Lamboh strike secures points as Amersham rely on pep talk
On a rock hard pitch, which was only passed fit to play on after a prolonged inspection by the referee, and in temperatures of 33 degrees, it was never going to be an easy first fixture.
However, after an indifferent start Amersham improved significantly as the match wore on.
In a quiet first half Brimdown’s Dean Florence broke through on 20 minutes but dragged his shot wide, while Amersham failed to muster a single shot on goal.
It is not clear what manager Mani Asare said to his players at half time, but they came out with renewed vig- our and purpose. After only four minutes of the restart Jamie Aldred chased a long pass, which seemed destined for a goal kick, and somehow hacked the ball back across goal for Evans Lamboh to control and fire past Brimsdown goalkeeper Ronnie Carroll.
Amersham continued to play the more attacking football, while at the back Lewis Smith and Kemai Wright kept a tight rein on the Brimsdown forwards.
The combination of Aldred and Lamboh created a second opportunity on 70 minutes when Aldred beat his marker on the byline and pulled the ball back, but Lamboh’s weak shot failed to beat the goalkeeper.
A long free-kick from Bertie Squires-Adams on the right then found the head of his brother Josh, but his effort was deflected just wide.
Although Brimsdown en- joyed their fair share of possession they found it difficult to create opportunities against an obdurate Amersham defence and goalkeeper David Turner remained largely untroubled.
With only a couple of minutes remaining, Aldred had the chance to guarantee the win when he found himself unmarked seven yards out from a corner, but he diverted his header just wide of the far post.