Amersham Town 0 - 0 Kidlington Reserves
This was a game of ‘what ifs’ for both sets of supporters. What if Amersham had taken one of two guilt edge chances in the first three minutes, what if a Kidlington forward, having rounded Oliver Keil in the Amersham goal, had not hit a post?
Amersham usually concede an early goal but, on the occasion, they could have scored one. After only two minutes Conrad Holland’s through ball found Jordan Toomey advancing on goal but Kidlington’s keeper, Eni Xhako, pulled off a smart stop diving to his right. A minute later Toomey’s lob was just sufficiently low for Xhako to turn it wide.
But the chances were not all in one direction. Six minutes later Town lost the ball in midfield and Kidlington’s Conal Rogan seized on the through ball to round Keil. But he had been forced to a narrow angle and his shot rebounded off the outside of the post.
The chances kept coming. Harry Bennett stung Xhako’s hands with a fierce drive whilst Kidlington’s Jordan Godfrey saw a shot drift just wide. Xhako then pulled off a superb save touching Bennett’s shot over the bar whilst Keil did well to get down quickly to smother a shot to his near post.
The second half was slightly less eventful than the first as both teams defended strongly with forwards unable to get a clear sight of goal. Again Xhako had to be alert to tip a free kick over the bar whilst, at the other end, Kidlington saw a shot clip the bar.
Both teams professed themselves disappointed with one point but they had served up a game that was never dull!
Amersham Town: Keil, Line, Deritis, Perman, Symons, Clifford, Ayres, Coleman, Toomey, Holland, Bennett.
Subs: Duncan-Johnson, Swaby, A Hall, Fowler.