• Mike Gahagan



This was Amersham Town’s heaviest home defeat since August 2016 when they went down by the same score against Aston Clinton. Sadly the score line was a fair reflection of the gap between the two teams as Winslow outclassed and outfought a misfiring Amersham. But for an excellent performance by Town keeper Alex Clarke and some wasteful finishing in the final quarter by the Winslow forwards the score would have been even higher.

Amersham had already been opened up a couple of times by Winslow before the first goal arrived on eleven minutes. Uncharacteristically it resulted from a long punt upfield by Winslow keeper Sam Ashmead. The Amersham defender lost the trajectory of the ball leaving Kieron Schmidt free to lob over the advancing Clarke. Winslow were causing chaos in the Amersham ranks, especially with a diagonal ball behind the defence, and the next goal resulted indirectly from such a pass. The Winslow winger took the ball to the bye line and Town failed to clear his cross leaving Mitchell Collins time to turn and drive the ball past Clarke.

Winslow made the game safe on thirty two minutes. Following a flowing move down the left Paul Brown crossed for Daniel Parsons to slide home.

Early in the second half there was time for Amersham’s Joe Mistretta to clear the ball off the line before United added their fourth. A clearance down the centre of the pitch found an unmarked attacker free to round Clarke and slot home. The next followed a clearance down the right hand side of the pitch bypassing the sedentary Amersham midfield and defenders and leaving Parsons free to cut in and knock the ball past the exposed Clarke.

The sixth goal was a straightforward penalty as Amersham played the ball around at the back with little purpose and then brought down an opponent. Shayne Almond gave Clarke no chance from the spot. The final goal on eighty two minutes was in many respect the pick of the bunch. Clarke had to leave his goal to clear downfield and Brown, spotting the keeper out of his goal, drove the ball unerringly into the net from the half way line.

Amersham Town: Clarke, Aldridge, Mistretta, Seaton, Hagan, Madeinlo, Ramsey, Thomas, Johnson, Wallace. Subs: Beaumont, Peacock, Williams, Luke, Malone.

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