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B&B Intermediate Cup, 4R: Wiltshire buoyant as Winslow Development reach county quarter-finals

Winslow United Development are into the quarter-finals of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

Mark Wiltshire

Mark Wiltshire, joint player/manager of the Elmfields gate-based club, spoke to Sports Shots straight after the victory.

We started the game really well today, we created four clear chances that we could not convert. Charlie Wright hit the bar also, then Olney hit the bar themselves in the first half and could well of taken the lead.

The conditions worsened after the break and pitch started to freeze over.

We let a goal in around ten minutes into the second half then 25 minutes before the end we moved my joint manager Faz (Nick Farrow) up to left wing and he had an instant impact. First setting up the equaliser then he went on to score again with fantastic work from Ethan Whitmore and Dale Butler, who was outstanding second half. Harry Dalton finishing twice for us.

Harry Dalton

We then had a man sent off, which was a very strange decision, but this made us stronger and we went on to score again through Dale (Butler).

It was a great result and we are really, really pleased. Both myself and Faz (Nick Farrow) wanted to go into the Christmas break still in this cup competition, which we have achieved.

Also thanks to Sports Shots for all the coverage, it means a lot.

SSMFL,D1: Return of the King! – Winslow Utd’s Aaron King interview ahead of FC Broxbourne Borough visit

Winslow United welcome FC Broxbourne Borough to The Gate Saturday in their first home league game since a 5-1 win over Hatfield Town on Saturday 4th November.

Although Boro have struggled away from home which has seen them pick up only 1 point from 7 games, Winslow will know they will have a battle on their hands and will have to be at their optimum best if they are to take the vital 3 points from this game.

Winslow go into the game on the back of a very disappointing 3-3 draw with Wodson Park on Tuesday night. A game which saw Winslow in total control at 2-0 up until an off the ball incident which saw Sam Ashmead receive his marching order and Winslow ultimately drop an important 2 points along with it.

An Interview with….

We sat down with Winslow United’s returning Striker Aaron King to talk about his return to the squad since October.

Aaron King – Winslow United

What are your thoughts going into your first game since the 6-0 win over Codicote in October?

Yeah I’m really looking forward to it! I can’t wait to be back involved with the boys and get back winning and scoring goals again!!

How do you feel the team have done since you have been out?

The boys having been doing well to be fair! The games I’ve been to watch they have been playing quality football but not always getting the results, they deserved.

What are your short term aims as you come back into the match day squad?

Just to get some minutes under my belt and gain some fitness then pick up where I left off scoring goals!

You had built a very strong understanding with Peck (Sean Coles), which saw you both score and assist many of each other’s goals, is this something you’re excited about building up again?

Yeah we link up well on the pitch so looking forward to get back playing with Peck! Maybe he can set me up for some goals! Seeing as I’ve assisted most of his!

Last Time Out:

Winslow United drew 3-3 with Wodson Park, Sean Coles followed up his hat-trick against St Neots with another brace to take his tally to an astonishing 28 in 22 games and the other was an OG.

FC Broxbourne Borough defeated Rayners Lane 2-1 the goals came from Christopher Wells and Nathan Wilson.

Current Form:

Winslow United WWLWWX

FC Broxbourne Borough LWWLLW

Top Scorers:

Sean Coles is the top goal scorer for Winslow with 28 goals from 22 games and is also currently the top league goal scorer in the division.

Christopher Wells is the top goal scorer for FC Broxbourne Borough with 13 goals from 21 games.


Goalkeeper: Sam Ashmead

Defenders: Ryan Freshwater, Tom Brindley, Jack Bowers, Mitch Collins

Midfielders: Simon King ©, Alex Kedzierski, Grant Karwacinski, Matt Cruse, Sean Coles, Niall Williams

Forwards: Daniel Delderfield, Daniel Parsons, Aaron King

Notable fixtures:

We have picked out the 4 stand out games from this weekend’s set of Division One Fixtures:

Wodson Park V Southall
Enfield Borough V St Neots Town Reserves
Bedford V Baldock Town
London Lions V Rayners Lane

SSMFL,D1: 2nd v 3rd as Winslow head to Wodson Park

Winslow United face a top-of-the-table trip to Wodson Park in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 this evening.

