Power back on at Saints
Goalie took a year out of game to set up business Departing Jones signs off in style
Michael Power-Simpson has returned to Chalfont St Peter; (right) Brendan Hazlett will battle it out for the number one shirt MANAGER Geoff Warner held his hands up and took the blame for Beaconsfield SYCOB’s FA Cup humbling by Kirkley & Pakefield.
The Rams were dumpedd out 2-1 at home by their Eastern ern Counties League visitors, despite a goal from Ollie Jones (pictured) in his last game for the club before joining Egham Town.
Warner admitted he tried a bit of tinkering for the game, which backfired with a second qualifying round exit.
He said: “I made a cockckup. I changed the systemm as I thought it would suit us better better. We had plenty of possession and pressure because of the way we set up, but we didn’t look like scoring.
“If we had scored early we would the old faces are still here, re, but there’s a lot of new ones es too – and some quality ty additions.
“We’re starting to grow w as a team and have the he makings of a good side. e. We’re looking solid at thee back and have got lots of f options up front, which we e haven’t always had.
“It’s good to have Craig g Carby in my back four too. I’ve known him since I was 10 and he alwayss tells me the truth and d helps me with parts of my game.”
With Power-Simpson back in the fold, Edwards has let promising youngster Sam Butcher go out on loan to Holmer Green.
Also battling for the number one shirt will be summer signing Brendan Hazlett, who was back in the side for Saturday’s hastily-rearranged Red Insure Cup tie at King g Langley.
Hazlett staked a claim for keeping his place for this Saturday’s trip to Aylesbury United by keeping a clean sheet, then have won the game comfortably, but they scored with the last kick of the game to go through. “It’s always going to be difficult to get consist consistency going with such a young side. If we had just a few w with some older heads it w would be a different sto story, but that’s the way w we have set up, so we w will have days like that.
“That said, too m many people still had of off days. Lee Togwell an and Alex Murray are the only two who can hold their heads high, while O Omari Patrick showed promise w when he came on.” Beaconsfield host Northwood on Saturday before making the short journey to Marlow in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup first round on Tuesday night. saving two penalties in the shootout as Chalfont went through 3-1 on spot kicks following a goalless draw.