‘We don’t need more front men’
Bunting the latest SYCOB striker to go out on trial ‘Staying top is the hardest part’
DANNY Edwards has warned his Chalfont St Peter side that the hard work begins now after they went top of the Southern One Central on Saturday.
A 4-0 win inspired by Tony Mendy (pictured) at Aylesbury y United saw the Saints top the table for the first time since promotion from the Spartan South Midlands League five years ago.
But manager Edwards is not about to let his players rest on their laurels – especially with a derby against fellow high-fliers Beaconsfield SYCOB coming up this Saturday.day
He said: “It’s pleasing to be top as we know we’re not exactly flying, and there is still a lot of work to do. We’re playing well in stages, and it’s good that we’re still getting results when we’re not at our best. It’s nice to be top, but the table means nothing until after 12-14 games. football when they snapped up Charlie Goode from Hendon this summer, are the latest to show an interest in the Holloways Park strikeforce.
Callum Bunting, brother of Rams keeper Sam, who has only just broken into the first team at Beaconsfield, has this week gone on trial at the League One side.
Warner said: “Callum has only played a few first team games for us, but he has been with the FAB Academy for some time. As with all our players who get the chance to move up, we wish him all the best. It was a shame for Sam that he pulled a hamstring in a practice match for Brentford, and it was a bad one too as he can feel it when he walks.
“But Brentford have said he can go back when he is fit.
“Egham have also put in a seven-day approach for Ollie Jones. I hope he doesn’t go, but we still have Aaron Berry and Jack Read up front, and Omari Patrick has been excellent since coming back into the fold, so we shouldn’t need anyone else.”
Patrick, who has also had trials in the past with Brentford, Barnet and Rangers, bagged a brace as Beaconsfield bounced back from their FA Cup exit to
“Beaconsfield will be a tough test. I watched them against Kings Langley and was very impressed with them. They’ve got more physicality than last year and have sur surprised people like we have, and theyt have players we will neednee to keep quiet if we’re to getge a result.”
Edwards was also full of praise of his hat-trick hero against Aylesbury, whose trebletr took his tally to six goalsgo in seven games this season.sea HeH added: “Tony did really well withwi excellent goals and great movement,movem and he’s got that smile back on his face. He needs self-belief and a manager that trusts him, and he now has that.
“We set a target of scoring more goals, and we’re doing that, but we’ve also kept three clean sheets and won four out of five on the road.” hammer Northwood 4-1 on Saturday and climb to fourth in Southern One Central.
Summer signing Aaron Minhas also hit his first goal for the club, as did another recent arrival Ryan Debattista, the former Barnet and Watford youth-teamer netting with his first touch in a SYCOB shirt.
Minhas and Patrick then bagged a brace apiece as SYCOB won 4-3 at neighbours Marlow in the county cup onTuesday night.
Warner’s troops visit near neighbours and new league leaders Chalfont St Peter on Saturday.