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Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 3rd Round Draw

The third round draw for the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy was made on Monday and threw up some interesting local derbies for Sports Shots.

Winslow United will travel to MK Robins just four days after their Spartan South Midlands League Division One Cup clash at Elmfield Gate, for what will be their third encounter of the season so far. Winslow beat the Robins by eight goals without reply back in August however Robins have become a much different obstacle of late, these two ties in the first week of November surely the highlights of each round.

Buckingham Athletic host Hellenic League Division One side Wallingford Town whilst a South Midlands all division two tie see’s Old Bradwell welcome Unite MK, Hellenic League newcomers Risborough Rangers travel to Penn & Tylers Green.

All ties to be played on Saturday 9th November.

All fixtures listed below:

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.

Buckingham Athletic take the Long route to progress in County Cup

Buckingham Athletic progressed in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy on Saturday, but were made to work for it by Long Crendon of the Hellenic Football League Division One East.

Despite taking the lead through Jack Carter, Ath were pegged back by Tom Folley to take the game to a penalty shoot-out.

Buckingham progressed through to the third round thanks to successful spot kicks from Matt Cruse, Robbie Carter, Kevin Owusu, Sam Balls & Dan Staley, by five goals to three.

Thanks to updates & image from Annie Carter

Catch up on all this weekends FA Vase & BBFA Senior Trophy results

A busy week-end of cup football across our region saw success for most of our local sides, with goals galore.

 

Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 1st Round:

 

Pitstone & Ivinghoe 2-4 Unite MK

Unite MK made it through with an away win at Pitstone with goals from Nick Farrow, Jamie Parker, Cole Rawson & Dan Silver.

Mursley United 4-0 Hanslope

United beat NBDL opposition to make it safely through to the next round, with two goals from Tom Brazier, one each for Nathan Hawkins & Dan Simpson.

MK Gallacticos 1-2 Aston Clinton 2

Clinton made it three wins on the bounce as they progressed thanks to goals from Lamar Mason-Williams & Teddie Paul.

Buckingham United 10-1 Clean Slate

United got their first win under Sean Devine as they progressed with a thumping of Milton Keynes side Clean Slate, match report taken from BUFC FB page:

Sean Devine got his first competitive win as United boss at the third time of asking following a convincing victory against North Bucks and District League side Clean Slate.

A great victory which was made all the sweeter by our very own Under 18 graduate Nico Dickman-Pena scoring five and breaking a club record.

Simon King opened the scoring with a 35 yard dipping half volley before getting his second just before half time to make it 3-0 at the break.

Other goalscorers in the second half were, Sonny Devine, George Dentice and Anthony Mawema.

 

FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round:

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 3-1 Rugby Borough

Two goals from Keith Mupfururirwa & a late strike from Abu Khan saw Dynamos progress, full report & images available here: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=46826

Buckingham Athletic 6-0 Hillingdon FC

Report available here: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=46792

Buckingham Athletic

Crawley Green 4-0 Winslow United

Winslow crashed out of the Vase with defeat at Premier Division Crawley, goals from Sam Holmes, Billy Lobjoit & a brace from Phil Draycott saw the Bedfordshire side through.

MK Robins 4-1 Fleet Spurs

Report available here: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=46798

 

BBFA ST; Mursley United v Hanslope match preview + United midfielder Tom Brazier reveals all

Saturday 14th September 2019
Mursley United v Hanslope
Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 1st Round
Station Road
MK17 OSA
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 4th

 

North Bucks & District League Premier Division (12 teams)

Hanslope 4th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 6th

 

North Bucks & District League premier Division (12 teams)

Hanslope 5th

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last five games:

Mursley United:

W 2-0 home v Totternhoe 31st August SSMFL

L 3-6 home v Park View 24th August SSMFL LCT

W 3-2 away v Bovingdon 17th August SSMFL

D 5-5 home v Aston Clinton 20th April SSMFL

D 2-2 home v Berkhamsted Raiders 13th April SSMFL

Hanslope:

W 2-1 home v City Colts 7th September NBDL

L 4-0 away v Aylesbury Vale BD 31st August NBDL

L 3-1 away v Potterspury 27th August NBDL

W 11-0 home v Stoke Hammond 24th August NBDL

W 3-1 home v Towcester Town 20th August NBDL

 

Tom Brazier

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with Mursley midfielder Tom Brazier to ask if he had much time away from the game over the summer:

I enjoy the weeks off in the summer to relax. Pre-season comes around fast though & of course I could not wait for the new season to start!

Re-joined Mursley in the summer, what influenced your decision & were there other clubs interested?

There was a bit of interest in me elsewhere but I was set on re-signing for Mursley. We have a good set of lads here and our very strong finish to last season was encouraging

How do you feel pre-season & the early league games have gone for you personally so far?

I feel I have performed well so far this year but would like to keep improving as the season goes on. I’ve been happy with my all round game, I just need to add more goals now

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

As a team the main target is to finish inside the top three and there is no reason we shouldn’t be doing this. Personally I’d like to be scoring twenty plus goals this year but I’m not fussed how many I score as long as we’re right up there at the end of the season

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

It’s hard to say who my biggest influence in the game has been. My youth coaches and family helped me to improve a lot growing up

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?

