Green’s Allen has ‘no re­grets’ not ap­ply­ing for pro­mo­tion

Go­ing up ‘would be run­ning be­fore we can walk’

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Allen said: “That’s not some­thing we’ve even thought about, it would be run­ning be­fore we can walk. Most of the teams around us in the ta­ble have a bud­get, whereas we don’t pay our play­ers. We beg, steal and bor­row – but what we do have is a group of lads who have gelled su­perbly.

“Af­ter last sea­son, our first tar­get was 40 points to stay up and kick on from there. It’s the best squad I’ve had since I’ve been here, and the dif­fer­ence this year is when play­ers aren’t avail­able, I can call on some very good young­sters from our U18s.

“To fin­ish in the top five or six would be a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and it re­ally ex­cites me to think we can. But we won’t get car­ried away, it’s a very com­pet­i­tive league. We just have to knuckle down and keep pick­ing up points.”

Joe Collins and Greg Dear were both on tar­get against Hare­field and Berkham­sted, while Andy Shed bagged a brace against the Hares and Ben Hodges com­pleted the scor­ing.

Holmer visit Tring Ath­letic this Satur­day and host Sun Sports three days later.

Else­where, Che­sham United Re­serves and Amer­sham Town both saw their week­end games called off, but Che­sham were due to play Lon­don Tigers in the Chal­lenge Tro­phy quar­ter-fi­nals last night.

They have an­other quar­ter-fi­nal, this time in the Wy­combe Se­nior Cup, at home to Pitstone & Ivinghoe next Wed­nes­day.

Amer­sham, mean­while, visit Old Brad­well United on Satur­day.

Holmer Green boss Chris Allen

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