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SSMFL,D1: Winslow net five second half goals to record big win

Winslow score five second-half goals to record a crushing victory over Bedfordshire side.

First Half

A slow and sloppy start from Winslow saw them fall two goals behind to Ampthill Town on Saturday at Bedford Street. The unmarked Ampthill number 5 rose to met a long free-kick to nod past Aaron White in the Winslow goal to put the hosts ahead, before White produced two stunning saves low down to deny Ampthill their second. Ampthill weren’t to be denied however as the Ampthill number 9 met a deep cross at the back post to nod down to the number 5 who emphatically thumped the ball into the back of the net to put the Amps two goals up.

With 20 minutes gone the large away following were fearing the worst as Winslow had seemingly given themselves a mountain to climb, but this is a different Winslow now who don’t know when they are beaten and they demonstrated all these fighting abilities to get themselves back into the game.

The visitors started to impose themselves on the game and Daniel Delderfield was put through on goal following a clever flick from Aaron King but screwed his effort wide. The irrepressible Sean Coles then produced a mazy run and as he bore down on goal he looked to have been taken down by the Ampthill ‘keeper who was the last man however those in the crowd were of the opinion that perhaps Coles’ momentum had led him to trip over the ball as he went past the Town No.1. It was Coles again in the thick of things as he was denied by a last ditch tackle as he bore down on goal with the resulting corner coming to nothing.

Ampthill still offered a threat though with their number 5 toe poking an effort just inches wide of the far post.

However it was the visitors that were still in the ascendancy and deserved to get themselves a foothold in the game; they were duly rewarded when a through ball from Mitchell Collins was raced on to by Aaron King who, from 25 yards, unleashed an unstoppable strike past the Ampthill ‘keeper and it was firmly a case of game on.

Moments later, with Winslow now dominating proceedings, Aaron King fed Coles and his cut back found skipper Simon King; he took a touch, which took the defender out, opening the goal up and then curled a fine effort into the far top corner to drag Winslow back on level terms. Daniel Deldefield then created two chances for Aaron King but the first, following a cut back, produced a great save from the Amps ‘keeper and the second saw a shot rocket into the side netting.


Second Half

At half-time Taylor Collins, who went onto produce a very impressive debut on the left wing, replaced his unwell brother Mitchell Collins. Winslow emerged from the tunnel and the manner in which the first-half had ended there appeared to be only one winner going into the second half.

In a mirror image of the start to the first 45; the visitors were inexplicably caught sleeping once again and after a mere 12 seconds, straight from the kick off, were punished as Ampthill regained the lead when the number 9 met a cross on the stretch to tap the ball into the net past a stranded White.

Aaron King – Winslow United

United had again given themselves a mountain to climb and a lesser side could have caved in, but this team are made of stronger stuff and what was to come can only be described as exquisite, enter stage right Aaron King. Ampthill’s third goal only seemed to re-energise Winslow and they completely blew away a side who had won both of their opening games against good opposition.

Coles was first up to seize the moment unleashing a stunning strike and with the ‘keeper well beaten was unlucky to see his effort come back off the post as Winslow pressed for a quick equaliser.

The equaliser finally came following a mistake by the Ampthill ‘keeper dropping Coles’s cross on to the foot of Aaron King, who took a touch and lashed the ball into the back of the net. The ex-Rushden and Diamonds man was simply unplayable and minutes after equalizing he raced on to a Coles through ball and with the Ampthill back-line appealing in vain for offside danced around the ‘keeper and tapped into the back of the net to give Winslow the lead for the very first time in the game.

It was a lead that Winslow weren’t to relinquish; Aaron King’s fourth and Winslow’s fifth goal came as he turned and shot on the edge of the box sending the ‘keeper the wrong way after a Kevin Mealor free-kick. The hosts heads dropped and the visitors were now in full control with it being simply a case of how many more could they score.

King’s fifth and Winslow’s sixth goal of the day came as he produced a stunning volley on the angle of the box which left the ‘keeper with no chance as he grasped at thin air. United then sealed the victory with a fine passage of play involving a number of passes which culminated with Delderfield’s cut back being met by Coles and he tapped in for his first Winslow goal and Winslow’s seventh of the day.

In the final moments of the game Aaron White produced a stunning save from an Ampthill corner as he dived low down and got a strong hand to the ball and then pounced on it on the goal line.

Unsurprisingly Aaron King was named Man of the Match for his five goal haul, taking his tally already to 8 in 3.


