World Cup winner Kat says Sri Lanka sevens job won’t affect her Chesham commitments Excited boss says Edobor can follow in the footsteps of defender
Okimo came through the ranks at the Mill Meadow side before getting his big break in the Football League at Stevenage a year ago, via a short spell with Wealdstone.
Manager Edwards is just as excited by the potential talents of Jarvis Edobor, whose performance in only his third first team game was one of the few bright spots of the FA Trophy defeat to Waltham Abbey a fortnight ago.
Edobor is the first of what Edwards believes is a whole new crop of talent coming through a Saints youth section which has also given the likes of Charlie Strutton and Terrell Lewis a leg up into pro football.
He said: “Jarvis is going to be a real player. I don’t say things likee this lightly, but he’s a better player at his age than Jerome was. He reminds me a lot of Jerome and look where he is now.
“Jerome used to stroll it at this level and should have made the step up a lot earlier than he did. Jarvis can do the same if he shows his potential, but he’s just one of three or four very good players who we have coming through a strong U18s side now.
“Luke Seville is another – he was on the verge of breaking through like Jarvis, but was very unlucky to break his arm and will be out until Christmas. Jao Ossi is another with bags of potential, while we also have a very good keeper there.
“It wasn’t so long ago that we had the likes of Charlie Strutton coming through our U18s side, but we ended up dissolving it two or three years ago as it just wasn’t strong enough to be pl playing in the Allied C Counties League.
“We’ve not had a st strong U18s side for a few years, but over the su summer we found we ha had the players again so sta started up a new youth tea team, which is well str structured and org organised, and the idea is to build for a suc successful future of pla players coming through to theth first team.” ChalfontCh lf returned to the top of the Southern One Central on Saturday when a Tony Mendy strike earned them a 1-1 draw against Bedford, while the match between the two teams previously above them, Egham and AFC Rushden & Diamonds, was postponed.
Chalfont then lost 5-1 to Northwood in the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday night. They return to league action with a trip to Leighton Town on Saturday.
Jarvis Edobor and (inset) Jerome Okimo