Mal­colm wants to end on a cup high with Heath

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GRA­HAM Mal­colm is aim­ing to end his reign at Flackwell Heath with some sil­ver­ware af­ter an­nounc­ing he will leave the club at the end of this sea­son, writes Tim Street.

Mal­colm, who has been in charge of the Hea­thens for the past three sea­sons, has ruled him­self out of the next one as he is mov­ing with his wife to Spain for sev­eral months in May.

Al­though re­tain­ing the Hel­lenic Premier ti­tle they won last term is now un­likely, Flackwell could have played in up to three cup fi­nals be­fore Mal­colm steps on the plane.

They take on New­port Pag­nall in the Berks & Bucks Tro­phy fi­nal next Tues­day, are in the Wy­combe Se­nior Cup fi­nal and could also make the fi­nal of the League Cup, in which they play Bin­field in the quar­ter fi­nals on Satur­day.

While last Satur­day’s loss to Kidling­ton means they are un­likely to catch the league lead­ers, Mon­day’s 4-0 win over Brin­scombe & Thrupp se­cured at least third place, which could prove cru­cial once any is­sues in the leagues above are re­solved.

Mal­colm said: “We’ve got six games in 13 days, so I will be rest­ing quite a few play­ers against Thame (tonight) as we con­cen­trate on the cups, hav­ing ce­mented third place.”

Flackwell will not have the fire­power of Dy­lan Kear­ney, who has re­turned to Hayes & Yeading, for the run-in, but striker Danny Bur­nell will re­turn from a five-match ban for Tues­day’s fi­nal.

Mal­colm could yet re­gret hav­ing lent fel­low striker James Hard­ing to Bea­cons­field SYCOB, but he has been al­lowed to bor­row ex­pe­ri­enced mid­fielder Lee Tog­well in re­turn.

Tog­well was on tar­get on Mon­day, along with Joel Ja­cobs, Liam Tack and Liam Whyte, and will also play at Thame.

Mal­colm added: “Bea­cons­field have only got Satur­day games now, so it works both ways, and Lee is a Flackwell lad any­way.”

Else­where in the Hel­lenic, goals from Adam Harman and Danny Jor­dan saw Penn & Tylers Green keep their Divi­sion One East ti­tle hopes alive with a 2-0 win at Chin­nor, while Fred Tripp earned Chal­font Wasps a 1-1 draw at Wan­tage Town Re­serves.

Gra­ham Mal­colm

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