It was a tremendous victory against a very good and confident Ampthill side who were in good form with two wins out of two in the league and were buoyed by the opening of their fantastic new club house. Fantastic to see yet another standing ovation for the players and manager by the strong Winslow following who were clearly delighted with what they had seen.

Up Next

We face our second trip to Harefield in four weeks as we face Harefield United who come fresh off of a tremendous 4-1 victory against St Neots Town Reserves and will prove yet another tough test .

Did You Know?

Cast your minds back to 22 November 2010, this was the last time that Winslow scored 7 goals in a league game as we trounced Brache Sparta 7-0, current first team Captain Simon King also notched in that game.

Final thoughts

A massive thank you to all those that came again yesterday, your support is encouraging this team to play in such a confident manner and this results in displays such as today and as always is welcomed, appreciated and truly valued.

After our visit to Harefield United we have two home games against Codicote in the Division One Cup (Tuesday 29th 7:45) and then Enfield Borough on Saturday 2nd (3:00).

SSMFL,D1: Winslow face tricky trip to Ampthill

By Nick Callaghan

Another tricky away encounter waits for Winslow in a game against early pace setters Ampthill Town who are now managed by former Winslow United player Adam Dedman.

This is the third of four opening away games for Winslow as they inch ever closer to the home game against Enfield Borough on Saturday 2nd September.

This game also marks the opening of Ampthill Town’s new clubhouse and their first home game of the 2017-2018 season, so a large crowd is to be expected for this one.


Last 5 meetings:

11/02/17 Ampthill 3 V 2 Winslow United
Pounds now plays for Tring Corinthians in Division 2

09/08/16 Winslow United 2 V 1 Ampthill
Freshwater now plays for Leighton Town in the Premier Division

09/04/16 Winslow United 1 V 2 Ampthill

23/01/16 Ampthill 4 V 0 Winslow United

27 December 2008 Ampthill Town 2 V 3 Winslow United
Steve Garbutt now Assistant Manager with the club
Phil Martin now part of the Hashtag United Squad
Ian Trott

Did you know?

Ampthill Town holds fond memories for Winslow United as it was the scene of our tremendous 2-0 Division 2 Cup Final Victory in 2011 against 61 FC Luton, the goals on that day came from current club captain Simon King, and current Aylesbury FC First Team Coach Ryan Wiffin.

To read a report on this game, please follow the link below:

FLASHBACK – The Winslow United 2011 SSMFL, Div 2 cup final winning team & report!

Last Time Out:

Winslow United beat Broxbourne Borough 4-0 with the goals coming from Simon King, Daniel Delderfield and a brace from Aaron King.

Ampthill Town beat Brimsdown 2-0 the goals came from Sam Holmes and Elliot Smith.

Current Form:

Winslow United won 1, lost 1.
Ampthill Town played 2, won 2.


Top Scorers:

Aaron King leads the goal scoring charts for Winslow United with 3 goals from 2 games.
Bradley Clarke leads the goal scoring charts for Ampthill Town with 3 goals from 1 game, a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Hillingdon Borough.

Transfer news:

It’s a case of one in and one out this week as ex Leighton Town, Aylesbury United and Tring Athletic Left Winger/Striker Taylor Collins puts pen to paper after some tremendous performances in pre-season, let’s all give Taylor a warm Winslow welcome as he settles into his new surroundings.

On the move is Niall Williams, who joins Division 2 side MK Gallacticos. We wish him the very best luck for the season ahead with his new team.

Squad from:

Aaron White, Jack Bowers, Jack Page, Paul Brown, Mitchell Collins, Marcus Hussey, Kevin Mealor, Michael Donkor, Sean Coles, Daniel Delderfield, Taylor Collins, Harry Hertitage, Daniel Jones, Grant Karwacisnki, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King ©, Aaron King, Tom Brindley

On this weekend:

5 Years Ago: Langford 2 V 1 Winslow United – OG

10 years ago: Brache Sparta 3 v 1 Winslow United – R. Kitson

17 years ago: The 61 FC (Luton) 0 V 2 Winslow United

Thank you once again for your support last Saturday, a game in which we travelled in such great numbers, a strong 35 cheered the lads to a fine victory, and culminated in a standing ovation for the players following the game.

It would be great to see you all there again and as always, your support is welcomed, appreciated, and valued.


SSMFL,D1: Winslow record first win with resounding display

Winslow United secured their first points of the season with a 4-0 win at Broxbourne Borough.

United manager Paul Alleyne gave a debut at left back to Paul Brown, who signed for the Elmfields Gate club in the week.

