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WHAT A RESULT: Amersham FC lift league trophy after monumental season

 Published on: 9th April 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Amersham Town FC have officially made history as they lifted the Division One Cherry Red Combined Counties League trophy.

For months, winning the league has been something of a foregone conclusion.

The Magpies were the first non-league side in the country to hit 100 goals in their respective domestic league, doing so in just 25 games.

When Amersham News spoke with manager Stuart Atkins in January, he was keeping feet on the ground despite being 16 points clear of second place at the time with a tough run of fixtures ahead.

Nine wins from their next 12, however, secured the league in style. A 3-1 win over London Colney on April 1 made it official, and the following week they lifted the trophy after a blockbuster 4-3 victory over Bedfont in front of the home crowd at Spratleys Meadow.

After 38 games played, The Magpies had 99 points and a whopping 141 goals scored, 66 of which came from star striker Jake Tabor.

After assuring promotion to Step 5 of the football pyramid for the first time in its history, the work for the club is only just beginning. As teams progress through the system, they must meet the higher demands of the leagues. Amersham, whose attendance for the trophy-lifting match was 138, must now install new floodlights to meet the standards of Step 5.

David Edwards, on behalf of the President, Chairman & Committee of Amersham Town Football Club, said: “Amersham Town FC have proudly represented the town of Amersham for more than 130 years. All connected with the club: players, management, committee and helpers are all volunteers, giving their time and support freely. The club survives on very little financial turnover. We now need to upgrade our floodlights to more modern, environmentally and ecologically friendly, low consumption and low spill LED lights, to conform to current Football Association Standards. The cost to replace the floodlights is £55,101! We have secured a grant from the Football Foundation to cover £37,363 of this cost, but we need to raise £17,738 as a contribution from the club in order that we may meet the new standards and continue the tradition of playing football at Spratleys Meadow, Amersham, as we have done since 1890.”

You can support the club by making a donation at www.gofundme.com/f/amersham-town-football-club-floodlights-appeal

Photo credit: Amersham Town FC

 

 

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