Se­pede: Bat­tling cup exit can spur Penn on

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MAN­AGER Gio­vanni Se­pede wants his Penn & Tylers Green side to use Tues­day night’s nar­row cup exit to Chal­font St Pe­ter to build on a fine start to the sea­son.

Penn took a Chal­font side who play two lev­els above them in the South­ern League to penal­ties in the Wy­combe Se­nior Cup be­fore bow­ing out 4-3 on spot kicks, Danny Jor­dan hav­ing can­celled out An­thony Thomas’ opener for Chal­font in nor­mal time.

Jor­dan also net­ted twice in a 6-0 win at Wood­ley United on Satur­day, in which Casey Bo­carro, Adam Har­man, Callum Coull and Ge­orge Weller also net­ted – putting Penn just a point be­hind Hel­lenic Divi­sion One East lead­ers Fin­champ­stead with two games in hand.

Se­pede said: “I know (Chal­font boss) Danny Ed­wards well and had a chat with him af­ter the game in which he was very com­pli­men­tary of us. They are fly­ing two lev­els above us but had to work hard for their win.

“I ac­tu­ally thought we were the bet­ter team in the sec­ond half and looked the more likely win­ners, but any­thing can hap­pen with penal­ties, and I came away feel­ing re­ally pos­i­tive. They were re­spect­ful to us and we were grace­ful in de­feat.

“It’s been a good start in the league, and the Chal­font game should give us the con­fi­dence now to build on that. It was also good to see the goals shared around against Wood­ley, with ev­ery­one chip­ping in now.”

The cup game came just seven months af­ter Penn caused a shock by knock­ing Chal­font out of the same com­pe­ti­tion 4-1 in the semi­fi­nals last sea­son. Se­pede added: “I think Danny was a bit mind­ful of that and didn’t want to take us lightly!”

Chal­font Wasps had no game this week, but Flack­well Heath stayed top of the Pre­mier Divi­sion af­ter beat­ing Tuf­fley Rovers 4-3 on Satur­day and As­cot United 2-0 on Tues­day night

Danny Jor­dan

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