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Old Bradwell edge past Grendon

Report by Alex Gilder.

 

Old Bradwell maintained their unbeaten record as they beat a spirited Grendon Rangers side 1-0, as they are proving to be the team to beat in the Spartan South Midlands Division Two.

 

Bradwell had the early chances and started the better team as Toby Craig found himself through on goal but was halted by a good recovering challenge by Charlie West. Grendon were trying to get a foothold in the game, as Luke Tavener dinked a cheeky ball over the Bradwell backline but Joe Walls could not capitalise as the keeper made a routine save. However the visitors had been the dominant team in the first fifteen minutes looking dangerous and creating chances.

 

Charlie West was running down the line like a steam train, but his touch got the better of him as he flew into a challenge with Bradwell full back Aaron Bhasin, for which the Bradwell faithful were demanding a red card. Only a yellow was shown, and from the resulting free kick David Keene’s side nearly made the opportunity count as Toby Craig, the Bradwell danger man, crossed in the ball, which found the head of Danny Rooney, but could only find the gloves of James Cox.

 

Straight after the Cox save, Craig made a nuisance of himself as he created a chance for himself but he could only blaze it over the bar. He was proving hard to handle for the Rangers backline as  he had another chance, but this time Grendon dealt with it. The yellows went up the other end, as Walls whipped a wicked ball into Dean Garrard but he could not stretch enough to get on the end of the cross. Grendon needed to capitalise on these chances as they were proving to be few a far between.

 

Bradwell made it 1-0 on the stroke of half time, as a ball in by Dan Smith was finished by Danny Rooney. Grendon failed to clear their lines as the visitors go in the happier at the break with the momentum now well and truly with them. HT 1-0.

 

Steven Jackman’s men started the second half brightly as a mix up between the Milton Keynes sides defender and goalkeeper allowed Dean Garrard through on goal, but he was denied by a spectacular last ditched challenge by the recovering Bradwell defender. Should have been 1-1 and an opportunity for Grendon to get back in the game.

 

Luke Tavener found himself with space on the flank as he floated a ball in, but Jason Riddell could not equal the score. Grendon came out the better team with them having a real go. Jackman must have given a cracking team talk. The black and whites of Bradwell wrestled some momentum back as Danny Rooney turned and shot in the box but it rocketed wide amid penalty shouts by the Bradwell faithful for handball.

 

David Keene’s team were now having the better of the chances as Jacob Wren delivered the ball which fell to the feet of Dale Collins who could only drag his shot wide of the goal. Bradwell were now well and truly on top again as Collins had another chance to make it 2-0 to Old Bradwell but was matched by the save of James Cox.

 

Substitute Mohammed Adam made an instant impact coming off the bench as he fizzed a cross into a dangerous area but was defended well by Bradwell back line, as they tried to hang on to their slim one goal lead. A couple minutes later, Ben Green made a bursting run beating Charlie West in the process and putting in a wicked cross to Toby Craig who blazed over the bar. A real chance to put the game to bed for the visitors.

 

In the final stages of the game the Bradwell number fourteen weaved through the yellows backline but could only manage to find the feet of Cox. In the last minute Grendon went for the equaliser as the corner was delivered but Adam could only head wide. The full time whistle sounds as Bradwell edge past their opponents with a 1-0 win.

 

 

 

Exciting news for local sport as Russell & Butler continue their partnership with Sports Shots

Sports Shots are absolutely delighted to announce that our ongoing partnership with Russell & Butler, independent estate agents, is to continue.

Russell & Butler will sponsor our YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/sportsshotsorguktv for another twelve months. This deal is a major benefit to Sports Shots and, in turn, the local sporting community, both clubs and players.

The highlight for Sports Shots is that it shares the community-based values of our long-term partner, Russell & Butler.

Sports Shots would like to thank Russell & Butler for this very kind gesture.

Talking of the partnership, Brian Russell of Russell & Butler said:

We are delighted to support Sports Shots once again this year. It has been exciting to see you grow even more and is testament to the fantastic work that Andy, Lorna, Dale and Luke do.

From our view the coverage we get in association with your channel is truly superb and we hope to be with you for many years to come.

Best of luck for the coming year.

You can find Russell & Butler’s social media links here:

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HCPCL,D2: Will anyone break a Town 1st XI record in the Home Counties this season?

Buckingham town’s current HCPCL Records:

Highest Score For: 283-8 v Amersham 06-06-15
Highest Score Against : 313-9 by Gerrards Cross 27-06-15
Lowest Score For : 68 v Thame Town 02-08-08
Lowest Score Against : 89 by Burnham 05-07-08

PARTNERSHIP RECORDS
Wkt Runs Batsmen Versus Season
1 135 R.Large (72) and L.Tomlinson (57*) Finchampstead 2008
2 145 S.Brunning (96) and L.Tomlinson (59) Amersham 2015
3 116 R.Large (91) and J.Cater (49*) Datchet 2015
4 166* J.Cater (135*) and J.Wilkins (58*) Datchet 2015
5 84 R.Large (103) and J.Parish (42) Dinton 2015
6 109 R.Large (92) and S.Myatt (48) Gerrards Cross 2015
7 119 R.Large (130) and G.Pearson (50) Farnham Royal 2008
8 89 J.Parish (55) and B.Stafford (32*) Amersham 2016
9 90* A.W.Thatcher (56*) and C.Board (28*) Amersham 2002
10 34 J.Gear (57) and C.J.Harris (1*) Bletchley Town 2002

