Saints 1 Lewis 68
Egham Town 2 Matthew 22, Byrne 45+3
Calor League Division One Central (Saturday 12 April)
With the season winding down to a close and with a mid-table position secured, manager Danny Edwards is taking the opportunity to look forward to next season and measuring his resources.
So it was unsurprising to see several changes from the usual Saints line up, with an untried back line and an experimental front line.
Egham started the more brightly, coming of the back of a big win in midweek. The move the ball quickly and purposefully and Saints had to get into their stride quickly. Terrell Lewis took over the mantle of senior player up front and carved out some early opportunities which Vicente and Walker were unable to despatch.
Danilson Vicente saw his shot on 20 minutes well blocked by the keeper and a minute later Michael Power-Simpson made an equally good save from a free kick. However, seconds later his howler let in the visitors for the opening score. A hopeful high ball into the edge of the box looked like a routine catch but he somehow dropped it into the path of Brendan Matthew who slipped the ball home.
A scuffed shot by Romaine Walker and a powerful header by Anthony Lennon were the best Saints efforts in a disappointing half in which they would have been happy to finish just the goal behind but another spilled ball from a corner set up Richard Byrne to prod home to extend Egham's lead.
The second half proved much brighter for Saints as Egham's focus began to drift and Chalfont began to impose themselves on the game. Romaine Walker was denied by another fine save but he gained his revenge after 68 minutes when his quick thinking set Terrell Lewis free from a quickly taken free kick to score with a left foot drive with the Egham defence still trying to organise itself.
Edwards introduced some new faces from the bench as Saints continued to press for an equaliser but it wasn't to come and Egham came away with the spoils from a well-contested game.
Saints: Michael Power-Simpson, Remmel Clarke, Michael Kamau, Adam Pepera (Michael Williams 90+2), Anthony Lennon, Liam Fowler (Scott Fitzgerald 60), Alan Hedley, Alex Paine, Terrell Lewis, Danilson Vicente (Darreon Mark 80), Romaine Walker.
Attendance: 39 Star Player: Terrell Lewis