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SSMFL,U25DL: Ath second string hit the Roade for pre-season friendly

Due to the delayed start of the Spartan South Midlands League, U25 Development Division this season, Buckingham Athletic have arranged another couple of friendly games.

Tomorrow (Saturday) they travel to Northants Combination side Roade then host the very highly rated AFC Dunstable Development 7 days later.

Larry Woodward

SSMFL,D1: Buckingham Athletic skipper Staley talks ‘all things Ath’

Buckingham Athletic skipper Dan Staley has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to entertain London Lions in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm.

Dan Staley


Despite going down to their first defeat of the league campaign at Risborough Rangers on Tuesday evening, it has been a bright start for Mark Carter’s side.

Staley said;

Pre-season was positive this year, retaining most, if not all of our players from last season and adding a few key members to the side. We played teams from mostly higher leagues and came out with some good results, so going into the first game things were very positive. We won our first 2 games well, with our first game being an 8-0 win. Tuesday we travelled to Risborough and had a rude awakening in the first 10 minutes going two goals behind. We showed some good character to go on and score and had a good few opportunities to equalise but it wasn’t to be. Even though we lost and we didn’t play our best, we still could have come away with a result against a good side, so that’s a positive.

The defeat has made the Athletic want to bounce back quickly.

Everyone’s itching to get back at it on Saturday and right the wrongs from Tuesday night, and add another 3 points to the table. It’s very early days, but things are looking positive and there’s no reason why we can’t be in and around the top come May time. Hopefully we can have a good cup run in one of the trophies this year, something that we certainly didn’t do last year.

Stratford Fields is building on foundations laid over a number of years thanks to a small band of volunteers.

The Ath is going from strength to strength on and off the field, and with our very young side, it’s looking very positive footballing wise.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow face tricky trip to Ampthill

By Nick Callaghan

Another tricky away encounter waits for Winslow in a game against early pace setters Ampthill Town who are now managed by former Winslow United player Adam Dedman.

This is the third of four opening away games for Winslow as they inch ever closer to the home game against Enfield Borough on Saturday 2nd September.

This game also marks the opening of Ampthill Town’s new clubhouse and their first home game of the 2017-2018 season, so a large crowd is to be expected for this one.


Last 5 meetings:

11/02/17 Ampthill 3 V 2 Winslow United
Pounds now plays for Tring Corinthians in Division 2

09/08/16 Winslow United 2 V 1 Ampthill
Freshwater now plays for Leighton Town in the Premier Division

09/04/16 Winslow United 1 V 2 Ampthill

23/01/16 Ampthill 4 V 0 Winslow United

27 December 2008 Ampthill Town 2 V 3 Winslow United
Steve Garbutt now Assistant Manager with the club
Phil Martin now part of the Hashtag United Squad
Ian Trott

Did you know?

Ampthill Town holds fond memories for Winslow United as it was the scene of our tremendous 2-0 Division 2 Cup Final Victory in 2011 against 61 FC Luton, the goals on that day came from current club captain Simon King, and current Aylesbury FC First Team Coach Ryan Wiffin.

To read a report on this game, please follow the link below:

FLASHBACK – The Winslow United 2011 SSMFL, Div 2 cup final winning team & report!

Last Time Out:

Winslow United beat Broxbourne Borough 4-0 with the goals coming from Simon King, Daniel Delderfield and a brace from Aaron King.

Ampthill Town beat Brimsdown 2-0 the goals came from Sam Holmes and Elliot Smith.

Current Form:

Winslow United won 1, lost 1.
Ampthill Town played 2, won 2.


Top Scorers:

Aaron King leads the goal scoring charts for Winslow United with 3 goals from 2 games.
Bradley Clarke leads the goal scoring charts for Ampthill Town with 3 goals from 1 game, a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Hillingdon Borough.

Transfer news:

It’s a case of one in and one out this week as ex Leighton Town, Aylesbury United and Tring Athletic Left Winger/Striker Taylor Collins puts pen to paper after some tremendous performances in pre-season, let’s all give Taylor a warm Winslow welcome as he settles into his new surroundings.

