Set­tling nicely into his sec­ond spell at Saints

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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.

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