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SSMFL D2; Buckingham United 0-0 Codicote

Buckingham United – 0
Codicote – 0

09.11.2019

Buckingham United were held at home to a goalless stalemate by Codicote on Saturday, thanks in main to the goal frames at either end plus the miserable weather conditions that were not conducive to a free flowing game of Spartan South Midland Division Two football. It rained from start to finish in a chilly breeze and the end of the game could not come quick enough for those watching behind the railings and most on the pitch aswell, as the winter really did start to kick in; puddles were forming on the pitch as the game wore on and it was a miracle the full ninety minutes were played.

Codicote were the first to find the woodwork when a corner from their right was met by the head of Louis Wylie but the ball bounced up off the crossbar and over for a goal kick, there were half chances for either side for the remainder of the first half however neither keeper really tested.

After the break the conditions just got worse but Codicote wasted a hatful of chances and were almost undone when a cross from the United right saw debutant Sol Janecki go up with visiting keeper Brad Heaps only for his header to crash down off the under side of the bar and away, the final kick of the game saw the away side spurn a glorious chance to take all three points as substitute James Todd found some space in front of goal to get to a cross but from point blank range he lifted over the top. F/T: 0-0

Attendance: 15

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with United manager Sean Devine:

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SSMFL D2; Buckingham United v Codicote preview + United defender Jason Riddell reveals all

Saturday 9th November 2019
Buckingham United v Codicote
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two
Lace Hill Sports Centre
MK18 7RR
K.O. 2.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Buckingham United 12th

Codicote 8th

 

(Last season’s) league standings:

North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Buckingham United 4th

 

South Midlands League Division One (20 teams)

Codicote 19th (r)

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last six games:

Buckingham United:

L 0-3 home v Old Bradwell United 26th October SSMFL

L 1-3 home v MK Robins 19th October BBST

W 2-0 home v Sarratt 12th October SSMFL

W 0-1 away v New Bradwell St Peter 28th September SSMFL

L 4-1 away v Tring Corinthians 21st September SSMFL

W 10-1 home v Clean Slate 14th September BBST

 

Codicote:

L 0-4 home v Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2nd November SSMFL

W 0-2 away v New Bradwell St Peter 26th October SSMFL LCT

L 1-3 home v Pitstone & Ivinghoe12th October SSMFL D2C

L 1-2 home v Chipperfield Corinthians 5th October HSCT

W 1-3 away v Bovingdon 28th September SSMFL

L 1-3 home v Unite MK 21st September SSMFL

 

Jason Riddell

Full Name: Jason Riddell

Age: 29

Nationality: English

Nickname at club: Jase or Riddell

Marital status: Single

Fave holiday destination: Bulgaria

Preferred shirt number: 5

Most effective position on the pitch: Centre Back

Daytime job: Sales Engineer

Former clubs: Buckingham Athletic, Grendon Rangers

 

We asked Jason:

 

Signed on for Buckingham United this season, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

Well I was without a club about a week before the season started, as Grendon Rangers first team sadly folded, & one of the lads I played with there had been training with Buckingham and spoke very highly of what he had seen, and of their ambitions for the season ahead. I went along to a session the following week, I was impressed with what I saw from the management and I was made to feel welcome by the lads, so signed on shortly after. I had other offers locally, but Buckingham was the best fit for me

How do you feel your season has gone for you personally so far?

I feel my season has started reasonably well and I’ve already built up quite a good relationship with the other two centre backs, we were put into a new formation in my first game and it clicked almost instantly

Coming into the winter months now, what is the minimum you expect from now until the end of the season for the squad?

The minimum I expect from us as a squad is to be competitive in every game, to all be on the same page willing to give one hundred percent every week and try to pick up as many points as possible. We know we can compete with the best sides in the league on our day

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

My dad, he committed a lot of his time driving me to and from games when I was younger and even now still comes along to watch whenever he can. He can be my harshest critic at times, but it has always helped me being told what I did wrong/right in each game

Describe how your last 2 games have been?

Two tough games against very good sides. We were slightly frustrated as a side because we matched the opposition for large periods and a crazy five minutes in each game ultimately killed us. We can take pride from both games though as MK Robins are a decent side from the league above and Old Bradwell are very organised with a good bunch of lads who they have kept together for a few seasons now. They will be top at the end of the season in my opinion

Home to Codicote this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I don’t know too much about them to be honest, I have seen that their results have been quite mixed this season and they have beaten Old Bradwell, so obviously have some quality in their squad. I’m expecting a tough game as it is each week in our league

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

I would pick myself as I love a moan, but I would have to say either Ade or Sonny. They definitely give me a good run for my money

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

My pre-match routine is normally some food around about 11-30 to 12, then I always make sure I have a Berocca, a banana and a pack of sweets about an hour before we meet. It’s become a bit of a ritual for me the last few years

What has been the proudest moment for you in football to date?

I would say being club captain at Grendon, we had some great results and I made some brilliant friends through the club

Andrew (Haggis) Hind

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

Haggis (Andy Hind) for me. He sits in the holding midfield position and does all the nitty gritty bits that help get the team going, he breaks up play a lot and gets through a lot of running for us. He’s not too bad on the ball either but I won’t elaborate too much on that as his ego is big enough already!

