Talisman leaves Holmer Green
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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