• Mike Gahagan

Town well beaten in a storm!

Rayners Lane 5: Amersham Town 0.

by Ziggy Segal.

On a wet and blustery day Rayners Lane outclassed a shell shocked Amersham team. As early as the eighth minute the hosts won a free kick on the right wing. It was played to the far post and headed back into the goal mouth where the on rushing former Amersham player, Ronnie Blagden, knocked it into the goal to make it one nil.

Then, after 25 minutes, a misplaced pass in midfield was intercepted and played through to Austin who finished well for two nil. This was followed seven minutes later when a great cross field angled ball to the right was followed by a cross and Hastings at the near post shot into the net. Just before half time Rayners made it four nil with an angled shot from Maher that Taylor, in the Amersham goal, got a hand to but couldn't keep out.

The second half started in the same vein and, other than a few crosses, the Rayners Lane keeper didn't have a shot to save. However, showing more resilience, the visitors didn't concede again till the eighty ninth minute. A rebounded pass in midfield found Austin who scored with a well taken angled shot to make the final score five nil.

This was a disappointing performance after last weeks narrow two one defeat to league leaders St Panteleimon, although, given the elements, it was a difficult day on which to play football.

Amersham Town. Taylor, Aldridge, Symons, Hagan, Clifford, Spence, Grant, Deritis, Andrews, Al-Murtarda, Ankrah. Subs Mistretta, Thomas, Nott, Wallace, Beaumont.

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