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SSMFL,D1: Collins previews Winslow’s league encounter with Codicote

Winslow United’s Mitchell Collins has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to play host to Codicote on Saturday (21st October).

Mitchell Collins

The United left-back has impressed this season with some high-energy performances in giving Winslow a presence in the opposition half for the full 90 minutes.

Tomorrow Codicote visit the gate with former Burnley, Stoke City and Watford striker Gifton Noel-Williams in charge.

Collins reflected on United’s week after their 4-1 local derby win at Buckingham Town in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

We have just had a normal week, everyone training and focusing for our next game. I felt the derby game went very well, we were very dominant throughout most the game and over came any problem that they gave us. It’s always best to win a derby game.

Both Collins and United have started the campaign brightly.

The season is going well for both myself and the team. I’ve been converted from a forward player to a left back, which is going very well for myself and I think the team, technically and physically, we are a match for the league. I also think since the first few games we played, we have become stronger and performing better.

I’m enjoying this campaign a lot. Being with some of the players I played with last year and playing back with a manager I’ve played under before. I think this campaign could be a good one

Next up is tomorrow’s league visit by Codicote.

I don’t know much about them. I know we faced them in the cup and came out 6-0 winners though this was due to a sending off in the early minutes of the game. They are a good passing team like a lot of teams in the league so will be a good battle.

Finally, Collins had to be asked about ‘that goal’ which was well received by social media.

I’ve had a good reaction to that goal. It seems popular to people so I’m hoping to score a few more this campaign and hopefully another one like that.


SSMFL,DD: Winslow travel to Ampthill

Winslow United Development travel to play their Ampthill Town counterparts in the Spartan South Midlands League, Development Division tomorrow (Saturday 21st October).

Last week United lost 1-2 to Hillingdon Borough Development in the Development Division Challenge Trophy. Nick Farrow on target.

Nick Farrow

Full match details – CLICK HERE

B&B Snr Trophy, 2R: Winslow into the last 16 with local derby victory

Winslow United are into the last 16 of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

Buckingham Town v Winslow Utd

The Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 outfit ran out 4-1 winners in their county tie against Buckingham Town in a typical local derby at Manor Fields.

Simon King put the visitors ahead after he found himself in space on the edge of the area before drilling low past the advancing Ryan Thrussell on 14 minutes.

Six minutes later United’s leading scorer Aaron King found himself in the same position. He calmly sided-footed home into the far corner giving the exposed Thrussell no chance of saving and putting the visitors two-nil ahead.

Good opportunities came at both ends but the game swayed in the two minutes leading up to, and after, half-time.

With the Robins committing bodies forward it was Winslow who saw a counter-attack breakdown as they missed an opportunity to put the game beyond doubt.

Within sixty seconds Kelvin Osei-Addo had pulled a goal back for Town; the striker lifted the ball over Aaron White from an acute angle into the roof of the net.

With the Robins buoyed from getting back into the game, their expected positive emergence for the second period was short-lived as Sean Coles ran onto a diagonal ball, holding off a challenge, before firing home to restore Winslow’s two-goal advantage.

The Robins skipper Sam Bearman then saw red after receiving his second yellow card before Coles wrapped up the victory from close range just twelve minutes from time.

Buckingham Town: Ryan Thrussell, Levi Squillace, Murdy Maki, Steve Gavrovski, Sam Bearman, Jenali Blair, George Shrieves, Dan Bevis, Dan Simpson, Kelvin Osei-Addo, Orlando Joao.

Subs: Warren Garcia, Sam Tamakloe, Raheem Khan, Diego Vazquez.

Winslow United: Aaron White, Mitchell Collins, Ryan Freshwater, Steve Garbutt, Marcus Hussey, Alex Kedzierski, Sean Coles, Simon King, Aaron King, Daniel Delderfield, Grant Karwacinski.

Subs: Tom Brindley, Matt Cruse.

B&B Snr Trophy 2R: Coles previews Winslow’s big local derby trip to face the Robins

Winslow United’s Sean Coles has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to face Buckingham Town in a big local derby in the second round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy on Saturday.

Sean Coles

The right-sided attacking United player has carried on his form from last season where he played for the very successful Thame Rangers side. Coles has netted eleven times in twelve outings, one as substitute, this campaign and also brings a creative element to the side. He has forged a good understanding with Aaron King to add to the one he has with other players, having played with a number of the side for a few years.

Coles knows about Buckingham Town.

I have heard that they have added to their squad in recent weeks and expect them to be a good side.

Last time out United defeated Bedford 2-1 to with Coles netting the opener.

We scored two goals in the first half of our last game but we died out a bit towards the end.

United are currently third in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 table and are still fighting for silverware in a number of the cup competitions.

Personally I want to win every game I play in but yes we have a good team down at Winslow and can beat anyone on our day.

Coles is pleased with the Elmfields gate-based outfit’s start to their campaign.

The season is going good. Hopefully we will be up there at the end of the season.

Coles will be a key figure in Saturday’s battle and beyond for United this season.

Sports Shots would like to thank Sean for taking the time to speak to us, support the website and in turn aid our charity fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK.


B&B Int Cup, 2R: Wiltshire talks after Winslow Development progress in county cup

Winslow United Development joint-player/manager Mark Wiltshire has spoken to Sports Shots after his side progressed in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup on Saturday.

Mark Wiltshire

Full match details – CLICK HERE

Wiltshire told Sports Shots;

Saturday was kind of the story of our season, we come flying out the traps for the first 15 to 20 minutes and we made five clear-cut chances.

Charlie Willis had a great header saved early on from a corner, a very good save, then Charlie Wright and Harry Dalton went through on goal only to miss the target. We then got a penalty which my joint-player/manager misses, totally out of character.

