Trio ar­rive to bring in some spark

Saints boss re­builds to turn around sea­son

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

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

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