‘We don’t need more front men’

Bunt­ing the latest SYCOB striker to go out on trial ‘Stay­ing top is the hard­est part’

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

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.

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