Tal­is­man leaves Holmer Green

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BAD news Holmer Green fans – Han­well Town want striker Dean Allen back, writes Tim Street.

Allen, a peren­nial goalscorer for the Greens over the past few years, left to try his luck once more in the South­ern League with Han­well Town in the sum­mer.

Previous dal­liances at a higher level, with Ayles­bury United and Chal­font St Peter, al­ways led to the for­ward re­turn­ing to Holmer, where his un­cle is man­ager, and that looked to be the case again when he pitched up at Watchet Lane last month.

But Han­well were only let­ting their man out to get some fit­ness and game time un­der his belt fol­low­ing a nasty in­jury at the start of the sea­son, and have al­ready re- called him af­ter a hand­ful of games for his old side.

Han­well man­ager Ray Duffy said: “Dean had a bad in­jury where he turned his an­kle over. We thought it was bro­ken, but it turned out to be lig­a­ment dam­age.

“Go­ing back to Holmer was just an op­por­tu­nity for him to get min­utes un­der his belt be­cause we don’t have a re­serve side, so I couldn’t just chuck him straight back in. Holmer Green had a striker cri­sis, so it was ideal for them as well as us.

“It was only ever go­ing to be a few games be­fore he came back per­ma­nently. It would have been no good him sit­ting on our bench when he could get 90 min­utes at Holmer, and come back fresh.

“Dean’s played against us a few times in the past and al­ways scores goals. He was un­for­tu­nate be­cause he had a good pre-sea­son, but he is now back to square one. He needs to show what he can do at a higher level, and hope­fully he will in the near fu­ture.”

With Allen gone, Holmer crashed out of the FA Vase 3-0 to Spar­tan South Mid­lands Premier ri­vals Lon­don Col­ney on Satur­day, hav­ing reached the sec­ond round for the first time.

Divi­sion One side Che­sham United Re­serves crashed out of the Berks & Bucks In­ter­me­di­ate Cup 6-5 on penal­ties at Great Hor­wood fol­low­ing a 3-3 draw, while in Divi­sion Two, Amer­sham Town lost 2-0 at home to MK Gal­lac­ti­cos.

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