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Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final 2017 – Olney Town v Winslow United

Olney Town – 5

Winslow United – 2

Olney Town lifted the 2017 Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on May Day Monday with a win over Winslow United at Stratford Fields. Taking an early two goal lead looked to have put Town in the driving seat, but a United goal right on the stroke of half time gave The Elmfield Gate outfit hope for the second period, another Olney goal then looked to have settled the tie again, but Winslow won & converted a penalty with eleven minutes left, but before a grand finale could evolve two goals in as many minutes put the game to bed, and Olney lifted the trophy in front of a sizeable crowd.

The Nurserymen took the game to the Ploughmen from the off, and on five minutes ex-Winslow hot shot Drew Mitten got in behind and forced Owusu Boateng into an early save. Then a lofted ball into the United box saw Mitten and Boateng challenge each other with the striker firing over the crossbar.

On ten minutes Winslow had the ball in the back of the net when Joey Acheampong finished neatly from the edge of the box following a flick on, but the assistant referee had had his flag aloft long before the ball hit the net. Olney took the lead in the sixteenth minute when a simple through ball saw Nick Bines race clear of the United defence and fire home from twelve yards.

Bines fired Olney ahead

Olney continued to press and an in swinging corner almost went straight in but deflected away after grazing the goal frame, before a free kick saw Jordan Appleton beat Boateng to the ball but head over. The lead was then doubled on twenty four minutes when Drew Mitten cut in from the right and whilst initially losing possession he slid in to take the ball off a defender, with no one able to clear Appleton rifled into the roof of the net from six yards.

Gary Thurston then fired in a low cross from the right only to watch Nick Bines try a delicate back heel but could only steer into the waiting gloves of Boateng. Winslow threatened with a high ball up to Ben Baines who jumped along with Town keeper Josh Mcadoo and as both missed the ball and no other Winslow players in sight a defender had plenty of time to cover back and clear.

Baines then headed a cross straight at Mcadoo as Winslow got some football going and forced their way back into the game. Simon King dummied a clever run on the eighteen yard line before firing at goal, and was unfortunate to see his effort deflect off a team mate and go for a goal kick. As the half time oranges beckoned, the lead was halved when a right wing cross was met by Baines who beat his marker to nod home. H/T: 2-1

Joey Acheampong was in behind the Olney backline early in the second period but after slipping he managed to regain his footing before firing over. Olney scored moments later however the referee blew for a foul on Boateng in the build-up, but their third goal did arrive on fifty seven minutes when some good work out on the left from Drew Mitten saw him feed Rob MacDonald in front of goal who had time to control before despatching past Boateng.

Simon King blasted a fierce shot straight at Mcadoo as Winslow went in search of hope, but their hopes were further dashed when an injury to Owusu Boateng forced him off and substitute Tom Cleaver donned the green jersey for the remainder. A Simon King free kick was brilliantly tipped over by Mcadoo from right underneath his own crossbar, and a Tom Brindley cross was inches away from being converted by Grant Karwacinski.

Winslow’s pressure then paid off on seventy eight minutes, when a ball into the Olney area saw a huge appeal for handball and the referee pointed to the spot. United skipper Nick Farrow despatched the spot kick and Winslow had some hope of a late comeback.

Farrow scores from the spot

As Winslow piled on the pressure, they were undone by a counter attack just two minutes after the goal. Losing possession the ball was sent upfield for Drew Mitten to run onto and he squared to Jordan Appleton who fired home. A minute later Olney were awarded a penalty of their own for a foul just inside the United box, Olney captain Sam Parrish took responsibility and duly despatched, and the game then petered out with the result done and dusted, although Tom Cleaver made a couple of outstanding saves for Winslow to deny any further scoring. F/T: 5-2

Attendance: 200

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BSCC final: Olney Town lift the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup 2017

Olney Town have won the 2017 Buckingham Senior Charity Cup.

Neil Griffiths’ side lifted the trophy after defeating Winslow United 5-2 at Buckingham Athletic Football Club this afternoon.

Nick Bines fired Olney ahead in the 15th minute before Jordan Appleton made it two nine minutes later.

Winslow fought back after Olney’s bright start and Ben Baines netted for the Ploughmen right on the stroke of half time as he converted Joey Acheampong’s right wing cross.

Twelve minutes after the break Rob MacDonald swept home Drew Mitten’s centre from the left flank to restore Olney’s two-goal advantage.

In the 79th minute Nick Farrow calmly converted a penalty to set up a grandstand finish.

Sadly for United they conceded two goals in as many minutes after scoring from the spot and the game was won for Olney; Town skipper Sam Parish stroked home a spot kick and Jordan Appleton netted his side’s fifth and his second.

With £900 raised from the gate money and £126 made from the raffle, as always, charity was a winner again after another successful Buckingham Charity Cup campaign.



