Power back on at Saints

Goalie took a year out of game to set up busi­ness De­part­ing Jones signs off in style

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

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.


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