On the move is Niall Williams, who joins Division 2 side MK Gallacticos. We wish him the very best luck for the season ahead with his new team.

Squad from:

Aaron White, Jack Bowers, Jack Page, Paul Brown, Mitchell Collins, Marcus Hussey, Kevin Mealor, Michael Donkor, Sean Coles, Daniel Delderfield, Taylor Collins, Harry Hertitage, Daniel Jones, Grant Karwacisnki, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King ©, Aaron King, Tom Brindley

On this weekend:

5 Years Ago: Langford 2 V 1 Winslow United – OG

10 years ago: Brache Sparta 3 v 1 Winslow United – R. Kitson

17 years ago: The 61 FC (Luton) 0 V 2 Winslow United

Thank you once again for your support last Saturday, a game in which we travelled in such great numbers, a strong 35 cheered the lads to a fine victory, and culminated in a standing ovation for the players following the game.

It would be great to see you all there again and as always, your support is welcomed, appreciated, and valued.


SSMFL,D1: Ath suffer first defeat of the season at Risborough

Buckingham Athletic never recovered from conceding two early goals as they went down to their first Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 defeat 1-3 at Risborough Rangers last night.

The Athletic were two goals down after 20 minutes and came back into the game as they managed to pull a goal back just before half time. Jack Menday’s deflected free kick setting up a good second half.

Jack Menday

Despite their best efforts, Mark Carter’s side failed to get past a well-organised Rangers defence and it was the home side who netted again to secure the three points in front of a crowd of 91 spectators.

SSMFL: Fixtures for the next two weeks

Picture by Dale James

Tuesday 15th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round Replay

Leverstock Green v Edgware Town (Kick Off 7.30pm)



Biggleswade FC v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Hoddesdon Town

Holmer Green v Berkhamsted

Oxhey Jets v London Tigers (Kick Off 7.30pm)

St Margaretsbury v Welwyn Garden City

Stotfold v Biggleswade United

Sun Sports v Crawley Green

Wembley v Hadley



Rayners Lane v Hillingdon Borough

Risborough Rangers v Buckingham Athletic

Wodson Park v FC Broxbourne Borough



Aston Clinton v Totternhoe (Kick Off 6.30pm)

Mursley United v Old Bradwell United (Kick Off 6.30pm)

Tring Corinthians v Loughton Manor (Kick Off 6.30pm)



Wednesday 16th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


Southall v Hatfield Town



AFC Southgate v Amersham Town (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Park View v Berkhamsted Raiders

The 61FC (Luton) v Clean Slate (Kick Off 6.30pm)

Tring Town AFC v Grendon Rangers (Kick Off 6.30pm)

Unite MK FC v Pitstone & Ivinghoe



Saturday 19th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round

Ashford Town (Middx) v Wembley

Cockfosters v Holmer Green

Colney Heath v Shortwood United

Edgware Town or Leverstock Green v Aylesbury United

Leighton Town v Tuffley Rovers

Southall v Hadley (Date and venue to be confirmed)



Tring Town AFC v Park View



Biggleswade FC v Hoddesdon Town

Biggleswade United v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Edgware Town (From Sat 18 November) (Subject to FA Cup)

Leverstock Green v Harpenden Town (From Sat 27 January) (Subject to FA Cup)

