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Buckingham Athletic Ladies looking for players to join successful team

Buckingham Athletic Ladies football team are looking for new recruits to join the squad, especially needed at the moment is a goal keeper. Anyone aged sixteen or above can apply.

Any local female players looking to test themselves in the Thames Valley Counties Womens League can contact team captain Jade Copas on 07860 846146.

Training is every Wednesday evening with games played on Sunday afternoons.

HL BSCC; Buckingham Athletic Development 2-4 Ardley United

Buckingham Athletic Development – 2
Ardley United – 4



Buckingham Athletic Development made two levels higher Ardley United work hard to progress in the Hellenic Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup at Stratford Fields on Tuesday night, weathering an early storm the hosts took a first half lead going into the break to frustrate their guests, after the break Ardley had plenty of possession with little end product but a penalty just twenty minutes from the end drew them level & from there the Hellenic Premier Division side sparked into life to score four times and ease their way into the next round.

It took the visitors just two minutes to breach the blue backline when a clever pass through the defence saw Joe Flarry advance and flash his shot across keeper Hayden Coombs but graze the far post on it’s way out of play, from there United had plenty of chances without really threatening the home custodian again. Athletic slowly grew into the game and took the lead on thirty-two minutes when a ball pulled back across the eighteen yard line saw Ollie Golding urged to shoot and he drilled into Jake Pritchard’s bottom right hand corner, the goal lifted the hosts who enjoyed more time on the ball but there were few clear cut chances from either side.

Billy Gillett steps up to level from the spot

After the interval Ardley put plenty of passes together without really pushing too high up the pitch, however on seventy minutes an outstretched leg brought down Billy Gillett in the area and the referee pointed to the spot from which the front man picked himself up to plant firmly past Coombs to restore parity. The equaliser visibly lifted the away side and they were ahead just five minutes later when Gillett did superbly well down their right and from an acute pulled back across the area to the incoming Deon Gallagher who fired into the top corner.

Their third arrived just moments later as Gillett found space to explore down the channel and as Coombs went out to meet him the striker knocked the ball past him & rounded the stricken shot stopper to roll into the empty net. With three minutes remaining Buckingham grabbed a feint lifeline when a long goal kick was allowed to bounce allowing substitute Matt Cruse to gain control and drive into the box before squaring to Charlie Willis who fired home, but in added time the Oxfordshire side secured the game when Gallagher crossed from the right and in front of goal Twariq Yusuf couldn’t miss. F/T: 2-4

Attendance: 48

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FA Vase 1st Round Proper draw made on Monday

The draw for the first round proper of the FA Vase was made on Monday, with four of our local sides involved.

Stansted (step 5) v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos (step 5)

Aylesbury face an away tie at Essex Senior League side Stansted who can be found at:

Hargrave Park
Cambridge Road
CM24 8BX


Brackley Town Saints (step 5) v West Bridgford (step 6)

Brackley Town Saints will host East Midlands Counties League side West Bridgford at St James Park.

View West Bridgford season to date HERE:

White Ensign (step 6) v Buckingham Athletic (step 6)

Buckingham Athletic face an away trip to Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Division One South side White Ensign, who can be found at:

Burroughs Park
Great Wakering

View White Ensign season to date HERE:

Hadley (step 5) v Milton Keynes Robins (step 6)

MK Robins also face an away trip to former Spartan South Midlands Premier Division and current Essex Senior League side Hadley, who can be found at:

Brickfield Lane

View Hadley season to date HERE:



The draw in full:

