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Winslow United appoint George Tomlin as manager

Winslow United have moved quickly to replace Paul Alleyne who left the club at the end of the season and have appointed George Tomlin as their new manager.

George Tomlin

George has been the manager of Sunday League side Aylesbury Flooring for the past two seasons, and ended this campaign winning all five competitions that the club entered, the league title wrapped up last weekend completed a truly remarkable season where four cups were lifted beforehand including the infamous FA Sunday Cup success at the end of April which they won at League One Peterborough United by beating Birstall Stamford with three goals in the final thirteen minutes of the game.

Winslow chairman Andy Setterfield said:

After losing Paul and Roni after another successful season, we wanted to appoint someone we felt would be able to build on the success of the last two seasons. We had a lot of interest in the position, but George was the outstanding candidate.

George has had an impressive start to his managerial career having been in charge of the all-conquering Aylesbury Flooring FC, picking up the FA Sunday Cup along the way.  George will be joined on his management team by Julian Robinson who has plenty of experience of the SSMFL and I look forward to working with them both.

I would also again like to place on record mine and the club’s thanks to Paul Alleyne and Roni Joe for their commitment over the last two seasons

Sports Shots caught up with George today to ask his first thoughts on landing the job:

I am very pleased to get the job & excited to get started, it’s going to be a good test. I’m looking forward to working with Andy and the rest of the team, Julian and the players

George obviously knows the previous management team, has there been much communication about the job?

Yes I know them both and of course Garbs (Steve Garbutt), unfortunately I haven’t been able to speak with either Paul or Roni properly yet. I have had phone calls with Steve and other coaches and they have been helpful and given plenty of advice and encouragement

What has the new managers career in football been so far:

I was at Oxford United from the age of nine up to the youth team, on being released I signed for Chesham United reserves then moved to Aylesbury FC. After a couple of seasons I moved to Tring Athletic first team and played under Julian when he was in charge, I also played a season for the reserves before signing for Aylesbury United. I recently stopped playing whilst I was at Tring Corinthians

What does the summer hold now?

It will be nice to have a little break from the football, but myself and Julian will be meeting up and speaking with Andy discussing plans for the season. We will be speaking with old and hopefully new players over the coming weeks up until the first preseason session. Also making sure the pre-season games are all booked in

We asked George what experience he has of the SSMFL and what made him apply for the position?

I was player / assistant manager at Tring Corries a couple seasons back with a very young team, the last time previous to that was playing with Tring Athletic in the Premier Division. With Flooring finishing I wanted to still be involved with coaching, I obviously know some of the players down there already from Aylesbury Flooring and I’ve heard from them and others that it is a very good club and after speaking with Andy and a few other members you can see that Winslow is a club with an ambition to progress

What are the targets for next season?

Of course it’s my first season at this standard and Paul and Roni done a fantastic job here, it would a great achievement if we can come close to what they achieved and of course it would be incredible to go one further. Having Julian as an assistant will be a great help. With his knowledge and experience of the SSMFL and higher, I know we can both help to progress Winslow to the next level

George Tomlin & Alex Kedzierski with 1 of the 5 trophies Flooring won this season

In terms of the squad does George expect to retain the players and add to it?

I’d like to think we can retain the majority if not most. We will be both looking to get players in and build on the squad there to try and achieve getting the club into the prem

Having had so much success in Sunday football this season, how will it differ going to step six Saturday football?

Obviously there is a difference in standard for the majority of the time, my team was built on team spirit and togetherness, however they all play at a good standard on a Saturday which helped. We were successful as a team against good Sunday sides which had good quality Saturday players playing for them. With the FA Cup run and victory, it’s felt like I’ve been running a Saturday side but we’ve just been playing on a Sunday. Some of the boys already play for Winslow, it would be nice to get a couple more, but if they can produce half the effort and quality that they have on a Sunday to a Saturday, we will do very well!

Finally, what message does the new gaffer have to the people of Winslow?

I’m looking forward to working with them and meeting them all. It’s going to be a fun, exciting and hopefully successful season

2019/20 season non league steps 1-6 revealed

The non-league divisional structures have been revealed for next season’s step one to six clubs, which affects a number of the clubs covered by Sports Shots.

Step 3:

Banbury United continue in the Southern League Premier Division Central and welcome five new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bromsgrove Sporting, Hednesford Town, Kings Langley, Nuneaton Borough & Peterborough Sports.


