Amersham Town 2 - 5 Wellingborough Whitworth
This was an entertaining and game in which a young Amersham side eventually had to concede second best to an experienced Wellingborough Whitworth team.
The first two minutes were a harbinger of things to come. After only forty six seconds Town’s Dean Murad seized on a Welligborough error and broke through on goal. His cross shot hit the far post but a Wellingborough defender, attempting to clear, could only put the ball into his own net. Amersham had scarcely concluded their celebrations when, forty four seconds later, a good Wellingborough break down the left resulted in a pinpoint cross which Matt Judge forced home.
As the game flowed from end to end both defences found it hard to contain the opposition forwards. From a ball to the right from Amerham’s Oliver Regan, Nick Kerley curled a shot just wide. Then Harry Bennett broke down the left and his fine cross to the far post was met by Swaby but he could get no power on his header. The deadlock was broken on thirty one minutes when, from a corner on the right, Wellingborough’s Ryan Lovell headed back across goal and into the corner of the net. Wellingborough increased their lead on forty minutes when a pass behind the defence found Lovell who slipped the ball past Town keeper Oliver Keil
Like the first, the second half started with a bang. Only two minutes had passed when Lovell broke through two Amersham tackles and shot home. Amersham retaliated two minutes later as Kerley was put through the middle and passed the ball into the net. Kerley was put through again five minutes later but this time Lee Baxter in the Wellingborough goal pulled off a fine save.
Wellingborough made the game safe on fifty eight minutes when the ball was headed home at the far post by Brady Stratford from another corner. There was still time for Amersham’s Harry Bennett to hit the post from a free kick from twenty five yards before the referee called a halt to an enjoyable spectacle containing some outstanding football from both sides.
Amersham Town: Keil, Adu-Adjei, Fowler, Nott, Osborne, Deritis, Swaby, Regan, Kerley, Murad, Bennett,
Subs. Adeyemi, Lawrence, A Hall, Nash-Barker, Golesteanu.