Pro­mo­tion chase could go to fi­nal match of the sea­son

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Jon Batham by are lucky to have him,” said the A&C stop­per. “His his­tory shows he has been a suc­cess­ful for­ward whover he has played for.

“It’s great to have such a tal­is­man where you know if you get the ball to him in the D, he is go­ing to get shots on the goal­keeper.

“So it is a team ef­fort to get the ball up to him and give him those op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I would not want to be at the other end of the pitch with some of the shots he hits at de­fend­ers, so I’m glad he’s on my side.”

The pro­mo­tion quest con­tin­ues on Satur­day with a visit to base­ment boys Staines 2s. and co moved above their ri­vals into the all-im­por­tant sec­ond place.

Just to add to the al­ready ris­ing ten­sion, A&C travel to Ban­bury on the last day of the sea­son, on March 25.

While de­lighted to be in the top two for now, Brown has been around long enough to know there could be many twists be­fore that date with des­tiny.

“Ban­bury’s re­sult on Satur­day was un­ex­pected but they will come back stronger, so we are de­lighted to be where we are but there are 10 games to go,” he said.

“It looks to be be­tween Slough, Ban­bury and our­selves for the two pro­mo­tion spots and the tar­get for us re­mains go­ing up for the sec­ond sea­son in a row.

“I wouldn’t say the date with Ban­bury on the last day is looming large but it is in the di­ary. Hope­fully we can tie up pro­mo­tion be­fore that meet­ing.”

Clearly Haigh will have a huge in­flu­ence on whether the goal of pro­mo­tion is se­cured, his four­timer against Tring tak­ing his tally for the cam­paign to 28.

Brown for one would rather play with him than against him.

“It sounds stupid but he just knows where the posts are and we tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @el­lis_red MBBO REGIONAL 2 4 1 AMER­SHAM & CHAL­FONT ............................... TRING ............................................................ AMER­SHAM & Chal­font Hockey Club’s lat­est pro­mo­tion quest could go right to the wire, ac­cord­ing to A&C de­fender Ge­off Brown.

Kevin Haigh was again Amer­sham’s hero on Satur­day as they beat Tring 4-1 and with fel­low con­tenders Ban­bury sur­pris­ingly crash­ing 6-2 at East­cote, Brown

A&C, in black, went sec­ond with Satur­day’s win over Tring.

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