Step 4:

Aylesbury United & Thame United continue in the Southern League Division One Central and welcome six new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bedworth United, Biggleswade FC, Daventry Town, Halesowen Town, St Neots Town & Wantage Town.


Step 5 (Hellenic):

Brackley Town Saints continue in the Hellenic Premier Division after narrowly missing out on promotion, they welcome Burnham, Chipping Sodbury Town, Easington Sports & Westfields for the forthcoming campaign.


Step 5 (South Midlands):

Newport Pagnell Town have been transferred from the Future Lions United Counties League over to the Spartan South Midlands where they join former Aylesbury FC under their new set up of Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s after relegation from the Southern League.


Step 6:

Ampthill Town, Buckingham Athletic & Winslow United all remain in Spartan South Midlands League Division One where they welcome five new clubs in London Tigers, New Salamis, Shefford Town & Campton, St Panteleimon & Stotfold.

All clubs have seven days to appeal, steps seven and below are to follow in due course.

BCC F; Aylesbury FC 0-1 Winslow United

Aylesbury – 0
Winslow United – 1


Winslow United gave departing management team Paul Alleyne & Ronnie Joe the perfect send off with a narrow victory over Aylesbury FC to lift the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on Monday at Stratford Fields, a late Harry Dalton winner came just as most of the healthy crowd on the sidelines thought they were heading towards a penalty shoot-out with the game seemingly destined to end in stalemate. Afterwards both managers agreed the Ploughmen deserved to lift the trophy on the balance of play, for Aylesbury it was their last ever game as next season they change name and drop a level to form a new club that will begin life back at step five, for United the hunt goes on for the managerial replacement that can continue the legacy built over the past two seasons that has seen consecutive third place finishes in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One table, and also the clubs first ever appearance in the FA Cup.

The first chance fell to the Moles when a throw from Sam Odusoga out on their right saw a glancing header from Ty Deacon straight at Winslow custodian Ash Jenkins, a free kick then found Ben Stevens at the back post who forced Jenkins into a brilliant save at the base of his front stick and a follow up from Brian Haule saw a deflection lift the ball up & bounce off the top of the crossbar and over the top. Alfi Touceda then tried his luck from twenty yards after cutting in from the flank but dragged wide, at the other end Matt Cruse got down the wing before laying inside to Dan Parsons who flicked into the middle where Aaron King chipped over the bar, within sixty seconds a lob over the Aylesbury backline saw an appeal for offside turned down leaving Parsons free to run at goal, his low shot had Nick Bennion down superbly to push away single handed.

Last game for Aylesbury FC before name change

A long ball played into the Winslow area was allowed to bounce which gave Bruno Brito the chance to peel off the shoulder of Jack Page and execute an over the head bicycle kick which Jenkins again did well to get down to, from the clearance Ryan Freshwater sent team mate Page away on goal on his own where Bennion simply stood tall and got enough of a block to deflect for a corner, an in swinger from the flank had Aston Goss at the back of the eighteen yard area cushioning down to the incoming Alex Kedzierski who did well to connect but in mid-air could only curl wide, followed closely by a Simon King free kick being chipped through the red backline for brother Aaron to run on to but a little too much pace meant he couldn’t quite get the touch needed, a loose ball in the corner then collected by Parsons who turned Stevens to fizz across the six-yard box where both Bennion & Aaron King competed for a touch but it eluded both to roll harmlessly for a throw. H/T: 0-0

An early Aylesbury second half corner curled in by Brito found Stevens who headed over much to his own disgust, the resulting goal kick was scuffed only as far as Haule who advanced to the penalty arc but then dragged wide, United’s first attack of the half saw an attempted cross from the flank from Aaron King collected low at his near post by Bennion. A clever chip picked out Parsons on the edge of the six-yard area and with the whole target to aim at he pulled his effort the wrong side of the closest upright which he couldn’t quite believe, another run down the touchline by full back Page ended with a great delivery into the box where Parsons headed over with the keeper struggling to get over to cover.

Winslow celebrate goal

Both sides started making substitutions looking for some inspiration and with quarter of an hour left an Aylesbury move broke down in the corner and as they were looking for a free kick that never came, Kedzierski knocked out to Cruse who put the perfect pass around the defence for newly introduced Dalton to race onto and drive towards goal but from close range he stabbed wide. Page then explored space along the eighteen yard line before laying off to Aaron King who tried to stroke into the bottom corner but fired the wrong side of the post, then with eight minutes to go the yellow n blues took the lead when Dalton again played away down the right channel but this time his shot across Bennion found the target as it bounced into the far bottom corner.