1 Jarrow v Vauxhall Motors

2 Bottesford Town v West Allotment Celtic

3 Nostell MW v Wythenshawe Town

4 Seaham Red Star v Yorkshire Amateur

5 Thornaby v Billingham Town

6 Shildon v West Didsbury & Chorlton

7 Longridge Town v Crook Town

8 Knaresborough Town v Stockton Town

9 Penistone Church v Bridlington Town

10 Rylands v Bootle

11 Selby Town v Cheadle Town

12 Padiham v Bishop Auckland

13 Abbey Hey v Barnoldswick Town

14 Sunderland Ryhope CW v Ashton Athletic

15 Chadderton v Guisborough Town

16 Winterton Rangers v Consett

17 Maine Road v Glasshoughton Welfare

18 Charnock Richard v Lower Breck

19 Grimsby Borough v Hemsworth MW

20 Leicester Road v Walsall Wood

21 Droitwich Spa v Whitchurch Alport

22 Newark Flowserve v Heather St Johns

23 GNP Sports v Malvern Town

24 Abbey Hulton United or Alsager Town v Lutterworth Town

25 Ollerton Town v Holbeach United

26 Kimberley MW v Sherwood Colliery

27 Lichfield City v Dudley Town

28 Atherstone Town v Sandbach United

29 Brackley Town Saints v West Bridgford

30 Shawbury United v Uttoxeter Town

31 Birstall United Social v Boldmere St Michaels

32 Gresley v Rugby Town

33 Pinchbeck United v Worcester City

34 AFC Mansfield v Hanley Town

35 Haughmond v Loughborough University or Ingles

36 Dunkirk v Hucknall Town

37 Racing Club Warwick v Long Eaton United

38 Clay Cross Town or Gedling MW v Cottesmore Amateurs S&S

39 Barrow Town v Congleton Town

40 Quorn v Rocester

41 New Salamis v Eynesbury Rovers

42 March Town United v Rothwell Corinthians

43 Stansted v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

44 Risborough Rangers v FC Clacton

45 Tring Athletic v Woodbridge Town

46 Broadfields United v Walthamstow

47 Mildenhall Town or Newmarket Town v Crawley Green

48 Norwich United v Peterborough Northern Star

49 AFC Hayes v FC Broxbourne Borough

50 Flackwell Heath v Colney Heath

51 Leighton Town v Hadleigh United

52 White Ensign v Buckingham Athletic

53 Hadley v Milton Keynes Robins

54 Wroxham v Baldock Town

55 Northampton On Chenecks v Kirkley & Pakefield

56 Whitton United v Long Buckby

57 Huntingdon Town v Frenford

58 Biggleswade United v Saffron Walden Town

59 Wellingborough Town v Takeley

60 Oxhey Jets v Hackney Wick

61 Harborough Town or Hillindon Borough v Enfield

62 Coggeshall United v Brantham Athletic

63 Lopes Tavares London v Stanway Rovers

64 Southall v Knaphill or Tunbridge Wells

65 Chatham Town v Beckenham Town

66 Egham Town v Binfield

67 Raynes Park Vale v Horndean

68 Sheppey United v Corinthian

69 Peacehaven & Telscombe v Glebe

70 Welling Town v Erith & Belvedere

71 Westside v Deal Town

72 Bedfont & Feltham v Colliers Wood United

73 Sporting Club Thamesmead v Ascot United

74 Fisher v Molesey or Greenwich Borough

75 Kennington v Crowborough Athletic

76 Punjab United v Newhaven

77 Mile Oak v Redhill

78 Seaford Town v Horley Town

79 Rusthall v Lancing

80 Sutton Common Rovers v Snodland Town

81 Eastbourne Town v Horsham YMCA

82 Christchurch v Brimscombe & Thrupp

83 Bradford Town v Lymington Town

84 Cullompton Rangers v AFC Portchester

85 Newport (IW) v Bridgwater Town

86 Westbury United v Badshot Lea

87 Malmesbury Victoria v Roman Glass St George

88 Torpoint Athletic v Saltash United

89 Tavistock v Shepton Mallet

90 Warminster Town v East Cowes Victoria Athletic

91 Bitton v Tadley Calleva

92 Bournemouth v Sherborne Town or Petersfield Town

93 Longlevens v Cowes Sports

94 Romsey Town v Plymouth Parkway

95 Bishop’s Cleeve v Brockenhurst

96 Helston Athletic v Falmouth Town

97 Camelford v Buckland Athletic

98 Bovey Tracey v Abingdon United

99 Downton v Thornbury Town

100 Shrivenham or Clanfield 85 v Fairford Town

101 Exmouth Town v Portland United

102 Newton Abbot Spurs v Westfields



All ties must be played on Saturday 12 October 2019, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 17 October 2019, kick-off 7.45pm.

