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Penn & Tyler Green 2017

Andreas Latta

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Historic win for Penn & Tylers Green FC

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This was a historic win for the boys from French School Meadow because it was our first home victory away from home. It was the first time the boys in blue & white played at our temporary hosts Amersham Town FC’s Spratleys Meadow. It was new to all of us, new changing rooms, new ground, new routine, new pitch. Everyone coped well including, of course, the players. Gaffer Gareth Williams put out a young side (yes, I know how “young” our keeper was) and they did not disappoint. They were determined to bounce back after the away defeat of the opening game of the season away to Chalvey Sports.

From the start the home side looked that little bit brighter and sharper going forward. They tried to play a passing game and at times it was pleasing on the eye. The opposition from across the Chilterns threatened on occasions with the long ball over the top and the Penn & Tylers Green side had to be alert all the time. The positive style of football was rewarded in 25th minute when after a very good passing move around the D of the penalty area Rashid Hamid had a go from about 16 yards and was rewarded with his and the team’s first league goal of the season.

Our defence coped well with any counter attacks from Chinnor and Richard Lockey, our youngster in goal, commanded his area well. The second goal came in 41st minute when Rashid Hamid got his brace. That was the score at half time.

The second half was all about managing the game and see it out. It was important to get the three points today and a 2:0 lead is a dangerous lead. It was good to score the third goal early in the second half and a fine goal it was, too. Raju Pritpal controlled the ball well on the left of the penalty area, took a couple of steps and slotted the ball in the low far right corner of the goal. That was game over.

Well done Gareth Williams, his coaching team and the players. As stated before, it was important to bounce back today and bag the points. Also thank you to all the Penn & Tylers Green FC helpers and supporters who made the short journey from Penn to Amersham.

Next week is another historic day when we play our first ever game in The Buildbase FA Vase at Spratleys Meadow against AFC Stoneham, kick off 15:00.

Team: R Lockey, J Brittain, D Brown, J Franks, E Kingsley, C Lane, R Pritpal (1), Rashid Hamid (2) T Stables, R Welsh (C). Subs: M Clark, F Tripp (both played), S Cahill, N Khan