Amersham Town 1 - 1 Winslow United
This was a belting game. Winslow have won all but one of their games this season but with both sides fully committed a large and vocal crowd was well entertained.
Winslow almost took the lead after two minutes. A corner from the right was headed goalwards, bounced off the far post and was cleared. Both sides were playing long balls behind the defence but clear-cut chances in the first half were few. Just before half time, however, Amersham’s Nick Kerley, spotting Winslow keeper Charlie Jones off his line, fired a free kick from half way which Jones was relieved to touch over the bar.
Two minutes after the break Amersham took the lead. There seemed no danger as Alfie Hall received the ball out on the left but he cut in past two defenders and hit an unstoppable shot past Jones. Winslow responded immediately and Town keeper Oliver Keil had to be alert to divert a cross shot past the far post.
Winslow now pressed forward in greater numbers. With the Town central defence of John Nott, Kyle Clifford and Luke Symons holding firm and Paolo Deritis and Conrad Holland contesting everything in midfield Winslow were most dangerous down the flanks, especially the right. Town relied on counter attacks and Jones had to make a good save from a low Kerley shot. After numerous corners on the right, however, Winslow eventually equalised with ten minutes to play when Dan Woolley rose highest to head one home.
Both sides could still have won the game. Keil had to be at his best to touch over a deflected shot while Town’s Harry Bennett saw a long range lob drift just wide. At the final whistle all could draw breath!
Amersham Town: Keil, Line, Mohamed, Nott, Symons, Clifford, Kerley, Deritis, A Hall, Holland, Hounto.
Subs: Fowler, Smith, Perman, Bennett, Moore.