Archive for Buckingham United Football Club

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 buckinghamunited@hotmail.co.uk, 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

NB&DFL: United’s unbeaten weekend

Buckingham United’s Saturday reserve team travelled to Deanshanger with the aim of further compounding the misery we had already inflicted on their Div Two title charge back in February. This game was destined to be a greater challenge with no help from the first team and a number of key men back in the Deanshanger side.

Deanshanger began passing strongly and confidently, however United’s midfield soon learned that the ball was there for the taking, and soon the whole team began passing fluidly to each other with the central back three looking comfortable and nice moves flowing throughout the team in particular up to Olly Watts and out to Tomas Goodgame who was bounding down the right regularly. However, the final ball through to striker Jonny Ackroyd didn’t apppear to want to come in the early stages.

Mid-way into the first half, Dave Akam nicked the ball in the centre of the pitch and played a one-two with Olly Watts towards the edge of the box and sent a left-footed effort soaring past the reach of the keeper and into the far-right of the net. 1-0 United. Confidence resonated throughout the team. Adam Matthews was enjoying one of his finest performances to date and kept a technically-gifted striker firmly in his pocket, meanwhile Ben Oxley was galloping out of defence and up the left hand-side, and James Watts was typically faultless. Keeper Andy Whitehead stayed alert after having little to do to keep United ahead going into half time with a good reaction save, making amends for an earlier near-calamity of letting an aimless ball over the top rebound off the post. All-in-all, a brilliant first half and a deserved lead.

By mid-way through the second half, Buckingham had lost Sear, Akam, and Van-Kleek to injury, however all of manager Ant Weights substitutions slotted in seamlessly to maintain the solid system, though the style of play did change to more of a ‘get-it-out’ philosophy! One of these clearances caused confusion in the Deanshanger backline and Ackroyd battled both centrebacks and bounced back up off the floor to run in on goal and slot it under the onrushing keeper. 2-0 United.

The rest of the half involved United chasing the ball, though thankfully Deanshanger’s petulance with every refereeing decision generously enabled United to get regular breathers and keep their shape. A poor clearance and a goal-mouth scrap ended in Deanshanger getting one back to half the deficit through Pollard to give United a nervy last 10 minutes. In the closing moments the Deanshanger captain blazed one criminally over the bar from 6 yards out, much to the amusement of Hailstone who had arguably battled harder than anyone all day and been the boo-boy of the home fans.

In extra time, the referee was forced to dismiss not one but two Deanshanger players after the occasion became too much for them, consolidating another fantastic and deserved win for the Buckingham boys over a team who would, otherwise for United, be unbeaten.

Please see all our results and scorers below from our historic weekend, plus we’ve got another report to come.

NBDFL; D1
Buckingham University 2 – 2 Buckingham United
Goals: M. Carr, M. Young

NBDFL;D2
Deanshanger Athletic Football Club Reserves 1 – 2 Buckingham United Reserves
Goals: D. Akam, J. Ackroyd.

MKSL Knock Out Cup
Great Linford Wanderers 0 – 7 Buckingham United Sunday A
Goals: J. Kumar (2), L. Dench, R. Roberts, A. Urqhart, C. Burnikell, and on OG.

MKSL;D1
Buckingham United Sunday B 6 – 0 Newton Leys
Goals: A. Peacock (3), J. Hinson, M. Gregory and D. Fallon

 

NB&DFL: Utd & Claydon share six-goal draw

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

NB&DFL: Silverstone Reserves 3 – 1 Buckingham United Reserves

Buckingham United Reserves went into Saturday’s fixture against Silverstone off the back of two solid displays against Padbury and Deanshanger that ensured maximum points and a place in the upper half of the table were secured. The game against Silverstone represented a great opportunity for United to test their mettle against another team in the upper reaches of NBDFL;D2 table who could realistically win the league.

Tomas Goodgame

After a frantic start on Silverstone’s notoriously boggy pitch, it was United that looked the better of the two teams, with Neil Hailstone and Tomas Goodgame stretching the Silverstone defence up top – and the forwards willingness to stretch the defence helped United take the ascendancy. Jack Stuchbury lobbed an early ball over the Silverstone defence, and Goodgame chaced towards the ball like a man possesed. Goodgame pace allowed him to nick the ball past the goalkeeper and slot into an empty net to give United an early lead. An unbelievably easy goal that gave United the advantage.

Buckingham United

Silverstone began to play their way into the game, but United were holding firm with Silverstone yet to truly test Adam Bray in the United goal. Silverstone’s pressure did force a corner though, and Stones number 4 floated a high curling ball towards the six yard box – both teams watched in amazement as the ball curled into the top corner of the goal.. and Silverstone had their equaliser.

Shortly afterwards, United made a routine clearance from a Silverstone attack, but the referee saw an altercation in the defence – Silverstone were awarded a penalty. The Silverstone forward couldn’t believe his luck at the opportunity to give his team the lead and gleefully struck home – United were 2-1 down (harshly so) in what was a drab game, on a heavy pitch and the half-time whistle followed shortly afterward.

United knew what they had to do, and combined a change in formation with a positive attitude to achieve the result – but neither team could muster more than a hafl chance in a game with few chances. United pushed bodies forward in search of an equaliser throughout the half, but just couldn’t breach the Silverstone defence – while at the other end Silverstone could have secured victory if their forwards had been able to time their runs better.

Silverstone did eventually breach the United defence to secure the victory, as their forward beared in on goal and slotted home after rounding the goalkeeper in what was one of the last meaningful actions of the game.

A disappointing result for United in the end but one that brings positives – without the lapses in concentration and extraordinary mistakes the team know they could have have secured a draw, if not maximum points against a title contender. Food for thought.

NB&DFL,D1: United batter Scot FC in six-pointer

Buckingham United took on Scot FC in a top of the table six-pointer in the North Bucks and District League Division 1 on Saturday, hoping to avenge a late collapse earlier in the season that cost them maximum points.

Matt Carr

The match began in scrappy fashion, with both teams loosing the ball in important areas which encouraged pressure from the opposition. United had the first opportunity of the game through Mitchell Young who put the ball wide following good approach play from Bobby Cooney, while Matt Carr made a number of dangerous advances.

Scot began to get a foothold in the game though, and almost opened the scoring with a shot that whistled just over the bar – and they broke the deadlock first when a Scot forward chased down a long ball to lob Harry White in the United goal. A disappointing half for United, who went into the break 1-0 down.

Mitchell Young

Manager Dean O’Connor gave a heated team talk at the interval and introduced Andy Selleck and Josh Sullivan into the fray, their introductions heralded a period of sustained possesion for Buckingham, and after John Westcott was clattered in the Scot box – Buckingham had a chance to pull the game level. Mitchell Young made no mistake from the spot and United had their equaliser.

United looked like an entirely different team, and shortly afterwards Bobby Cooney put in a perfect delivery for John Westcott to head home and put United into the lead, and United quickly added a third – as Mitchell Young tapped in his second of the game following some determined play to hassle the Scot defence.

Andy Selleck was a growing influence in the game and following some clever play from Jack White, Selleck crossed for Danny Charlseworth to tap in United’s fourth, and the pick of the goals. Jimmy Richardson almost bettered Charlesworth’s goal, but he was denied by the post following an excellent team move.

Undettered by his miss, Richardson wrapped up United’s win by powering the ball home to secure a 5-1 victory and a fantastic result that cements their position in third place. Next up, United will face Steeple Claydon in another six pointer.