BSCC final: Mulholland looking to end Winslow era with a Charity Cup win

Sports Shots has talked to John Mulholland as he takes charge of his last game as Winslow United manager tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday, 3pm).

John Mulholland – Picture courtesy of Dale James

The United boss has decided to stand down with his swansong being a Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final against Olney Town.

Mulholland is looking forward to the chance to finish his spell by becoming the first Elmfields Gate-based manager to win silverware since Damien Wiffin led the side to lifting the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 cup almost six years to the day; 4th May 2011.

I am very much looking to the final. It has been an extremely tough season for myself and the team and it’s a great way to finish a season having a cup final. It’s great for the club and players.

The Winslow manager has named his squad with Simon King the only player remaining from that 2011 cup final winning team. King netted the opener against 61FC in the 2-0 victory.

We are at full strength minus the injured Chris Setterfield, who got injured a week ago and unfortunately will miss the game.

We have Simon King returning after practically missing three quarters of a season through an unfair ban. Simon is a huge bonus for us, he has been training more than most of our regular players and you have to commend that and I’m looking forward to him playing for us again tomorrow.

Although the United manager has not seen his opponents he knows a fair amount about Olney Town already.

I haven’t been to watch them this season but I know a lot of their players and management and in Neil (Griffiths) and Ben (Hill) I know they will have a very good and well organised side. I’m expecting a very physical game, the UCL tends to be more physical than South Midlands. Drew Mitten who played for us, on his day, can be unplayable too. I definitely have one eye on him.

The competition holds some fond memories for the outgoing United boss.

The only memory I recall from this cup really was when I played for New Bradwell St Peter and we played Leighton Town when they were a top six side in the Southern League and their manager Keith Scott at the time signed me to play for them. I was only a young lad then, 18 or 19 years of age maybe, and I got a lot of experience from playing at Leighton.

BSCC final: Olney boss Griffiths looking to cap a positive season with charity cup silverware

Olney Town manager Neil Griffiths has spoken to Sports Shots as his side face Winslow United in the final of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (tomorrow), 3pm.

Neil Griffiths

When asked if the Olney Town outfit, management and players, are looking forward to the final, Griffiths didn’t hesitate to answer;

Absolutely. It’s a massive chance for us to cap the season off with silverware. Winning trophies is a good habit to get into. We have pushed the club forward in terms of points total for the season, but a trophy would be another significant step in the right direction.

The Olney boss revealed his team news ahead of the game.

We have a couple of long-term absentees, and a suspension, but we are in a very good place. We have been supported excellently by a strong reserve side. As a whole club we have a strong 16 to pick from.

Neil Griffiths, Ben Hill and the Olney Town bench.

Griffiths has done his home work on the opposition, including making the trip for the competition’s semi-final, second leg tie.

I’ve been fortunate to watch Winslow on a couple of occasion. One of those where they were freely scoring. Whilst their league campaign may of not hit the heights they wanted, I fully expect them to be focused on a cup win. It’s Fritzy’s (John Mulholland) last game and I am sure he is adamant to end his time with a win. We will not be taking anything for granted.

The competition is viewed with positivity by Griffiths, who believes that the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final is a large occasion in the local football calendar.

I was fortunate enough to take in the cup final between Olney and Banbury. Buckingham Athletic hosted the occasion superbly and I think our players will be presently surprised how many will be there. The cup as a whole is for a great cause and it’s great that locally it’s so well supported.

BSCC,SF,2L: Grendon-Winslow semi-final, second leg now at Leighton

The second leg of the Grendon Rangers versus Winslow United semi-final in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup will take place at Leighton Town Football Club on Wednesday 12th April at 7.45pm.

United lead the game through a Joey Acheampong goal.

The winners will face Olney Town in the final at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields on Monday 1st May, 3pm start.

NB&DFL: Top of the table Olney too strong for Padbury Village

By Darren Stanger

Davies 81, 87

Waites 16,19,45,84
Ramsden 62,71
Viney 74

1. Sam Walker
2. Will Lee
3. Ben King
4. Clint Horne
5. Sebastian Boardman
6. Bill Hornby
7. Liam Moran
8. Matt Marsden
9. John Lynch
10. Phil Averill
11. Luke Davies
12. Johnny Moore
14. Craig Rumble
15. Ellis Jones
16. Tom Marshall
17. Joe Cooper

1. Robert Mungham
2. Matthew Broughton
3. Adam Broughton
4. Matt Day
5. Stephen Taylor
6. Sam Haslam
7. Ben Ramsden
8. Jake Stokes
9. Marlon Waites
10. Charlie Malcolm
11. Alex Smail
12. Matt Viney

Top-of-the-table Olney proved too strong for Padbury as they recorded a fine 7-2 victory thanks to four superbly taken goals from Marlon Waites, a double from Ben Ramsden and substitute Matt Viney scoring the goal of the game with a fine long range effort which flew into the top corner.

Padbury player-manager Craig Rumble had concerns before the game as he has been unable to field a regular squad in recent matches. New signing Ellis Jones was a named substitute for Padbury.

