Penn look to record books as 11 goals put them clear
PENN & Tylers Green are dusting off the record books to see if Saturday's 11-0 win at Reading Town is a club record,
Two goals apiece from Casey Bocarro, Anton Bradley, Adam Harman, Lee Thompson and Nile O'Meally-Newell, and one from Danny Jordan, saw the Hellenic Division One East leaders run riot in Reading.
Manager Giovanni Sepede has not known such a goal glut in his four years in charge, nor in either his previous spell as assistant at Flackwell Heath or his senior playing days.
He said: “I've asked my secretary to look into if it's a club record or not. I can remember us beating Stokenchurch 10-0 in a county cup game, but I've never come across a score like this in a league game before, as a player or manager – only in Sunday football really.
“The funny thing is, it took half an hour for us to break the deadlock. We were 4-0 up at half time and never let up in the second half. I had made a few tweaks by playing more attacking full backs, and it really paid off.”
The win took Penn five points clear at the top of the table, with nine wins from 12 games and an astonishing goal difference of plus 40, ahead of Saturday's game against another struggling side, Old Woodsock Town, who only have Reading Town below them in the standings.
Sepede added: “Goals can make a big difference if it's tight at the end of the season, so it was good to see. I will let other people worry about whether we're true title contenders or not, but we've got goals and confidence running through the side and a healthy competition for places.”
In the same division, Chalfont Wasps had no game but return to action at home to Headington Amateurs on Saturday.
Up in the Premier, Danny Burnell's brace earned Flackwell Heath a 2-0 win over Oxford City Nomads, which was overshadowed by Dan Rapley's red card, before winning 4-3 at Kidlington in the Floodlit Cup on Tuesday night.
They now host Highmoor Ibis twice in as many days, at home in the Challenge Cup on Saturday and away in the league on Monday night.
Penn & Tylers Green’s Casey Bocarro grabbed a brace
against Reading Town.