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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

SSMFL,D1: Late Simpson goal sees Old Bradwell edge to Gallacticos victory

A late strike by substitute Danny Simpson gave Old Bradwell United a slender victory over MK Gallacticos at Abbey Road on Saturday.

Old Bradwell United v MK Gallacticos – Saturday 19th October 2019

The Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 leaders left it late for the second week running as they edged past their visitors, placed third at start of play.

Gallacticos enjoyed a bright first half against their opponents but went in disappointed not to have taken any of their chances at the break.

As the game went on it was the home side who took more hold of the game.

The contest was decided when David Keene’s side won a corner with four minutes of normal time remaining. Scott Valentine’s deep cross was volleyed in by Simpson at the far post, his first for the club.

FULL MATCH DETAILS – LINK

SSMFL, D2: 1st v 3rd as Old Bradwell host Gallacticos in local derby

The game of the day in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 sees leaders Old Bradwell United play host to MK Gallacticos at Abbey Road on Saturday.

Coming into the game, holders Old Bradwell edged past Mursley United in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, second round, last weekend thanks to an injury time goal from substitute Peter Maxey.

Gallacticos are growing this campaign as they defeated second-placed Berkhamsted Raiders 3-1 last Saturday. After going behind they showed character as a Josh Douglas Smith’s brace sandwiched either side of an Abu Jobe strike gave them maximum points.

 

B&B Senior Trophy, 2R: Holders Old Bradwell leave it late to progress to round 3

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy holders Old Bradwell United had substitute Peter Maxey’s last minute goal to thank as they reached round three of the competition.

Peter Maxey – Image courtesy of Old Bradwell United FC

Maxey headed home Jakk Pursey’s free kick in the 89th minute to seal the tie against fellow Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 outfit Mursley United.

Old Bradwell United goalkeeper Liam Jahn was awarded the man of the match by the winners for a number of smart saves.

FULL MATCH DETAILS – CLICK HERE

Numbers beginning to add up for Old Bradwell United FC

Old Bradwell United moved to the top of the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division Two table on Wednesday night with a two goal victory at previous league leaders Berkhamsted Raiders.

Two first half strikes from Jakk Pursey & Tommy Cooke were enough at The Sadiku Stadium to see the Milton Keynes based side go top of the league, above their opponents on goal difference and with a game in hand.

United now face two week-ends of cup games before they resume league duties, this Saturday they host Premier Division Colney Heath who sit third in that league, in the SSMFL league challenge trophy, they then host fellow second division side Mursley United a week later in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, the competition that Old Bradwell won last season.

Division Two League table available here: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=12454613&league=522238936

SSMFL,D2: Old Bradwell start league campaign with away win

Old Bradwell United have won their opening Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 fixture 3-1 at Bovingdon.

Ross Butler

In the fourth minute Old Bradwell took the lead when Bhasin’s corner was floated in and Butler rans in to score virtually on the line.

On 39 minutes it was two-nil to the visitors as Dyer stepped in to send Butler up and he scored from Valentine’s free kick.

Good hold up play by Wells and a lovely weighted through ball found Cribb, who took the ball around the goalkeeper and slotted home on 79 minutes.

Bovingdon scored a late consolation.

SSMFL Division Two fixtures released for August & September

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIV 2

The Spartan South Midlands Football League have released the first two months of fixtures for Division Two teams, although at this stage these games are subject to change.

AUGUST FIXTURES

 

Saturday 3rd August – Kick Off 3.00pm

DIVISION TWO

Aston Clinton v MK Gallacticos

 

Saturday 10th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

DIVISION TWO

Aston Clinton v Old Bradwell United

Sarratt v New Bradwell St Peter

Totternhoe v Codicote

Tring Corinthians v MK Gallacticos

 

Saturday 17th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

DIVISION TWO

Sarratt v Berkhamsted Raiders

Tring Corinthians v Aston Clinton

Unite MK v Old Bradwell United

 

Tuesday 20th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Codicote

Colney Heath v Sarratt

Edgware Town v Pitstone & Ivinghoe

Leverstock Green v New Bradwell St Peter

 

Wednesday 21st August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

New Salamis v Berkhamsted Raiders

Unite MK v Ampthill Town

 

Saturday 24th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Mursley United v Park View

Tring Corinthians v Old Bradwell United

 

DIVISION TWO

Aston Clinton v New Bradwell St Peter

Bovingdon v Berkhamsted Raiders

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Sarratt

The 61FC (Luton) v Codicote

Totternhoe v MK Gallacticos

 

