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Highmoor-Ibis FC v Buckingham Town FC

Sunday 6th August 2017
Highmoor-Ibis v Buckingham Town
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Scours Lane
Kick-Off: 3.00pm

Buckingham Town travel down to Reading on Sunday to face Hellenic Premier League side Highmoor-Ibis, in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup. Highmoor being the higher level club (step 5) would be favourites against their Buckinghamshire guests (step 6) however the FA Cup needs no motivation no matter what level either sides are.

The game is on Sunday as Scours Lane hosts both Woodley United and Highmoor, and Woodley are home on Saturday also in the FA Cup.


Highmoor began their campaign on Tuesday evening with a three all draw at Burnham, whilst Sunday’s game is the season opener for Town. The winners of the tie will bank £1,500 and go on to host Southern League side North Leigh in the next round.

Town finished fifth in the United Counties League Division One whilst Highmoor finished fourteenth in the Hellenic Premier Division last season, but with squads open to multiple changes during the close season it is never easy to judge how early games will go.

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Buckingham Town 3-1 Bicester Town

Buckingham Town – 3

Bicester Town – 1

Buckingham Town beat Bicester Town on Thursday evening at Manor Fields and were good value for the win, the away side never really threatened the Town goal except for a late penalty, and manager Gary Ollard was happy with his team’s efforts over the ninety minutes.

Bicester had the first chance after a couple of minutes but after beating the Town offside trap Elliott Powell could only fire over Ryan Thrussell in the home goal, whilst at the other end some good football lead to Orlando Joao flashing an effort wide.

A half clearance from the Bicester defence saw Joao again blast wide hitting the ball first time mid-way through the first half, but Town finally took the lead on twenty five minutes when the visiting defence surrendered the ball in their own penalty area and Dan Silver squared to Danny Simpson who fired home.

Bicester reacted positively to going behind and Ricardo Benjamin drove at the home defence before shooting just wide of the near post, but Town almost extended their lead from a corner when Simpson headed wide in front of goal. On the stroke of half time Bicester again threatened through Dan Monk but his powerful shot was comfortably claimed by Thrussell. H/T: 1-0

Simpson heads just wide

Dan Silver forced Bicester keeper Liam Hind into a decent double save early in the second period, parrying the first effort allowed the Town player to run in and get in a second effort which deflected away off Hind for a corner. Buckingham did then double their lead just past the hour mark when an initial shot looped up off the Bicester keeper who lost all sight of the ball, and Orlando Joao had all the time to head into the unguarded net.

Again Bicester rallied after conceding and a good ball over the home back line saw Benjamin again run on and strike at goal first time but agonisingly wide, before a right wing cross then found the Bicester man but he could only head over.

The hosts scored their third on seventy three minutes, when a cross from Joao found Simpson unmarked at the back post to head home. From the restart the visitors went straight up the other end and a fantastic run from Powell saw him bend the ball around Thrussell only to stand and watch it bounce back off the post; Bicester retrieved the ball and attacked again & as the ball was played into the box an outstretched leg saw a trip and a penalty awarded which was duly despatched, but the home side had already done enough to win the game. F/T: 3-1

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Buckingham Town II’s win to climb up to third

Buckingham Town II’s beat Sandford St Martin on Saturday in a high scoring match, and the win took them third in the Cherwell Cricket League Division Two table.

Romaine celebrates 100

A superb 144 from Ant Romaine saw Town reach 331-9 off their fifty overs, and managed to bowl their guests out for 272 with seven balls remaining.

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Buckingham Town CC II’s v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts Photo’s

Match photography now available from Saturday’s game where Buckingham Town II’s hosted Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts.

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Croughton U18 2-6 Winslow Utd U18

Croughton U18’s – 2

Winslow United U18’s – 6

Winslow United Under 18’s confirmed their status as Border Counties U18 Division Two champions with a comfortable win at Croughton on Sunday. With the home side only able to muster ten players the odds were always stacked against them especially against the side that have been scoring goals for fun of late, and so it proved with Winslow powering into a four goal lead by half time. The pace slowed after the break in the warm sunshine, and the hosts were able to grab a couple of consolation goals but even a red card for United did not diminish their superiority in the game.

