Osubu’s fourth time lucky

Striker re­turns for lat­est SYCOB spell ‘We’ll have to do it the hard way’

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

BOSS Danny Ed­wards has warned his Chal­font St Peter play­ers they will have to go on a ti­tle-win­ning run in or­der to make the South­ern One Cen­tral play-offs,

Fol­low­ing a slow start to the sea­son, which saw the Saints ner­vously eye­ing the drop zone, a run of six wins in eight games from late Oc­to­ber to early De­cem­ber saw them cat­a­pulted into the top three.

How­ever, in­dif­fer­ent re­sults over the fes­tive pe­riod were fol­lowed by a run of four straight de­feats in the new year, which saw Chal­font drop back to ninth.

And de­spite stop­ping the rot with a 1-1 draw at Egham Town last Satur­day, thanks to Aaron Sil­cott’s late equaliser, Chal­font are now 12 points off the play-offs go­ing into this week­end’s game at ti­tle-chas­ing Bedworth United.

Ed­wards said: “It looks like we will have to do it the hard way if we do it. The top teams have kept win­ning while we have been los­ing and drawing and have pulled so far ahead that it would take some ti­tle-win­ning form to break in.

“It will be a shame if we don’t, as it looks like we’re not go­ing to have the sea­son it looked for a while we could have had, but if we fin­ish higher than we did last sea­son (14th) it has to be seen as a sign of progress.

“We will just have to go on one of those runs again and see what hap­pens. We’ve been dom­i­nat­ing teams and cre­at­ing plenty of chances, but we’ve been too weak in the fi­nal third.”

The Saints did fi­nally get among the goals on Tues­day night, but it was against Spar­tan South Mid­lands Di­vi­sion One side Ris­bor­ough Rangers in the Wy­combe Se­nior Cup.

Goals from Sam Gray­ley, Aaron Lan­siquot and Char­lie Con­nor earned a 3-0 sec­ond round victory for Ed­wards’ men.

Mean­while, the Saints boss has boosted his squad with the sign­ing of for­mer Amer­sham Town, Hemel Hemp­stead,

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