SSMFL; INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF 16.09.2019 – South Midlands League update #10



The Views Expressed Are Solely My Own, Are Written Tongue In Cheek

And Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt


Thoughts of a trip to the home of English football, Wembley Stadium, was the focus for 25 SSML clubs as they did battle in the Buildbase FA Vase looking to join Biggleswade United and Tring Athletic (both exempt) in the First Round Proper.



In the FA Vase there can’t be many clubs that can boast of being unbeaten in the competition along with yet to concede a goal but New Salamis can. Buckingham Athletic, Crawley Green and FC Broxbourne Borough all recorded their best win in the competition while Wodson Park suffered their heaviest FA Vase defeat. The weekend brought about 141 goals from the 36 games (an average of 3.92 per game). Nico Dickmann-Pena (Buckingham United) led the way with a five goal haul while Josh Mantle (Berkhamsted Raiders) helped himself to four and Matt Cruse (Buckingham Athletic) netted a hat-trick.


13/14/15 September Stats: 36 games played of which 16 were home wins, 15 were away wins and 5 draws.


100% league record to date: Colney Heath, Berkhamsted Raiders and Mursley United.


0% league records to date: North Greenford United, Buckingham United and Unite MK.


Weekend’s Highest Attendances: 128 Biggleswade United v Tring Athletic, 120 Broadfields United v Hanworth Villa and 117 Ampthill Town v St Panteleimon.


Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Premier Division Clubs): 245 Colney Heath v Corby Town (FA Cup), 221 Dunstable Town v Bishop’s Stortford (FA Cup) and 212 Leighton Town v Thame United (FA Cup).


Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division One Clubs): 278 Winslow United v Roman Glass St George (FA Cup), 145 Winslow United v Milton Keynes Robins and 134 Shefford Town & Campton v FC Broxbourne Borough.


Season’s Highest Attendances to date (Division Two Clubs): 103 Aston Clinton v MK Gallacticos, 68 Totternhoe v Codicote and 64 Bovingdon v Mursley United.


Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Premier Division Clubs): 12 Leon Lobjoit (Newport Pagnell Town), 7 Scott Piggott (Baldock Town).


Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division One Clubs): 14 Courtney Massay (St Panteleimon) 11 Matt Cruse (Buckingham Athletic) 10 Alfie Bangura (Enfield Borough) and Jamie Cerminara (Ampthill Town).


Season’s Leading Goalscorers to date (Division Two Clubs): 6 Darryl Smith (Old Bradwell United), 5 Nico Dickmann-Pena (Buckingham United).


Sin-Bins (2):


Total Sin-Bins Season to Date (51):


Friday 13th September/Saturday 14th September/Sunday 15th September



THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round Qualifying

Of the 25 clubs that began the weekend 12 progressed through to the First Round Proper while Hillingdon Borough face a midweek replay to join Biggleswade United and Tring Athletic in Monday’s draw. There were four all SSML ties with Crawley Green (4-0 v Winslow United), Baldock Town (4-2 at London Colney), Oxhey Jets (2-0 at North Greenford United) and Eynesbury Rovers (2-0 at Edgware Town) claiming the bragging rights. In the SSML v Combined Counties League battles it was 2-2 as Broadfields United defeated Hanworth Villa 5-1 and Milton Keynes Robins saw off the challenge of Fleet Spurs while London Tigers exited at AFC Hayes and Bedford went out at the hands of Bedfont & Feltham. In the SSML v Eastern Counties League the SSML saw a 50% success with wins for Colney Heath and FC Broxbourne Borough while Langford and Wodson Park exited. It was a bad day in the SSML v United Counties League battles as both Harefield United and Amersham Town crashed out while Hillingdon Borough earned a replay from their trip to Harborough Town. The SSML v Essex Senior League match-ups resulted in 1-1 as New Salamis (Step 6) overcame Tower Hamlets (Step 5) 2-0 while Enfield Borough went out at the hands of Enfield 1893 (a game played at Bishop’s Stortford FC). Wembley suffered a surprise home defeat at the hands of Hellenic League Risborough Rangers (former SSML members) while Leighton Town overcame Hellenic League opposition Long Crendon. Elsewhere Aylesbury Vale Dynamos saw off Step 7 Leicester Senior League side Rugby Borough and Buckingham Athletic thumped six past Middlesex County League side Hillingdon. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.

