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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:


Successful weekend for Buckingham United

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Matt Carr

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Buckingham United 8-0 Westbury

Buckingham United – 8

Westbury – 0

Buckingham United strolled to victory in their latest pre-season friendly on Tuesday evening, scoring after a matter of seconds promised a glut of goals which did eventually occur, although the visitors did hang out for twenty-five minutes before conceding a second, but once United scored again there was only ever going to be one outcome, and pleasing for manager Dean O’Connor was the sight of five different players getting on the scoresheet.

Within fifty seconds the home side signalled their intent when a free kick just to the left of goal on the eighteen-yard line was powered home by Ryan Howkins. Westbury keeper Sean Lowkins then had to be alert and race out to clear as Ricky McAdam threatened to get on the end of a right-wing cross, but Westbury recovered from the early onslaught and a cross from their left saw Jordan Marshall just nip in ahead of a defender and get his boot to the ball, skimming the crossbar as it went over for a goal kick.

A sloppy goal kick from Westbury on seventeen minutes then presented McAdam with the opportunity to hit it first time from twenty-five yards over the keeper but he could only steer wide. United then only half cleared a cross from their visitors and just outside the box Marcus Tucker lashed over the top.

United then doubled their lead on twenty-five minutes through Ryan Guinnane when he angled a shot around Lowkins and into the bottom corner from the left. A minute later the hosts almost had their first contender for goal of the season, a thirty-yard cross field pass found McAdam on the corner of the box and his first time shot flew just wide.

United keeper Harry White was called into action just past the half hour mark, tipping over a header from Jack O’Connell but just moments later the home side got their third when a corner was drilled across the six-yard box and Bobby Cooney converted. Tom O’Connell then threatened a fourth driving wide of Lowkins right hand post.

A Buckingham corner across the goal face from McAdam saw three sets of boots going for the ball but not one connecting as the ball rolled out harmlessly for a goal kick, but a minute before the interval Guinnane crossed to Howkins whose initial shot was saved by the Westbury keeper, however Howkins simply followed up to score his second of the evening. H/T: 4-0

Howkins scores right on half time

McAdam flashed across goal early in the second period following a clever reverse pass through the Westbury backline, before he played a part in a move that deserved a goal. He played the ball up to Guinnane who laid off to Howkins who powered over the bar, but on fifty-four minutes he was more accurate when meeting a Lee Williams cross to head home and complete his hattrick.

Westbury never gave up and Jordan Marshall met a cross from their right and angled for the bottom corner but White was behind it all the way. However the relief from onslaught was short lived, and on seventy-seven minutes the home side got their sixth following a long throw which was flicked on, as a defender tried to clear he simply invited Guinnane to lift the ball into the roof of the net.

Marshall had another chance for the guests forcing White to back pedal and parry away, but within a minute Buckingham got their seventh on the break away with Guinnane who galloped away down the right before fizzing in a cross to McAdam at the back post who side footed home.

Guinnane had time to fire another shot wide from just inside the area, and on the stroke of time a cross from the left was met in the middle by Lee Williams who could not miss and completed the scoring. F/T: 8-0

United assistant manager Mark Smith spoke to Sports Shots after the game: 

Full match photography can be viewed by clicking here:


B&B Saturday Intermediate Cup: 1st Round draw

Buckingham United First Team VS Great Horwood Reserves

Olney FC VS Wing Village First

Hanslope First VS Buckingham Athletic Reserves

City Colts A VS Stony Stratford Town First

Old Bradwell United Development VS Tattenhoe First

MK Wanderers 1st Team VS AFC Santander Saturday

Wingrave (Saturday) First VS Haddenham United First

Wooburn Athletic First VS Risborough Rangers Development Under 25

Rivets FC First VS Ayletico First

Quainton First VS Hazlemere Sports First

Elmhurst First VS Long Crendon First

Gold Hill First VS Ludgershall United First

Oving First VS FC Leisure First

Bedgrove Wanderers First VS APBS FC First

Wendover First VS Aylesbury Dynamos First

Marsh Gibbon First VS Penn & Tylers Green Reserves

Bucks CC First VS Prestwood First

AFC Amersham First VS Great Missenden First

Bucks Blue First VS Aston Clinton Reserves

Downley Albion First VS Bedgrove United First

Ascot United Development VS Westwood United Reserves

Berks County Reserves VS Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves

Bracknell Town Reserves VS Richings Park First

Chalvey (WMC) Sports Reserves VS Langley Reserves

Finchampstead First VS Langley Galaxy First

Signcraft First VS Hurst Reserves

Maidenhead Town First VS FC Imaan Lions FIRST

Cookham Dean Reserves Saturday VS Real Saracens First

Eldon Celtic First Saturday VS Kintbury Rangers Reserves

Uffington United First VS Mortimer Reserves

Steventon First VS Shrivenham Reserves

Faringdon Town Reserves VS Compton First

Grove Rangers First VS Abingdon Town Mens

Abingdon United FC Developme VS Reading YMCA Rapids

Frilsham & Yattendon First VS Ardington & Lockinge First

Matches to be played 9th September.

NB&DFL: Buckingham United start pre-season tonight!

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Buckingham United announce 2016-17 award winners

Buckingham United announced their award winners for the 2016-17 season.

The award winners were;

BUFC B 16/17 Players Player Jacob Field
BUFC B 16/17 Goal of the Season Olly Watts
BUFC B 16/17 Incredulous Henry Jones
BUFC B 16/17 Supporters player Matt Carr
BUFC B 16/17 Managers Player Ben Oxley
BUFC B 16/17 Most Improved Alex Bush
BUFC B 16/17 Golden Boot Matt Carr

BUFC Firsts 16/17 Players Player John Westcott
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Goal of Season Kemzi
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Incredulous Jimi Richardson
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Supporter Player John Westcott
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Golden Boot Mitchell Young
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Most improved Tom Goodgame
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Managers Player John Westcott

BUFC A 16/17 Players player Dale Armitage
BUFC A 16/17 Goal of season Lewis Dench
BUFC A 16/17 Incredulous Ash Corrick
BUFC A 16/17 Supporters player Jack Stutchbury
BUFC A 16/17 Managers Player Dale Armitage
BUFC A 16/17 Most Improved Ash Corrick
BUFC A 16/17 Golden Boot Ash Urquhart

BUFC Reserves 16/17 Players player Jonny Ackroyd
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Goal of season Dave Akam
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Incredulous Neil Hailstone
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Suppporters Player Tom Goodgame
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Golden boot Jonny Ackroyd
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Most improved Ben Oxley
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Managers Player Neil Hailstone

BUFC Clubman 16/17 Adam Bray
BUFC Outstanding Contribution 16/17 John Westcott

MKBYFL: Buckingham United announce addition of under 18 side

Buckingham United FC are delighted to confirm that the club will be fielding an under 18s from the forthcoming 2017/18 season.

Since the formation of the club back in 2011 it has seen unprecedented growth, with all four adult teams full to capacity. The move to field an under 18’s side comes through a positive link up with Moretonville Junior FC to form a structured route into adult football at grassroots level for their players.

The move will see well respected local coach Michael Turner take on the manager role and build a team based on his existing under 16’s from Moretonville combined with players from Buckingham United FC and also a few good additions from Bicester Town.

Joining Michael’s management team at the club will also be his trusted coaches from Moretonville JFC, Chris Bryant and Jeremy Rowley. They will be joined by Craig Chinn who is also joining the coaching team.

Successful open trials have already taken place which has seen a good standard on show which is looking very positive for the forthcoming season.

The club has applied for entry into Milton Keynes Boarder Counties Youth League with home games being played at Lace Hill on Sunday Afternoons, aside from the league competitions the side have also been entered into the Berks and Bucks Youth Cup.

Bill Johnson Cup final: United for Buckingham – Cup final for growing local club

Buckingham United began their journey in 2011 when a group of young men dreamt of playing football again, and now they are looking forward to their first cup final.

