Gregory in the goals for Harpenden
SSML Division One Tokyngton Manor 3 Harpenden Town 3 Harpenden Town 2 Buckingham Athletic 1 CHRIS Gregory was Harpenden Town s hero this week netting four goals to help them collect four points from their games with Tokyngton Manor and Buckingham Athletic
SSML Division One
Tokyngton Manor 3 Harpenden Town 3
Harpenden Town 2 Buckingham Athletic 1
CHRIS Gregory was Harpenden Town's hero this week netting four goals to help them collect four points from their games with Tokyngton Manor and Buckingham Athletic.
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Town battled back from 3-1 down on Saturday at Tokyngton with Gregory earning Town a point with three goals including a 93rd minute equaliser from 25 yards.
Then on Tuesday night the striker set Town on their way to a 2-1 win over Buckingham Athletic with Tony Golder's 30th minute striker turning out to be the winner and caretaker manager Kelvin Gregory was pleased with his team's efforts including the goalscoring exploits of his son Chris.
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"I make him captain and he goes and does that," he said.
"On Saturday his first goal was a penalty but the other two were great. The last one was a sublime goal where he chipped the goalkeeper from about 25 yards in the 93rd minute."
The one downside for Town though is the number of injuries they're having to contend with.
"We're struggling for players at the moment," continued Gregory. "We're keeping the doctors in the NHS in business!"
"Si and John who run our reserve team are scratching around for players because we keep taking all theirs for the first team.
"We had three 16 year olds in the team last night (Tuesday) and that's a massive jump for them but they did well.
"The good thing is we could probably put a first team out made up of 16, 17 and 18 year olds, especially considering the results they've been getting.
"It's been a tremendous effort considering the huge break in fixtures and the injuries."
Town travel to high-flying New Bradwell St Peter on Saturday and Gregory knows his side go there as underdogs.
"They are a tough side and they know how to play on their pitch which has a massive slope to it," said Gregory.
"It's a shame we're going there with a weakened squad but these lads are capable of anything if they believe in themselves.