Stotfold v Oxhey Jets

Tring Athletic v Sun Sports



Ampthill Town v Winslow United

Bedford v Hillingdon Borough

Brimsdown v Codicote

Broadfields United v Hatfield Town

Buckingham Athletic v London Lions

Langford v Enfield Borough

Rayners Lane v Wodson Park

Risborough Rangers v FC Broxbourne Borough

St Neots Town Reserves v Harefield United



Berkhamsted Raiders v Pitstone & Ivinghoe



AFC Southgate v Old Bradwell United

Grendon Rangers v Amersham Town

Mursley United v Unite MK FC

The 61FC (Luton) v MK Gallacticos

Totternhoe v Clean Slate



Sunday 20th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round

Baldock Town v North Greenford United

Crawley Green v Berkhamsted

St Margaretsbury v Hullbridge Sports


Tuesday 22nd August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


Cockfosters v Sun Sports

Holmer Green v Wembley

London Colney v Leighton Town

London Tigers v Harpenden Town

St Margaresbury v Leverstock Green



Wednesday 23rd August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated


Crawley Green v Edgware Town



Saturday 26th August – Kick Off 3.00pm


Mursley United v Leverstock Green



Cockfosters v Tring Athletic

Crawley Green v Wembley

Edgware Town v Stotfold

Harpenden Town v Berkhamsted

Holmer Green v Biggleswade FC

Leighton Town v Hoddesdon Town

London Tigers v Biggleswade United

Oxhey Jets v Hadley

Sun Sports v Colney Heath

Welwyn Garden City v London Colney



Ampthill Town v Rayners Lane

Brimsdown v Baldock Town

Enfield Borough v Risborough Rangers

Harefield United v Winslow United

Hatfield Town v Southall

Hillingdon Borough v Codicote

Langford v Broadfields United

London Lions v Bedford

Wodson Park v Buckingham Athletic



AFC Southgate v MK Gallacticos

Amersham Town v Totternhoe

Berkhamsted Raiders v Tring Town AFC

Park View v The 61FC (Luton)

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Loughton Manor

Tring Corinthians v Clean Slate








CS&TFL,D1: Osei-Addo brace helps Robins start campaign with three points

By Darren Seaton

Buckingham Town made the long trip to Melton Mowbray on Saturday and kicked off their league campaign with three points.

Manager Gary Ollard handed competitive debuts to four new signings and it took a while for the Robins to find their rhythm.

A fairly low key first half saw Buckingham keep the ball well without finding the cutting edge but it was the home side who came close to opening the scoring on 25 minutes as a snapshot rebounded off the crossbar and away to safety.

Melton created three more decent chances and finally grabbed the opening goal with a low curling shot into the bottom corner on 33 minutes. Buckingham responded with a flurry of attempts on goal but none seriously troubled the home keeper and Town went in to the halftime break a goal behind.

The Robins emerged from the dressing rooms with a little more urgency for the second half and continued to use the ball well and the equaliser arrived just past the hour-mark. A fierce goal-bound shot was handled on the line by the Melton captain who was promptly shown the red card by the referee and summer capture Kelvin Osei-Addo tucked away his spot kick.

Five minutes later Buckingham got their noses in front after great work by Orlando Joao saw the ball cut back to the corner of the penalty area and Fuad Ahmed drove the ball high into the roof of the net.

Melton rallied as they tried to get themselves back into the game but their hopes were dealt a major blow as Jeremiah Adams raced onto a long kick from Thrussell in the Town goal who lifted a perfect lob over the onrushing keeper fifteen minutes from time.

Despite their slow start to the match Buckingham had hit a purple patch and the three goals in 12 minutes looked to have secured the points but three minutes later the home side gave themselves hope of a comeback with a powerful shot from eight yards that gave Thrussell no chance.

Rather than sit back and try to play for time the Robins themselves went in search of the goal that would seal victory and both Joao and Osei-Addo had golden chances to kill off Melton.

Osei-Addo tapped home his second and Buckingham’s fourth with two minutes left on the clock for his fifth of the season and that was enough to capture all three points for Town. Not a vintage display by any means from Buckingham but three points none the less.

Town host league new boys and unbeaten Pinchbeck United at Manor Fields this Saturday, Kick off at 3pm.

PSF: Ath Development hit Cheney for six in pre-season build up game

Larry Woodward’s Buckingham Athletic Development side continued their build up to the new season with a 6-1 victory over Middleton Cheney on Saturday.

Dan Hassell

Dan Hassell put the Athletic ahead at Stratford Fields before Josh Hooper made it two.

