OLD BOY COULD POACH SYCOB TAL­ENT

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

EX-BEA­CONS­FIELD SYCOB player Lee Tog­well has been im­pressed by the club’s class of 2017 – and warned he could end up scout­ing their young tal­ent.

It came as a sur­prise when the for­mer Burn­ham mid­fielder left SYCOB after two years in the sum­mer to join South­ern Premier pro­mo­tion hope­fuls Slough Town.

Although it was a chance to step up a level, Tog­well had strong links with SYCOB as he coaches at the FAB Acad­emy which has a part­ner­ship with Bea­cons­field.

Tog­well, whose brother Sam has played in the Football League for Scun­thorpe, Barns­ley, Ch­ester­field and Bar­net, has since be­come a linch­pin in the Slough mid­field.

But he still coaches many of the SYCOB play­ers and got to play against them in a thrilling Berks & Bucks Se­nior Cup tie be­fore Christ­mas.

“I still coach at the FAB Acad­emy from Mon­day to Fri­day, try­ing to de­velop the youth of to­day, and it’s good to see them have the op­por­tu­nity to play at this stan­dard,” said the Slough player. “They [SYCOB] have got some great young play­ers and look very good go­ing for­ward. They keep pos­ses­sion very well. They just need to keep work­ing hard and they will be fine.

“With the spine of the team hav­ing been to­gether for a cou­ple of years now, that will help them, and they have used their great FA Cup run as a step­ping stone.

“I’m still in touch there, mainly with the Al­lied Coun­ties team, and they have had good re­sults. If they keep shin­ing at FAB I may have a word to see if they can come to Slough! It was a tough de­ci­sion to leave Bea­cons­field, but I’m 28 and al­ways said I wanted to play at as high a level as I can for as long as I can. It was a too good an op­por­tu­nity to turn down.”

With the game against Peters­field Town off due to a frozen pitch on Satur­day, Bea­cons­field will be hop­ing for bet­ter luck with their South­ern One Cen­tral home game against Fleet Town on Satur­day.

One player who won’t be avail­able is Nathan Min­has, brother of SYCOB skip­per Aaron, who has joined Hel­lenic Premier neigh­bours Flack­well Heath on dual reg­is­tra­tion.

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Ready to pounce: Acad­emy coach Lee Tog­well

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