League lead­ers are gun­ning for glory again this sea­son

Penn & Tylers lost only two league games on way to the ti­tle last time out

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Tim Street tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Street­boyTim

MAN­AGER Gio­vanni Se­pede says it will be dif­fi­cult to em­u­late the suc­cess of last sea­son at Penn & Tylers Green FC – but they will give it a good go any­way.

Penn stormed to the Hel­lenic Divi­sion One East ti­tle last sea­son, los­ing only two league games, but were not pro­moted due to their ground grad­ing. They have started this sea­son in sim­i­lar fashion and are lead­ing Divi­sion One East and re­main the only side un­beaten in the Hel­lenic League af­ter 10 games.

Se­pede said: “We’ve car­ried on where we left off re­ally, but it feels like it’s been a bit tougher, and it is only in the last four or five games we have got go­ing prop­erly. At the start of the sea­son we were win­ning but not hit­ting top form.

“Say­ing that, we’re in a bet­ter po­si­tion than we were af­ter 10 games last sea­son. It will be tough to em­u­late what we did, and you can’t re­ally judge things un­til af­ter Christ­mas, but we’re a lit­tle bit stronger.

“We kept 99 per cent of the squad to­gether, los­ing only Danny Jor­dan, who is tak­ing time out with his young fam­ily. We’ve added Fred Tripp from Chal­font Wasps – and he’s scored 11 goals in six games – as well as left-back Sam Wal­ters and keeper Josh Cock­er­ill, who all have South­ern League ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Penn won 4-0 at Prest­wood in the Berks & Bucks In­ter­me­di­ate Cup on Satur­day, Tripp mak­ing it onto the score sheet again and Cock­er­ill sav­ing from the penalty spot with the score at 1-0. Ge­orge Weller scored with a vol­ley from the edge of the area and Adam Par­sons played a neat one-two with Lee Thompson be­fore net­ting. Dean Mun­day added a last-minute vol­ley.

Chal­font Wasps’ Divi­sion One East game against AFC Al­der­mas­ton was post­poned be­cause of the wet weather.

Eyes on the prize: Penn & Tylers Green sit top of the league again LES WIL­LIAMS BE164303

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