Saturday 31st August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE First Round Qualifying

Holyport v Unite MK

New Salamis v Codicote

 

DIVISION TWO

Mursley United v Totternhoe

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v New Bradwell St Peter

Sarratt v The 61FC (Luton)

Tring Corinthians v Berkhamsted Raiders

 

SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

(Note: Subject to change once County Cup draws are known)

 

Saturday 7th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

MK Gallacticos v Langford

 

DIVISION TWO

Bovingdon v Pitstone & Ivinghoe

Codicote v Aston Clinton

Old Bradwell United v The 61FC (Luton)

Sarratt v Buckingham United

Tring Corinthians v Grendon Rangers

Unite MK v New Bradwell St Peter

 

Tuesday 10th September – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Amersham Town v Grendon Rangers (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Harefield United v Buckingham United

 

Saturday 14th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round Qualifying

New Salamis or Codicote v Tower Hamlets

Wellingborough Town or Wellingborough Whitworth v Holyport or Unite MK

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Tring Athletic

 

DIVISION TWO

Buckingham United v Codicote (Subject to FA Vase)

Grendon Rangers v Sarratt

MK Gallacticos v Old Bradwell United

Mursley United v Berkhamsted Raiders

New Bradwell St Peter v Tring Corinthians

Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Unite MK (Subject to FA Vase)

The 61FC (Luton) v Aston Clinton

Totternhoe v Bovingdon

 

Saturday 21st September – Kick Off 3.00pm

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Aston Clinton v Bovingdon

 

DIVISION TWO

Berkhamsted Raiders v Grendon Rangers

Codicote v Unite MK

Sarratt v Totternhoe

Tring Corinthians v Buckingham United

BBFA ST; Marlow United 0-0 Old Bradwell United (4-5 pens)

Marlow United – 0
Old Bradwell United – 0

(Old Bradwell win 5-4 on pens)

27.04.2019

For their second successive cup final this season Old Bradwell United fought out a goalless draw to take the game to penalties & ultimately triumph in dramatic style to take the silverware back to Milton Keynes, this time against Marlow United who were left to wonder just what it takes to win this competition as they were handed silver medals for the third consecutive season. Strong winds did little to help on the pitch as the two sides slugged it out to a stalemate, going straight to penalties both sides scored their first attempts however it was Bradwell who were first to have one saved, their opponents then suffered the same fate but the black & white cheers were silenced as their third spot kick was blocked by the keeper once more, from there no one missed and skipper Alex Sethi stepped up to win the cup for the team in blue but could only blaze over the top and sudden death prevailed, the first two scored saw Jakk Pursey then put David Keene’s men ahead leaving it to Liam Jahn to save from James Hardie to spark wild celebrations from their players and supporters alike.

The opening ten minutes or so saw both defences coping with anything thrown at them and neither keeper really warmed up, Ben Green found space down the Bradwell left but as he went to supply he slipped and dragged wide of the target whilst at the other end Jordan Gumbs put a decent ball into the six-yard area where a slight deflection took it into the path of Liam Bushay who drove past the post from close range. Scott Valentine slipped a pass inside the blue backline for Peter Maxey to flash across goal, a slight deflection along the way won a corner from which Dan Smith headed over, a corner to their opponents curled in by Joshua Fox found Ollie Flint at the front of the six-yard box and his glancing header flew wide of the far upright.

Own goal disallowed for offside

A free kick taken quickly saw Toby Cribb inside the area hit first time but again a defender on hand to block for a corner, Gumbs ventured forward from defensive duties but from twenty-five yards drove straight at Jahn before a free kick to his side saw the wind take over and the Bradwell custodian had to push away using both hands, their next move saw a cross from their right take both keeper and defence out of the game and running in Bushay had the whole goal to aim at but seemed to get caught in two minds and ended up chipping up into waiting gloves, there was still time for Flint to curl a free kick around the wall but straight at the shot stopper. H/T: 0-0

An early Marlow corner found Hurst at the back post whose header was blocked on the line with a follow up somehow diverted over the bar, Gumbs got down the flank to the byline before pulling back inside to Bushay who drove over the top, and a fifty-fifth minute free kick into the Bradwell box saw Smith divert past his own keeper but a raised flag saved his blushes. Green attempted to bend inside the top corner from eighteen yards however a slight touch earnt him a corner, Felix Prudden then powered his way into the penalty area to see an initial shot blocked, he followed that up by flashing across goal and wide and with ten minutes left Green from distance forced Marlow shot stopper Matthew Cannings to his right to gather, the final chance fell to Hurst whose over the shoulder attempt had Jahn using both hands to push away. F/T: 0-0