The visitors started brightly with Aaron King making the Borough goalkeeper produce a brilliant save after a Sean Coles lay-off on 15 minutes.

On 24 minutes Aaron King then played the ball to his brother Simon, who drilled in a spectacular opening goal from 30 yards out.

Simon King

Moments later, the lively Aaron King skipped past three challenges before again being denied by the home side’s keeper.

Despite their bright start, United had to clear off their own goal line to ensure they kept their lead.

On the half hour-mark, Aaron King played in Coles, who saw his centre headed home by Daniel Delderfield to double his side’s advantage.

Alex Kedzierski fed Aaron King and the striker calmly rounded the goalkeeper to take Winslow in 3-0 ahead at the interval.

Aaron King – Winslow United

United goalkeeper Aaron White started the second period with a smart save to keep his side’s clean sheet.

Alleyne then introduced Grant Karwacinski into the game in place of Mitch Collins.

Broxbourne had the ball in the net but the effort was ruled out due to a linesman’s flag for offside.

Jack Bowers and Daniel Jones then replaced Jack Page and Delderfield, respectively.

A long through ball by impressive debutant Brown saw aaron King run through and calmly lob the ball over the goalkeeper for his second, United’s fourth.

White produced an excellent save late on as he deflected the ball around the post to deny the hosts but it was Winslow who are up to seventh with a resounding away display.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow include new signing for visit to Broxbourne

By Nick Callaghan

On Saturday 12th August we travel to Goffs Lane, Cheshunt for the second of our opening 4 away games, in what will be yet another tricky fixture against an FC Broxbourne Borough side that, (much like last Saturday) we have never beaten in our history.

The lads have trained well this week and are looking to bounce back from the opening day disappointment which saw them defeated 4-2 by Broadfields United, a performance which showed nothing like what they are capable of producing, our goals coming from Aaron King and Niall Williams. If we are to get anything on Saturday then we will need to cut out the defensive mistakes which cost us so dearly last time out.

New Winslow United manager Paul Alleyne (centre) flanked by his management team of Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt.

While this is our second game of the campaign, this is Broxbourne’s opening league game of the 2017-2018 season, however they have been in competitive action 3 times already this season.

FC Broxbourne Borough made a great start to the 2017-2018 season as they beat South Mids Prem side Hertford Town 4-2 in the Herts Charity Shield.

They then drew with Essex Senior Premier League side Tower Hamlets 1-1 on Saturday in the FA Cup at Goffs Lane and then exited the competition at the first hurdle, as they lost 1-0 in a heated replay on Monday at the Mile End Stadium, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men, with the winner coming on the stroke of full time just as the game appeared to be heading into extra time.

Our last fixture against Broxbourne on Saturday 21st March, 2015 at The Gate resulted in a 3-1 defeat, our goal that day came from Tom Williams.

To read our match report from this game, please click here:

Our head to head record against FC Broxbourne Borough makes for pretty grim reading as we have lost the previous 3, conceding 9 goals and scoring just 3.

L FC Broxbourne Borough 2 1 Winslow United Saturday, 31 August 2013
Attendance 31

L FC Broxbourne Borough 4 1 Winslow United Saturday, 30 August 2014
Attendance 26
Our goal scorer in this game was Nathan Skelton.

L Winslow United 1 3 FC Broxbourne Borough Saturday, 21 March 2015

Unfortunately the game that took place on Saturday, 01 March 2014 between ourselves and Broxbourne was postponed and after extensive research we are unable to find the result from the game and it appears it has been wiped from all known football sites. Not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, but if anyone does know the score in this game please let us know.

FC Broxbourne Borough finished 2nd and were promoted to the Premier Division in the 2014-2015 season. This is Broxbourne’s first season back in Division 1 after finishing bottom of the Premier last season winning just 4 games and gaining just 17 points from 42 games.

However, in a brighter spot for FC Broxbourne Borough last season, their amazing youth team gained national coverage (and quite rightly so) as they incredibly progressed to the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup, eventually losing to Aston Villa 7-0 at Villa Park, but they managed to beat the likes of Yeovil Town and Chester which saw them go on such a tremendous run.

In transfer news, joining us this week is ex Thame Rangers Captain and Left Back Paul Brown. Let’s all give Paul a warm Winslow welcome as he settles in to his new surroundings.

We travelled with such great numbers to the game against Broadfields and it would be great to see you all there again and as always your support is welcome, appreciated and valued.