Olney dominated the game from the kick off with Marlon Waites and Charlie Malcolm working well together and Olney looking dangerous coming forward. Waites had a couple of opportunities to break the deadlock with a couple of headers that went wide of the post before finally scoring in the 16th minute when appeals for offside were turned down; Waites was able to capitalise and slotted the ball neatly past Sam Walker.

Waites scored again three minutes later when he was able to meet a superbly taken floating cross from the right and beat keeper Walker to the ball to head into the net.

Olney were well organised playing neat passing football. Ben Ramsden hit the crossbar and Alex Smail went narrowly wide with a superb diving header as Olney pressed hard to increase the lead.

Walker denied Waites a hat-trick in the 38th minute by pulling off a good diving save, however Waites sealed his hat trick just before half time when following a great through ball. He was able to outpace the Padbury defence and was able to fire the ball past Walker with a neat low finish to put Olney 3-0 up at half time.

Olney increased the lead to 4-0 in the 59th minute when Charlie Malcolm pin-point pass found Ben Ramsden who slotted the ball home.

Charlie Malcolm was denied a goal himself shortly afterwards when Walker pulled off a fine save as Olney continued to pile on the pressure.

Padbury’s Tom Marshall had an opportunity to pull a goal back following a great run from Luke Davies his cross found Marshall who shot narrowly wide.

Olney increased the lead in the 71st minute when Walker pulled off a fine point-black save from Marlon Watkins’ shot, however the loose ball found Ramsden who slotted in from close range.

Matt Viney made it 6-0 to Olney with a fine long range effort which sailed into the top corner.

With ten minutes left Padbury did create a few opportunities. Tom Marshall powerful effort forced a good save from Olney goalkeeper Robert Mungham.

Luke Davies pulled a goal back for Padbury scoring from close range before.

Olney’s Watkins scored his fourth with a fine individual solo effort to make it 7-1 to Olney.

Davies scored another consultation goal for Padbury hitting a superb volley from Liam Moran’s corner to make the final scoreline 7-2.


B&B Jnr Cup, 4th Rd: Ath Dev facing Olney Res for a quarter-final slot

Buckingham Athletic U25 Development will host Olney Town reserves with a quarter-final place awaiting the winners of the fourth round, Berks & Bucks Junior Cup tie at Stratford Fields tomorrow.

Larry Woodward

Larry Woodward’s side defeated Wing Village in the previous round with the photographs from the game available on our Russell & Butler Youtube Channel below.

Olney Town reserves are managed by former Stony Stratford Town manager Jamie Lands.

Jamie Lands

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BSCC: Date revealed for Senior Charity final; Olney v Winslow or Grendon

The final of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final will be played on Monday 1st May 2017 at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields ground, start 3pm.

Neil Griffiths, Ben Hill and the Olney Town bench.

Neil Griffiths’ Olney Town reached the final, which draws one of the biggest local non-league crowds, after an 18-6 aggregate lead over two legs against Unite MK.

The other semi-final sees Winslow United face Grendon Rangers, also over two legs, with the dates still yet to be confirmed.

Sports Shots is appealing for local football fans to pencil the date into their calendars for what promises to a great end to the season.

CS&TFL,D1: 10-man Robins come from behind to win Bucks derby

A Tariq Kotey goal fifteen minutes from time gave 10-man Buckingham Town a 2-1 victory over top-of-the-table Olney Town in front of a big crowd at Manor Fields this afternoon.

Tariq Kotey (Pictured left)

Kotey was on hand to put the ball in the net after Leon Lobjoit’s 25-yard free kick had rebounded off of the bar.

Earlier in the day it was Sam Parrish who had put the visitors ahead on nine minutes before the Robins came back to win a penalty which Lobjoit converted.

The Robins had Steve Gavrovski sent off on 30 minutes but dug deep and fought hard to secure three points and avenge their defeat in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

The result takes the Robins up to fifth in the table.

Thanks to Darren Seaton for the updates.

BSCC, SF 1L: Murrell double gives Olney half-time advantage in charity cup semi

Aaron Murrell’s double has helped to give Olney Town the advantage in their Buckingham Senior Charity Cup, semi-final, with 10-man Unite MK after the Nurserymen recorded a 5-3 first-leg victory at East Street last night.

Aaron Murrell

Aaron Murrell

Murrell’s goals, along with strikes from Mason Childs, Jordan Appleton and Nick Bines give Neil Griffiths’ side the edge going into the second leg at Manor Fields on Wednesday 4th January but Unite MK showed fight to come back from 5-1 with ten men.

Stephane Zady - Photograph courtesy of Unite MK FC

Stephane Zady – Photograph courtesy of Unite MK FC

Ben Dickens, Luke Little, Stephane Zady were on target for Unite MK, who had goalkeeper Aaron Halai sent off for handling outside area at 4-1.