Gregg stars as Crows battle on

Chalfont St Peter 0 Royston Town 0 GREGG Jackson was the hero as the Crows collected their 18th Spartan South Midlands League point of the season at Chalfont on Saturday. The 17-year-old made his second appearance of the season as an emergency goalkeeper

Chalfont St Peter 0

Royston Town 0

GREGG Jackson was the hero as the Crows collected their 18th Spartan South Midlands League point of the season at Chalfont on Saturday.

The 17-year-old made his second appearance of the season as an emergency goalkeeper, and kept a clean sheet.


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Jackson had already played in goal for the Crows when Chris Chambers was sent off against Biggleswade United in early November.

With Chambers serving a one-game ban for his dismissal, he was replaced by Russell Jones, who tore a muscle during the first half.

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In a game that seemed certain to be called off until a late pitch inspection, Jones did well to keep Chalfont out during the first half, bringing off a pair of fine saves, while the home side also hit the bar.

At the other end Ryan Cannon and Jez McMurrough both went close for a Crows team robbed of six players through injury, suspension and illness.

With Jackson coming off the bench to replace Jones at half-time a good defensive display from the visitors - with youngster James Moule also shining - ensured that they would stretch their unbeaten run to three games.

Jez McMurrough twice went close to breaking the deadlock in the visitors' favour, but Crows' chairman Graham Phillips was delighted to see them take a point from the game:

"It was a good battling performance, as we had a lot of players missing" he said.

"Despite the conditions, it was an entertaining game, and both sides tried to play football.

Royston: R Jones (G Jackson), R Lowden, L Revell, R Cannon, M Bloss, P Chappell, L Rogers, C Edwards, J McMurrough, J Moule, D McMurrough (L Bates)

- The Crows face another long trip on Saturday when they travel to a Holmer Green side who lie one place below them in 17th place. After a week off, Royston reserves return to Garden Walk on Saturday, with Caddington Reserves the visitors.

- Buntingford Town saw their home game against Bushey Rangers postponed because of a waterlogged pitch on Saturday, and Tuesday's trip to Wormley also fell victim to the weather. They are at home to Whitewebbs on Saturday, kick off 2pm.

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