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Amersham Town 1 - 1 Penn & Tylers Green

After a drab first half, of which the only major item of note was Penn & Tylers’ goal, the game burst into life in the second period as some good football was played and chances created by both sides. However, it will concern manager James Hall that Amersham failed in open play to test Matt Watson in the Penn goal.

 

Amersham’s best chance of the first half occurred after only seven minutes when Tom Perman put the ball behind the Penn defence for right winger Charlie Line but his shot was wide of the near post. After thirty minutes Penn took the lead. A cross from the right resulted in a melee in the Amersham box and, as two defenders got in each other’s way, Sam Green was on hand to prod home.

 

As the second half got underway both sides enjoyed some success down their left. First a long cross to the far post was headed over by Line whilst, at the other end, Penn’s James Hancock broke forward and was denied only by a good save from Green. Another Penn cross passed across goal and was hooked just wide of the post.

 

On the hour Amersham broke upfield and, from the resulting corner, Kyle Duncan-Johnson powered a header just over the bar. Amersham were now coming more into the game as their midfield contested strongly for the ball and the equaliser came with ten minutes to play. Town advanced down the left and the ball was fed to Alfie Hall who was tripped as he broke into the area. Harry Bennett confidently fired the penalty into the left hand corner of Watson’s goal. There was still time for a fine block by an Amersham defender before the final whistle.

 

Amersham Town: Green, Perman, Gibson, Toomey, Clifford, Deritis, Line, Regan, Bennett, Duncan-Johnson, Ayres. Subs: A Hall, Nash-Barker, Osbourne, Fowler, Smith.