Chalfont St Peter continued their winning run as they secured the points with a sixty second double strike to ease past their stubborn opponents from Arlesey.

The pressure when playing a bottom of the table side is always one way and Saints didn’t take their opponents lightly, perhaps even showing them too much respect in a first half in which they failed to find a way through. Pride is important in football and Arlesey had theirs to fight for after a hammering in their previous game. 

Led by an outstanding young keeper, their defence stuck to their task bravely and withstood an almost constant battering from a Saints side that, perhaps, sat a bit too deep to take full advantage of their superiority.

That was remeied after the break as Jake Cass led the midfield in playing a much higher line, allowing Saints to get more bodies into the Arlesey area. Elsom was once again to the fore in the Arlesey goal as the shots rained in and his defence began to buckle under the onslaught.

A corner lead to the decisive breakthrough. George Fenton battled for the loose ball and support saw a cross back inot the area where Victor Osobu headed home from an angle.

The celebrations had barely stopped before Mahlondo Martin was set free down the left and his shot was parried across the goal for Jake Cass to score into the empty net from close range.

Luke Appleton made a strong debut after a long period beset by injuries. He is another exciting youngster adding depth to the squad. Saints travel to Hanwell tomorrow.