Trio arrive to bring in some spark
Saints boss rebuilds to turn around season
DANNY Edwards is hoping his trio of new signings will help provide the spark which turns around Chalfont St Peter’s season.
Last week, the Saints boss told The Advertiser that he would be building his side around his capture from North Greenford United, talented midfielder Louis Stead.
Edwards has also moved to shore up his back four by bringing back Adam Louth from Harrow Borough and former Northwood, Beaconsfield SYCOB and Burnham man Anthony Page, also from Harrow.
“All three have come in and done well and all three are adding to the side. We wanted quality, not just bringing players in for the sake of it,” he said.
“Louthy was fantastic to get back here. I helped him get his move to Harrow last year as he had been such a good servant to the club and had played more than 300 games for us.
“But he felt he wasn’t getting a fair chance there, and at his age, just playing can be more important than playing at a higher level.
“Pagey has been playing alongside Louthy at Harrow for the past two years, and was a dynamic and aggressive midfielder when he was younger.
“He has turned into a defender these days who reads the game well, is a great team player, very good in the air and a good footballer too.”
Edwards had pledged to ring the changes following Chalfont’s embarrassing 4-1 FA Cup exit at Evesham, and in the three weeks since his side has been unbeaten in five games.
As well as knocking AFC Hayes out of two cups, an Alan Hedley strike earned Saints a 1-1 draw at Barton Rovers in Southern One Central on Saturday, before another Hedley effort, an Aaron Lansiquot goal and an OG saw them turn over Aylesbury United 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Chalfont now turn their attention to the FA Trophy, in which they visit Ryman Premier side Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday, hoping for a giantkilling to match their slaying of Hungerford, Met Police and Gloucester in recent years.
Edwards added: “Our recent form in the cups has been very good and the boys are excited about another challenge this weekend.
“Dulwich are an excellent side who play a similar style to us, so it should be a great game.”
DEFENDER: Adam Louth has been brought in to shore up the Chalfont St Peter’s back four