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2018/19 SSMFL Cup Competitions revealed

At Saturday’s South Midlands AGM the draws were made for the various cup competitions across the leagues:



As drawn Saturday 23rd June by

Mike Taylor and John Childley

(Members of the SSML Cup Finals Committee)

Dates of ties to be announced at later date




  1. Colney Heath v Broadfields United
  2. Buckingham Town v Berkhamsted Raiders
  3. MK Gallacticos v Stotfold *
  4. Harefield United v Edgware Town
  5. Park View v Mursley United
  6. Aston Clinton v Potton United *
  7. Wodson Park v Langford
  8. Amersham Town v Grendon Rangers
  9. Winslow United v Brimsdown
  10. Wembley v Enfield Borough
  11. Tring Corinthians v Biggleswade United *
  12. Oxhey Jets v Baldock Town
  13. Unite MK FC v Leverstock Green
  14. FC Broxbourne Borough v Hadley
  15. London Lions v Harpenden Town
  16. Hillingdon Borough v Codicote
  17. Risborough Rangers v Rayners Lane
  18. Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Clean Slate *
  19. Old Bradwell United v Bedford *
  20. Hatfield Town v Leighton Town
  21. Tring Athletic v London Colney
  22. Crawley Green v The 61FC (Luton)
  23. Totternhoe v Cockfosters *

Byes: Ampthill Town, Arlesey Town, Biggleswade FC, Bovingdon,

Buckingham Athletic, London Tigers, New Bradwell St Peter,

North Greenford United and Sarratt.

Ties will be played midweek unless stated with a * in which case will be played on a Saturday


  1. Buckingham Athletic v Unite MK FC or Leverstock Green
  2. Wembley or Enfield Borough v Arlesey Town
  3. Risborough Rangers or Rayners Lane v Tring Athletic or London Colney
  4. Pitstone & Ivinghoe or Clean Slate v Oxhey Jets or Baldock Town
  5. Park View or Mursley United v Aston Clinton or Potton United
  6. Harefield United or Edgware Town v Winslow United or Brimsdown
  7. Wodson Park or Langford v MK Gallacticos or Stotfold
  8. Biggleswade FC v New Bradwell St Peter
  9. Hatfield Town or Leighton Town v Hillingdon Borough or Codicote
  10. Crawley Green or The 61FC (Luton) v Amersham Town or Grendon Rangers
  11. Ampthill Town v London Tigers
  12. Old Bradwell United or Bedford v Colney Heath or Broadfields United
  13. Totternhoe or Cockfosters v Sarratt
  14. Tring Corinthians or Biggleswade United v FC Broxbourne Borough or Hadley
  15. Buckingham Town or Berkhamsted Raiders v North Greenford United
  16. Bovingdon v London Lions or Harpenden Town


  1. Winner Game 16 v Winner Game 14
  2. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 1
  3. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 13
  4. Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 15
  5. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 9
  6. Winner Game 8 v Winner Game 7
  7. Winner Game 11 v Winner Game 12
  8. Winner Game 10 v Winner Game 4


  1. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 2
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 1
  3. Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 4
  4. Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 8


  1. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4
  2. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1



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  1. Arlesey Town v Hadley
  2. Biggleswade FC v Edgware Town
  3. Baldock Town v Colney Heath
  4. Crawley Green v Potton United


  1. Biggleswade United v Wembley
  2. London Tigers v Arlesey Town or Hadley
  3. Leighton Town v Baldock Town or Colney Heath
  4. Crawley Green or Potton United v Biggleswade FC or Edgware Town
  5. London Colney v Leverstock Green
  6. Oxhey Jets v Harpenden Town
  7. Tring Athletic v Stotfold
  8. Cockfosters v North Greenford United


  1. Winner Game 8 v Winner Game 7
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 2
  3. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 6
  4. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 1


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4


  1. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2




  1. Hillingdon Borough v Ampthill Town
  2. Buckingham Town v Park View
  3. Enfield Borough v FC Broxbourne Borough
  4. Codicote v Rayners Lane


  1. Enfield Borough or FC Broxbourne Borough v Amersham Town
  2. Broadfields United v Bedford
  3. Langford v Brimsdown
  4. Wodson Park v Buckingham Athletic
  5. London Lions v Codicote or Rayners Lane
  6. Hillingdon Borough or Ampthill Town v Buckingham Town or Park View
  7. Winslow United v Harefield United
  8. Hatfield Town v Risborough Rangers


  1. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 6
  2. Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 8
  3. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 3
  4. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3


Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1




  1. New Bradwell St Peter v Bovingdon
  2. Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Grendon Rangers
  3. Totternhoe v Old Bradwell United
  4. Unite MK FC v MK Gallacticos
  5. Clean Slate v The 61FC (Luton)
  6. Mursley United v Aston Clinton
  7. Tring Corinthians v Sarratt

