photo credit : (Barry) @thecoldend


Sat 26th September

Arlesey Town


Carvalho (2)





Tring Athletic


Last week was sunny warm and windy this week it’s autumn and cold wet and windy, good old England.


Arlesey started strongly and really should have netted in just the 2nd min as a bad back pass from Tring, Jalen Miller pounced on it going into the box, closed down quickly it was just about cleared just missing Boyan Dimov

who almost got it on the edge of the area.


A series of Arlesey corners eventually found Bruno de Brito whose header was pushed over from hitting the cross bar. A Tring FK was met by Callum Short who was well tackled by Luke Daley in goal just outside the box but a FK was given to Arlesey.

Another good Tring attack was well stopped by Daley at the feet of Prince Nimoh. Tring were pressing a bit now but Daley took the header when it came at him with confidence.

A break from Herculano Carvalho making his home debut found Brito who crossed in for Lincoln Gilmartin to shoot forcing a goodsave from the keeper and another corner that Brito shot over the bar.

On 27 mins A break by Tring saw a “slow motion” tackle and fall by the forward, with a FK given Manny Richardson protested a little to much for the ref who sent him to the “sin bin” for 10 mins. Then just a min later captain Adam Randall went down with a muscle injury and had to leave the field, this led to a little reorganisation with young Jack Ellwood showing even more versatility as he went to centre half and Luis Fernandes coming on.


As the game started after the delay Tring capitalised on the temporary gape in the centre as Short attacked and he just beat Daley to the ball at the edge of the area chipping him and the ball dropped just under the bar for a good goal and 0-1 on 35 mins.

Arlesey got straight back to the task and pushed forward as Gilmartin was fouled. This was an easy take for the keeper. Just a min later a break by Carvalho saw him find Dimov on the edge of the area and he fired in a great shot that flew past the keeper and his 2nd goal in 2 games for 1-1 on 37mins.

The game was now warming up as 1st Brito shot just over the bar from a FK and Gilmartin cut in and also fired just over the bar before the goal of the game came as a great close control passing move saw Dimov find Carvalho on the edge, despite a lunging challenge fro the defender Carvalho looped the ball over the despairing keeperinto the net for 2-1 on 44mins and another really great goal.

As the game moved into injury time Carvalho headed just past the post from a FK and from a Carvalho cross Jalen Miller headed just past the post leaving it 2-1 at HT.

Arlesey started the 2nd period as they finish the 1st pressing forward and creating chances. A foul on Miller on the edge of the area saw a good shot from Brito and a great save from the keeper, and a good ball put Miller through but his shot just shaved the wrong side of the post. With both sides working hard half chances came for both sides before Miller skipped into the box beating 3 defenders before putting in a cross that Carvalho forced over the line in front of the keeper for his 2nd goal and 3-1 on 66mins.

A break and a great long shot saws great save from Daley showed that Tring weren’t finished. Changes for both sides slowed the game a little, a good ball over the top saw Miller hit the side netting before on 80 mins a long ball wasn’t cleared and as Daley came out Prince Nimoh skipped past him and put the ball into an empty net for 3-2.

Although Tring pressed for the last period of the game Arlesey kept their nerves and saw out the game for another victory to continue the good start to the season.

Another good entertaining game to watch with yet more great goals. Arlesey are now very worth watching and are playing as good and entertaining football as they have for some years.