5-1 Broadfields United v Hanworth Villa (Phillips [2] [1 pen], Anderson-Richards, Faux-James, Martin) / (Unknown) Attendance: 120

2-0 New Salamis v Tower Hamlets (Rapai, Grantham) Attendance: 73

2-0 AFC Hayes v London Tigers (Unknown) Attendance: 50

3-1 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough (Mupfururiwa [2], Khan) / (Rawlings) Attendance: 91

0-4 Bedford v Bedfont & Feltham (Capon [3], Kelly) Attendance: 32

6-0 Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon (Cruse [3], Owusu [2], Parr) Attendance: 53

2-0 Colney Heath v Haverhill Rovers (Clements [2]) Attendance: 114

4-0 Crawley Green v Winslow United (P Draycott [2], Holmes, Lobjoit) Attendance: 61

2-1 Enfield 1893 v Enfield Borough (Unknown, Miles) / (Ennin) Attendance: 43

4-1 FC Broxbourne Borough v Wivenhoe Town (Bowers [2], Banks, Wells) / (Merrett) Attendance: 29

3-3* Harborough Town v Hillingdon Borough (Gladman [2], Walsh) / (Hunt [pen], Lokilo, Olarerian) Attendance: 126

1-3 Harefield United v Rothwell Corinthians (Farhall) / (Fola, Unknown, Unknown) Attendance: 55

1-1* [3-5 pens] Langford v Hackney Wick (Rome) / (Unknown) Attendance: 40

2-4 London Colney v Baldock Town (Dowridge, Parkinson) / (Piggott, Furness, Meo, O’Brien) Attendance: 53

6-0 Lutterworth Town v Amersham Town (Small [3], Adams, Johnson, Lewis) Attendance: 44

4-1 Milton Keynes Robins v Fleet Spurs (Sylvester [2], MacDonald, G Shrieves) / (Bellmaine) Attendance: 50

0-2 North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets (Speer, Brennan) Attendance: 56

7-1 Stanway Rovers v Wodson Park (Shaw [3], Marley [2],Maybanks, Wood) / (Evans) Attendance: 82

1-3 Wembley v Risborough Rangers (Femi-Gil [pen]) / (Pekun [2], Haule) Attendance: 55

0-2 Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers (Lawless [2]) Attendance: 83

2-5 Long Crendon v Leighton Town (Hall, Brownsword [pen]) / (Murrell [2], Fredericks, Brownsword (og), Butawo) Attendance: 68



With many teams in Vase action Tring Athletic took the opportunity to return to the top spot with a 1-0 success at Biggleswade United. New boys Dunstable Town doubled their points tally with a 2-0 win at Potton United while the day’s other game saw Arlesey Town and Harpenden Town share the points following a 1-1 draw at New Lamb Meadow. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.

1-1 Arlesey Town v Harpenden Town (Black) / (Anthony [pen]) Attendance: 70

0-1 Biggleswade United v Tring Athletic (Collier) Attendance: 128

0-2 Potton United v Dunstable Town (Lamboh, Pobbe) Attendance: 85



SSML newbies St Panteleimon and Shefford Town & Campton continue to lead the way in Division One, leaders St Panteleimon maintained the top spot with a 4-1 success at third placed Ampthill Town while Shefford Town & Campton remain a point behind following a 2-1 home win over Brimsdown. Stotfold climb into fifth spot after they were held 1-1 at home against Rayners Lane while the day’s other action saw Park View record their first win of the new campaign with a late solitary goal success at London Lions. Full results and goalscorers are listed below.