Bye: Berkhamsted Raiders


  1. Unite MK FC or MK Gallacticos v Berkhamsted Raiders
  2. Clean Slate or The 61FC (Luton) v Totternhoe or Old Bradwell United
  3. Tring Corinthians or Sarratt v Mursley United or Aston Clinton
  4. New Bradwell St Peter or Bovingdon v Pitstone & Ivinghoe or Grendon Rangers


  1. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3
  2. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2


Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1




Holmer Green Development v Biggleswade United Development

Buckingham Athletic Development v Harpenden Town Development

AFC Dunstable Development v Winslow United Development


Biggleswade United Development v Holmer Green Development

Harpenden Town Development v Buckingham Athletic Development

Winslow United Development v AFC Dunstable Development


  1. Leighton Town Development v Ampthill Town Development
  2. Buckingham Athletic Development or Harpenden Town Development v Kempston Rovers Development
  3. Berkhamsted Development v Holmer Green Development or Biggleswade United Development
  4. Stotfold Development v AFC Dunstable Development or Winslow United Development


  1. Ampthill Town Development v Leighton Town Development
  2. Kempston Rovers Development v Buckingham Athletic Development or Harpenden Town Development
  3. Holmer Green Development or Biggleswade United Development v Berkhamsted Development
  4. AFC Dunstable Development or Winslow United Development v Stotfold Development


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4

 SEMI FINAL Second Leg

  1. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3


Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

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SSMFL,D1: Winslow United kindly donate £250 to Sports Shots charities

Winslow United have very kindly donated £250 to Sports Shots’ two charities; Macmillan Cancer Support & Vasculitis UK.

Andy Setterfield

United chairman Andy Setterfield kindly gave Sports Shots a cheque, which we have donated £125 to each charity.

Sports Shots would like to thank Andy Setterfield and everyone at Winslow United for their very kind gesture.

Winslow United – Stand

United enjoyed a fantastic 2017-18 season.

The team from Elmfields gate finished in third position in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 table, their highest in 43 years.

A strong finish aided their final position as they won seven out of their eight fixtures in April, scoring 27 and conceding just 6.

United were the top goalscorers in the division with Aaron King and Sean Coles both prolific in front of goal despite both missing periods of the season.

King’s 34 league goals came from 28 appearances while Coles fired in 25 goals, including a penalty, in just 24 outings.

Skipper Simon King took the honours for leading appearances in the league with 31 outings, closely followed by Ryan Freshwater on one less.


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New step 5 & 6 non-league football allocations revealed

The new divisional provisional allocations for our local step 5 & 6 clubs have finally been revealed today by the FA and their relevant football leagues.

South Midlands League:

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Premier Division

  • Arlesey Town,  Baldock, North Greenford United and Potton United in
  • No club relegated – both Cockfosters and Stotfold reprieved.

Division One

  • Amersham Town, Park View – promotions confirmed
  • Buckingham Town and Hashtag United new clubs in
  • FC Broxbourne Borough, St Neots Town Reserves both relegated to Step 7


United Counties League:

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Premier Division

  • Pinchbeck (promoted) & Rugby Town (moved across) in
  • Northampton Sileby Rangers & St Andrews relegated
  • League reduced from 22 teams to 20

Division One

  • Anstey Nomads, Aylestone Park, Birstall United Social & Holwell Sports in
  • Northampton Sileby Rangers & St Andrews in relegated from Premier Division


Hellenic League:

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Premier Division

  • Ardley United, Bishop’s Cleeve, Holmer Green, Shrivenham & Virginia Water in
  • Burnham & Woodley United relegated

Division One East

  • Abingdon Town, Burnham & Chalvey Sports in

Division One West

  • Almondsbury, Carterton, Malmesbury Victoria & Woodley United in
  • Division increased to 14 from 13


All clubs have seven days to appeal, step 7 allocations to be discussed w/c 28th May.


The entire allocation for steps 5 & 6 nationwide can be viewed by clicking here: NLS 5.6 Club Allocations 2018-19 v25.5.18 FINAL


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SSMFL,D1: Winslow chairman reflects on ‘extraordinary season’ at the gate

Winslow United chairman Andy Setterfield has reflected on a ‘extraordinary’ season for the Elmfields gate outfit.

Andy Setterfield

In an interview with Sports Shots, Setterfield said:

Well it’s time to reflect on what has been an extraordinary long season, one that we will be able to talk about in the years to come, both in terms of the weather and the football.

As the Chairman of the club, I would like to thank all the supporters, committee, management, and players of all our teams. The effort and commitment of everyone this season has been unbelievable.

