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NBDL; Buckingham United 6-1 Tattenhoe

Buckingham United – 6

Tattenhoe – 1

Buckingham United clinched the North Bucks & District League Division One title on Saturday with a thumping win over Tattenhoe and dominated the majority of the game, the visitors enjoying a brief respite after scoring a late consolation and hitting the woodwork. But by then the damage had been inflicted upon the team in red, they simply had no answer to the waves of attack their hosts threw at them, & Buckingham now have a cup final to look forward to in their search of a league & cup double.

Tattenhoe were forced into an early change, before the whistle had started the game, when goalkeeper Paul Clark sustained a hand injury in the warm up and had to be replaced by outfield player Conor White. The game started dry & warm but the rain started just before the break and was relentless until the end, making the conditions difficult for both players, spectators & reporters!

It took just thirty-five seconds for the home side to have their first attempt at goal when Ryan Guinnane had a shot from the edge of the Tattenhoe box clip off a defender and spiral away for a corner. The Tattenhoe stand in keeper pushed the cross away but first to the ball was Dan Parkin who got a shot away and the ball bounced back off the post, running in Mitchell Young lifted the ball over the bar and onto the roof of the net from close range.

Guinnane fired into the back of the net from a through pass but a raised flag thwarted the celebrations, before a back pass aimed towards White left him rather short and as Young challenged the keepers clearance hit the United front man and fell nicely for Ryan Howkins but from twenty yards he rolled the ball wide of the right hand post. Ricky McAdam then played a one-two with Guinnane and worked himself some space inside the box, but White pushed his fierce drive away two handed.

On nine minutes came the goal the home side had been threatening from the start, a ball fizzed across the box wasn’t dealt with and Parkin back heeled from twelve yards and it crept inside the far post. The home side continued to press, a twenty-five yard free kick was curled wide by Conna Sirett before Howkins swung in a corner that Young could only head over from in front of goal. Aaron Jones was next to try, a free kick into the Tattenhoe box fell to him to turn and shoot instinctively but White was behind it all the way.

Mitchell Young scores his first

With all the chances spurned it was incredibly still only eighteen minutes into the game when United doubled their lead, McAdam got away down the right and squared across goal to Young in front of goal who slotted home. The visitor’s had a rare chance when a lofted free kick into the United area found Lee Beeton but he could only lift over the top, and there were further chances for the home side when McAdam & then Howkins fired straight at White, and skipper Bobby Cooney almost scored when he headed over White but was too far out for the ball to roll home.

Tattenhoe tried to utilise the pace of Alex Jaura when they could, he laid a perfect pass into Luke Jordan behind the Buckingham back line but he could only fire straight into the waiting hands of keeper Andy Whitehead. Jaura crossed into Tom Lloyd-Roberts late in the half, he went for goal and forced Whitehead down to his left to push away. H/T: 2-0

United started the second half where they left off in the first, Lee Williams cut in from the left before curling straight into White’s arms, then on fifty-four minutes they got their third. A Cooney corner swung into the six-yard box found Williams who thumped his header home. By now the rain was teeming down, but it did not dampen the spirit of the home side who wanted to finish their season off in style, this ignited a spell of four goals inside ten minutes to blow the visitor’s away.

The made it four on the hour mark, some good build up play saw the ball fed into Young inside the Tattenhoe box, and from twelve yards he bagged his second of the afternoon. Within two minutes they made it five when leading scorer McAdam was fed away down the left channel, he advanced to the edge of the box and curled around White into the far corner.

Lee Williams scores from corner

United were now in full attack mode, Guinnane sent Sirett away down the right wing where he progressed to the six-yard box and drove low across goal but no one could get a touch to turn home, and the chance gone. Just two minutes after their fifth came the sixth, Guinnane getting in on the act latching on to a ball through midfield & running thirty odd yards before slipping past the advancing keeper.

Sirett again attacked the right wing, skipping past his marker he got the box again feeding across to Lewis Parkin right in front of goal, however a defender somehow managed to get something on it to divert over the bar. Sirett was now enjoying that right side, drawing a slide tackle in from a defender he left him for dead and headed for goal, as he shot at goal another red shirt appeared from nowhere and threw himself in front of the ball to block and almost certain goal.

Lewis Parkin then latched on to a ball over the Tattenhoe backline, controlling off the floor he was able to get away on goal and shoot from the edge of the area, the ball rolling just wide of the right hand post. With fifteen minutes left Tattenhoe were unlucky not to pull a goal back when Lloyd-Roberts got on the end of a cross but the ball bounced down off the crossbar and away from danger. The flirtation with the United goal lifted their spirits from there on in.

