Saturday 26th October 2019
Shefford Town & Campton v Winslow United
Spartan South Midlands League Division One
Shefford Sports Club
(This season’s) League standings:
South Midlands League Division One (20 teams)
Winslow United 2nd
Shefford Town & Campton 3rd
(Last season’s) League standings:
Spartan South Midlands League Division One (20 teams)
Winslow United 3rd
Bedfordshire County League Premier Division (16 teams)
Shefford Town & Campton 1st
This game last season:
Last six games:
W 1-0 home v Enfield Borough SSMFL
W 3-2 home v Marlow United BBST
W 1-2 away v Brimsdown SSMFL
W 3-2 home v Ampthill Town SSMFL
W 0-7 away v Amersham Town SSMFL
L 3-2 away v Bedford SSMFL
Shefford Town & Campton:
L 2-1 away v London Tigers SSMFL
L 0-1 home v London Lions SSMFL
W 3-1 home v Enfield Borough SSMFL
W 2-7 away v Langford SSMFL
L 4-1 away v New Salamis SSMFL D1C
W 0-7 away v 61 FC (Luton) BST
Full Name: Ricky Gwilliam
Marital status: Married
Preferred shirt number: 11
Most effective position on the pitch: right wing, right back or goal
Daytime job: Carpenter
Former clubs: Thame Rangers
We asked Ricky:
How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?
I had a really good summer, not playing football does defiantly get boring, although you do get some good recovery time. But I never go without because I manage an under-thirteen’s and we train throughout, as well as playing in lots of tournaments
Signed on for Winslow this season, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?
I dual signed for Winslow last year but only played a couple games for them so this year I decided to solely sign for them, they have a great squad with passionate fans, and overall, it’s a great set up. I’ve known a lot of the squad from back in my school days, so it was an easy choice to make, I had a few other clubs messaging me, but Winslow felt the best for me
How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?
I’m really enjoying it, we have had our ups and downs but we are back winning so that’s the main thing
What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?
For myself & the squad, promotion is the biggest target, also to come away with some silverware is a massive priority, we are still in some cups so winning them would be great
Who has been your biggest influence in football?
I’ve never really had an influence, I started playing properly really late as both my parents hated football, so mostly my mates playing got me wanting to play more
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?
Everyone believes we can do well this year and it won’t take any individual player to do this, it has to be the whole squad, manager, fans and the club as a whole
Away at Shefford Town & Campton this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?
I don’t know much about them, I see they have been doing reasonably well this season so it’s not going to be an easy game so we all need to be up for it
Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?
Definitely Sean Coles, he’s always got something to say, you may as well call him Victor Meldrew!
What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?
I don’t have one really
In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?
I wouldn’t say he’s under rated but the shift he puts in every game sometimes goes unnoticed, Paul Brown is a key player for Winslow no doubt
Who has the worst dress sense at the club?
Definitely Mitchell Collins, anything that’s a bigger size than small just hangs off him!
When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?
I’m a Man Utd fan so that’s probably first
Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?
Ryan Freshwater, not a clue what his playlist would be like, but I know I wouldn’t like it
What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?
I don’t have one in particular but seems like everyone wants the win over Buckingham Athletic in the local derby, so that’s going to be massive
Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?
A JD & coke
Sports Shots would like to thank Ricky for his time this week