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Buckingham United was founded by a group of young men in 2011 who simply wanted to get back to playing football, and enjoy the beautiful game. Fast-forward six years later, and the club have four adult teams; two in the North Bucks and District Football League Division One and Two, and two in the Milton Keynes Sunday League Premier Division and Division One, while hundreds of local lads have had the opportunity to play for the Swan of Buckingham since the club started up.

Matt Hawes, Chairman of Buckingham United said “We play for the love of the game, it’s why we set the football club up in 2011 and it’s what we will continue to offer to people. I have to say though, we’ve got four competitive teams and it’s a measure of how far we’ve came that we’ve now got the opportunity to win a trophy.”

Buckingham United’s Sunday B team now have the opportunity to win the Bill Johnstone Cup against Newport Pagnell Town. The game will kick off at 10:30 on 7th May at Manor Fields. The team have had a successful season, finishing only marginally behind Newport in their respective league and now there is the chance for revenge, and glory.

Ashley Peacock, Manager of the team said: “It was a frustrating end to our league campaign this year, as despite having an incredible goal difference and barely losing a game all season, a couple of results let us down which meant we finished second behind Newport in the league. I believe we are underdogs for that reason, but I know we can get a result on Sunday.”

If that wasn’t exciting enough for United, the club are going to be venturing into youth football next year too. Adam Bray, Vice-Chairman said: “We want to offer as many people in Buckingham the opportunity to play and enjoy their football. For this reason we’re pleased to say we’ll have an under 18s team next season and the grading sessions are due to commence in May.”

If you want to find out more about Buckingham United you can email, or find the team twitter and facebook accounts.

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NB&DFL: Honours even in local derby

Buckingham United Firsts took on Steeple Claydon in another six pointer between two teams towards the top of the table.

After an impressive win over Scot, Buckingham were looking to push on and secure third place.

United started the better team and, managing to keep the ball on the ground against high winds and a poor surface they, moved the ball around and began to frustrate Steeple Claydon. The ball was worked through the midfield to the forwards Lewis Parkin and Mitchell Young both looking dangerous. Lewis picked up the ball on the edge of the box, with a few yards space, and whipped in a shot just missing the top corner. Although playing against the wind Buckingham were dominating the half. Lewis Parkin picked up the ball, turned and seeing the run of Jimmy Richardson, put a perfect through ball putting Jimmy Richardson in a one on one with the keeper before he calmly slotted it home in the bottom right corner.

Claydon began to make their presence felt across the pitch and tackling well got themselves back into the match. A long ball cleared the defence and found the Claydon forward who volleyed in from close range. Steeple Claydon started to use the strong wind and pegged Buckingham back into their own half. A succession of corners led to one being whipped in and a Buckingham defender putting a clearance into the Buckingham net. The half-time whistle blew on the score at 2-1.

Kicking with the wind in the second half Buckingham knew they could dominate large parts of the match. The Firsts started the second half well and several times Danny Charlesworth beat his man to start some promising moves that ended in tame efforts. Bobby Cooney grew in the match and the attention he received from the Steeple midfield resulted in two promising free kicks for Buckingham. The first was put over the bar and the second floated in with the wind, looked to be creeping in, but was finger-tipped over.

Dean O’Connor made some substitutions for the second half that made an immediate impact. Kemzie Elenwo picked up the ball on the right wing and, for the second time in three matches, scored from 30 yards by lobbing the keeper and finding the top left corner. Back in the match with 18 minutes left Buckingham were pushing for more goals. Substitute Chris Thornton’s influence grew, winning the ball back and the vision to put Buckingham on the front foot. A well worked move led to a corner, the cross didn’t clear the first man but, the rebound was whipped in by Chris Thornton and John Westcott headed home from 3 yards. Buckingham were level and, playing a tiring Claydon team, they had 10 minutes to win the match. Buckingham dominated the next 10 minutes but didn’t get the winner and a late effort from Lewis Parkin couldn’t find the net.

The full time whistle went and finished the match in a 3-3 draw. Not the result Buckingham were looking for but the draw leaves them in third place. Next week they face Tattenhoe which is the last of their tough run of fixtures