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Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One Cup Quarter Finals

The quarter final draw was made on Friday for the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One cup, Buckingham Athletic have been drawn at home to league leaders St Panteleimon whilst Winslow United travel to Enfield Borough. The draw in full:

1 Bedford or London Lions v Hillingdon Borough

To be played on Tuesday 7 January if at Bedford or to be played on Wednesday 8 January if at London Lions

(Bedford due to play London Lions on 19th November)


2 Buckingham Athletic v St Panteleimon

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


3 Enfield Borough v Winslow United

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


4 Stotfold v Amersham Town

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


B&B Senior Trophy, 3R: Late Spence penalty sends Robins into the quarter finals of the county cup

Mason Spence’s 89th minute penalty gave MK Robins passage into the quarter finals of the Berks & Bucks, Senior Trophy.

Mason Spence

Spence calmly tucked away the late spot kick to secure victory over Winslow United at Manor Fields in this third round tie.

After the penalty was awarded, Kieron Schmidt saw red for the visitors.

SSMFL, D1C, 2R: First half goals take Winslow into the last eight

Three first half goals helped Winslow United go into the draw for the last eight of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup.

Simon King

United defeated MK Robins 3-1 at Elmfields Gate on Tuesday (5th November) evening.

Simon King fired Winslow in front before Sean Coles doubled the home side’s advantage.

King was again on target as he took United in three goals ahead at the break.

Vinny Shrieves pulled a goal back for the MK Robins as he scored against his old club.

MK Robins were reduced to ten men when goalkeeper Andrew McIntosh received a straight red.

The two sides go head-to-head again this Saturday when they face each other in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy at the MK Irish Centre, Manor Fields.

THANKS to Pud Rowe for the updates.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow go back to second with Brimsdown win

Winslow United have returned to second place in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 today (Saturday).

Simon King celebrates his opener for Winslow United against Brimsdown – Saturday 2nd November 2019

George Tomlin’s side scored both of their goals in the 2-1 win in the first half driving wind and rain.

United opened the scoring after Daniel Parsons driving run saw him upended on the edge of the box. Simon King struck a powerful drive from the resultant free kick to put his side ahead.

Moments later Kieron Schmidt combined with Ricky Gwilliam, with the latter sweeping home for his sixth of the season.

The second half saw the visitors pull a goal back and Parsons saw red but it was the home side who extended their unbeaten run to eight matches.

SSMFL,CT,2R: Parsons & Gwilliam fire Winslow to Challenge Trophy success

Winslow United are into the third round of the Spartan South Midlands League, Challenge Trophy.

Ricky Gwilliam

George Tomlin’s side progressed as they defeated New Salamis 2-1 at Elmfields Gate on Tuesday evening.

United took the lead in the 41st minute as Sean Coles played a brilliant through ball to find Daniel Parsons, who produced a clinical finish.

Dan Parsons

Four minutes into first half injury time saw the home side produce a swift break. Lynton Goss found Ricky Gwilliam, who shot low past the visiting goalkeeper to extend United’s lead.

The visitors were reduced to ten men as a New Salamis player saw red before Goss limped off for United and with no replacements available it levelled up the sides.

United held on to set up a tie a third forthcoming cup tie with MK Robins and make it an impressive October; Play 6, Won 6, For 17, Against 6.

Winslow United: Chalmers, Page, Freshwater, Collins, Karwacinski, Gwilliam, Kedzierski, King, Cole, Parsons, Goss.

SSMFL,CT,2R: Winslow entertain New Salamis in Tuesday Challenge Trophy tie

Winslow United will entertain New Salamis in the Spartan South Midlands League, Challenge Trophy at Elmfields Gate on Tuesday evening.

Winslow United

The second round tie will see the winners face either Park View or Tring Athletic in round 3.

kick-off 7.45pm.

SSMFL D1; Shefford Town & Campton 2-6 Winslow United

Shefford Town & Campton – 2
Winslow United – 6


Despite the swirling wind and persistent rain this game served up a pre Halloween treat with plenty of goals, penalties, bookings, talking points that saw both managers upset at decisions, and a sin bin after a first half penalty gifted to Winslow saw the visitor’s take a slight lead into the half time interval. After the break the wet weather returned but it spurred United into a second half performance that left manager George Tomlin delighted at the final whistle, especially considering he had a patched up side with three first regulars out injured, and a debutant in goal.