Paul Alleyne’s side went third with a big 8-1 away victory at St Neots town reserves on Saturday and will be looking to go second, having a superior goal difference to their opponents tonight; 31-10.

SSMFL,D1: Gr-EIGHT away display sees Winslow go third; Hot Coles bags a treble!

Winslow United smashed in eight goals in a victory at St Neots Town reserves saw them return to third in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 table.

Sean Coles put Winslow in front at St Neots Town reserves with a left-footed effort from 20 yards out following a corner.

Sean Coles

Matt Cruse then struck twice before Coles made it four with Winslow’s 54th goal of the season, surpassing their totals the previous two campaigns.

Two own goals put Winslow six in front before Daniel Delderfield scored goal number seven right on the stroke of half-time.

Coles scored his 26th goal of the season as he wrapped up a match hat-trick with Paul Alleyne’s sdie’s eighth.



SSMFL,DD: Heritage & Farrow preview Winslow’s Berko clash

Harry Heritage and Nick Farrow have spoken to Sports Shots as Winslow United prepare to host Berkhamsted Development this afternoon.

Harry Heritage – Picture by Dale James

Heritage told Sports Shots;

What were your immediate thoughts on the 2-0 win over Biggleswade United last Saturday?

I thought the boys were excellent from front to back, allowed them no time to settle on the ball and ultimately made a good team look very ordinary. We always knew it was going to be a difficult encounter, but our young lads stood up well to the physicality of the game, we stuck to our game plan and totally outclassed them on the day, hopefully this will be the start of a very successful winning run.


How have you felt the season has gone so far?

The progress we have made has been exceptional. For a small-town development side to be competing with some of the teams in what is a very challenging league is impressive. The quality we have in the side is the best I have seen at Winslow for many years. We must make sure we continue to grow on and off the field and start climbing that league table.


Have you set yourself any short or long-term goals?

My focus is to keep consistently playing well and improve my all-round game. Obviously being a development player, the long-term goal always has to be to strive to become an established first team player. As a team we want to win the bottom half of the league and to finish as the top ranked Buckinghamshire side.


What are your thoughts as we enter a game against Berkhamsted FC?

You only have to look at their league position to realize this is going to be an extremely tough game against a side in the top 6 but we want to prove that we can compete with these teams and the management will have done their homework and have a plan for this game and it is up to us to execute that plan.

Nick Farrow

Farrow told Sports Shots;

What were your thoughts following Saturdays 2-0 victory over Biggleswade?

The boys, the management and the club were absolutely buzzing after the performance last week. We said before the game that we have been threatening to put together a complete performance in the last few games, and from start to finish we certainly provided that!

It was a very physical game, but I think our fitness, 2/3 touch football and some fantastic finishing certainly saw us run out the worthy winners!


How is morale within the squad?

Our tails are up and the confidence throughout the team is sky high. We are all looking forward to playing another home league fixture this weekend as we attempt to make that 5 wins on the bounce at home and really begin to make the gate a tough place for teams to come!


How is the squad shaping up for the weekend?

Our squad is looking very strong again for tomorrow. Training was very well attended again this week and the level of commitment is improving week by week.

Mine and Marks task is extremely difficult as we have had to let some quality players down this Saturday. Phone calls I wish we didn’t have to have and not a nice part of the job. But, that’s how strong our squad is! We are building a very strong atmosphere and although players have had to be let down this week, they know they are still in our plans and will be back in the squad next week.


What are your thoughts going into the game against Berkhamsted FC?

With 4 home wins on the bounce our confidence is sky high but we know we have a massive challenge ahead of us against an in form and top 6 side in Berko but we have done our homework on them and have a plan for the game and with a very decent training session behind us we have every reason to be excited by this challenge.

