SSMFL,D1: Collins previews Winslow’s league encounter with Codicote

Winslow United’s Mitchell Collins has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to play host to Codicote on Saturday (21st October).

Mitchell Collins

The United left-back has impressed this season with some high-energy performances in giving Winslow a presence in the opposition half for the full 90 minutes.

Tomorrow Codicote visit the gate with former Burnley, Stoke City and Watford striker Gifton Noel-Williams in charge.

Collins reflected on United’s week after their 4-1 local derby win at Buckingham Town in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

We have just had a normal week, everyone training and focusing for our next game. I felt the derby game went very well, we were very dominant throughout most the game and over came any problem that they gave us. It’s always best to win a derby game.

Both Collins and United have started the campaign brightly.

The season is going well for both myself and the team. I’ve been converted from a forward player to a left back, which is going very well for myself and I think the team, technically and physically, we are a match for the league. I also think since the first few games we played, we have become stronger and performing better.

I’m enjoying this campaign a lot. Being with some of the players I played with last year and playing back with a manager I’ve played under before. I think this campaign could be a good one

Next up is tomorrow’s league visit by Codicote.

I don’t know much about them. I know we faced them in the cup and came out 6-0 winners though this was due to a sending off in the early minutes of the game. They are a good passing team like a lot of teams in the league so will be a good battle.

Finally, Collins had to be asked about ‘that goal’ which was well received by social media.

I’ve had a good reaction to that goal. It seems popular to people so I’m hoping to score a few more this campaign and hopefully another one like that.


SSMFL,DD: Winslow travel to Ampthill

Winslow United Development travel to play their Ampthill Town counterparts in the Spartan South Midlands League, Development Division tomorrow (Saturday 21st October).

Last week United lost 1-2 to Hillingdon Borough Development in the Development Division Challenge Trophy. Nick Farrow on target.

Nick Farrow

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SSMFL, Dev Div: Ath U25 looking to build on cup victory

Buckingham Athletic Development head to play at Hillingdon Borough in the Spartan South Midlands League, U25 Development Division tomorrow (Saturday 21 October).

Last weekend the Athletic won their first game under new management duo of Jake Honor and Ben Townsend.

Michael Davison

Michael Davison and Caleb Bolton on target in the 2-0 Development Division Challenge Trophy win at St Margaretsbury Development.

Caleb Bolton

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SSMFL,D2: Woodward joins Grendon for Berko basement battle

By Grendon Rangers

Match Preview.
Tomorrow we travel to Berkhamsted Raiders for a bottom of the table crunch match.

Both sides will view this as a chance to gain some much needed points and in turn gather some momentum as the season moves into the winter period.

Last week Rangers went down 0-3 to Mursley United where a Danny Clarke brace was added to by a Delahaye goal to hand Mursley the spoils in a game that Rangers showed some good individual promise but couldn’t click it all into place as a team.
Raiders meanwhile were comfortably beaten by Pitstone and Ivinghoe 4-1. Beard with the Raiders goal.

Rangers will still be without a recognised goalkeeper as the hunt for a regular custodian continues.

There is one major addition to the club though as former Buckingham Athletic U25’s Manager Larry Woodward has joined the management team. He will team with Stuart Leonard with all things selection and match day.

Larry Woodward

Top Scorer Nathan Perna also returns to the squad for the game which will be a huge boost for the side.

Kick off is 3pm at Ashlyns School Chesham Rd, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH

FA Youth Cup, 1RP: Ath Head Coach talks of ‘brilliant tie’ against Cobblers

Buckingham Athletic U18s Head Coach Sam Pateman has spoken to Sports Shots after his side were picked out of the hat at Wembley Stadium this lunchtime to face Northampton Town in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

Manager Steve Farmborough (left) & assistant Sam Pateman (right) celebrate the Buckingham Athletic U18s Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division title with Athletic chairman Tony Checkley.

Pateman told Sports Shots;

A brilliant tie for everyone involved, with an opportunity for the club to have a big crowd, to watch our boys challenge themselves against a Football League clubs U18’s. A perfect tie in that respect.