A bright start to the game saw a Winslow corner headed over and a free kick to Croughton curled into the waiting gloves of Ollie Bradbury, again standing in for the injured Sam Walker. The visitors took the lead on five minutes when a goal kick was allowed to bounce by the Croughton defence, Dan Chittenden was on it in a flash and after skipping through four defenders inside the box he squared to Charlie Willis who slotted home with some ease.

Winslow scored again on nine minutes but a raised flag chalked the effort off, just before Will Hornby flashed a shot just wide of the right hand post from the eighteen yard line. A Croughton break away then saw a ball behind the United defence leave a player facing a one on one with Bradbury but he could only blaze way over the top.

A long throw from the away side was then allowed to travel right across the goal face, and sliding in at the back post Finn Molloy forced a superb reactive save from the home keeper, before Winslow scored again on twenty one minutes & again a raised flag denied the goal. Three minutes later however the lead was doubled when a corner was flicked on by Will Hornby and Finn Molloy tucked home.

Two minutes later it was three when Charlie Willis did well down the left evading a couple of tackles before setting up Dan Chittenden in front of goal to slot into the corner. On the half hour mark Chittenden made it four when a long clearance from the Winslow defence set the striker away with a Croughton defender, winning the race to the ball he fired across goal from the edge of the area and into the bottom corner.

Chittenden scores Winslow fourth

Winslow then threatened to run riot, the remainder of the half saw the home side under the cosh and lucky not to concede again, Charlie Willis hit the crossbar, and Finn Molloy forced another good save from the Croughton keeper the best of the numerous chances created. H/T: 0-4

The Croughton keeper was soon busy again after the restart saving well from Louis O’Connell, and from the corner Ollie Bradbury headed over having swapped places in goal with Jamie Wickham during the break. Six minutes into the half saw the visitors strike their fifth of the afternoon, when an Ollie Bradbury cross was converted from close range by Charlie Willis.

Willis scores his second

Bill Bridgeman then volleyed over the bar before the home side scored on fifty eight minutes, a cross field pass was fired into the bottom corner from the corner of the box. Dan Chittenden then flashed a shot wide, before his side scored their third goal of the game to be chalked off for offside, and Bridgeman saw an effort brilliantly tipped over by the home keeper.

Dan Chittenden then completed his hat trick on seventy one minutes taking his tally for the season to forty goals. Two minutes later Winslow were reduced to ten men when Tommy Short was shown a red card for a foul, and moments later Jamie Wickham had to be alert to a ball played in behind his defence, coming out to block with his feet to deny the home side from a one on one. Croughton did score a second late on, and there was time for Finn Molloy and Alex Iyengar to shoot wide and over respectively before the final whistle. F/T: 2-6

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@FootballMK: Top goalscorers in local football

By Mike Innes (@FootballMK)

Leon Lobjoit scores Buckingham Town’s second goal against Eversley & California in the FA Vase on Saturday 24th September 2016.

Leon Lobjoit heads in Buckingham town’s second against Melton town in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Leon Lobjoit seconds his second, Buckingham town’s third versus Melton town in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Winslow United U18’s clinch league title

Deanshanger Athletic U18’s – 1

Winslow United U18’s – 5

Winslow United U18’s clinched the league title on Thursday evening with a convincing win at Deanshanger, and again their attacking force simply brushed their opponents aside and the defence stood firm against anything thrown at them, with the result put to bed in the opening fifty five minutes the remainder of the game staggered to a close with Winslow losing their tempo but with an eight point gap with two games left the final whistle sounded to crown a successful season for the Elmfield Gate squad.

United took the lead on four minutes when Dan Chittenden worked hard down the right and his cross was played back across goal by Finn Molloy to Charlie Willis who tucked home right in front of goal. A poor goal kick from the home side then fell to Seb Boardman who tried his luck from forty yards but it did not quite have enough power to trouble the Athletic keeper who gratefully collected on his six yard line.

The visitors then doubled their lead on eight minutes when a long throw into the box was flicked on by a defender and at the back post Seb Boardman was on hand to slide in and poke home. A Deanshanger cross then proved elusive for Ollie Bradbury in the Winslow goal, almost catching him out he had to palm up from under his crossbar and the ball landed back down on top of the bar and over for a corner.

Winslow did score again on fifteen minutes however a raised flag on the far side denied the goal, and moments later the home side should have got a foot back in the game when a good cross was met in the middle of the United box by two players, who got in each other’s way and ended up with one heading the chance against the other and the chance was gone.

