Green’s battling point
THEY may have been reliant on an own goal to grab a point in the end, but Penn & Tylers Green put in a superb performance at high-flying Wokingham & Emmbrook on Saturday.
Following last week’s disappointing exit from the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, the boys in blue and white responded with some battling, good football and, with some more composure in front of goal, could easily have taken all three points.
They took the lead through an own goal just before the first 45 minutes were up.
A good cross from the right was deflected in by a home defender, but had he not diverted the ball into his own net there were enough Penn players queueing up behind him to score.
The second half saw more positive and attacking football from the Penn players, but despite their title-chasing hosts equalising with a close range header, the visitors did not cave in, defending in numbers and clearing one shot off the line to ensure a share of the spoils.
The point gained moved them to within just one of third and fourth-bottom Chinnor and Didcot Town in Hellenic League Division One East.
The only team below them, Chalfont Wasps, saw their Supplementary Cup game at Hook Norton called off.
Wasps visit Finchampstead on Saturday while Penn are at Old Woodstock Town.
Over in the Spartan South Midlands League, the games involving Holmer Green, Amersham Town and Chesham United Reserves all bit the dust.
Amersham again suffered from a postponment on Tuesday night, but while Holmer’s Premier Division game at Tring Athletic went ahead, the Greens went down 3-1.