To see our First team pushing for promotion in a highly competitive division, finishing in our highest position in Division One for 43 years, reaching the semi final of the Berks and Bucks Senior trophy and securing our first foray in the FA Cup is a testament to Paul, Roni, Steve, and the players who have created a fantastic team spirit. Our supporters witnessed some exhilarating football which saw us score the most league goals across all divisions in the South Midlands and cheered the team in large numbers both home and away, which saw us end as the most watched team in Division One and helped to create a record breaking season.

The Under 25 development squad have had a very difficult season with a lack of officials meaning a late start, coupled with the bad weather and teams withdrawing meant a premature end to their season. However, despite all this the commitment shown initially by Nick, and Mark, and latterly Nick, Gareth, and Richard in bringing together a team of very talented youngsters and combining that with a few experienced heads culminated in not only reaching the Quarter Finals of the Berks and Bucks Intermediate Cup, but also in having two players not only stepping up to the first team squad but also scoring and playing a massive part in a 9 game winning run for the First Team. The football that has been played has been some of the best we have seen from a Winslow Development Squad. The league position has been an improvement from last season showing a good positive progression. I’ve seen this as a very successful season for the Management team.

Thank you as well to everybody who puts their time and effort into helping the Club on matchdays and non-matchdays alike. There are simply far too many to mention individually.

Grassroots football is built on those who give their time as freely as they can to help their clubs. We are very fortunate to be blessed with a great band of volunteers at Winslow, but we are always looking for more help, so if you feel you can contribute in any way please do get in touch with us.

Remember, there are always tasks to be done around the ground over the summer, and details of working parties will be announced shortly. If you can lend a hand now and again it would be very much appreciated!

One thing to remind you all about is our Presentation Evening on Friday 25th May, when we will be presenting the Awards for this season. The evening starts from 7.30 pm, at The Bell in Winslow with the Awards ceremony from around 8.30pm onwards. Cost will be £20, so please let me know if you wish to join us.

Thank you for your support this season. I wish you and your families a healthy and happy summer, and I look forward to welcoming you back for the 2018/19 season.

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SSMFL,D1: Winslow take the honours in local derby win over the Ath

Winslow United rounded off an excellent season with a 3-1 win at neighbours Buckingham Athletic in front of a crowd of 215 on Saturday.

Ryan Freshwater

The game had only local pride at stake as both sides were due to stay in their positions irrespective of any result on the day.

Ryan Freshwater put United in front in just the seventh minute.

Following a foul on 30 minutes, it was Freshwater who stepped up to convert the spot kick to double his side’s advantage and be the unlikely source of a potential hat-trick.

Aaron King

Aaron King extended United’s lead when he added a third early in the second half.

Jack Carter

Jack Carter pulled a goal back for the Athletic but it was the visitors who finished the season with their ninth successive victory and their highest placed finish in 43 years.

On Monday Harry Heritage was on target but a weakened Winslow outfit lost their Buckingham Senior Charity Cup 1-2 at Daventry town.

Harry Heritage – Picture by Dale James

We will look back at our side’s season’s in the coming days.

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SSMFL,D1: Winslow wrap up third-place with highest finish for 43 years

Aaron King struck a brace and Jack Bowers was on target as Winslow United wrapped up a third-place Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 finish with a 3-0 victory over FC Broxbourne Borough at Elmfields gate last night.

Aaron King

After a goalless first half, mainly due to the visiting goalkeeper producing a string of brilliant saves in an impressive performance, it was United who had the better of the second period.

Aaron King latched onto a through ball from brother Simon to beat the out-coming keeper to the ball before side-footing into an empty net.

The striker then grabbed his 37th goal of the season as United added a second.

Despite this the visitors put up a good showing, not becoming of their lowly position in the league table.

There was time late on for substitute Jack Bowers to slot home at the far post after a run from Jeanmal Prosper.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Tom Brindley, Ryan Freshwater, Marcus Hussey, Grant Karwacinski, Anthony Ball, Jeanmal Prosper, Simon King, Aston Goss, Aaron King, Harry Dalton.

Subs: Jack Bowers, Mark Tattam.

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BBMCF; Winslow United 1-1 Risborough Rangers (Winslow won 4-1 on pens)

Winslow United U14 – 1

Risborough Rangers U14 – 1

Winslow win 4-1 on penalties

Minor Cup Final 2018

Winslow United won the Berks & Bucks U14 county cup on Sunday with a penalty shoot-out win over Risborough Rangers, despite trailing for a long period of the game, and being down to ten men for the last eleven minutes in which they saw two players carried off with injuries. The omens appeared against the Ploughmen from the start when Risborough disputed Winslow having goalkeeper Adam Gregory on loan in their side, demanding the player not play or abandon the fixture, forcing the United coaching staff to shuffle their pack and place Kelan Plumbridge in goal for the game.

