Green’s bat­tling point


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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.

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