Table toppers Heath in hunt for new striker
Boss Malcolm forced to play central defender up front
(Left) Graham Malcolm has been forced to be creative with his line-up; (right) Ryan Millward got on the scoresheet but also missed a sitter but that’s not what we’re about, we’re about developing players.”
Dan Rapley also netted in a win over one of the pre-season title favourites which has Malcolm purring.
He said: “Along with Thatcham and Kidlington, Highworth will be the team to beat, and were FA Vase semi-finalists last term, so that will go down as our best performance of the season so far.
“I am delighted that we could achieve that with the slight depletion of the team. In games like that, you have to keep the momentum going, keep it in their echelons and see what comes along.
“Your mindset has to be different, you have to be composed and counter attack. Sometimes you can put your best team out and not get performances like that.”
Flackwell followed that by beating Aston Clinton 4-0 in the Wycombe Senior Cup on Tuesday night, thanks to a Jamie Hanscombe double, plus one each for Burnell and Dan Molloy. They host Milton United on Saturday.
Meanwhile, there was a shock in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup when Penn & Tyler Green were knocked out 2-1 by East Berkshire League side Lynchpin, while Chalfont Wasps had a walkover against Hambledon. Penn host Bicester Town on Saturday while Wasps welcome Thatcham Town.