Both keepers prepare for penalty shoot-out

Penalties:

  • OBUFC – Jamie Cox scores 1-0
  • MUFC – Chris Hurst scores 1-1
  • OBUFC – Tommy Cooke saved 1-1
  • MUFC – Ollie Flint saved 1-1
  • OBUFC – Dale Collins saved 1-1
  • MUFC – Qwam Thomas scores 1-2
  • OBUFC – Ross Butler scores 2-2
  • MUFC – Adam Harman scores 2-3
  • OBUFC – Peter Maxey scores 3-3
  • MUFC – Alex Sethi misses 3-3

Sudden death:

  • OBUFC – Dan Smith scores 4-3
  • MUFC – James Namyslak scores 4-4
  • OBUFC – Jakk Pursey scores 5-4
  • MUFC – James Hardie saved 5-4

Attendance: 280

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SSMFL D2C; Old Bradwell United 0-0 Aston Clinton (3-2 pens)

Old Bradwell United – 0
Aston Clinton – 0
(Old Bradwell United win 3-2 on penalties)

10.04.2019

Old Bradwell United had to play eighty minutes of this Spartan South Midlands Football League Division Two cup final with ten men to take the game into a penalty shoot-out where they held their nerve as Aston Clinton missed three of their five spot kicks which ultimately took the silverware back to Milton Keynes. A dour first half saw little goal mouth action, the second forty-five did create scoring opportunities but neither keeper seriously tested, a good crowd of almost two hundred then congregated at the clubhouse end to witness both sides score their first & third penalty each, whilst both missed their second each Bradwell didn’t miss again and over the crossbar efforts from Vinny Greco & finally Taylor Collins saw the men in black & white go on to lift the cup and celebrate in the bitterly cold Leighton Buzzard temperatures.

The first half was one to forget, an early Ash Clarke attack down the Aston left had Bradwell keeper Liam Jahn down low to his near post to smoother whilst at the opposite end Scott Valentine delivered a free kick into the Clinton penalty area but their custodian Liam Smith rose above everyone to gather with both hands. Then just ten minutes in the referee spotted an incident to which he blew his whistle, spoke briefly to striker Darryl Smith before flashing the red card at the United man to leave most of the crowd scratching their heads as to what had happened, later confirmed as by the official as being for spitting at Taylor Collins.

For the rest of the half the imbalance simply saw Old Bradwell defend anything the men in blue slung at them, a couple of long range efforts went over or wide, whilst a couple of brief attacks at the opposite end saw Valentine whip a cross into the six-yard box where Smith had to stun with his boot before pouncing to collect, and a Jakk Pursey curler from the corner of the eighteen-yard area bounce the wrong side of the far upright the highlights. H/T: 0-0

Clinton manager Neil Roberts gave his side ten minutes at the start of the second period until changing things up, defender Alex Little was sacrificed to make way for striker Chris Stapleton and within a couple of moments he made a clever run along the blindside of the Bradwell defence to get his head to a free kick, Jahn having to dive to push away for a corner, another set piece awarded to the men in blue saw Adam Beckett size things up acting as a decoy before Taylor Collins curled inches over the crossbar.

Billy Harrison ventured forward to slip a ball through the United backline for Lamar Mason-Williams to chase after but his first time effort wide of the target, a punt downfield for Ben Green to latch onto then saw some brilliant defending by Aston full back Luke Russel who had to slide in and time his interception to perfection inside the area to bring the threat to an end, their next move saw the Bradwell frontman get away from his marker but from the edge of the six-yard box poke into the side netting.