These are the sorts of games I look forward to as a player and a manager and I know the lads are really looking forward to the game.


Is there anything else you would like to add?

I just want to say a massive thank you to sports shots for attending our B&B cup tie. The pictures were brilliant, and the local support is fantastic! Everyone is enjoying the coverage.


SSMFL,D1: Winslow preview St Neots encounter

By Nick Callaghan

Winslow United travel to Rowley Park, the home of Southern Premier Division side St Neots Town as they face their reserve side in SSMFL Division One league action on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Winslow buoyed by their victory over Hadley on Tuesday night will know that they simply must perform a lot better than they did a week ago against Rayners Lane, knowing that 3 points could be enough for them move up to as high as 2nd or 4th depending on results, but Winslow are expecting another tough fixture against an improving St Neots side.

Miles travelled so far: 1076

Last Time Out:

Winslow United defeated Hadley 2-1 with Daniel Delderfield getting both, as they progressed into the Quarter Final of the Challenge Trophy for the first time since the 2012/2013 season and will host current Division One champions Biggleswade FC on Tuesday 19th December.

St Neots Town Reserves lost 4-2 to Codicote, Shane Humphrey and Kieran Waites were the scorers for St Neots.

Current Form:

Winslow United WLLWWL

St Neots Town Reserves LWLLWL

Top Scorers:

Sean Coles is the top goal scorer for Winslow with 23 goals from 21 games and is currently the second top league goal scorer.

Jake Smith is the top goal scorer for St Neots with 3 goals from 8 games.


Winslow will be without Captain Simon King who serves a one match suspension following his sending off against Rayners Lane last Saturday, Daniel Parsons who serves the last match of his lengthy suspension and Aaron King who is still injured but is also getting married today and we wish him a very happy wedding day and a lifetime of wedded bliss, we hope that we will be able to see him back in the yellow and blue again soon.

Goalkeeper: Sam Ashmead

Defenders: Marcus Hussey, Ryan Freshwater, Tom Brindley, Jack Bowers

Midfielders: Alex Kedzierski, Grant Karwacinski, Matt Cruse, Mark Tattam, Mitch Collins, Sean Coles

Forwards: Daniel Delderfield

On this weekend

10 Years Ago: Buckingham Athletic 3 v 2 Winslow United
Attendance 24
Goal Scorer: Ryan Wiffin X 2

15 Years Ago: Crawley Green 2 v 0 Winslow United

Ground Details

Rowley Park Stadium
Kester Way,
St. Neots,
PE19 6SL

Notable fixtures:

We have picked out 3 key games from Saturday that all will have an impact on Winslow’s league position in one way or another:

Buckingham Athletic V Ampthill Town
Hillingdon Borough V Risborough Rangers
Wodson Park V Langford

SSMFL, CT 3R: Delderfield double takes Winslow into quarter-final of the League Challenge Trophy

Daniel Delderfield struck a double to take Winslow United into the quarter-final of the Spartan South Midlands League, Challenge Trophy last night.

Daniel Delderfield

Full match report:

By Nick Callaghan

Winslow produced a determined display to overcome Premier Division opponents Hadley as they progressed into the Quarter Finals of the Challenge Trophy aided by two goals from Daniel Delderfield.

In a cagey first half that lacked very little goal mouth action, Sam Ashmead produced a fine save to deny Hadley taking an early lead as both teams felt each other out.

Just as half time was approaching Winslow produced the first bit of class in the game as Daniel Delderfield latched on to a fine through ball by Matt Cruse and as the Hadley players stopped expecting an offside flag Daniel continued to race through on goal and slid the ball through the legs of the keeper and into the back of the net.

Winslow emerged from the second half buoyed by the goal and a sublime ball from Marcus Hussey in the 51st minute found Daniel Delderfield in space on the left-hand side of the box and Daniel produced a deft lob over the advancing Hadley keeper for his and Winslow’s second of the game.

