Roof caves in on Allen’s unlucky Greens
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.
WORK TO DO: Holmer Green manager Chris Allen