This gave Santander a big lift, they break down the right put a low cross in, it takes deflections, one off our full-back Ronnie (Cozens) and their striker scores totally against the run of play.

Around 10 minutes later we pulled a goal back through Charlie Wright, whose pace left the Santander full-back for dead, and he slides the ball into the right bottom corner.

The second half we dominated for spells as the game went a bit stale, but after making a few substitutions, giving a debut to 17 year old Ethan Whitmore, we battle hard and created 3 or 4 chances of which Harry Dalton scored the winner in the last four minutes; a great ball from Charlie Willis put him clean through on goal, which he thankfully dispatched.

Our defence played very well in the second half, very solid, and Ash Sherwood, our goalkeeper, was absolutely fantastic, man-of-the-match.

We are very pleased to pick up our first win of the season, albeit probably our worst performance, but that’s football sometimes.

Next up for Winslow United Development is a home league game with Risborough Rangers Development at Elmfields Gate, 7.45pm kick-off, on Tuesday evening.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow third with Bedford victory; Coles & Collins stunner on target!

Sean Coles and a Mitchell Collins stunner helped take Winslow United up to third in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 table on Saturday.

Sean Coles

Sean Coles put Winslow United ahead;

Mitchell Collins

Before Mitchell Collins made it two in spectacular fashion;

Bedford pulled a goal back but it United who held firm to go up to take a top three berth.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.


Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode:


Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)


To find out more information about the campaign click here:


SSMFL,D1: Winslow go fourth as early goals secure maximum points

Winslow United are up to fourth position in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 table after defeating Hillingdon Borough 4-0 at Elmfields Gate this afternoon.

Aaron King; In action for Winslow United against Hillingdon Borough (Saturday 30th September 2017)

Paul Alleyne’s side scored two goals in the opening two minutes to stun their visitors and, effectively, there was no way back.

Matt Cruse opened the scoring as he swept home a right wing cross in the first minute to give United the lead.

Within sixty seconds Aaron King chased down a seeming lost cause as the Hillingdon full-back played the ball back to his goalkeeper from the edge of the area. With King closing him down, the visiting goalkeeper let the ball go across him only for King to slide and hook the ball into the net.

Despite his early error the Borough goalkeeper kept his side in the game as he went on to produce some excellent saves.

At the other end Hillingdon hit the crossbar from 25 yards out but it was the home side who were enjoying a lot of possession.

Daniel Delderfield added a third for United with a majestic curling shot which nestled into the top corner.

The second half saw United continue to create chances and it was Aaron King who calmly slotted home to score his side’s fourth.

Aaron White, like his opposite number, produced some good saves of his own to add a clean sheet to all the points.

Ryan Freshwater was named the United Man of the match.

SSMFL,CT 2R: Winslow edge past Lions on penalties into third round

Winslow United have progressed into the 3rd Round of the Spartan South Midlands League, Challenge Trophy.

United went through against their Premier Division opponents after going in two goals ahead at the break.

Alex Kedzierski

Alex Kedzierski smashed in a 30-yard thunderbolt before Sean Coles produced a terrific finish to double their advantage.

Sean Coles

Lion’s Austin Lipman netted twice to take the game to penalties and it was United who progressed 4-3.

Aaron White

Full match details LINK

In the 3rd Round United are at home against the winners of the St Margaretsbury versus Hadley tie which will be played on 14th November.

SSMFL,CT, 2R: Winslow travel to face Lions in Challenge Trophy

Winslow make the long journey to Barnet following a demolition job of Bedford on Saturday and will kick start their Challenge Trophy campaign as they face an in-form Lions who have won 4 games on the bounce, this promises to be a very exciting and tough encounter.

Lions have also beat Winslow in both previous meetings between the two side and scored 10 goals in the process, the last of these meetings came over 4 years ago.

Winslow were given a walk over win in the last round as they were drawn to face New Bradwell St Peter who are now very sadly no longer with us.

London Lions overcame Codicote 2-1 in the first round to set up this tie, the goals on the night came from Austin Lipman and Charles Rubin.

Last 2 meetings:

09/10/12 Winslow United 0 V 5 London Lions

23/02/13 London Lions 5 V 1 Winslow United
Goal: Vinny Shrieves

Last Time Out:

Winslow United demolished Bedofrd 8-0 with the goals coming from Tom Brindley X 4, Aaron King X 2, Sean Coles and Kevin Mealor.

London Lions were in FA Vase action on Saturday and were 1-0 up against Malmesbury Vice when their game was abandoned following a nasty injury to Sam Parker of Malmesbury who suffered a broken kneecap and ligament damage, the game has been rescheduled for Sunday.

Current Form:

Winslow United WLLWW

London Lions LWWWW

Top Scorers:

Aaron King leads the goal scoring charts for Winslow United and the division with 13 goals from 9 games.

Adam Burchell leads the goal scoring charts for London Lions with 6 goals from 9 games.

Squad from:

Aaron White, Jack Bowers, Jack Page, Mitchell Collins, Ryan Freshwater, Sean Coles, Danny Gordon, Alex Kedzierski, Grant Karwacisnki, Mark Tattam, Simon King ©, Daniel Delderfield, Matt Cruse, Aaron King

Ground Details

Rowley Lane Sports Club
Rowley Lane

Final Thoughts

Thank you once again for your tremendous support on Saturday, another away game and another great following gave the lads a tremendous standing ovation as they left the pitch, your support has been instrumental in our great start to this season and we finely have a run of home games starting on Saturday so make sure you make some noise, bring friends and family and let’s really get behind the lads as only we do.

It would be great to see you all tomorrow night and as always, your support is welcomed, appreciated, and truely valued.