Squad from:

Aaron White, Jack Bowers, Jack Page, Mitchell Collins, Paul Brown, Marcus Hussey, Michael Donkor, Kevin Mealor, Sean Coles, Daniel Delderfield, Harry Hertitage, Grant Karwacinski, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King (c), Aaron King, Tom Brindley


FAV: Winslow announce supporters coach details for Lydney trip

By Nick Callaghan

Winslow United have been drawn away to Lydney Town in the FA Vase, which from The Gate is a 200 mile round trip, so the club for all the supporters that want to attend are looking at running a supporters coach.

The FA Vase

This will cost a very resonable £20 for a return journey, to book your seat please pay cash in advance to Chairman, Andy Setterfield.

This game is ‘one not to be missed’ as we make history in facing a club we have never played before and visit a ground that we have never played at before.

As always all your support is welcomed, valued and appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you on board the supporters coach for this very special occasion.


SSMFL,D1: Winslow sink to defeat against Broadfields

By Nick Callaghan

Winslow’s losing streak of opening day fixtures now stretches to 6 years as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat against a highly impressive Broadfields United today.

A day that started with thunder and lightning and ended with a resemblance to a summers day strangely enough saw Winslow resemble nothing like the team they had looked like in pre-season as a tale of missed chances coupled with a poor performance saw the large expectant Winslow following questioning whether they had arrived at the right ground.

In all honesty Winslow froze, played with nerves and never looked comfortable on a wide pitch as they struggled to get their passing game going and far too many defensive mistakes proved costly as Winslow returned empty handed.

First Half

Winslow United took the lead through Niall Williams after great play by Sean Coles who among others was making his debut today, he managed to nip in front of the keeper and play a delicious cross for Niall Williams to nod into an empty net, however if anything this did the complete opposite than settle Winslow as a loose clearance was pounced on by that danger man Kimona who added to his tally against Winslow by firing low into the net, Broadfields second goal was another bad mistake which saw a loose ball played into midfield and the Broadfields number 7 picked up the loose ball drove into the box and with the help of a big deflection the ball nestled in the bottom corner beyond the despairing dive of goalkeeper Aaron White. Winslow closed the half out when a through ball by Williams found Aaron King however his shot was comfortably saved by the Broadfields keeper which saw Winslow go into half time trailing 2-1.

Second Half

Winslow then came out of the traps in the second with a flea in their ear from the management team and started to turn the screw, after great link up play by Coles and Page, Page drove into the box but was shut out and from the resulting corner a terrific Delderfield header which destined for the net produced an unbelievable save from the Broadfields keeper. Winslow then suffered a sucker punch just as they had started to dominate proceedings when a long clearance was picked up by Broadfields number 11 and he skipped past the challenge of Page and curled a shot in off the far post. Broadfields then added a fourth as a good save from White saw the ball fly into the air and Kimona was the first to react as he nodded into an empty net to add yet another brace against Winslow.

Winslow then seemed to have given themselves something to chase as Mealor put Aaron King through on goal and he curled the ball past the keeper to make it 4-2.

Aaron King – Winslow United

The referee then decided to give Michael Donkor his second booking of the game, however with Winslow down to 10 men this is when they produced their best football of the match and had numerous chances go missing which on another day with better finishing could of seen them snatch an unlikely draw.

The first of these chances saw Aaron King play in Sean Coles who fired into the net however in yet another questionable decision the lino raised his flag to indicate an offside which seemed unlikely as Coles had run past an opposing player to get on to the end of the ball. With Coles now starting to have a bigger influence on the game he nodded the ball round the keeper but he couldn’t get enough on the shot and saw it cleared off of the line. The next chance from Coles was a difficult one as Delderfield fizzed in a low cross, Coles on the run and stretch managed to get a toe on the ball but it went flying over the bar. Hussey then from a free-kick fed a long ball forward which found Mealor in the box however off balance his volley went high, wide and not so handsome as another chance for Winslow came and went. The game came to an end when a turn and shot on the edge of the box from Delderfield saw the keeper catch comfortably.

Full Time

Credit must go to Broadfields who were organised throughout and capitalised on our bad mistakes. We will now regroup this week and look to put right our mistakes as we face FC Broxbourne Borough next Saturday who today drew with Tower Hamlets 1-1 in the FA Cup and face a replay on Monday.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us today, it was great to see so many of you there and we look forward to seeing you at Goffs Lane next Saturday.