A Winslow throw was then flicked on by Chittenden and Molloy lumped over the top, but a minute before the interval saw a third goal when another long throw on their right was headed home by Will Hornby who climbed highest to power into the top corner. H/T: 0-3

Hornby (4) watches header beat keeper

Three minutes into the second half saw Dan Chittenden add a forth when a ball into the box was knocked down by Finn Molloy and the prolific striker lashed home. Winslow continued to press and a fifty sixth minute free kick just outside the Deanshanger box saw Chittenden strike for goal, the home keeper seemed to have it covered but then spilled from his gloves and Harry Heritage nipped in to stroke into the empty net.

Heritage completes rout

As Winslow relaxed, Athletic came into the game and a throw into the box was skied high over the crossbar from a close range shot, and a minute later another shot rebounded off the post and away for a goal kick.

Tommy Short then stood strong on a right wing run that saw three heavy challenges unable to knock him off the ball, his cross was met on the volley by Chittenden who fired wide. The home side then scored a consolation on sixty six minutes, Ollie Bradbury saved an initial shot but the follow up was tapped home.

Michael Donker then had to clear a goal bound effort off the line as Deanshanger tried in vain to put their guests under pressure, before a Harry Heritage cross from right on the byline bounced off the crossbar and away from Finn Molloy who was waiting in the middle. F/T: 1-5

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Willen 2-1 Wing

Willen – 2

Wing – 1

NBDFL League Trophy Final

Willen won the NBDFL Intermediate League Trophy Final at Stratford Fields on Saturday, despite playing the final thirty seven minutes of the game with ten men, after having Danny Wing red carded for kicking out after a challenge on the edge of the Wing box. At that stage the score was one apiece, but despite the numerical disadvantage Willen had the better chances after the card, and won the game with a clinical strike from Ricky McAdam with five minutes remaining.

Willen took the lead in the second minute, from a corner Danny Wing beat Paul Searl to the ball and seemed to shoulder the ball into the back of the net.

Danny Wing (7) opens the scoring

Ryan Guinnane tried his luck from distance for the Milton Keynes based side but easily cleared the bar, before the Wing skipper Dan Farmer cut in from the left and warmed the hands of Willen keeper James Green.

A probing Willen cross was half cleared to the edge of their box and running in McAdam blazed over the top, and on twenty four minutes the scores were back on level terms when a Wing attack ended with a trip inside the box leaving referee Gavin Smith little option but to point to the spot, Dan Farmer levelled from the spot kick.

Dan Farmer levels

A Willen throw found Scott Barton who fired at goal from distance, he succeeded in feeding Guinnane twelve yards out who swivelled and fired over, and on the stroke of half time Wing conceded possession in their own half allowing Danny Wing a free run at goal and he forced keeper Alan Bazell into an excellent save, turning away for a corner. H/T: 1-1

Ryan Guinnane glanced an early second half corner over for Willen, and moments later came the dismissal of Danny Wing. A promising Willen attack was ended just outside the box by a Wing defender, but a reaction after the tackle saw the referee brandish a red card to the Willen player despite his side having the free kick.

A fifty seventh minute throw to Willen then found Ashley Ferguson inside the box, with back to goal he managed to turn and shoot however a narrow deflection took the ball out for a corner, which was then headed wide by Samuel Nevin. Wing then pushed on with the advantage and Dan Farmer attacked down their right, as he squared into the box it seemed inevitable a goal would come but somehow a defender got back quickest to clear the danger.

Samuel Nevin then saw another header brush a defender as he went for goal, and from the corner Nevin slid in but could only loop over the crossbar under heavy pressure from a Willen defender. Pete Rowe then drove into the Willen box and flashed the ball across goal but no team mates were near enough to divert home, then with five minutes remaining Willen scored their winner. A ball through the Wing defence saw Ricky McAdam run on and fire across goal and into the bottom corner.

From the restart Wing attacked at pace, and a cross was headed at goal by Steve Fazakerley from six yards out and a brilliant reaction save by James Green denied what looked a certain equaliser, and the save earned applause from the large crowd. Willen held off anything Wing threw at them in the final minutes and held on to lift the trophy. F/T: 2-1

Willen awarded trophy

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