Just a minute later they did get a goal back, Dayle Marshall shooting from twenty yards out and the ball hit the back post and spun in. Jordan then crossed into Jaura who headed across the goal face but wide of the back post, whilst at the other end McAdam curled around the post from twenty yards. The game petered out until the final whistle, sparking celebrations from the Buckingham United squad despite the weather. F/T: 6-1

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with United skipper Bobby Cooney: 

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NB&DFL,D1: United’s title challenge goes on

Buckingham United’s title challenge in the North Bucks & district league, division 1 has seen them extend their lead to ten points at the top of the table.

Buckingham United

Last night Dean O’Connor’s side defeated Padbury but found their goalkeeper Alex Piggott in great form as he made some superb saves to keep it at 0-0 for the opening thirty minutes.

Once United scored they went in three up at the break before enjoying a fine second half display; Lewis Parkin 3, Mitchell Young 3, Ricky McAdam 2 and Daniel Parkin 1 were on the scoresheet.

U18 Lge Cup Final: Buckingham United U18s to play in cup final

NB&DFL,D1: United secure back-to-back wins against title rivals

Buckingham United secured a 4-1 victory at Hanslope reserves as they continue to look to win the North Bucks & District League, Division 1 title.

Ryan Gunnine, Aaron Jones, Andy Selleck and Lee Williams were on target for Dean O’Connor’s side.

NB&DFL,D1: United need to avoid slippery ‘Slope as title race hots up

Buckingham United head to play at Hanslope reserves on Saturday as the title run-in for the North Bucks & District league, Division 1 hots up.

Dean O’Connor’s side secured a vital three points against title rivals Bletchley Park last weekend (Match images from the game below) in front of a healthy crowd of 54 spectators.

Ryan Gunnine puts Buckingham United 2-1 ahead against Bletchley Park (Saturday 7th April 2018).

With Hanslope reserves still able to draw level on points with United, if they win there four games in hand, Saturday’s game will again be a big step towards the title if the three points can be achieved for the Lace Hill-based outfit.

Lewis Parkin heads Buckingham United into a 3-1 lead over Bletchley Park (Saturday 7th April 2018).

Buckingham Utd v Bletchley Park




NB&DFL,D1: Parkin treble helps United to top-of-the-table victory

Lewis Parkin struck a treble as Buckingham United won their North Bucks & District League, Division 1 top-of-the-table encounter 5-2 against Bletchley Park yesterday.

It was Bletchley Park’s first league defeat of the campaign and a great advert for local football. The two good sides competed well in a six-pointer clash.

Mitchell Young fired the home side ahead in the 14th minute after a good opening.

Mitchell Young celebrates putting Buckingham United ahead against Bletchley Park (Saturday 7th April 2018).

The lead lasted just three minutes as Harry Browne showed good control after latching onto a loose ball in the area before placing his left-foot shot into the net for the equaliser.

Harry Browne (7) equalises for Bletchley Park at Buckingham United (Saturday 7th April 2018).

Both sides battled for the upper hand and it was United who regained the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Bobby Cooney drove a free-kick into the centre which saw Ryan Gunnine get across the first defender before steering the ball into the net at the near post.

Ryan Gunnine puts Buckingham United 2-1 ahead against Bletchley Park (Saturday 7th April 2018).

In the second half on the hour-mark another centre saw Lewis Parkin rise unmarked to head United into a 3-1 lead.

Lewis Parkin heads Buckingham United into a 3-1 lead over Bletchley Park (Saturday 7th April 2018).

Just seven minutes later Park battled back again to reduce the deficit as Jason Dolton headed in from close range.

In the 72nd minute Parkin calmly slotted past the advancing Tony Draper to restore United’s two-goal advantage.

The United man completed as hat-trick after he squeezed the ball home from an acute angle three minutes from time.

Buckingham United: Harry White, Conner Sirett, Lee Williams, Aaron Jones, Lee Woster, Danny Wing, Mitchell Young, Bobby Cooney, Lewis Parkin, Ryan Gunnine, Ricky McAdam.

Subs: Ryan Howkins, Jack White, Luke Pacy, Tom Goodgame, Dan Parkin.

Bletchley Park: Tony Draper, Mitchell Morgan, Robbie Peacock, Luke Belgrove, Jason Dolton, Luke Morgan, Harry Browne, Dwayne Simpson, Nathan Perkins, James Atherton, Ryan Williams.

Subs: Zak Watson, Dan Jenkins, Aaron Ford, Emile Kartel.

Buckingham Utd v Bletchley Park

NB&DFL,D1: United skipper Cooney looks ahead to top-of-the-table visit of Bletchley Park

Buckingham United captain Bobby Cooney has spoken to Sports Shots as his side face a massive game at the top of the North Bucks & District league, Division 1 on Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Cooney

Second-placed unbeaten Bletchley Park are the visitors to Lace Hill to face a tough game against top-of-the-table United, but have games in hand.

