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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

Full match details – CLICK HERE

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

Full match details – CLICK HERE

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

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Buckingham Athletic U18 v Hampton & Richmond B

SSMFL: Newsletter No 10 Saturday 14th October 2017

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Picture by Dale James

    

NEWSLETTTER NO 10

SAT 14th OCTOBER

Unfortunately the SSMFL Division Two Representative team bowed out of the  F.A Inter League Cup at the first hurdle, going down 3-2 away at Thames Valley Premier League. (Report lower down) This competition is held every two years, and the rules on eligibility changed this year, with no more than 5 players from any one club allowed. Four clubs ( Totternhoe, Old Bradwell, Unite MK and Park View ) were represented and all those players selected acquitted themselves well and were a credit to the League.  It was disappointing that 3 players selected for the squad made themselves unavailable. Lewis Workman (Aston Clinton), Kieran Doughty (Pitstone & Ivinghoe) and Mohammed Ahmed( MK Galacticos ) however all managed to turn out for their clubs on the same afternoon.

PREMIER DIVISION

Berkhamsted and Welwyn Garden City maintain their unbeaten starts to the league season and continue to lead the way at the top of the table. Berkhamsted won 3-1 at home to Stotfold thanks to first half goals from Stacey Field, Sean Coughlan and Stuart Deaton whilst Welwyn Garden  City beat Hadley 4-1 with Jon Clements and Josh Bronti among the goals. Early front runners Biggleswade FC lost their second league game on the trot, going down 3-1 away at London Tigers  but close neighbours   Biggleswade Utd recorded their 5th win of the season, winning 2-0 away at bottom club Colney Heath. Utd’s two goals both came in the second half –  a header from Alix Girdlestone  coming just after the break and Nick Elliott.converted a corner near the end. In between time, Colney’s Lee Armitt received a red card for a late challenge on Gareth Hunt. Tring Athletic’s poor start to the campaign continues after they lost 4-2 at home to local rivals Leighton Town despite leading 2-1 at half time. The visitors goals came from James Hatch in the first half, and Lewis McBride, Lorrel Smith and a penalty from Dom Marsala in the second half.  Mark Riddick and Chris Blunden were both on the scoresheet for Athletic. This win moves Leighton up to 4th place.   Oxhey Jets drew 2-2 at home to Holmer Green in an entertaining mid table encounter, despite trailing 2-0 to goals from Thomas Peddle- James and Dean Powles  at the interval.  The manager’s half time team talk clearly did the trick though as goals from Nick Kerly and Ned Clarke secured an excellent point. Elsewhere, Harpenden Town’s 2-1 win at Crawley Green sees them move into the top six, Cockfosters drew 0-0 at home to St Margaretsbury and Wembley shared the points with visitors Hoddesdon Town as their game ended 1-1. London Colney won their second game in 4 games when they beat Edgware Town 2-1 at home.

DIVISION ONE

Southall remain at the top of the table following their 5-1 home win against Brimsdown. Andrew Harewood notched a hat trick and Aaron McLeish added a brace. Enfield Boro relinquished their second place after they  were held to a 2-2 draw at home to lowly .Enfield’s goals came from Henderson Browne and Tage Kennedy. Taking advantage of Enfield’s slip up were  Ampthill Town who moved up into second spot on goal difference after their 6-1 thumping of Broxbourne Boro. Another side climbing the table are Risboro Rangers whose emphatic 5-0 win at home to Langford moved them up to 4th place. Goals from James Stevenson and Ryan Bishop  helped Wodson Park to a 2-1 away victory at Codicote, Daniel Dixon replying for the home side. Baldock Town’s unbeaten record remains intact following their 4-2 home win over Broadfields Utd. Liam Kenna and Mitch Foley  out  gave the Reds  a  two goal lead in the first half, but visitors reduced the deficit immediately after the break and on the hour mark they scored again to draw level. Ten minutes later, Joshua Coley restored Baldock’s lead and Zach Decker wrapped up the scoring with 5 minutes left. Harefield Utd leapfrogged over Hatfield Town after their 2-1 win at home, the goal scorers being Christian Barret and Stephen Green , but they finished the game with 10 men after the dismissal of Samuel Shaw. Another side to finish the game with only 10 men were Bedford who lost Mason Smith to a red card. However, they still ended up with all three points after their home win against Rayners Lane.  Bedford’s  goals came from Steven Karkan, Lewis Jones and Cameron Hyde, whilst Jamie Doolan replied for Rayners Lane.

DIVISION TWO

No change at the top of the table as five  of the top six clubs were not in action. The days biggest winners were Loughton Manor who had an excellent 6-1 at home against Clean Slate. Dale Collins was the hero of the hour( well, 90 minutes) as he scored four of the goals. Mursley Utd won 3-0 away at Grendon Rangers, and two goals from Ryan Smith enabled The 61 FC to beat visiting Amersham Town 2-1. by There was an excellent performance from  bottom club Tring Corinthians who held  Aston Clinton to a 1-1 draw, whilst Pitstone & Ivinghoe won 4-1 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders. Sadly the match between Tring Town  and MK Galacticos was abandoned  after 87 minutes due to a mass altercation following the dismissal of a MK Galacticos  player.

BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR TROPHY- 2nd ROUND

Local rivals Winslow Utd and Buckingham Athletic were both in action, and both away from home. Winslow Utd ran out 4-1 winners against Buckingham Town in a typical local derby at Manor Fields. Simon King put the visitors ahead after he found himself in space on the edge of the area before drilling low past the advancing Ryan Thrussell on 14 minutes and  Six minutes later United’s leading scorer Aaron King found himself in the same position and sided-footed home to double the advantage. Good opportunities came at both ends but just before half-time. Kelvin Osei-Addo pulled a goal back for Town; the striker lifting the ball over keeper Aaron White. Sean Coles knocked any idea of a Town resurgence on the head just after half time  when he ran onto a diagonal ball, holding off a challenge, before firing home for  Winslow’s third. The Robins skipper Sam Bearman then saw red after receiving his second yellow card before Coles wrapped up the victory from close range just twelve minutes from time.  A very young Buckingham Athletic defeated Stewkley 1-4 to also progress into the last 16. Six of Mark Carter’s starting eleven are playing for the Athletic’s under 18 side this campaign. After going a goal down on 12 minutes it was one of the youngsters, Rory Busby, who tapped in from just two yards out when the chance was created by Tom McElroy. On 34 minutes, Ben Acquaye shot low into the net from 12 yards out to put the visitors in front. Twelve minutes from time Robbie Carter ran through from the halfway line to extend the Athletic’s lead and  Nathan Skelton added number four after good work by Jamie Sylvester just two minutes later.

3rd ROUND DRAW ( Bucks clubs)
Loughton Manor or Old Bradwell   v Newport Pagnell Res
Penn & Tylers Green                         v Buckingham Athletic
MK Galacticos                                  v Winslow Utd
Westwood Utd                                   v Aston Clinton

F.A. INTER LEAGUE 1st ROUND

Thames Valley Premier League 3 Spartan South Midlands Division Two 2

The pitch at Rivermoor Stadium,Reading,  home of Highmoor Ibis, has definitely improved over the past couple of years and looked in immaculate condition for this first round tie. The Thames Valley Premier League  fielded a team containing nine players from last season’s champions and runners up Reading YMCA and Marlow United.In the end though it was Carl Jenner the sole Newbury representative who stole the show with a brace of goals and a superb second half defensive display which ensured the hosts held on to their one goal lead and progressed into the next round.
TVPL began the game on the front foot went in front in the 3rd minute following a corner  kick to the far post where an unmarked Carl Jenner reacted first to guide the ball over the line from close range. It  was clear from the offset that the TVPL’s No 9 Liam Bushay was going to be a threat and so it proved as  the Spartan defence never really got to grips with his speed and trickery. The Spartans slowly forced their way back into the game, and equalised on 15 minutes  following a McCormick free kick which found the feet of an unmarked Ashley Farmer who smashed home from around ten yards. The Spartans  continued to look dangerous  and although forcing  a number of corners and free kicks  were unable provide the right service for the potentially though  outnumbered by defenders. A defensive reshuffle was forced upon the Spartan side when the elegant Aaron Bhasin pulled a hamstring and had to be  replaced by Chris Golding. Just before half time, the TVPL regained the lead with the goal of the game.  A Donegan pass picked out Bushay on the left, the recipient returning the ball to the provider who laid a perfect pass into the feet of the advancing Hardie who took the pass in his stride before hammering the ball past keeper Liam John.

TVPL had the ball in the back of the net within two minutes of the restart only for Bushay’s headed effort to be ruled out for offside. The game was more open with play switching back and forth but it was the Spartan side who equalised on the hour as following a Jenner clearance from his penalty area,  the ball was played back into into Tommy  Cooke who evaded a defender and scored with a crisp shot that gave keeper Rundle no chance and restored parity. TVPL responded with Bushay firing wide and Piercy having an  overhead effort being deflected for a corner.  Spartans broke quickly,  and  Cooke, who was the most dangerous of the SSMFL forwards fired over the bar. The crucial goal came with about 20 minutes left when  Donegan’s corner was met with a towering header from the unmarked Jenner that flew into the back of the net to put  the home side back in front.  The SSMFL side tried hard to up their game as they searched for the equaliser, but just seemed to lack that extra quality in the final third to break down an obdurate TVPL defence. The job in hand became even more difficult when Paul Blackwell was dismissed for a rash challenge with  just a few minutes left – a harsh decision it must be said given other similar challenges went unpunished.

SUBSTITUTE BOARDS

A reminder to all clubs, particularly those in Division Two , that the use of Substitute Boards in a match is a League requirement. The home side are responsible for providing the Boards, and they are normally placed on the half way line, so that they can be used by both sides as required.

Grateful thanks  to Chris Mitchell for his report .

Still looking for someone to do a write up / summary of either Division One or Division Two. I’m sure there are some budding scribes out there – hand up and two paces forward. It is of course a good way to ensure that your club always gets a write up!

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

 

All news, views items of interest, tittle tattle etc are welcome, particularly from our refereeing fraternity.

Enjoy your football this season and remember MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

Bill Scholes