Another Green cross from the wing curled away to safety with no black & white shirts far enough forward to connect, Pursey showed some promise a minute later but curled over the top from eighteen yards, the long kick from Smith saw a flick on in midfield to Stapleton on the edge of the box, with back to goal he tried the acrobatic over the head spectacular but it was straight at Jahn. In added time Pursey drove straight at Smith from distance, the final action saw United substitute Toby Cribb chase down a loose ball on the flank before cutting inside and curling a drive over Smith’s crossbar. F/T: 0-0

Penalties:

Aston Clinton: Chris Stapleton scores 1-0

Old Bradwell: Jamie Cox scores 1-1

Aston Clinton: Joe Kittle saved 1-1

Old Bradwell: Jakk Pursey saved 1-1

Aston Clinton: Adam Beckett scores 2-1

Old Bradwell: Dale Collins scores 2-2

Aston Clinton: Vinny Greco misses 2-2

Old Bradwell: Zach Ferris scores 2-3

Aston Clinton: Taylor Collins misses 2-3

 

Attendance: 180

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SSMFL; INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF 11.04.2019 – South Midlands League update #66

THE INANE RAMBLINGS FROM UP NORFF
 ‘NOWT SO QUEER AS YORKSHIRE FOLK’
BY KAREN BROWNE

The Views Expressed Are Solely My Own, Are Written Tongue In Cheek

And Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt

 

TUESDAY 9th APRIL / WEDNESDAY 10th APRIL

 

Old Bradwell United lift the Division Two Cup. Codicote give themselves hope of avoiding the drop and Biggleswade FC leave it late to move back to the top of the Premier Division.

 

9/10 April Stats: 8 games played of which 5 were home wins, 2 were away wins and 1 draw.

 

Highest Midweek Attendances: 209 Biggleswade FC v Tring Athletic, 180 Old Bradwell United v Aston Clinton and 103 Winslow United v Risborough Rangers.

 

PREMIER DIVISION

The Premier Division title race took another turn as Biggleswade FC regained the top spot following a 1-0 home success against fellow title hopefuls Tring Athletic, the game being settled by a late winner and now sees Biggleswade regain their destiny with the added bonus of having two games in hand. London Tigers picked up three valuable points in their quest to avoid relegation with a 3-0 win over visiting London Colney. For Stotfold the battle to avoid the drop continues as they were beaten 0-2 at home by Baldock Town. Elsewhere North Greenford United FC blasted visiting Biggleswade United with a two goal first half salvo before adding a third just after the hour mark, the visitors managed to claw one back in the final ten minutes. Full results and goalscorers (where known) listed below.

1-0 Biggleswade FC v Tring Athletic (Inskip) Attendance: 209

3-0 London Tigers v London Colney (Unknown) Attendance: Unknown

3-1 North Greenford United v Biggleswade United (Molyneux [2], Pither) / (Hankins) Attendance: 56

0-3 Stotfold v Baldock Town (Barnes, Forsythe, Barker) Attendance: 80

 

DIVISION ONE

Codicote came out on top by the odd goal in five in their relegation ‘six-pointer’ against visiting Brimsdown, the winner coming from the penalty spot. Winslow United maintained their push to finish third with a solitary goal win over visiting Risborough Rangers in front of a crowd of 103. Elsewhere London Lions recorded a 3-0 win at Wodson Park. Full results and goalscorers listed below.

3-2 Codicote v Brimsdown (Banks [2] [1 pen], Iwediuno) / (Akinsanya, Saywood) Attendance: 41

1-0 Winslow United v Risborough Rangers (Freshwater [pen]) Attendance: 103

0-3 Wodson Park v London Lions (Kyte [2], Lipman) Attendance: 20

Div. 2 Cup Winners 2018/19

DIVISION TWO CUP FINAL

Old Bradwell United overcame the sending off of Darryl Smith early in the game to claim their first Division Two Cup success with victory in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless draw with Aston Clinton at Bell Close. The game was broadcast live on internet radio by Motty’s Mic (Christofer Walker), this followed the coverage 24 hours earlier of the big Premier Division title clash. Full result listed below.

0-0 [3-2 pens] Old Bradwell United v Aston Clinton (@ Leighton Town FC) Attendance: 180

 

AND FINALLY

The lengths and depths the lovers of the Beautiful game will go to.

A football fan overjoyed at a player signing for his team has got his name tattooed on his bottom after making a promise on Twitter. Scott Reay tweeted he would get an Alan Judge tattoo if the midfielder signed a permanent contract with Ipswich Town. He said he was “true to my word” and “had to get it done” when “Judgey” penned the deal with the Tractor Boys. Mr Reay, 32, from Newcastle, said: “He’s such a good player, I thought there would be no chance he’d stay.” The sales assistant had the name Judgey and the Ipswich Town crest tattooed on his backside. He said it “was just a bit of banter at first” but “blew up” as soon as Ipswich Town retweeted his post. Mr Reay said he “didn’t really know why” he supported Ipswich except for liking tractors when he was younger.