Thame men failing to convince after narrow victory

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Thame continued their sluggish start to the season with an unconvincing 4-2 away win over struggling Slough

Lining up against a side which shipped 11 goals the week before the visitors were obviously in a complacent mood but their confidence was seemingly justified when debutante Jeremiah Wright scored with a classy finish inside the first 15 minutes.

Despite the bright start Thame retreated into themselves and while they dominated possession failed to capitalise and soon found themselves 2-1 down at the break.

The men were half asleep and almost went further behind after keeper Andy Sykes conceded a penalty. However, he pulled off a stunning save to inspire a comeback.

Thame came out after the break in style and Gareth Birkett quickly equalised the tie with a solid finish before Cliff Brown won the game with a pair of delightful deflected goals.

Meanwhile, Thame Ladies continued their stunning start to the season with a 5-0 win at Harlow. Thame took full advantage of Harlow going down to 10 men and dominated throughout ro run out comfortable winners. Goals came from Vicki Dawson (two), Laura Crowland (two) and Mia Brunner.