Town Take Points At Edgware Town
By Andrew Parker
The Town travelled to Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday afternoon, to take on an out of form Edgware Town side.
Town came into the game with just one defeat in nine and would be looking to continue their impressive form and climb up the table.
Sweeney and Copson made 4 changes to their side, with Seodi, Fredericks, Davison-Gordon and Foulger all coming out.
It was a bright start by Town in horrible howling winds, who won an early corner within the first few seconds, however it resulted in nothing.
Town continued to apply the pressure when Matt Hall whipped a free kick at goal, but it was comfortable for Davies.
Then came bad news. Tom Wyant collided with an Edgware player and received treatment instantly from Alfie Martin. It was as bad as it seemed for Town as the stretcher came out and Tom was carried off. Luckily, as I’m sure you’re all aware Tom has confirmed it isn’t broken. All the best Tom, speedy recovery.
Brian Foulger replaced him but went into the centre of the park and with no goalkeeper on the bench, going in between the posts was none other than Alfie Osborne!
After a 10 minute delay, Town came out of the traps first and took the lead!
Ross Adams played a pass to Tom Silford, who had Bryant to his right but went alone and fired into the bottom right to give Town the lead! A great finish!
Just a couple of minutes later and the lead was doubled and so was Silford’s tally for the day!
Ross Adams played a well weighted cross field ball to Matt Hall, who whipped in a delightful cross which Silford only had to nod home from a few yards out! 2-0!
The Town were cruising in this first half and playing some brilliant football at times. Matt Hall and Tom Bryant efforts went over the bar as the game got closer to the half way point.
After 10 minutes of stoppage time, Town went in with a 2-0 lead at the break!
After the break, Town came out very brightly once again! Aaron McKee headed over the bar and Tom Silford had a chance for his hat trick that was blocked and Kyle Faulkner couldn’t get the rebound out of his feet quick enough.
Ross Adams was then replaced by Ollie Buckley after 50 minutes.
Edgware then started to come into the game as Town’s intensity began to drop off slightly. They had a shot blocked well by Tom Guiney.
Shortly after, Town hit the counter attack and Tom Bryant nodded just over the bar.
Edgware continued to look threatening, their 9 and 14 looking the liveliest.
On 75 minutes, it was their 9 who gave them the lead. He ghosted in at the far post and headed past Osborne with ease to give the home side a way back into the game.
Town made their final change with Kyle Faulkner making way for young Kuda Butano.
Edgware continued to dominate the latter stages of the game and their 7 fired just side from the edge of the area.
However as the game entered stoppage time, Town wrapped it up.
Tom Silford found himself one on one with a defender with Kuda to his left. He played in Kuda, who tucked the ball past Davies to wrap the game up for Town. His first goal for the club!
Just a matter of seconds later, it was 4-1, and Kuda had doubled his Town tally!
He found himself one on one with the goalkeeper again and he made no mistake in burying his chance! Another cool, calm finish.
That was all of the action at a windy Silver Jubilee Park as Town come away with all 3 points and move up to 10th in the table.
A very good display from the Town, having played nearly 90 minutes with a central midfielder in goal!
That makes it just the 1 defeat in 10 now for Town as their impressive form continues.
Next up for Town is Tring Athletic at home on Saturday.
A massive game it will be, a local derby and bragging rights to be earned. This season, it’s 1 game a piece!
We hope you can join us for that one, it promises to be good one and a bumper crowd would be even better!
Up the Town!
Report by Kieran Carvell