Josh Hooper

Jordan Tavener converted from the spot just before the break and there was still time for Hooper to net his second, the Athletic’s fourth.

Jordan Tavener

Midway through the second half Mason Childs produced a brilliant 30-yard chip over the goalkeeper to increase the Athletic’s lead before Cheney pulled a goal back minutes later.

Tom Kennard slotted in the Athletic’s sixth to wrap up a good day for Woodward’s men.

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.

Colin Howkins

SSMFL,D2: Walls nets but Grendon suffer away defeat

Joe Walls was target as Grendon Rangers went down to a 1-3 defeat at Tring Corinthians on Saturday.

Joe Walls

Match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Mursley fourth after drawing with league leaders

By Justin Daley

On Saturday, Mursley entertained league leaders Totternhoe and drew 1-1.

The visitors went ahead within ten minutes with a long range strike from Brent and were dominant throughout most of the first period, but Mursley were resolute in defence with the experienced pair of James Wardell and Steve Mooney strong in the centre back roles. The hosts levelled on the break just before half-time when Pete McAnaspie finished off a good move from fifteen yards. An even second half ensued and the points were shared.

Steve Mooney


Last Wednesday, Mursley United travelled to Tring Town and came away with a 5-2 victory.

The hosts scored first within five minutes, when Garraway got away on the right and his low ball cannoned off Lewis Cardno and into the net. The visitors were level in the ninth minute after Lewis Delahaye appeared to be fouled in the penalty area, but got up to lay the ball to player-manager, Antony Lands, who was brought down and Adam Bone dispatched the penalty. Mursley started to gain a foothold in the game and Delahaye himself put Mursley ahead just before the half when squeezing in from a tight angle. However, within minutes, a long ball over the top caught Mursley out and Garraway finished with a crisp volley past Sam Jay.

The introduction of Danny Clarke as a half-time substitute had an immediate impact as he wriggled down the right and squared for Bone to tap in from six yards. Three minutes later, a long ball forward saw Birchenall in the Tring goal coming out to clear. However, his clearance hit a defender and looped up to Delahaye and from forty yards his neatly placed lob cleared the defence and rolled into the net.

The hosts came back strongly and Jay tipped over from a free-kick, but with five minutes left, Ozzie Cribb’s run and cross from the left found Clarke. His shot was parried by Birchenall, but substitute Adam Moore was on hand to slide home.

Match details – LINK HERE

B&B Senior Trophy: 1st Round draw

Pitstone & Ivinghoe United First VS Old Bradwell United First

Mursley United First VS Buckingham Town First

Great Horwood First VS Loughton Manor First

Olney Town First VS Winslow United First

Brill United First VS Great Linford First

Buckingham Athletic First VS Unite MK First Sat

Clean Slate 1st Team VS Newport Pagnell Town Reserves

Risborough Rangers First VS Penn & Tylers Green First

Marlow United First VS Stokenchurch First

Holmer Green Development Under 25 VS Flackwell Heath FC Reserves

Amersham Town First VS Aston Clinton First

Chalfont Wasps First VS Grendon Rangers First

Sandhurst Town First VS Woodley United Royals

Berks County First Team VS Chalvey (WMC) Sports First

Cookham Dean First Saturday VS Holyport First

Singh Sabha Slough First VS Taplow United (Saturday) First

Slough Heating Laurencians First VS Wokingham & Emmbrook First

Highmoor/Ibis United VS Hurst First

Wraysbury Village First Saturday VS Lambourn Sports First

Old Windsor First VS Westwood United First

Wright & Unity Sports First VS East Hendred AFC First

Wallingford Town AFC First VS AFC Aldermaston First

Reading YMCA First VS Shrivenham First

Milton United First VS Stanford-in-The-Vale First

Mortimer First VS Letcombe First

Kintbury Rangers First VS Newbury First

Faringdon Town First VS Didcot Town FC Reserves

Langley First VS Saxton Rovers First

Ties to be played Saturday 16th September 2017 at 3pm.