Couch not giv­ing up on his bro­ken in­ter­na­tional dreams

Green striker hop­ing to end sea­son on a high with World Cup qual­i­fiers af­ter in­jury-hit sea­son

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against Trinidad & Tobago, which St Vin­cent lost 3-2.

He said: “Un­for­tu­nately I didn’t make the 23-man squad – mainly be­cause my Vin­cen­tian pass­port has not ar­rived in time, oth­er­wise I would have been in­volved.

“They ex­tended my flight so I could train and watch the qual­i­fier, and they said they will bring me back in May for the next stage of the Caribbean Cup, as my pass­port will be cleared by then.

“I wasn’t too sure of mak­ing the squad as I was only train­ing for two weeks prior to com­ing out af­ter break­ing my leg. I’ve had a very speedy re­cov­ery and its been feel­ing good as I was train­ing dou­ble ses­sions out there in the heat.

“When I had it checked last month at the hospital, it wasn’t fully healed, but the doc­tor gave me the all clear to play again. He said it wouldn’t be fully healed for an­other six to seven months, but my fit­ness is bet­ter from be­ing out there and my con­fi­dence is high.

“The man­ager was pleased to see me out there train­ing so quickly, and said to me he’s look­ing for­ward to me goin go­ing back out ther there in May. They even had a press con con­fer­ence over ther there on na­tional tele tele­vi­sion, but the they keep call­ing me Crouch ins in­stead of Couch!”

C Couch made his ret re­turn for Holmer Gr Green as a late su sub in their 3-2 Sp Spar­tan South M id lands Pr Premier win over L Lev­er­stock Green on Satur­day, in which Dean Allen scored two and Cur­tis Stone the other, to move the Greens back up to sixth.

In Divi­sion One, Che­sham United Re­serves held onto third place, de­spite go­ing down by the only goal of the game at Ampthill Town. They were also due to play at sec­ond­placed Craw­ley Green last night (Wed­nes­day), while Amer­sham Town had a blank week in Divi­sion Two.

Aaron Crouch in the green of St Vin­cent & The Gre­nadines and (left) the green and white of Holmer Green

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