facebook Twitter


Next Game:


Evo Stik League Southern Central Division

Beaconsfield SYCOB vs Chalfont St. Peter


Kick Off: Sat Feb 13 @15:00

Special prices for Bucks Derby

Our game with close neighbours Beaconsfield SYCOB next Saturday (13 February) is being boosted by special gate prices being made available.

These are:  Full  £5

                Concessions  £2

                Under-16  £1

Please support this initiative and help boost the crowd to support our local sides.

Thank you.

Saints blown off course but look better

Kings Langley  3     Hutton 34, 83  Mullan 39 og

Saints  1     Osobu 84

Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central  (Saturday 06 February)

IMG 1572ARSaints came off second best against their close rivals but gave the performance that was demanded of them after the shambles of the previous week. Two first half goals, both heavily influenced by the strong, gusting wind decided a game in which both sides struggled in the conditions and were well-matched.

Hampered by the late withdrawal of Ryan Wharton, Saints adapted well to the heavy pitch, well sanded after a morning inspection, but found themselves pinned in their own half in the early exchanges as they played into the elements. Tony Mendy was a welcome returnee to the side after his extended absence, as was Victor Osobu, returning after a sojourn with Dunstable Town. Tony had a quiet day but there were signs that once he and Victor get together then there is the promise of mayhem for opposition defences. 

There was little to illuminate the first half hour of play but an innocuous foul out wide soon changed that. David Hutton swung a routine free kick into the area only for the wind to grab it and hurl it past the flailing Michael Power-Simpson to put Kings in front. It got worse minutes later when Hutton, this time from a corner, gave the ball every opportunity and again the wind was his friend as what was set up as a clean, clearing header by Jack Mullan instead sailed into the same corner of the net for an unfortunate own goal. Saints two behind and under the cosh.

They reacted well, pushing forward strongly, especially with Alex Paine and Osobu working hard around the Kings goal. Comas had to be alert in the Kings goal to keep his side in front at the break. On a normal day a goalless scoreline would not have surprised anyone.

If anything, the wind increased for the second half and for long periods Kings were pinned in their own half. Duku hit the Saints post, having jumped on a sloppy backpass and confronting Power-Simpson in rare attack.

The introduction of Tyrone Pink added an extra dose of pace to the Saints attack as they pressed on the home attack but, too often, they ran into the rugged defending of Folarin in the left back berth and gave nothing away until Osobu finally escaped his grasp and forced a foul and penalty. Normally Mendy would have grabbed the ball but it wasn't his day and it fell to Michael Murray. A goal then would have seen the momentum swing firmly towards Chalfont but it was a weak kick at a comfortable height and Comas made a good save.

As Saints were forced to add more attacking intent, they were force to leave themselves exposed at the back and Hutton was again the one to impart the pain as he started a move that saw him challenge Power-Simpson for a low cross and with the path to goal blocked, Hutton cheekily backheeled the ball past the prostrate keeper.

With the game seemingly gone at this point, Saints went straight back up the field and a Tyrone Pink cross was neatly turned in by Victor Osobu to set up a strong finish and hopefully a taste of what is to come when the elements settle down and the reviving Saints players are all in tune.

The result saw the two sides swap places in the table but with one third of the season remaining, both are well placed to secure their place in the play offs. It is still all to play for as Saints travel to near neighbours Beaconsfield SYCOB on Saturday.

Saints:  Michael Power-Simpson, Lewis Ochoa, Craig Carby (Kofi Lockhart-Adams 75), Alan Hedley, John Sonuga (Tyrone Pink 66), Jack Mullan, Jack Hutchinson, Alex Paine, Michael Murray, Tony Mendy, Victor Osobu. 

Attendance.  84

Saints knocked off top spot

With Chalfont's game against Petersfield Town falling victim to a frozen pitch, sides chasing the table toppers took full advantage of their inaction.

All five sides ended the day with wins and so narrowed, or overtook, Saints. AFC Rushden & Diamonds demolished bottom of the table North Greenford United 8-1 to take over top spot and give their goal difference a big boost.

Egham, perhaps the real favourites for the title, cruised to a 3-0 win at Chalfont's next opponents, Aylesbury United, while Royston edged Hanwell Town 1-0 and Kings Langley had a 3-1 home win against Bedford Town.

St Ives Town got right back into contention with a 6-0 demolition of Arlesey Town.

With games on Tuesday, Saints could slip down the table as games in hand are used up.

A win for St Ives against Bedford would see them overtake Saints, but only on goal difference.

A win for either side in the Egham v Royston game would see the victor also overtake Chalfont, Egham by a point or Royston on goal difference. A draw would leave things unchanged. 

Things are definitely getting a lot tighter around the top and Saints will have to pick up the pace to stay in the hunt.  

Knockback for Saints

Saints  1     Lansiquot 86

St Ives Town  4     Cunniff 35, Seymour-Shove 41, Phillips 85, Clark 90+4

Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central  (Saturday 9 January)

Late double strike sees Saints through

Saints  3     Ochoa 67, Murray 88, Kirby 90

Ware  2     Bishop 3, 62

Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central  (Saturday 26 December)


JEV_LAST_YEAR Last month February 2016 Next month JEV_NEXT_YEAR
week 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
week 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
week 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
week 8 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
week 9 29


   Members of the

   Evo Stik League Southern







Buckinghamshire Advertiser |

BBC Sport ¦ Football ¦ UK News

crumbs small
gx home improve
swan windows

rws group

asfa fitness

viking precision

stoke park

Visitor Counter

This week6302

Saturday, 13 February 2016 10:46