Settling nicely into his second spell at Saints
SAM Grayley admits it was the lure of playing for Danny Edwards again that helped bring him back to Chalfont St Peter, writes Tim Street.
The young defender must know the area north of the M40 like the back of his hand, having twice flitted between Chalfont and Beaconsfield SYCOB during his short career.
The former Wycombe Wanderers trainee returned to Mill Meadow in the summer after the break-up of Gary Meakin’s SYCOB side that followed the manager’s departure to Burnham.
He has since settled back nicely into the Chalfont side and has been at the heart of a side that won six consecutive games before losing 2-0 at Kettering on Saturday.
Grayley said: “The Beaconsfield team just disbanded after Meaks left, and everyone went as we did not know what the future held there.
“I gave Danny a call pre-season and asked to come back in as I enjoyed my time here before. He is good coach and good manager, and I was keen to play for him again.”
Despite having their brilliant run ended by Kettering, Chalfont bounced back to knock Chinnor out of the Wycombe Senior Cup 4-2 after extra time on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Glenn Yala and Anthony Lennon in the added 30. Daniel Hughes and Asen Valchev had netted in normal time.
The Saints, who remain in the Southern Central play-off places on goal difference, despite that Kettering defeat, are back in league action on Saturday, when they host struggling Bedford Town at Mill Meadow.