BATTING RECORDS
Most Runs in a season: L.Tomlinson 609 2015
Highest Individual Score: J.Cater 135* v Datchet 25-07-15

BOWLING RECORDS
Most Wickets in a season: W.Thompson 43 2016
Best Analysis: J.Ell 6-43 v Amersham 22-06-02

CATCHES
Most in a season: J.Cater 16 2016

STUMPINGS
Most in a season: J.Cater 11 2016

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers seek first and reserve team management teams

Spartan South Midlands League Division Two side Grendon Rangers FC are inviting applications for adult managerial/coaching roles for the 18/19 season. The club are keen to appoint both first and reserve team managers and coaching staff:

‘We boast a very dedicated and forward-thinking committee, excellent playing surface, 3G training facilities and welcoming hospitality to all. Working with the committee, the successful candidate would have control of all team activities and training, with scope to expand the playing staff through their local football contacts. This is a role with great potential for the right person to come in and make a real impression.’

 

If you would like to express an interest in the role, please contact Chairman Paul Jackman on 07733276479  or 01296770568 or email carolejackman@hotmail.com

 

 

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers announce end of season award winners

“Grendon Rangers First Team season awards were presented at the Swan Inn on 21st April by Club president Wilf Hearne as follows:

Most Appearances and ever Present – Jason Riddell

Top Goalscorer- Joe Walls

Most Improved Player – Charlie West

Player of the Year – Ricky Brown

Players’ Player of the Year – Jason Riddell

Club Person of the Year- Robin Taylor

Jason also presented bouquets to Carol Scanlon and Jackie West who provided post match catering throughout the season, and to Tracey from the Pub who provided the evening’s buffet .He also expressed the team’s thanks to Floyd Timms and the staff of Lodge Garage who were the team kit sponsors”

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers looking for applications for 1st & reserve team managers/coaching staff

Spartan South Midlands league, division two side Grendon Rangers FC are inviting applications for adult managerial/coaching roles for the 2018/19 season.

The club are keen to appoint both first and reserve team managers and coaching staff. We boast a very dedicated and forward-thinking committee, excellent playing surface, 3G training facilities and welcoming hospitality to all. Working with the committee, the successful candidate would have control of all team activities and training, with scope to expand the playing staff through their local football contacts. This is a role with great potential for the right person to come in and make a real impression.

If you would like to express an interest in the role, please contact Chairman Paul Jackman on 07733276479 or email carolejackman@hotmail.com

SSMFL,D2: McCormick & Cleere on target as Tottenhoe defeat Mursley

By Justin Daley
Mursley United slipped to their second narrow defeat in six days, but retained their second position in the table, for the time being, as they lost 2-1 at Totternhoe.

After ten minutes, a long ball forward saw James Wardell glance a back-header towards Jamie Lands in the Mursley goal, but Joel McCormick nipped in to intercept the ball and slide it into the net.

Joel McCormick

Ten minutes later, the hosts extended their lead when former Mursley striker, Andy Cleere was set up to roll the ball home from ten yards.

Andy Cleere

After this, Mursley came back into the game, pressurising the home defence and looking to create chances and were rewarded after thirty eight minutes, when Lewis Delahaye rifled home a loose ball from eight yards following a corner.

Lewis Delahaye

The second period was virtually all Mursley as they dominated possession, leaving Lands a spectator, as they continued to win balls in midfield and attack and it took a great save from Bowley in the Totternhoe goal to deny Harry Stewart-Procter and retaining all three points for his side.

SSMFL,D2: Unite MK seek new 1st team manager

Unite MK adult team currently plays at Manor Fields, Fenny Stratford in the APBS Spartan South Midlands League Division 2 and have entered the FA Vase for season 18/19.

The Club are looking to fill the vacancy of Team Manager.

First Team Manager

Reporting to the Management Committee, the successful candidate will be a figure of respect, passing on their knowledge about the game, should be well organised, motivational, a good listener and timekeeper. The candidate should have ideally have obtained FA coaching badges and have previous experience with the APBS Spartan South Midlands League either in a managerial or player role.

The objectives of the role are:
To arrange and manage the team’s training regime, football tactics, disciplines and timings.
To work pre-season with the Club Secretary to arrange friendly fixtures and to ensure all players are registered by getting all the appropriate information from each player.
To advise the Club Secretary the chosen team on match days so that the relevant forms can be completed before matches, to maintain the Clubs high standards with both Officials and visiting Clubs.
To represent the team at management committee meetings.
Applications should be sent to the Club Secretary, Christine Greenwood, by email to crgreenwood90@hotmail.com by 19 April 2018.

SSMFL,D2: Park View 2-1 Mursley

Report by Justin Daley

A Mursley United side, missing key players, made the long trip to North London to face table-topping Park View and were defeated 2-1.

On a wet and miserable afternoon, the hosts outplayed the visitors in the first half and went 2-0 up through goals from Darkwa and Sanchez. However, in the second period, Mursley matched their high-flying opponents and were rewarded just over a quarter of an hour before time with a goal from Gary Thomas. They continued to exert pressure, but were unable to find an equaliser.

This Saturday, Mursley United have no fixture.

HCPCL & CL: Town start 2018 campaign preparations

Buckingham Town Cricket Club have now begun their winter training in preparation for the 2018 season. The club has 4 teams who play in the Home Counties Premier League Division 2, and the Cherwell League Divisions 1, 6 and 8.

The sessions are taking place at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham, between 10am and 12pm on the following dates.

February  11th, 25th
March      4th, 18th & 25th
April        8th & 15th

All players, both old and new are welcome to attend.