1-4 Ampthill Town v St Panteleimon (Carney) / (Massay [2], Molloy, Tajbakhsh) Attendance: 117

0-1 London Lions v Park View (Botchey) Attendance: 20

2-1 Shefford Town & Campton v Brimsdown (Foley, Hammer) / (Drewitt-Baptiste) Attendance: 72

1-1 Stotfold v Rayners Lane (Gregson) / (Maher) Attendance: 90



Berkhamsted Raiders returned to the top of the table as they put five past The 61FC (Luton) without reply. Elsewhere Bovingdon gave their newly appointed manager Andrew Stratford a winning start with a solitary goal success at Totternhoe while it was also a 1-0 win as Codicote defeated morning leaders Old Bradwell United. Full results and goalscorers listed below.

1-0 Codicote v Old Bradwell United (Mudimu) Attendance: 52

0-5 The 61FC (Luton) v Berkhamsted Raiders (Mantle [4], Turner) Attendance: 15

0-1 Totternhoe v Bovingdon (Insley) Attendance: 39



New Bradwell St Peter fought back from two goals down to finish level with Tring Corinthians AFC in the Division Two Cup but failed to complete the comeback as they went out in the following penalty shoot-out. Full result and goalscorers listed below.

2-2 [4-5 pens] New Bradwell St Peter v Tring Corinthians AFC (Walton, Hansen) / (Candido, Silva) Attendance: 30



It was a good day for the majority of SSML clubs involved in the opening matches in the competition as four of the six booked their places in Round Two. There were two all SSML clashes as Unite MK won 4-2 at Pitstone & Ivinghoe while Aston Clinton also won on their travels with a 2-1 success at MK Gallacticos. SSML newcomers Buckingham United were in unstoppable form with a 10-1 win against former SSML side Clean Slate. The day’s other action saw Mursley United defeating North Bucks & District League side Hanslope 4-0. Full results and goalscorers (where known) are listed below.

10-1 Buckingham United v Clean Slate (Dickmann-Pena [5], King [2], Devine, Dentice, Mawema) / (Unknown) Attendance: 42

1-2 MK Gallacticos v Aston Clinton (Unknown) / (Mason-Williams, Paul) Attendance: 30

4-0 Mursley United v Hanslope (Brazier [2], Simpson, Hawkins) Attendance: 62

2-4 Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Unite MK (Denton, Jefcoate) / (Farrow, Rawson, Parker [pen], Silver) Attendance: 30



Tweet of the week goes to Winslow United for the following gem – 85m 4-0 to the hosts. No idea who as I’ve resorted to plane spotting.


Remember to tune into Three Counties Radio (Herts, Beds & Bucks) and a show all about local non-league football- The show is live every Tuesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and is the perfect opportunity to catch up with our local non-league scene at all levels. This week regular presenter Ollie Bayliss is joined by Chris Devane, manager of Biggleswade United.

Catch up on all this weekends FA Vase & BBFA Senior Trophy results

A busy week-end of cup football across our region saw success for most of our local sides, with goals galore.


Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 1st Round:


Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2-4 Unite MK

Unite MK made it through with an away win at Pitstone with goals from Nick Farrow, Jamie Parker, Cole Rawson & Dan Silver.

Mursley United 4-0 Hanslope

United beat NBDL opposition to make it safely through to the next round, with two goals from Tom Brazier, one each for Nathan Hawkins & Dan Simpson.

MK Gallacticos 1-2 Aston Clinton 2

Clinton made it three wins on the bounce as they progressed thanks to goals from Lamar Mason-Williams & Teddie Paul.

Buckingham United 10-1 Clean Slate

United got their first win under Sean Devine as they progressed with a thumping of Milton Keynes side Clean Slate, match report taken from BUFC FB page:

Sean Devine got his first competitive win as United boss at the third time of asking following a convincing victory against North Bucks and District League side Clean Slate.

A great victory which was made all the sweeter by our very own Under 18 graduate Nico Dickman-Pena scoring five and breaking a club record.

Simon King opened the scoring with a 35 yard dipping half volley before getting his second just before half time to make it 3-0 at the break.