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

This is a tough one as I haven’t really seen many of the lads out of the football environment, Nick is a regular when this question is asked so he gets a mention and Dani has questionable clobber in his wardrobe

What has been the worst piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

Not really bad advice but I was slightly naïve to believe it. I recently had a works do on a Friday and was reassured it would be a light one……………playing with a hangover on the Saturday was not enjoyable….cue the fine for me admitting this!

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

I look out for the Reading FC result; I had a season ticket for ten years and still go when I can.

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

Haggis again on this. He listens to some random music which is usually dreadful, but the songs always manage to get stuck in your head. So, for that reason he should be kept away from choosing the music. As an example, I suggest looking up Samwell on YouTube!

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

I always look out for the Pitstone fixture as its always a good game and a proper battle. There is a bit more added to that fixture this year as we have some ex-Pitstone players in our side

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

Firstly, I would need a sit down as that has never happened! But then I would happily accept a spiced rum and coke

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

SSMFL,D2: Leaders Old Bradwell defeat Buckingham United at Lace Hill

Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 leaders Old Bradwell United extended their lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 win at Buckingham United today (Saturday).

Darryl Smith

David Keene’s side took the points in front of a healthy crowd of 52 in awful weather at Lace Hill.

On 29 minutes, Aaron Bhasin’s cross saw Darryl Smith’s bicycle kick blocked. Jacob Hack controlled the ball before firing home.

The game was effectively wrapped up for the visitors as they produced a double-whammy in the two minutes after the re-start.

Smith (46) and Cribb (47) struck to extend Old Bradwell’s run to six games unbeaten. Their last three outings have seen Keene’s side keep clean sheets.

SSMFL D2; Buckingham Utd v Old Bradwell Utd preview + B’ham keeper George Zammit reveals all

Saturday 26th October 2019
Buckingham United v Old Bradwell United
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two
Lace Hill Sports Centre
MK18 7RR
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Buckingham United 10th

Old Bradwell United 1st

 

(Last season’s) league standings:

North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Buckingham United 4th

 

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Old Bradwell United 2nd

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last six games:

Buckingham United:

L 1-3 home v MK Robins 19th October BBST

W 2-0 home v Sarratt 12th October SSMFL

W 0-1 away v New Bradwell St Peter 28th September SSMFL

L 4-1 away v Tring Corinthians 21st September SSMFL

W 10-1 home v Clean Slate 14th September BBST

L 5-0 away v Harefield United 10th September SSMFL LCT

 

Old Bradwell United:

W 1-0 home v MK Gallacticos 19th October SSMFL

W 1-0 home v Mursley United 12th October BBST

W 2-1 home v Colney Heath 5th October SSMFL LCT

W 0-2 away v Berkhamsted Raiders 2nd October SSMFL

W 1-5 away v Mursley United 28th September SSMFL

L 1-0 away v Codicote 14th September SSMFL

 

 

George Zammit

Full Name: George John-Paul Zammit

Age: 22

Nationality: Maltese/English

Marital status: In a relationship

Preferred shirt number: 1

Most effective position on the pitch: Goalkeeper

Daytime job: Warehouse worker

Former clubs: Pitstone, Winslow, Aylesbury Fc.

 

We asked George:

 

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

It’s nice to have a couple of weeks to relax but after that I’m just chomping at the bit to get back playing again

Signed on for Buckingham United this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I had a couple of sides asking but with two coaches of the experience and knowledge that John and Sean have, it was a pretty easy choice to be honest. Even through my injury last season they both stuck with me which was a massive boost for me

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

I feel I’ve played relatively well, it’s always difficult to say that as a goalkeeper as people will see you’ve conceded goals, but I feel my personal performances have been good

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

Personally, it’s all about that clean sheet every week. I think the squad has quality, and the feeling is that we can do really well, and finish as one of the top sides in this division

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

I used to love watching Thierry Henry, but Keiren Westwood inspired me to become a goalkeeper

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?

The belief is definitely there with the quality of player that we have, Ade, Paolo, Haggis and Jason are huge for us. Their influence on the pitch each week is massive

Home to Old Bradwell United this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I know there having a very good season and usually put out decent sides. I think they’ll try and play especially on our pitch which wouldn’t look out of place in the pro leagues. It’s a good opportunity for us to go and show what we’re all about

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

I’m going to go with George Armstrong on this one. He’s been injured but loves a little moan on the group chat

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

I like to relax and make sure I’m in the right frame of mind before a game

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

I think Lewis Parkin is definitely the most under rated. He’s a big lad, with a great turn of pace, he scored a header against Sarratt which just shows his ability in front of goal

Nick Walton

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

It’s got to be me, Nick Walton or Gary Mander our coach. We all wear terrible clobber in fairness

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

I always check Coventry as that’s my team, followed by a cheeky look at how Pitstone get on as I know most of the lads over there

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

Nick Walton, his music taste is all over the place

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

Pitstone, knowing most of those lads it becomes one of those you want to win just for the bragging rights

Finally, after you’ve saved a hattrick of penalties on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

I mean if that happened, I’d want at least a crate of beer at a minimum

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

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS B&B Senior Trophy 2R: Buckingham United 1 MK Robins 3

B&B Senior Trophy, 2R: Robins extend unbeaten run to 13, which is unlucky for United

MK Robins extended their unbeaten run to thirteen games as they defeated Buckingham United on Saturday.