It will obviously be a massive challenge to get a result but you enter these competitions for that exact reason and hopefully, whatever the outcome we will do ourselves justice because I feel as a group of talented young players, coaches and manager, we all want to prove a point whenever we face a side of their pedigree.


FA Vase 1R: Ath looking to emulate club record with Bracknell Vase clash

Buckingham Athletic are looking to emulate their club record achievement when they head to Bracknell Town in the FA Vase, first round tomorrow (Saturday 21st October).

The last time the Athletic got to the second round was 1998, as you can see from the programme that day below, courtesy of Colin Howkins.

Buckingham Athletic manager Mark Carter

Athletic manager Mark Carter told Sports Shots;

We’re really looking forward to the challenge but are without Neil (King), Chris (Stapleton) and Dan (Hassell). We feel the young lads can cope with the big game, I trust them, and know they will give their all for the team.

Nick Bennion returns after missing last weekend, which is a massive bonus, even though we have two excellent replacements in Lewis (Dench) and Larry (Mills).

This is obviously the biggest game the senior team have been involved in for many years so we’ll be trying our hardest to emulate the great achievements of the youth team.

This is a very good time to be involved with us and we don’t want it to stop here. We are trying to build a great team, on and off the pitch, and I personally think we’re not too far away.

We will have six under 18’s in the 16-man squad again this week, which speaks for itself.

CS&TFL,D1: Joao looking for Robins to bounce back for Blackstones visit

Buckingham Town’s Orlando Joao is looking for the Robins to bounce back as Blackstones visit Manor Fields this Saturday (21st October).

Orlando Joao

The pacey left-footed attacking wide man spoke to Sports Shots as the Robins return to league action.

Gary Ollard’s men are seventh in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 table having games in hand on the teams above them and face their fifth-placed opponents looking to start heading back up the division.

Joao told Sports Shots;

This weekend we will definitely bounce back from the loss last week against Winslow. They battled hard against us and we weren’t at our best. We have a great team and we just need to start showing this every week.

The Robins have enjoyed a positive week preparing.

Everyone trained hard this week, especially this Tuesday, when we had an intense session. We all worked hard because we looking to set things right this Saturday.

The Robins could go second, depending on results, and will be looking to get back at it.

We have had a great start due to everyone working hard and showing their ability on pitch when they had an chance too.

Sports Shots would like to thank Orlando for taking the time to speak to us, support the website and in turn aid our charity fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK.


FA Youth Cup,1RP: Ath draw Northampton Town in prestige tie

Buckingham Athletic have been drawn to play Northampton Town in the first round proper of the 2017-18 FA Youth Cup.

FA Youth Cup

The Athletic were paired against their near-neighbours when the draw took place at Wembley Stadium this lunchtime (Friday 20th October).

The Cobblers youth side are coached by former Brackley Town manager Jon Brady and play in the EFL Youth Alliance U18 South East.

Current table below:

The game is looking to be scheduled for Thursday 2nd November 2017, kick-off 7.45pm, and will be played at Stratford Fields.

FA Youth Cup, 3QR: Buckingham Ath U18 v Hampton & Richmond Borough U18


Buckingham Athletic U18 v Hampton & Richmond B

Buckingham Town CC celebrate youth success

At a recently held presentation evening, Buckingham Town Cricket Club Youth section celebrated a successful 2017 season.

The awards for 2017 were as follows:

The Charlie Saunders Award:      Ben England

U10’s – Archie Murray, Ben Joyce,Charles Dickson, William Baughan, Robin Webb.

U11A & U11B’s  – George Pearson, Elliott King, Kiran Gunatunga, Joseph Rose, Thomas Goosey, Ashton Taylor, Hugo Scudamore,  Maxwell Hicks.

U12s/U13A’s –  Finley Clark, Ben England(2) Gus Howard, Aaron Gear.

U12B’s   – Marcus Dowson, William Harrison, George Pearson, Maxwell Hicks.

U13’s  – Tom Lawer, George Hall, Adam Mitchell, William Smith.

U14’s  – Tom Robinson, James Crawford, Alex Jasper, Ollie Peacock.