There is more belief than ever that we can be successful and win things this year. It sounds obvious but it’s important the whole squad does well for us to be successful and I don’t see any weaknesses in it so far

Home to Hanslope this week, do you know anything about them?

I don’t know anything about Hanslope. I’m sure it’ll be a tough game but one we are expecting to win to keep our momentum going

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Danny Simpson! He’d argue with a lamppost!

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

It varies! Got to have a coffee and sort a playlist out before leaving home though

Tom Lloyd-Roberts

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

Either Jack Bradford or Tom Lloyd-Roberts

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Tough one! Sam Cartwright has some dodgy stuff so I’ll go with him

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

Northampton Town, always supported them and they’re a local team

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

Probably the gaffer Jamie Lands, We gave him DJ duties once… never again!

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

All are important, I’d say Old Bradwell though who I’m sure are looking to be in and around the top spots aswell. They’re a good side and it’s always a tough game against them

Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A pint in the bar would do me nicely after my perfect hat trick this week!

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

Berks & Bucks FA release provisional county cup fixture dates

The Berks & Bucks FA have released a string of dates provisionally booked for all their senior & youth county cup competitions for the 2019/20 season.

Four new cup competitions are also revealed, as well as provisional dates for all the cup finals.

The full announcement can be viewed here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/news/2019/jun/12/new-competitions-and-round-dates-announced-for-all-201920-county-cups

Click on either image below for larger view:

Adult competitions

Youth competitions

Sports Shots last season covered a number of BBFA county cup finals, images can be viewed here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/cups-and-competitions/cup-final-photos

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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BBFA; Sports Shots capture cup final places

Sports Shots are delighted to confirm our partnership this season with The Berks & Bucks FA to cover the photography for as many of their County Cup Finals as we can.

We started last weekend where we covered the Sunday Intermediate Cup Final in which Aylesbury Flooring beat FC Beaconsfield 3-0, and one of our images is already being used as their header on their cup finals page.

To view all the #BBFACountyCups for this season visit the BBFA website here: http://www.berks-bucksfa.com/news/2019/apr/10/county-cup-finals

 

 

Last weeks final action can be viewed here: http://sportsshots.org.uk/?p=42529

BBFA ST; Aston striker on a Staple diet of goals, goals, and goals

Saturday 10th November 2018

Didcot Town Development v Aston Clinton

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 3rd Round

Loop Meadow Stadium

K.O. 2.00pm

Aston Clinton travel to Hellenic League Division One East side Didcot Town Development on Saturday in Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy action, and whilst facing a side from a higher level Clinton know they are more than a match for anyone on their day following last seasons successes. Didcot will be a tough place to go despite their lowly league position, they’ve won their last four matches which were all cup fixtures, however Clinton have only lost once in their previous seven games in all competition and knocked out a step six side in the previous round when they beat Risborough Rangers from their own South Midlands league.

Chris Stapleton

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with recent new signing Chris Stapleton who joined from Buckingham Athletic just a few weeks ago, and asked how he’d settled into his new club:

Aston Clinton is where I played all my youth football and I’m familiar with the club as a whole, which has enabled me to settle in really quickly. The lads have been great and its nice to see some familiar faces

Was the move an easy choice & how did it all come about?

Leaving Buckingham was such a hard decision for me and not one I took lightly. After one of my best seasons last year being top goal scorer & receiving players player, I was looking to continue into the new season. After a good start to the campaign I went on a family holiday but when I came back, I struggled to get back into the team, I had many conversations with the manager and he was aware I was unhappy, but he also had three other strikers to keep happy which isn’t easy I know. I just needed to get back playing again, scoring goals and enjoying my football, I knew I would get this at Clinton so dropping down a division wasn’t the hardest part of the decision for me

Chris has been scoring since joining, how has he found the standard of football?

I’ve started well and getting a few goals always helps with the confidence, to be honest the standard of football is very similar. All the teams in this league are strong and they all have their own qualities

The club sit mid table and are still in a couple of cup competitions, how well can the club do this term?

It’s still early days yet, the table is very tight but if we can get on a winning run, we could be right up there by time the Christmas period comes around, and then we could push on for the rest of the season. It’s good to be involved in any cup competitions and I’d like to see us go all the way, with the quality we have in the team there is no reason we can’t

We asked Chris how good he thinks the squad is at Aston, and if they could play at a higher level:

All the lads are playing well at the moment and there is a real togetherness about us, I personally have played with and against several of the squad at higher levels which is why I know just what we could be capable of. We have depth in the squad with real quality all over the pitch

Does Chris ever think that a South Midlands Division Two side could ever reach the Berks & Bucks final?

Football is a funny game, with the luck of the draw you just never know. There’s a first time for everything so fingers crossed, we just need to take each game as it comes and make sure we stay focused to give ourselves any chance of progressing

How will the squad be preparing for the game on Saturday?

I personally don’t know much about them, I’m not too sure if any of the other lads do either but we have to approach this game like any other. I’m sure they will be a decent side so we just need to prepare ourselves, work hard and look to come away with the win

Finally, how important is the Berks & Bucks cup for Chris?

I’ve played in this cup many times for a few different teams, it’s one of my favourite competitions and it would be great to win it with Aston. Hopefully this will be our year!

Thank you to Sports Shots for all your support and coverage, you all do a great job!

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