Matt Cruse then spurned a golden chance in the 65th minute as he picked up a pin point pass from Alex Kedzierski and when well-placed could only fire straight at the keeper and as the ball trickled towards goal it was cleared off the line by a retreating Hadley defender.

Winslow then had a strong shout for a penalty waved away as Matt Cruse went down under a Hadley challenge as he raced through on goal.

Hadley then pulled a game back in the 85th minute as a low strike from the edge of the area nestled into the bottom corner just beyond the reach of Sam Ashmead.

Hadley then poured forward looking for what at one point had looked like an unlikely equaliser, winning a succession of free-kicks and corners, and putting Winslow’s back line under a lot of pressure but Winslow stood up to the test as they emerged victorious.

Winslow received a standing ovation as they walked off the pitch in what was a dogged if unspectacular performance but what was ultimately a terrific reaction as the squad put Saturday’s disappointing defeat behind them.

All eyes now turn to the fixture between Welwyn Garden City and Biggleswade FC as we have earned the right to host the winner in the Quarter Final scheduled to be played on Tuesday 19th December.


Winslow United v Buckingham Athletic – Christmas 2017 derby


SSMFL,Dev Div: Farrow & Dalton give Winslow Development victory

Nick Farrow and Harry Dalton were on target as Winslow United Development secured three points at the weekend.

Nick Farrow

United’s joint player/manager put his side in front against their Biggleswade United counterparts.

Dalton wrapped up the win for the Elmfields gate-based outfit, their third in the league this campaign.

Harry Dalton

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SSMFL,D1: 10-man Winslow suffer setback in defeat at Rayners Lane

Winslow United suffered a setback as they went down to a 3-5 defeat at Rayners Lane in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 this afternoon.

Rayners Lane took the lead in the 21st minute before adding a second within six minutes.

United finally came into the game as Sean Coles fired home from Simon King’s pass on 34 minutes.

Coles took Winslow in level at the break as he scored his and United’s second.

Sean Coles

Three minutes into the second half the home side converted a penalty to regain the lead.

Rayners Lane extended their lead fourteen minutes from time before King received his second yellow for United.

Within two minutes, Rayners Lane added their fifth to all-but kill the game.

Daniel Delderfield scored a late consolation for Winslow.

Winslow United: Alex Kedzierski, Tom Brindley, Mitch Collins, Marcus Hussey, Ryan Freshwater, Grant Karwacinski, Mark Tattum (Jack Bowers), Sean Coles, Daniel Delderfield, Matt Cruse, Simon King.

SSMFL,D1: Cruse previews Winslow’s league visit to Rayners Lane

Winslow United striker Matt Cruse has previewed his side’s weekend league fixture after the Ploughmen progressed on two fronts in cup competitions the past week.

Matt Cruse

Tomorrow, Saturday, Cruse and his United team mates head to Rayners Lane looking to maintain their push for promotion this campaign.

What have been your immediate thoughts following the 5-3 win over MK Gallacticos on Saturday and the 4-1 win over Olney on Tuesday night?

I think that the two wins show that the team is in a good mind set at the minute and we want to win every game cup or league. As you can see 5-3 against MK Gallacticos wasn’t the best game we have played but it shows that even when we don’t play great we are still creating and most importantly taking our chances.

You are on a rich vein of goal scoring form with 5 in 5, what do you put this down to?

Yeah 5 in 5 is good but I would like more!! I would put this down to the management and team encouraging me and the squad to be the best we can be.

Have you set yourself any short/long-term goals?

Short term goal is to get 20 goals before Christmas and to get 40 by the end of the season

What are your thoughts as we head back into league action as we face Rayners Lane tomorrow?

I am feeling good and confident that we will get a result and we can beat any team in this league if we are all fit and have our game heads on.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would like to reiterate the words of those who have gone before me and thank Sports Shots for their continued coverage and support of Winslow United FC this season.