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

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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

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