Line Up:

GK White
RB Page
LB Collins
CB Donkor
CB Hussey
RM Coles
LM Delderfield
CM S King (c)
CM Kedzierski
CM Williams
CF A King

Subs not used

Hertitage, Brindley

SSMFL,D1: Winslow start a new era under Alleyne

By Nick Callaghan

Winslow United travel to the home of Harefield United to face Broadfields United tomorrow, Saturday the 5th August 2017, 3pm, to kick off the 2017-2018 season under new manager Paul Alleyne. This is the start of a run of 4 tricky away games for Winslow and having not won an opening day fixture since 11th August 2012, a 2-1 win over Sun Postal Sports on that day, they will be looking to put 5 years of disappointment behind them as they seek a quick start with 3 vital points.

New Winslow United manager Paul Alleyne (centre) flanked by his management team of Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt.

Winslow United have had a terrific pre-season which saw them win 4 games and score 22 goals, with their top scorer being new recruit from Thame Rangers Sean Coles who notched 4 including a double against AFC Rushden & Diamonds and his Man of the match performance earned him rave reviews from Rushden.

The highlights of pre-season included a fine 1-0 victory over Southern League side Aylesbury FC and also a 6-1 walloping of South Midlands Premier Division side Leighton Town at The Gate. These victories plus the performance and character shown in the 4-2 defeat to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Wednesday night have bought the feel good factor back to ‘The Gate’ and has left everyone licking their lips in anticipation of the 2017-2018 season.

Winslow have had a complete overhaul of their first team squad and lots of top drawer players have been brought in over the summer to give Winslow a fresh exciting look. Paul has got the side playing an energetic, pleasing on the eye brand of football, receiving praise from clubs and spectators alike, it has even been mentioned at The Gate that some people feel this is the best side Winslow have had since the late 80’s.

However Winslow couldn’t of faced a trickier opening fixture against Middlesex Premier Cup winners Broadfields United. This game sees Winslow United face an opponent they have never beaten in their history. Winslow have been on the losing side 3 times, drawn once and conceded 9 goals in their previous encounters against Broadfields. The last fixture against Broadfields ended in a 2-2 draw at The Gate in April, the goals that day came from ex player/manager John Mulholland and Nathan Perna with the latter recently taking up the assistant manager position at Grendon Rangers. This does of course mean that if Winslow were to win tomorrow Paul’s first game would see a piece of history set.

Winslow will have to keep an eye out for Broadfields United danger man Rex Kimona he finished last season with 26 goals, having found the net on both occasions against us and has scored 4 goals this pre-season including a hat-trick in his last outing.

Broadfields United have finished in 11th place a position they have held for 2 years, they finished with a very respectable 64 points, a total that saw them finish 26 points and 5 places above Winslow United.

For all of those coming to the game, the address details for the ground are:

Preston Park,
Breakspear Road North,

We encourange you all to come along and support Paul and the team, your support has been vital in pre-season in welcoming the lads to Winslow United, we look forward to seeing you all there.


GALLERY: Winslow United veterans v Marsh Gibbon veterans

Images of the game between Winslow United veterans and their Marsh Gibbon counterparts played on Sunday 30th July at Elmfields gate.


Vets; Winslow Utd v Marsh Gibbon

PSF: AFC Rushden & Diamonds 4 Winslow United 2

Winslow United put up a creditable performance in their 2-4 defeat against AFC Rushden & Diamonds at Kempston’s Hillgrounds last night.

Diamonds went into an early on 8 minutes when Joel Gyasi netted from 10 yards after punishing an error.

Sean Coles, who impressed all evening, then had a goal ruled out for offside after Aaron King hit the post.

Sean Coles

Tom Lorraine then made it two from close range five minutes later after Liam Dolman’s header was cleared off the line.

Coles scored a double to put Winslow back on level terms; he seized on an error to shoot past Ben Heath before then striking home.

Chris Dillon converted Luke Fairlamb’s centre to make it three before scoring from Boateng’s excellent cross to wrap up victory.

Late on Harry Heritage laid the ball off to Daniel Delderfield, who saw his strong effort matched by an equally good save.

Winslow United: Unknown, Bowers, Donkor, Hussey, Taylor Collins, Coles, S.King, Kedzierski, Williams, Delderfield, A.King.

Subs Used: Heritage.

PSF: Winslow United Development reveal pre-season fixtures

Winslow United Development have revealed their pre-season fixtures:

Thursday 3rd August: Twyford, home, 7.45pm

Thursday 10th August: MK Wanderers, home, 7.45pm

Thursday 17th August: Potterspury, away, 6.30pm

The Elmfields gate outfit will be managed by Mark Wiltshire and Nick Farrow this season.

Mark Wiltshire

Nick Farrow