The game opened fairly evenly, neither side really looking too much of a threat to either goal, the first chance for Rangers saw a free kick just inside the Winslow half thumped at goal by Madison Wilkin but Plumbridge was behind it all the way. A block in the Winslow defence saw the ball sit invitingly for Thomas Mussell to strike but the ball skidded wide of the right hand post from twenty yards out.

The first chance for Winslow came on eight minutes when Curtis Brown fed in James Matcham who drove at goal but was blocked by John Murtagh, the loose ball falling back for Brown who lifted over the crossbar. Winslow then won a free kick which Brown took responsibility for from twenty-five yards out, but he could only drive wide of Josh Stopps in the Rangers goal.

Risborough took the lead on twenty minutes, a ball into the Winslow box saw Antonio Iannelli get the better of Julian Atat and coolly slot past Plumbridge into the bottom corner. Winslow fought back, Arnold Canares tried his luck from long range but Stopps was behind it all the way, whilst at the other end Plumbridge had to get down low at his near post to stop a drive from Iannelli from the edge of the box. H/T: 0-1

Rangers open scoring

Risborough had a header cleared away from the goal mouth early in the second period, and moments later Lestyn Porter curled a shot narrowly wide of the Winslow goal. Rangers were the bigger threat as the half progressed, looking more composed on the ball and livelier up front, Winslow struggled to get anything going up top.

A Rangers attack was half cleared by the United defence and the ball landed at the feet of Murtagh, he drove forward a good ten yards or so unchallenged but with little option in front of him he went for goal but dragged his shot across goal and wide.

Winslow then stunned their opponents by equalising with fourteen minutes left, George Hall received the ball just inside the Rangers box and curled around Stopps into the top corner. The goal sparked the Winslow team & support into life, and they attacked with some gusto, Brown drove at goal and his initial shot was saved by Stopps but the striker was quickest to the rebound and his attempted looping header bounced a yard or so wide of the post.

Winslow celebrate leveller

With eleven minutes left Winslow were rocked by a red card to Liam Greville, a challenge on the half way line was deemed as a high foot and the referee flashed the red card much to the dismay of the Winslow player. Winslow continued to press, Brown fed a delightful pass through to Hall but his first touch escaped him and Stopps was able to advance and smother at his feet.

A long range shot from Rangers then saw Plumbridge get his fingertips to push over the bar, and despite having two players helped from the pitch injured, the score remained level until the final whistle, leaving the final to be decided by penalties F/T: 1-1


Brown put Winslow ahead, whilst Archie Henderson fired wide for Risborough. James Young then doubled his sides lead, before Murtagh pulled one back for Rangers, Hall increased the lead and then up stepped Mussell who saw his fierce drive smash back off the crossbar. Lewis Cove stepped up to convert and win the cup for Winslow, by four goals to one.

Cup winners 2018

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SSMFL,D1: Winslow all-but secure third place by ending Baldock’s 24-game unbeaten run

Winslow United have all-but secured third place in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 by ending Baldock town’s 24-game unbeaten run to take all three points.

Broadfields are just three points behind United with one game remaining but with a 27-goal swing to be overturned it appears the Elmfields gate-side are set for their highest finish in division 1 in 43 years.

United have now won seven consecutive games, scoring 27 goals and in which time period have kept four clean sheets.

The victory over a Baldock side last defeated in the league back on the 18th November 2017.

Aaron King put Winslow in front on the stroke of half-time with his 34th goal of the season, in only his 33rd appearance, just six minutes after the visitors had been reduced to ten men.

Aaron King – Winslow United

In the second half, seven minutes after Roni Joe saw red, Aston Goss scored in the 90th minute to help United take the points.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Tom Brindley, Roni Joe, Marcus Hussey, Grant Karwacinski, Shiblu Miah, Daniel Delderfield, Simon King, Aston Goss, Aaron King, Daniel Parsons.

Subs used: Harry Dalton, Harry Heritage, Mark Tattam.



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SSMFL,D1: 3rd v 2nd: Winslow looking to secure third-placed finish

Winslow United host Baldock town looking to secure a third-placed finish in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 table for this season.



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SSMFL,D1: Winslow set to host Ampthill in push for third

Winslow United start their very busy run-in starting with the visit of Ampthill town this evening, KO 7.45pm.

United will be hoping that the can take three points like the did with a late winner back in 2016 through Grant Karwacinski.

Winslow’s fixture run-in:

Tues 24/04 H V Ampthill town
Thurs 26/04 H V Broadfields Utd
Sat 28/04 H V Wodsonparkyfc
Tue 01/05 H V Baldock town
Thurs 03/05 H V FC Broxbourne borough
Sat 05/05 A V Buckingham Athletic
Mon 07/05 A V Daventry Town

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