Reynolds fires side to semis

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The club has con­firmed the safety cer­tifi­cate needed to re­turn to the Skyex Sta­dium is still in the ap­pli­ca­tion process and it could be six weeks be­fore they can move back in.

Hughes, though, is no stranger to foot­balling ad­ver­sity, hav­ing bat­tled through ad­min­is­tra­tion at Lu­ton as a player.

He says United are close to a solid foun­da­tion but in the mean­time must use ob­sta­cles in their path as ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion.

“Some­times these sit­u­a­tions NIAMH Reynolds’ hero­ics had Den­ham Ladies un­der-15s scent­ing sil­ver­ware this week.

Mid­fielder Reynolds made up for the ab­sence of other reg­u­lars as her four goals car­ried Den­ham to the league cup semi-fi­nals at the ex­pense of Har­vesters FC.

Amy Hold­croft hit two and there was one for Tilly Wilson in a can have an ad­verse ef­fect, but my time at Lu­ton tells me they can be a pos­i­tive too,” said Hughes. “Dur­ing the sec­ond pe­riod of ad­min­is­tra­tion at Lu­ton none of us were get­ting paid but we were all in it to­gether. We came through and won League One the fol­low­ing sea­son.

“It’s tough­est re­ally for the fans to come through this tran­si­tional stage be­cause what they want is to be at home win­ning games and be top of the league.

“Ev­ery­body is work­ing hard be­cause they know the value of hav­ing a home when you can start mak­ing money rather than fork­ing out for some­one else’s pitch. We are de­vel­op­ing a solid foun­da­tion and get­ting home will be a spring­board for the club.”

There was fur­ther frus­tra­tion 7-1 win which stretched United’s un­beaten run to 12 matches.

The U14s’ cup dreams ended in a thrilling 4-3 Herts League Cup loss to Ruis­lip Rangers de­spite goals for Mer­reisha Waul, Mad­die Kirkby and Melissa Asavoaie.

The U16s had a com­fort­able 4-0 at United’s tem­po­rary home at Bea­cons­field SYCOB on Sun­day when they were held to a goal­less draw by fel­low strug­glers Cam­bridge City. A fail­ure to score was again the prob­lem for United, who face an­other crunch game at Hol­loways Park on Sun­day, against base­ment boys Cin­der­ford, and Hughes ad­mit­ted he is in the mar­ket for a striker.

“We are look­ing to bring for­wards in and have made en­quiries but at this stage of the sea­son, with their teams in the top six or seven, they are happy to stay where they are,” said Hughes. “With bet­ter tech­nique, we would have had more shots on tar­get so that needs to im­prove. We need some­thing out of noth­ing for our con­fi­dence.

“But we moved up a place with the point and Cin­der­ford win over Rush­moor Saints. Ju­lia Thu­rauf, Claire Weiner, Alketa Rragami and Jes­sica Stick­ley were on tar­get and Katie Rid­ding­ton was player of the match.

Jess Poul­ton, Phoebe Smith Ruby Brown and Evie Perkis all scored as the U11 Pu­mas beat gives us a chance to move out of the bottom four with games in hand over Cirences­ter so it is mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion.”

Else­where, Andrew Hare­wood and sub Ben­jamin Agha­di­uno each hit four as Hilling­don Bor­ough ham­mered Hadley Wood & Win­gate 12-0 in Spar­tan South Mid­lands Divi­sion One. Andrew Bur­ton hit two with Tashan Jor­dan and Lu­cas Wil­liams also net­ting.

Sec­ond-half strikes from Dan McDonnell and Sekani McCal­mon saw AFC Hayes win 2-0 at Col­liers Wood United in the Com­bined Coun­ties Premier,

Matty Woods and Ade Eisa scored along with an own goal as Uxbridge won 3-0 at Ar­lesey Town in South­ern One Cen­tral, but North­wood went down 2-1 at Ayles­bury United, de­spite a Gradi Milenge goal. Bar­net Nightin­gales and the U11 Wild­cats beat Kew Park Rangers.

United’s first XI lost 3-2 to Lu­ton and the re­serves lost 5-1 to Lewes. Mia Almne­dros hit her 10th of the sea­son as the U13s lost 3-1 to Bore­ham­wood and the U12s lost 4-0 to Pro Di­rect.

Pic­ture by Gareth Davies BA164525

DE­FI­ANT: Hayes and Yead­ing United man­ager Paul Hughes

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