Seventh heaven for unstoppable Ampthill Town

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Ampthill Town stretched their unbeaten run to seven games this week as they turned the tables on Risborough in the league and then clinched an SSML Division One Cup win over Brimsdown on Tuesday.

Risborough put Ampthill out of the FA Cup at Woburn Road in August, but they were second best at the weekend when Town won 3-0.

Town made the crucial breakthrough late in the first half as Mike Draycott sent a header past the away keeper in the 40th minute, before Joe McCabe added the second with a well struck shot before the half-time whistle.

The second half saw Risborough having a goal disallowed for a challenge on Town keeper Jack Ambler, and Brad Clarke going close with some good openings.

Ampthill had to wait until the final minutes for their third goal, with Charlie Cullen clipping the ball over the keeper after good work by Louie Dillon.

Ampthill should have then gone to Brimsdown’s Enfield base on Tuesday but the game was reversed back to Ampthill Park due to ground problems in London, and Town came from behind to win the cup tie.

In another game which swung from end to end, Town were denied in the first half – with the keeper pulling off a superb save from a Draycott drive before Cullen hit the post.

Brimsdown took the lead early in the second half from a header, but Town retaliated with more attacking flair; with Saunders and Cullen both missing good chances when well positioned.

The equaliser came in the 70th minute when sub Arrun Ramsey fired past the keeper after a through-ball from Cullen.

Brimsdown saw a long range shot glance off the post but Danny Butler settled the tie in the 84th minute when he sliced through the defence to slot home the winner for Ampthill.

The win gives them a second round home tie against Broadfields United in December.

Town have no game this weekend and they host Hatfield on October 31 with the chances to stay unbeaten in October under their new management.