Buckingham United v MK Robins – Saturday 19th October 2019

The Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 2nd round tie was played on an outstanding surface at Lace Hill as United showcased arguably their biggest game in the club’s history. The ground has evolved and now has railings around the pitch with two dugouts also added since last season.

Goals from Mason Spence and Wes Iroegbu in the first half took the Robins in ahead at the break.

It was game on as Adewale Odatolu scored the goal of the game to reduce the arrears for United.

Substitute Vinny Shrieves latched onto a pass into the box from brother George before taking a touch a drilling home.

Despite the Robins win, George Zammit produced an eye-catching display in the United goal.

See the goals below as captured by Sports Shots Videographer Luke Stafford.

B&B Senior Trophy 2R: United host Robins in county cup tie

Buckingham United will host MK Robins in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 2nd Round at Lace Hill on Saturday afternoon.

The game will be a tough clash for the United side who come up against their in-form opponents. The 6-0 win at Broxbourne Borough on Tuesday evening saw Terry Shrieves take his side to twelve games unbeaten.

See the highlights below from our good friends at The Cold End – well worth a follow on Twitter.

Buckingham United have put the following out across their social media platforms:

We are expecting a larger crowd than normal tomorrow and car parking at the ground is limited. Please park sensibly and in mind of other centre users and residents.

Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre
Catchpin Street
Buckingham
Bucks
MK18 7RR

The Tea Room will be open from 2:30pm

Sports Shots will be present to cover the game with video match highlights and images.

SSMFL,D2: Buckingham United win first-ever South Midlands League game at Lace Hill

Buckingham United made history as they won their first-ever Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 game at Lace Hill.

Lewis Parkin

United moved up to eleventh in the division with a 2-0 victory over Sarratt.

An own goal and a Lewis Parkin header secured a valuable three points.

Vets: Buckingham United into the last 16 of the league cup

The Buckingham United Veterans side progressed through to the last 16 of the league cup after dispatching Tattenhoe by 4 goals to 1.

Adam Cooper

Adam Williams was the Hat trick hero of the day while Adam Cooper (pictured) scored the other. Tattenhoe were certainly no walk overs and created numerous chances themselves to add to the scoresheet.

Next round United face Marsh Gibbon vets who proved a tough test in preseason but before that United face MK Galacticos in the first round if the county cup this coming Sunday.

SSMFL D2; Mursley United 3-0 Buckingham United

Mursley United – 3
Buckingham United – 0

(Match abandoned on 85 mins)

05.10.2019

This local derby was brought to a premature end as tempers flared nine minutes from time, a late foul sparked a brawl on the pitch that took a few minutes to calm down before the referee brandished five red cards in total, as both sets of players protested that their team mates were being hard done by, the official blew his whistle and abandoned the game. With Spartan South Midlands Football League officials in attendance, various reports will now be submitted before a decision is made on what happens next.

The first half opened with chances for both sides & both keepers were called upon in the early exchanges, the hosts became more threatening as the game wore on and took the lead just past the half hour mark when a cross from their right was headed to the edge of the box where Tom Brazier had all the time in the world to volley first time into the top corner. Mursley were then denied what they thought was a stonewall penalty when a long range shot was blocked by a defender in the area but their calls for a spot kick were waved away, despite what they saw as a blatant handball.

Just four minutes into the second period a free kick awarded to the home side right on the eighteen yard line, just to the left of goal, saw Adam Bone curl around the wall and into the top corner to double his sides lead. The game was then put to bed with just under twenty minutes left when Bone collected a pass from Brazier and in turn he drilled the ball towards Nathan Skelton who had a defender on his back, he deftly flicked the ball into the path of Brazier who had continued his run into the box and he fired past George Zammit in the Buckingham goal to kill the game off as a contest.

Adam Bones shapes up to take free kick to double hosts lead

As the game appeared to be drifting to a close, a late tackle from Bone saw a twenty man brawl erupt, bodies from both benches got involved and for a while the officials could not get control, eventually things calmed down at which point Bone was shown a red card for the initial foul, but then the Mursley keeper Green & two goal hero Brazier were also shown red cards. Not done there it was then the visitor’s turn, the injured Nick Walton was next to be sent off as he lay getting treatment, and also Sonny Devine who had already been subbed off the pitch but was deemed to be involved in the disturbance enough to be ordered off.

As both parties tried to argue that their players were being wrongly identified, the ref called the game off, whilst both clubs await a decision the red cards will stand; Mursley next week face high flying Old Bradwell United in the Berks & Bucks senior trophy whilst Buckingham United face Sarratt whom they lost to in their first fixture of the season.

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Mursley manager Jamie Lands:

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