Penn boss wary of cham­pi­onship talk

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PENN & Tylers Green boss Giovanni Se­pede has not writ­ten off the Hellenic Divi­sion One East ti­tle chase as a two-horse race just yet, writes Tim Street.

The reign­ing cham­pi­ons’ 3-0 win over Bices­ter Town –who they pipped to the ti­tle last sea­son – on Satur­day put them nine points clear at the top, hav­ing played the same amount of games as Head­ing­ton Am­a­teurs in sec­ond, and four fewer than Fin­champ­stead in third.

The only threat to a sec­ond suc­ces­sive ti­tle ap­pears to be Woodley United, in fourth, who if they win their three games in hand would be right on Penn’s tails – but Sepde is not rul­ing out a chal­lenge from Head­ing­ton.

“It’s too early to call it as be­tween just us and Woodley as we’ve got to play Head­ing­ton twice, in­clud­ing away on the last day. They’re still a threat,” said Se­pede. “Woodley have games in hand but we can keep the pres­sure on them by keep­ing win- ning and hope they’re dis­tracted by be­ing in a cup fi­nal and an­other cup. We’re not talk­ing about an­other ti­tle. We’ve eight league games left and we’re still in a cup. We’ll judge it in a few games’ time.”

Goals from Chris Hurst, Dean Mun­day and Lee Thomp­son earned Penn the win over Bices­ter which de­lighted Spede. He added: “It was prob­a­bly the best we have played all year.”

The first game against Head­ing­ton is at home on Satur­day week, be­fore which Penn visit bot­tom side Wan­tage Town Re­serves on Satur­day and Burn­ham in the Sup­ple­men­tary Cup on Tues­day.

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