At the start of play these sides were second & third in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One table, Winslow coming off a run of five successive wins whilst Shefford were looking to end a run of two consecutive defeats, and the hosts had the first early chance of the game which was ballooned over the bar, from there Winslow had most of the play and it was Town keeper Reece Lewis who was the busier, making several vital blocks to keep his opponents at bay.

But the hosts came back into the game and a chance for Henry Snee saw him spring the yellow & blue backline & despite their calls for a flag the striker didn’t hesitate to advance, but his chip over Winslow debutant keeper Michael Chalmers was away from the target, a minute later another through ball saw a collision on the edge of the box allowing Snee to be picked out in front of goal but somehow Calmers recovered and threw out an arm to make a brilliant save.

Simon King levels

Snee was not to be denied on twenty-five minutes when a cross from the left saw him peel off his marker to the right of goal and his first time effort nestled into the bottom corner, but the away side were only behind for three minutes as Simon King picked up a loose ball on the edge of the penalty arc & his left footed drive left Lewis rooted to the spot & he could only watch as the ball sailed past him to restore parity.

Just past the half hour mark United won a penalty which enraged the home side including their bench, a shot inside the box seemed to ricochet off a player on the floor and from there the referee blew his whistle and pointed to the spot, so enraged at the decision Shefford’s Ryan Lewis was sin binned and their manager also shown a yellow card, despite being made to wait for the chaos to calm down, Ryan Freshwater tucked home the spot kick to send his side in ahead at the break.

As the first half ended and the second half began, the rain became heavier and the temperature dropped rapidly but Winslow were glowing just nine minutes in as they bagged their third when a corner wasn’t cleared and fell nicely for Dave Brown to smash through a crowded box and inside the far post. Another penalty just past the hour mark then saw the hosts up in arms again, new signing Aaron King played through on goal saw a defender tracking back try to slide in and despite knocking the ball away the United frontman went down, the whistle sounded and again the protests were loud and long.

Ryan Freshwater bags his second from spot

The same result ensued as Freshwater doubled his tally for the afternoon, Shefford hit back almost immediately as Snee collected a cross in front of goal and had time to control before slotting into the bottom corner, to give his side a glimmer of hope with twenty-four minutes left to play. But within sixty seconds Aaron King restored the visitor’s margin when he went for goal from some thirty yards out and the ball flew past Lewis before he could move.

With ten minutes left Winslow scored a sixth when Sean Coles started a move down their left wing, he played a great one-two with Grant Karwacinski who fed the ball back into his team mate’s path inside the box and he steered home to put the seal on a fantastic second half performance for his side. F/T: 2-6

Attendance: 39

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with United manager George Tomlin:

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SSMFL D1; Shefford Town & Campton v Winslow Utd preview + United’s Ricky Gwilliam reveals all

Saturday 26th October 2019
Shefford Town & Campton v Winslow United
Spartan South Midlands League Division One
Shefford Sports Club
SG17 5JD
K.O. 3.00pm


(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:

Winslow United:

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



Ricky Gwilliam

Full Name: Ricky Gwilliam

Age: 28

Nationality: British

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

Mitchell Collins

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

SSMFL D1 Cup 2R: Winslow walkover sets up exciting MK Robins tie + full draw

Winslow United will face MK Robins in a mouth-watering Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup, second round clash on Tuesday 5th November, 7.45pm.

Winslow United v MK Robins

George Tomlin’s side have been awarded a walkover after Wodson Park, their scheduled opponents in the cup’s first round on Tuesday (22nd), sadly folded.

The Robins reached the second round with a convincing 6-0 win at FC Broxbourne Borough with Mason Spence grabbing a hat-trick, Jamie Sylvester netting twice and a Jack Clarkson strike.

Mason Spence

On the same night, Buckingham Athletic will entertain Rayners Lane, while Ampthill Town make up the draw when they play eight days later against Stotfold.

The other ties in Round 2:

Tuesday 5th November 2019:

Amersham Town v London Tigers

Bedford v London Lions

Buckingham Athletic v Rayners Lane

Enfield Borough v Brimsdown

Hillingdon Borough v Park View


Wednesday 6th November 2019:

New Salamis v St Panteleimon


Tuesday 12th November 2019:

Ampthill Town v Stotfold


Winslow United take points despite missed penalties

Winslow United took all three points on Saturday at Elmfield Gate, beating Enfield Borough by a single Simon King strike, which allowed the luxury of two missed spot kicks.

Simon King

Ryan Freshwater won the first penalty but taking it himself drove over the top, his side were ahead five minutes later when King lobbed the Enfield keeper from distance.

With four minutes remaining the hosts won another spot kick for handball, but King could also only fire over the crossbar.