Other goalscorers in the second half were, Sonny Devine, George Dentice and Anthony Mawema.


FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round:

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3-1 Rugby Borough

Two goals from Keith Mupfururirwa & a late strike from Abu Khan saw Dynamos progress, full report & images available here:

Buckingham Athletic 6-0 Hillingdon FC

Report available here:

Buckingham Athletic

Crawley Green 4-0 Winslow United

Winslow crashed out of the Vase with defeat at Premier Division Crawley, goals from Sam Holmes, Billy Lobjoit & a brace from Phil Draycott saw the Bedfordshire side through.

MK Robins 4-1 Fleet Spurs

Report available here:


FAV 2QR; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3-1 Rugby Borough

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s – 3
Rugby Borough – 1

Keith Mupfururirwa in the thick of the action


Aylesbury Vale Dynamos progressed through to the first round proper of the FA Vase with victory on Saturday over Rugby Borough at Haywood Way, dominating the early exchanges the hosts took a fifth minute lead and missed a host of chances to extend their advantage, but Rugby dug in and hit the woodwork twice before levelling thirteen minutes before the break. Any hopes on building on their success were soon dashed as Aylesbury regained their lead before the interval, the second half saw the visitors trying to break down a resolute yellow & blue backline without much real success, late substitutions then sealed the game for Paul Bonham’s men as Ryan Tappin tormented down the left and his cross in added time saw Abu Khan eventually kill the tie off, Dynamo’s await Mondays draw to see who they now face in the first round to be played over the weekend of October the twelfth.

The home side took the lead when a free kick inside their own half saw keeper James Weatherill knock a long downfield pass to Harry Scott out on the right wing, he got behind his marker to cross where Keith Mupfururirwa saw an initial shot blocked but the rebound fell kindly for him to knock home. Aylesbury saw plenty of possession in the opening stages but were given a warning on twenty-four minutes when a Sam Beasley header from a corner bounced down off the crossbar and away to safety, and just seconds after Tommy Rawlings angled a low drive across Weatherill only to watch as the ball thumped back off the base of the post and away. Despite the warnings parity was restored just past the half hour mark as Rugby stole possession in their hosts half and fed Rawlings who had time to compose himself before firing into the top corner despite the fingertips of the keeper. Aylesbury restored their lead just five minutes later when their guests surrendered possession in their own half and a long range effort from Alfi Touceda crashed back of the crossbar but Mupfururirwa was on hand to sweep home.

Abu Khan seals the game late on

The second period never really matched the highs of the first, Rugby had much more of the play but never really tested Weatherill or the home defence, with fifteen minutes remaining a long ball into the Vale box saw centre half Jayvon Case-Jarrett slice his clearance and as it appeared to be looping over Weatherill it spiralled away from the post in a heart-stopping moment for the home faithful. The introduction of Ryan Tappin to the left wing rejuvenated the home side and after a couple of close misses he chase down what looked a lost cause in added time to keep the ball alive, his cross saw a couple of blocked shots that eventually fell to teenager Abu Khan just inside the area and he drilled into the bottom corner to seal the tie. Before the game could restart Rugby keeper Bobby Biddle was shown a straight red card for which was later confirmed as a spitting incident. F/T: 3-1

Attendance: 71

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Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s manager Paul Bonham reflects on FA Vase success over Rugby Borough

Russell & Butler

Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s manager Paul Bonham looks back on Saturday’s win over Rugby Borough to progress in FA Vase, and on season in general:

SL D1C; Aylesbury United v Coleshill Town match preview + Ducks defender Jordan Jenkins reveals all

Saturday 14th September 2019
Aylesbury United v Coleshill Town
Southern League Division One Central
The Meadow
K.O. 3.00pm


(This season’s) League standings:

Southern League Division One Central (20 teams)

Aylesbury United 4th

Coleshill Town 15th


(Last season’s) League standings:

Southern League Division One Central (20 teams)

Aylesbury United 15th

Coleshill Town 9th


This game last season:

9th February 2019

Aylesbury United 3 (Harry Jones, Harry Tucker, Tre Mitford)

Coleshill Town 4 (Joe Halsall, Joe Smith, Jordan Nadat, Amavir Sandu)


Last five games:

Aylesbury United:

L 0-3 home v Walthamstow 8th September FA Cup

D 0-0 home v Berkhamsted 4th September SL

W 1-4 away v Daventry Town 31st August SL

D 0-0 home v Didcot Town 26th August SL

W 1-3 away v Brimscombe & Thrupp 24th August FA Cup

Coleshill Town:

L 2-0 away v Biggleswade 31st August SL

W 4-1 home v Daventry Town 26th August SL

L 0-3 home v Whitchurch Alport 24th August FA Cup

L 3-1 away v Corby Town 21st August SL

D 2-2 home v Barton Rovers 17th August SL


Jordan Jenkins

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with Ducks defender Jordan Jenkins to ask how his summer was, and if he got much time to relax away from football:

I really enjoy having a couple of months off after a long season and it gave me a chance to recover from an injury I picked up towards the end of last season. Once July comes around though, you start missing it and look forward to getting back in the swing of things

Joined United this summer which must have been a tough decision to make, what influenced his choice and were there any other clubs that wanted him?

I had quite a bit of interest from various clubs but ultimately wanted to try and stay playing at step four. Knowing a fair few of the lads already always helps and it’s been a very easy dressing room to fit in to, I left Haywood Way on good terms so it’s also been pleasing to see Paul and his team start the season well

How does he feel pre-season & the early league games have gone personally so far?

Having missed the first few weeks of pre-season with work commitments, I steadily got fitter from the first PSF whilst getting to know players and how Ben wants the team to operate. As a centre half, four clean sheets out of five in the league is a great return so I’m very pleased with how things have started

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for Jordan, and the squad as a whole?

Personally, I tend to judge myself on the goals against column and keeping it as low as possible although it would be nice to grab a few goals along the way. Having been lingering towards the lower end of this division for a few years now, it’s been refreshing to have a great start so we’ll be hoping to continue that way and stay in the top half

Who has been his biggest influence in football?

I’d probably have to say my mum. My dad managed my brother’s team growing up, so she was normally the one taking me to games and supporting from the sidelines. Mind you, she’s also my harshest critic!

How much belief is there in the squad that they can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

With the start we’ve had, I think we have every right to be aiming for a top half finish to improve on last season’s standing, one thing that has stood out for me is that there are no real egos in the group and it’s a collective squad effort. It’s well known the club can’t compete with the budgets in this league so it’s nice to have a squad who aren’t primarily concerned with their ‘expenses’ envelope on a Saturday

Home to Coleshill this week, do United know anything about them this season?

They were in and around the playoffs for a lot of last season, something I’m sure they’ll want to achieve again this time around. Both games against them last year were tough encounters which you come to expect against the midlands teams

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Probably Ducks legend and kitman Ron Schmidt, he certainly puts the world to rights

What is his typical pre-match routine before he gets to the ground?

I don’t tend to do much on Saturday mornings to be honest, a bit of pasta for lunch whilst catching the first half of the early kick-off

In the current squad, who is the most under rated player in Jordan’s opinion?

Lewis Osborne, having never played with or against him before this season, I haven’t seen many with better footwork than him

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

I’ll have to say Luke Robertson the physio having worn some luminous pineapple print socks whilst taking us through the warm up against Berkhamsted last week. Absolutely horrendous!

When he leaves the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result he looks for elsewhere, and why?

I’m a long suffering Leeds fan so they’re first. Otherwise I’m looking out for mates at Aston Clinton and Winslow as well as the other results in our league

Ben Seaton

Who is the last person he would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on match day, and why?

Ben Seaton! Myself, Ollie Hogg and Seats have a bit of a car share going on this season and he got very emotional during a few songs on the way back from Wantage a couple of weeks back. All a bit embarrassing and not sure I could endure that again

What’s the one game this season he most wants to win and why?

After last Sunday’s disappointment, probably the FA trophy final when the Ducks march to Wembley!

