Ampthill Town 1 - 3 Amersham Town
This was by far Amersham’s best performance of the season. Having failed to win away from Spratleys Meadow since August they did so convincingly against third placed Ampthill.
This was no smash and grab raid, relying on a lucky break or deflection. Amersham played together as a team, retained their shape when under pressure and restricted a good Ampthill side to few clear-cut chances.
Amersham took the lead in the first minute when a corner was headed back across goal and Kyle Duncan-Johnson leapt above the defenders to back-head into the net. Ampthill then enjoyed the majority of possession but Amersham’s defence, well marshalled by Luke Symons and Paolo Deritis, stood firm and their forwards were always dangerous on the break.
The second half continued in much the same vein and again the better chances fell to Amersham. Harry Bennett was only denied by a fine save by the Devon Phelan in the Ampthill goal but then went one better when, from a break down the left after sixty nine minutes, he curled an accurate shot into the far corner of the net. Three minutes later a quick ball from midfield released Delyn Fowler whose precise cross was met by the onrushing Bennett to head past the exposed Phelan. Although Ampthill pulled one back from a fine volley by Charlie Cullent with eight minutes remaining, Amersham saw out the game for a convincing victory.
Team: Green, Fowler, Deritis, Mejzini, Line, Symons, A Hall, Ikusemori, Bennett, Duncan-Johnson, Regan.
Subs: Coleman, Hill.