WOODS SAVES AMERSHAM
AMERSHAM Town had keeper Callum Woods to thank for a scrappy, hard-fought 3-2 win at Clean Slate in Spartan South Midlands Division Two on Saturday.
Town took the lead when an unmarked Lewis Smith headed in powerfully from a corner and went further ahead when interplay between Tommee Seaton and Ryan Luke produced a long cross which Simeon Awoliyi headed back across goal for Bertie Squires-Adams to fire home.
The hosts pulled a goal back immediately after the break when a teasing cross was headed clear by Charlie Walker only as far as a Clean Slate striker. However, Awoliyi then collected a throw from the left, cut inside and unleashed a fierce 30-yard shot into the roof of the net.
Woods pulled off a fine save from a free-kick at the other end and, although beaten from the spot with 13 minutes left, he made two further fine saves to secure the points.
In Division One, an Abdul Ally strike was not enough as Chesham United Reserves lost 2-1 to Hadley Wood & Wingate then crashed 7-1 at Biggleswade on Tuesday night. In the Premier, a Ben Hodges strike earned Holmer Green a 1-1 draw against Oxhey Jets.
FIFIELD GETS OFF THE MARK
TOM Fifield opened his account as Chalfont Wasps completed the Metropolitan Line double over Rayners Lane in Hellenic Division One East on Saturday.
Fifield broke the deadlock five minutes before half time when Pardeep Ghattoara broke down the left and pulled a lovely ball back for his teammate to sidefoot home. The second also came from a charge down the left from Ghattoara, earning a corner from which Fifield sent over a perfect delivery for centre-back Michael Green to head in.
Green added a second from close range before Nick Little wrapped up a 4-0 win, losing his marker to nod into the top corner from Steven NottMacaire’s near-post delivery.
Former Wasp Fred Tripp hit a hat-trick, with Dean Munday also netting, as Penn & Tylers Green beat Wokingham & Emmbrook 4-2. Goals from Dan Rapley, Jamie Essex and Liam Tack earned Flackwell Heath a 3-0 Premier Division win over Ardley United on Tuesday night.
RUSSELL FIRES TOWN THROUGH
AMERSHAM Town under-15s knocked Beaconsfield Town out of the Wycombe & South Bucks League Cup 7-1. Harry Russell hit two with Noah Riley, Euan Anderson, Harry Brandon, Cameron Flaxman and Ainle McGuinn also scoring. Town visit Southside FC, of Milton Keynes, in the fourth round on December 4.
That followed a cup win at Chalfont Saints, where Amersham won a penalty shoot-out 5-4 in the Berks & Bucks Cup, keeper Sam Turner O’Toole saving a crucial spot-kick before scoring the winning penalty himself, the first he has ever taken.