And finally, after Jordan scores a hatrick today, what can supporters buy him in the bar afterwards?

I’m ‘out out’ tonight so a few beers whilst watching the pigs fly overhead

Sports Shots would like to thank Jordan for his time this week

FAV; Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough preview + AVDFC midfielder Carl Tappin reveals all

Saturday 14th September 2019
Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s (step 5) v Rugby Borough (step 7)
FA Vase Second Round Qualifying
Haywood Way
HP19 9WZ
K.O. 3.00pm


(This season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division (21 teams)

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 5th


Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division (16 teams)

Rugby Borough 3rd


(Last season’s) League standings:

Southern League Division One Central (20 teams)

Aylesbury FC 19th (r)


Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division (16 teams)

Rugby Borough 1st (c)


This game last season:



Last five games:

Aylesbury FC:

L 1-3 home v Biggleswade United 7th September SSMFL

W 3-1 home v Leverstock Green 3rd September FA Vase rep

D 1-1 away v Leverstock Green 31st August FA Vase

L 4-5 home v North Leigh 24th August FA Cup

L 0-1 home v Codicote 20th August SSMFL LCT

Rugby Borough:

W 2-0 home v Kibworth Town 9th September BH League Cup

W 5-1 home v Thurnby Rangers 7th September LSLP

W 2-1 home v British Airways 31st August FA Vase

W 5-1 home v Desford 19th August LSLP

W 3-2 home v County Hall 17th August LSLP


Carl Tappin

Ahead of the season opener Sports Shots caught up with Dynamo’s midfielder Carl Tappin to ask if he got much time away from football over the summer to relax:

Honestly after last season I was relieved to have some time away from it. I play a lot of Futsal away from football so I used that as my way of staying in shape

Re-joined Aylesbury this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I wanted to join a club where I knew I’d be utilised in the right way, previously I’ve ended up playing roles or positions I’m not suited to and me being selfish didn’t want that to happen again. A few clubs did approach me but I was pretty set on Aylesbury after my conversation with the gaffer

How do you feel pre-season & the early league games have gone for you personally so far?

I feel like when I’ve played in midfield I’ve played pretty well, not my best but by no means my worst either, consistent is probably the best word to use. The most recent league game I played left back (and in the past couple cup games before that) and I found this a lot more challenging. I’ve got a lot more to give and thankfully many more games to do so

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

I personally have set myself a five goal target as I know I need to improve this area of my game a lot. I think as a squad we should aim to compete in the top six of the division, I think that’s fair for the squad considering the age of the personnel

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

A coach when I was younger called Edwin Stein. He coached me for about three years and developed the basics of my game hugely, and that’s where I developed the most in my youth and I guess where I draw my footballing beliefs and opinions from

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

We all know we have talent, ability and the belief we can do well, it’s just being consistent that’s important. I think the key players will be our forward players, scoring goals is where we seemed to have struggled most recently so our front men will be key

Home to Rugby this week, do you know anything about them?

I personally never look into who a team are or where they are, I turn up with the mentality of they’re just another side I’m looking to beat

Joe Fitzgerald

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

I would say either Joe Fitzgerald, he loves a good old moan, or maybe Harry Scott, he could smile once or twice bless him

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

I usually wake up and watch Soccer AM, sort my football bag out, collect my brother and Alfie Gaspar and make my way to the game in the luxury of my Corsa

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

There are two players who are under rated for me. One is Alfie Touceda who for me has been our best player this season but often doesn’t get the praise he deserves. The other is actually my brother Ryan, he hasn’t been very fortunate in terms of minutes played and I know for a fact that when he gets his opportunity he will deliver

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

I would say probably Bruno Brito, always dresses a bit strange 👀

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Manchester United and recently every single time it’s been pure disappointment

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Wethers (James Weatherill) for a fact, he loves some of the older rubbish that none of us know and it’s dreadful!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

I always want to win every match however for me I would love to go on a vase run like I have done previously!!!

Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A pint of dark fruits would go down an absolute treat!

Sports Shots would like to thank Carl for his time this week