Roof caves in on Allen’s un­lucky Greens

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HOLMER Green’s FA Vase dreams were crushed by As­cot United at a rain-sod­den Race­course Ground.

The Spar­tan South Mid­lands Premier strug­glers com­peted hard for an hour on Tues­day, at which point they trailed just 1-0 to Matt Jones’ strike in the 26th minute.

How­ever, once Rob Saun­ders fired in a sec­ond from a free kick, the roof fell in on the vis­i­tors and they con­ceded five more, with­out re­ply, in the last half-hour.

This was in marked con­trast to Satur­day’s orig­i­nal tie, in which Chris Allen’s side came from be­hind twice, first through Andy Shed’s 89th-minute strike and then an own goal in ex­tra time.

New Amer­sham Town chair­man Si­mon Damery has promised to put them back at the heart of the com­mu­nity.

Damery ac­knowl­edges that the club is not as well known in the area as he would like and is putting in place some ini­tia­tives in the hope of chang­ing that.

The Spar­tan South Mid­lands Di­vi­sion One side are invit­ing busi­nesses to their home game on Tues­day against Buck­ing­ham Ath­letic, and are throw­ing open their doors by mak­ing the match against Craw­ley Green next Satur­day free en­try.

Damery, who took over as chair­man in June, said: “We are an am­a­teur club which sees its fu­ture as an im­por­tant part of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We have made ma­jor strides re­cently in that di­rec­tion: we are de­vel­op­ing our youth sec­tion, have es­tab­lished close links with Kings Church FC and are al­ready dis­cussing with Amer­sham Col­lege how we can work to­gether to the ben­e­fit of both.”

On the pitch, Town went down 2-0 to Bush Hill Rangers on Satur­day.

In the same di­vi­sion, Che­sham United Re­serves drew 2-2 at Winslow United. Reece Cameron struck five min­utes into in­jury time to earn a share of the spoils after Tais­hon McLarty had ear­lier can­celled out Winslow’s opener.

Chal­font Wasps were forced to for­feit their Hel­lenic Di­vi­sion One East game with Wok­ing­ham and Emm­brook after fail­ing to raise a side, and Penn and Tylers Green were with­out a game at all.

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WORK TO DO: Holmer Green man­ager Chris Allen

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