Whilst the game is not a title decider, it is definitely a big game in the history of United.

Cooney told Sports Shots;

Saturday’s game is a must win for us! It’s a six-pointer!

Bletchley are right on our tails and could potentially steal the league from us. All the boys are well aware of this and buzzing for the win!

We have had a great season so far and have gelled very well,  considering we are a new team and many of us haven’t played together before now. All the lads have worked very hard to get us in the position we are in and things are going well for us.

Cooney, who has donned the colours of Winslow United, Buckingham Athletic and Buckingham Town, is enjoying his time at the Lace Hill-based outfit.

Buckingham United is a great club, it’s a great club to play for with great management and background staff. We all have the same goal in mind. The club is getting bigger and bigger and more established.

I would like to say well done to all the lads, management and background staff for all their efforts and support this season so far, they are well doing a brilliant job! C’mon you bulldogs!!!

NBLD1; Ricky looking to be anchor man in title run in

Saturday 24th March 2018

Buckingham United v Steeple Claydon

North Bucks League Division One

Lace Hill Sports Centre

K.O. 2.00

Buckingham United currently sit top of the North Bucks League Division One table and host Steeple Claydon on Saturday, whilst embroiled in a tight battle at the top which see’s four clubs separated by just two points. United have played just once in the league since 16th December last year but have progressed through to the Division One cup final where they wait to play either Stewkley Reserves, Bletchley Park or Willen.

Buckingham have won ten of their last eleven games and yet are being heavily put under pressure by Bletchley Park who are in second place in the table, two points behind but with two games in hand. United face Bletchley in two weeks-time at home and will be looking to gain some momentum going into that fixture, however their last league defeat was back in September and against this week’s opponents Steeple, who themselves will feel they are still in the title chase if they can pick up the three points at Lace Hill.

Ahead of the game, Sports Shots caught up with United leading goal scorer Ricky McAdam and asked if the long breaks between games affect the squad:

I don’t think it affects us too much, we have a good side and we are all good friends, maybe our fitness may drop a little but that’s about it

On a positive the club are through to the cup final, are the squad looking forward to that:

Yes, we are most definitely, for some of the squad it’s their third cup final in a row, we are all buzzing to get through & look forward to whoever we face

Ricky McAdam

With Claydon on Saturday, we asked Ricky what he remembered about the defeat to them earlier in the season:

It wasn’t a good day for us, we had our chances and had we taken them then it would have been a totally different result, but that’s football and we came back from it & as a result we’ve been on this incredible run ever since

And how does Ricky see the season unfolding from here for the team, and himself as leading scorer?

Its going to be a tight one, all we can do is win every game and put the pressure on the other teams in and around us. Of course it’s great being the goal scorer in the team but as I said before, it’s about winning from here, it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we win

Finally, in two weeks’ time Buckingham face Bletchley, 1st v 2nd as it stands right now, is it a game the squad are looking forward to?

It will be the game of the season, and we have all been looking forward to the clash. We have to play them twice yet so it’s a chance to take points off them. We have a lot to look forward to and our season is far from over

Sports Shots would like to thank Ricky for his time this week.

NB&DFL: Buckingham United’s weekend round-up

Buckingham United round-up;

The first team ran out 7-3 winners away to Padbury Village this afternoon that saw Lewis Parkin score four goals for the visitors to maintain the excellent start to the season.

Mitchell Young

Other goalscorers for United were Mitchell Young, Daniel Parkin and Ryan Guinanne as they continue to push on.

United’s next game is a trip over to Stony Stratford Town on Tuesday evening to face Wing Village in the Buckingham Chairty Cup first round. Kick Off – 7:30. Cup holders Silverstone will await the winners in the next round.

On Saturday the Reserves Won 2-1 against Bletchley Park Reserves! 1-0 down with five minutes to go when Jimmy Richardson takes full control by scoring two goals giving us a deserved 3 points.

Quote from manager Ant Weight:

The lads dug deep today. We didn’t play well but to come back and get the result showed real character. It was a true team spirit and a sign that with an improving team, having not played at our best, we can still win games. This leaves us second in the league with a game in hand over Tattenhoe, who are going strong, but we’ll keep working hard to try and push them all the way.

United’s U18’s fell to their first defeat of the season away to Tattenhoe Youth under 18’s by a score line of 3-1. Louis Fuller with the United goal.

Despite the defeat our under 18’s still sit third in the table with one grading game to go. Next up is Tattenhoe Whites in the third round of the county cup.

Meanwhile the Sunday B team drew 4-4 with MK United in an entertaining fixture this morning with goals from Harry White, Jack White, Damian Fallon and recent signing Joe Riley.

Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.


Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode:


Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)


To find out more information about the campaign click here: