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Marlow game re-arranged PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Benny Goodman   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 20:26
Chalfont's away match at Marlow has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 18th February
 
Royston Storm Past Saints with Narrow Win PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ian   
Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:05

Saints  0

Royston Town  1     Murray 62

Calor League Division One Central  (Saturday 25 January)

A torrential downpour in the second half proved to be the twelfth man for visiting Royston as they took advantage of hesitation in the Saints defence caused by the driving rain and swirling wind to grab a breakaway goal that was ultimately to decide the outcome of the game and send the points back to Hertfordshire.

Seeking to recover from their mauling at Slough the week before, Saints began the game brightly against their higher placed opponents. Smart running and passing repeatedly opened the visiting defence with an early chance falling to the tireless Alex Paine. The usually reliable Scott Fitzgerald slid his shot wide when put clear and Danilson Vicente must have thought he had finally scored his first goal for Saints only to be denied by a brilliant one-hand stop by the keeper. At the other end, Michael Power-Simpson made a great stop of his own before Vicente was denied a second time by the keeper. Against a side pushing hard for the play-offs, Saints needed to be more ruthless in front of goal and Fitzgerald had another golden chance to opening the scoring when put clear with just the keeper to beat but he again shot wide to keep the Saints top scorer goalless since November.

The warning signs for Saints were not slow in appearing after the break. An early shot through a forest of players hit the post and Murray, having rounded Power-Simpson saw his shot blocked. By now the weather was starting to exert its influence. With an intensity that saw the game at nearby Uxbridge abandoned, the Chalfont pitch held up brilliantly but Royston had the conditions at their backs and the decisive moment came after 62 minutes when a speculative long ball caused indecision in the Saints defence and Antonio Murray seized on the opportunity to put the visitors ahead.

Saints were unable to regain the initiative and as their passing began to suffer, so Royston moved the ball around with a greater confidence. A big concern for Chalfont was the sight of Alan Hedley hobbling off after an awkward fall. They still had a final chance to level the score right at the end when Romaine Walker broke clear to confront the keeper but instead of shooting, took an extra touch and was immediately smothered. 

Saints:  Michael Power-Simpson, Remmel Clarke, Ronayne Marsh-Brown, Gareth Paxton, Anthony Lennon, Alex Paine, Danilson Vicente (Tayo Coker 86), Alan Hedley (Davis Haule 80), Leon Osei, Scott Fitzgerald, Asen Valchev (Romaine Walker 69). 

Attendance:  71     Star Player:  Alex Paine 

 
Saints in Dyer Straits PDF Print E-mail
First Team
Written by Ian   
Saturday, 18 January 2014 15:32

Slough Town  5     Cornell 45, Dyer 49, 53 pen OG 72, Smith 76

Saints  1     Lewis 24

Calor League Division One Central  (Saturday 18 January) 

After being under the Saints cosh for most of the half, Slough grabbed an equaliser just before the interval. Earlier, Terrell Lewis had put Saints ahead as he lobbed the advancing Slough keeper. 

A pair of goals from Johnnie Dyer, including a penalty, put the home side clear as Saints made a slow start to the second half. 

Saints are made to rue their failure to make more of their first half superiority as Slough crank up their game in the second. Slough exploit the Saints defence and own goal and an easy turn-in by Smith turn it into a nightmare for Saints.  

Saints:  Michael Power-Simpson, Tayo Coker, Ronayne Marsh-Brown, Gareth Paxton, Farai Hallam, Alex Paine, Romaine Walker, Alan Hedley, Leon Osei, Terrell Lewis, Asen Valchev. 

Attendance:  269     Star Player:  Alan Hedley 

 
Saints Made to Rue Missed Chances PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ian   
Saturday, 11 January 2014 18:16

Saints  2     Hedley 6, Walker 21

AFC Hayes  2     Crane 36, Williams 43

Calor League Division One Central  (Saturday 11 January)

Chances went begging as Saints made a bright start after the weather-enforced layoff but defensive lapses meant the points were shared on Saturday.

Saints made an impressive start to the game were took an early lead as Alan Hedley latched on to a Scott Fitzgerald knock down and placed his shot wide of the diving keeper from outside the area. Making up for the fortnight of inactivity, Saints lost their nervousness in front of goal and looked to build on their lead, pushing hard at the Hayes defensive line. Further reward came Romaine Walker was found in space on the right, beat several players before again beating the keeper from distance. 

Hayes began to get back into their game but with Gareth Paxton and his latest defensive partner, Farai Williams, holding firm at the back and Alan Hedley and Alex Paine controlling the middle of the field, they were restricted to attacks down the flanks and Terrell Lewis and Ronayne Marsh-Brown both had difficult afternoons.

It was from such attacks down the line that brought the visitors surprisingly level before the break as first Charlie Crane and then Lucas Williams found the net.

The second half could have gone badly for Saints as Chris Christie was forced off with a damaged hand after a good double save and Michael Power-Simpson had to come off his sick bed to take his place between the posts. Fortunately he was not really tested as Hayes were only able to muster a couple of off-target efforts.

Saints however, given their recent poor record of scoring, were positively profligate in front of goal with numerous chances to take the game away from the visitors. Scott Fitzgerald somehow scooped a clear chance wide, Davis Haule won a great header but was wide and Alan Hedley couldn't get enough power behind a snap shot that had to be cleared off the line.

A fair result? Perhaps but football is rarely fair and Saints will see this as two points dropped. 

Saints:  Chris Christie (Michael Power-Simpson 54), Terrell Lewis, Ronanyne Marsh-Brown, Gareth Paxton, Farai Williams, Alex Paine, Romaine Walker, Alan Hedley, Leon Osei (Remmel Clarke 87), Scott Fitzgerald, Asen Valchev (Davis Haule 76). 

Attendance:  57     Star Player:  Alex Paine 

 
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