There were five additional minutes added at the end in which Aylesbury came mightily close to an equaliser when a clearance fell invitingly for substitute Ken Feyi to hit first time back through a crowded box, Jenkins rooted to the spot could only watch as it hit his left hand post and to his delight out for a goal kick. F/T: 0-1

Attendance: 350

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Winslow manager Paul Alleyne:
And also with Aylesbury boss Paul Bonham:
Match highlights here:

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BSCC Final: Alleyne looks forward to a big day as he bows out as Winslow boss

Paul Alleyne has spoken with Sports Shots as he prepares to take charge of Winslow United for the final time on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

Paul Alleyne

The United manager, who has enjoyed two successful years at Elmfields Gate, told Sports Shots:

I am expecting the final to be a good game and a great day.

Alleyne has just seen his side finish third for the second season in succession and will be hoping a Charity Cup victory can bring down the curtain on his stint at United with silverware.

SSMFL D1: Winslow United new manager – applications close Saturday 4th May

Applications for the role of first team manager at Winslow United will close on Saturday 4th May, the club has informed us.


Winslow United seeking new 1st Team Manager

BCC SF; Winslow United 5-2 Buckingham Athletic

Winslow United – 5
Buckingham Athletic – 2

(agg: 6-4)


Winslow United came from behind on the night & on aggregate to beat their local rivals on Tuesday at Elmfield Gate to record their first win in five attempts over their arch enemies this season and book their Buckingham Charity Cup final place where they will face Aylesbury FC, ironically at the home of Athletic on Bank Holiday May Day. Trailing from the first leg United went further behind when Jordan Appleton struck on a counter attack but once Steve Garbutt equalised from a corner The Ploughmen never looked back, even affording to have a penalty saved on their way to a three-one lead at the break, a late second half red card for The Ath saw two further goals kill off the game as a contest and a late Kyle Stimpson strike was a mere consolation for the boys in blue.

Matt Cruse forced Buckingham custodian Josh McAdoo down low to his near post early on after finding some space on the right on the area, the next Winslow attack broke down high up the pitch from where Kevin Owusu sent Appleton racing away down the left and he made thirty yards before picking out Robbie Carter in the middle of the box but from close range he cleared the crossbar. Ath went close again when Ryan Kelsey saw an opportunity from midfield hitting it towards the nearest upright that had Winslow keeper Sam Ashmead having to get down quickly and block, at the opposite end Cruse won a corner off Stuart Ironmonger and from there the deadlock was broken just ahead of the quarter hour mark.

Steve Garbutt levels

The hosts had three attempts at the set piece and after two clearances back over the byline the third was headed towards the eighteen yard line where Owusu collected and advanced before threading the perfect pass between the two yellow centre halves for Appleton to race onto and draw Ashmead out to curl around the isolated custodian. The lead lasted just six minutes as a corner curled in from the United right found the head of Garbutt in front of goal and he planted into the back of the net unchallenged, in the same amount of time it took to level they then took the lead as a Simon King cross was met by Marcus Hussey who diverted it towards one corner but in front of the keeper a defender stuck out a leg to put across into the opposite giving the shot stopper no chance.

By this stage the home side were rampant and within three minutes Cruse made it three-one when he latched onto a cross which was missed by the blue backline to tuck past McAdoo, before the visitor’s could catch their breath their hosts had a penalty when Cruse was felled inside the area but Ryan Freshwater saw his spot kick saved, Cruse was first to the rebound but his drive crashed back off the goal frame and was eventually cleared. As much as the away side tried to keep the ball from their goal mouth they were constantly under siege anytime they lost it, one attack headed clear saw Aaron King released upfield and from the edge of the box his fierce low drive had McAdoo having to use both hands to turn around his post. H/T: 3-1

Late red card for Jack Menday

The second half was never going to live up to the first and some good defending from both sides few chances were created, an early cross from the Athletic wing found Owusu at the back post but sliding in he could only lift over the top, substitutions then delayed the game and one almost had an immediate impact when Harry Dalton was fed inside his marker to advance into the area but from the edge of the six-yard box he fired the wrong side of the near post. Then with nine minutes of regulatory time left a Buckingham attack was cleared long for Alex Kedzierski to chase downfield, as he neared the area Jack Menday came across to challenge and both went down, the referee brandished a straight red card to the disbelief of the Ath midfielder.

