‘One good game not enough to stay safe’

SYCOB boss hop­ing for ‘brag­ging rights’ over his close neigh­bour

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

EVERY­BODY likes to be a good neigh­bour, but Andy Hur­ley is hop­ing to put one of his in a foul mood on Satur­day.

The Bea­cons­field SYCOB boss lives in Amer­sham, a short dis­tance from Ayles­bury boss Steve Bate­man (pic­tured, in­set), whose side host his in the South­ern Di­vi­sion One Cen­tral.

Hur­ley is hop­ing his troops make it an ‘Ayles­bury dou­ble’, hav­ing dis­posed of United 4-0 at the week­end, thanks to an Aaron Couch brace and goals from Ash­ley Ke­ly­nack and Omari Pa­trick.

He said: “I know Steve very well. We live only about 100 yards apart and our sons went to school to­gether, so it will be nice to get one over on him and get some brag­ging rights.

“We got into the game in a buoy­ant mood, as last week­end was our best of the sea­son so far; it was cer­tainly the most en­joy­able. The most pleas­ing thing was we pro­duced that per­for­mance after re­cently be­ing un­der a bit of pres­sure, my­self in­cluded.

“I wasn’t happy with the way things were go­ing, and var­i­ous peo­ple in the club have been con­cerned about the re­sults, which I un­der­stand be­cause I have been too. To come back with a dis­play like that was su­perb – not like scraped lucky 1-0.

“It was nice for all the hard work to pay off for a change, as we have been work­ing hard all along in train­ing.

“But I have to em­pha­sise to the lads now that the hard work must go on.

“It is just one game, and we now have to put a string of re­sults to­gether.”

What made the win, which moved SYCOB out of the drop zone, all the more im­pres­sive is it came a week after they lost two ex­pe­ri­enced cen­tre backs, with Jonathan Mun­day and Tom Will­ment both de­part­ing.

Hur­ley added: “I brought in one of our 18-year-olds, Gu­ram Gu­ramishvilli, on Satur­day and he was ex­cel­lent – you couldn’t fault him. We’re still look­ing to add to the squad – it’s just find­ing the right player, and we’re talk­ing to a few at the mo­ment.” it’s we



COP­ING WITH THE PRES­SURE: Bea­cons­field SYCOB man­ager Andy Hur­ley

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