Town

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