From the resulting free kick Simon King drilled low across the area into McAdoo’s bottom left hand corner to finally end any thoughts of a comeback, although at the opposite end Ashmead had to be alert when Stimpson got away making a great block from close range, Dalton then found time & space down the left and as he went past the advancing McAdoo he squared into the middle where Kelsey slid in to block and luckily the ball got stuck under his legs, allowing him to recover and clear. A late shout for handball in the United goalmouth was waved play on and five minutes into added time the hosts won a throw in the corner, launched into Aaron King on the edge of the six-yard area he took control on his chest before swivelling to fire inside the near post, from the restart Ath went straight upfield and pulled one back through Stimpson, his shot taking a slight deflection on its way into the bottom corner. F/T: 5-2

Attendance: 126

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Winslow manager Paul Alleyne:
And also with Athletic boss Neil Griffiths:

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Sports Shots top three most viewed interviews for March 2019

The top three most popular post-match interviews (to date) for March on our You Tube page were as follows:

No. 1: Winslow United v Hatfield Town match highlights 16.03.2019 (334)


No. 2: Aston Clinton assistant manager Jack Seaton v Grendon Rangers 09.03.2019 (321)


No. 3: Buckingham Athletic development v Leighton Town development match highlights 23.03.2019 (232)

(All viewing figures correct at the time of publish)

SSMFL D1: Winslow secure third place finish with three games to go

Winslow United will finish third in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1.

Aaron King

Paul Alleyne’s men secured a 4-0 win over a Codicote side, reduced to nine men, as Aaron King netted a double, while Daniel Parsons and Grant Karwacinski were also on target.

Winslow United: Ashmead, Page, Hussey, Freshwater, Karwacinski, S King, Kedzierski, Cruse, Parsons, Bowers, A King.

Subs: Joe, Garbutt, Woodfine.

Winslow United seeking new 1st Team Manager

Following the announcement that our current management team will be stepping down at the end of the season, Winslow United are looking for a new First Team Manager for next season

With the likelihood of both FA Cup and FA Vase football next season, this is a fantastic opportunity for a new manager to continue the great work achieved by Paul and Roni in the Spartan South Midlands League.

The successful applicant will not only receive the continuous support from the club’s committee but also from our fantastic supporters who follow the team both home and away.

Anyone interested in the position please contact the club chairman Andy Setterfield either via email or on 07703 117443

SSMFL D1: Dalton & Woodfine on target for Winslow draw in Alleyne’s 100th game in charge

Harry Dalton and Alex Woodfine were on target as Winslow United drew 2-2 at fifth placed Bedford in Paul Alleyne’s 100th game in charge on Saturday.

Harry Dalton

United’s search for a second successive third place finish in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 now means they need just six points from their remaining five games to reach this feat.

Dalton’s 11th minute header from a Matt Cruse centre gave Winslow the lead.

In the 27th minute, Bedford were level as the home side’s number 11 rounded Sam Ashmead to slot home.

Cruse and Daniel Parsons both went close for United before a brilliant piece of play at the other end took the teams in level at half time. A break saw Ashmead produce an outstanding save to deny the Bedford striker.

Four minutes into the second period and it was Bedford who shot home to take the lead.

United went close again, before getting back on level terms in the 71st minute. Woodfine converting Simon King’s corner.

Dalton fired into the side netting on 83 minutes before Bedford had hit the post within sixty seconds.

The game ending all level in Alleyne’s 100th game:

League and Cup combined:
Played 100
Won 63
Drawn 10
Lost 27
F 296
A 161
GD + 135
Win% 63%
Average For PG 2.96
Average Against PG 1.61

League only:
Played 71
Won 47
Drawn 8
Lost 16
F 229
A 117
GD +112
Win% 66%
Total points 149
PPG 2.10
Average For PG 3.23
Average Against PG 1.65

Home record league only
Played 34
Won 25
Drawn 3
Lost 6
For 113
Against 43
Goal Difference +70
Win% 74%
PPG 2.29
Average F PG 3.32
Average A PG 1.26

Away Record League only
Played 37
Won 22
Drawn 5
Lost 10
For 116
Against 74
Win% 59%
GD +42
Total Points 71
PPG 1.92
Average F PG 3.14
Average A PG 2

Statistics supplied by Nick Callaghan.