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SSMFL D1: United go down to rare defeat at Broadfields

Winslow United went down to 1-4 defeated in their trip to Broadfields despite leading at the break on Saturday.

Aaron King put United ahead in the first half and his side took their lead into the break.

Aaron King

The second half saw the home side fight back and score four times to sink Winslow to a rare defeat.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Jack Page, Ryan Freshwater, Alex Kedzierski, Marcus Hussey, Daniel Parsons, Simon King, Sean Coles, Kieran Schmidt, Aaron King, Harry Dalton.

Subs: Shiblu Miah.

SSMFL D1 Cup QF: Winslow face Risborough in quarters – Ath await the winners!

Winslow United face Risborough Rangers in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup quarter final tonight, with Buckingham Athletic set to play the winners in the last four.

Winslow United – Stand

United are enjoying an excellent end to the 2018 calendar year. In their last 17 games they have won 15, drawn 1, lost just 1. They have scored 68 goals and conceded 17 with a plus 51 goal difference; Average goals scored per game: 4, Average goals conceded per game: 1.

Kick-off at Elmfields gate is 7.45pm this evening with United currently unbeaten at home for 283 days.

Thanks to Nick Callaghan for the United statistics.

BSCC SF: A mouth-watering Senior Charity Cup semi-final line-up

The 2018-19 Buckingham Senior Charity Cup, semi-final, has it’s first date of four booked.

Buckingham Athletic will host Winslow United at Stratford Fields for the third time this season on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30pm in the first leg between the two sides.

Leighton Town entertain Aylesbury with dates still to be confirmed.

SSMFL, D1: Winslow Park in third position with 5-star away display

Winslow United are up to third in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 after a 5-0 win at Park View on Saturday afternoon.

Paul Alleyne’s side started the day in fourth place and headed to face newly promoted Park View in sixth.

Jack Bowers gave United the lead as he slotted home after Aaron King’s shot was saved.

King then headed home from close range to double United’s advantage and take his side in two goals ahead at the break.

Early in the second period Daniel Parsons hit the bar with a shot from the left hand side of the area.

Sam Ashmead

Sam Ashmead produced a brilliant stop in the visitor’s goal on 69 minutes. The United goalkeeper saving low down to his left.

Park View were then reduced to ten men.

Aaron King

United won a penalty when Aaron King was fouled in the area after the goalkeeper had saved a one-on-one. Ryan Freshwater stepped up to convert from the spot to extend the lead to 3-0.

Substitute Shiblu Miah scored United’s fourth after his shot went through the hands of the home side’s goalkeeper.

Park View were reduced to nine men after one of their players received two yellow cards in quick succession.

Aaron King produced a good cross which substitute Harry Dalton headed in at the far post, his eighteenth goal of the season, to wrap up a fine away performance.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Tom Brindley, Ryan Freshwater, Danny Gordon, Grant Karwacinski, Jack Bowers, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King, Sean Coles, Aaron King, Daniel Parsons.

Subs: Harry Dalton, Steve Garbutt, Shiblu Miah.

SSMFL CT 3 Rd: Winslow into Challenge Trophy quarter final with Robins win

Winslow United are in the Spartan South Midlands League, Challenge Trophy, quarter-final.

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

Paul Alleyne’s side reached the last eight as they defeated Buckingham Town 4-0 at Elmfields gate on Tuesday night.

Aaron King grabbed a brace while Tom Brindley and Alex Kedzierski were also on target in the third round win.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Jack Page, Ryan Freshwater, Michael Hussey, Anthony Ball, Aston Goss (Grant Karwacinski), Alex Kedzierski, Simon King, Sean Coles, Harry Dalton (Tom Brindley), Aaron King (Jack Bowers).

United now head to the winners of the tie between Ampthill Town versus Old Bradwell United or Colney Heath, who play at Abbey Road tomorrow.

This weekend, fourth placed United head to Park View, currently in sixth position – see table below.

The game at the New River Stadium will be closely followed by the visit of Risborough Rangers in the quarter final of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup on Tuesday. A place in the last four awaits the winners with a home tie against Buckingham Athletic the prize.

United face an away league trip to Broadfields on Saturday 8th December, followed by exciting local derbies against Buckingham Town (15th) and Buckingham Athletic (22nd), both at home. A trip to Risborough Rangers (29th) at the end of the month concludes a big month for Alleyne’s side.


SSMFL D1 Winslow on cloud 9 after pitch perfect performance

Winslow United are up to fourth position in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 after a sensational 9-1 victory over Bedford this afternoon.

Ryan Freshwater

After a turbulent two weeks following a vindictive attack on their pitch, United produced a brilliant display.

Ironically it was the visiting Bedford side who took the lead before they were sensationally blown away.

Goals just before the break and just after put United in front; Simon King and Sean Coles on target.

Sean Coles

Ryan Freshwater then scored twice as United extended their lead to 4-1.

Substitute Shiblu Miah was no sooner on the pitch before he was on the scoresheet with number five.

Freshwater completed his hat-trick to make it six before Coles then netted twice to complete his treble as the visiting goalkeeper was sent off.

Substitute Jack Bowers completed the scoring with goal number nine on a day that showed that the attack just two weeks ago was nothing compared to what Bedford received today.

Winslow United: Sam Ashmead, Jack Page, Ryan Freshwater, Steve Garbutt, Anthony Ball, Grant Karwacinski (Shiblu Miah), Alex Kedzierski, Simon King, Sean Coles, Harry Dalton, Daniel Parsons (Jack Bowers).

SSMFL D1: Gate set to re-open as fifth-placed United host Bedford

After a stressful few weeks, Winslow United will make a dramatic return to play at Elmfields gate this weekend.

Winslow United Pitch Attack

The story of mindless, vindictive, vandalism was carried far and wide after an overnight attack saw goalmouths targeted and goals stolen or thrown into neighbouring areas.

Testament must go to the hard-working club officials and supporters who have turned it around very quickly in order for Bedford to visit on Saturday afternoon.

Andy Setterfield

Club chairman Andy Setterfield told Sports Shots:

On behalf of the club we just wanted to put out a quick update to thank everyone for their kind donations. It is refreshing to see the footballing and local community pulling together.

With the help of some professional advice and lots of hard work from volunteers we have commenced repairs to the pitch which will hopefully enable us to get to the end of this season. When work will to fully repair the damaged areas will commence.

Once again a huge thank you to those people who have donated.

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

The football has taken more of an aside as Paul Alleyne’s men sit fifth in the division one table having played the fewest games with twelve.

Kick-off tomorrow will be at 3pm with this game probably meaning more to the locals than any game for many a year.


Setterfield praises “United Winslow” & “local and football community” after mindless attack

Winslow United chairman Andy Setterfield has heaped praise on the club’s committee, players and followers as well as the community after last Sunday’s mindless and vindictive act of vandalism.

Andy Setterfield

After being awoken early on Sunday morning to be told of what happened, Elmfields gate is definitely more Winslow United than ever.

After the initial Why?, the mood has been one of it is not going to ruin us and this was born out on Tuesday evening when we had 20 plus supporters making the journey to Codicote to support the players.

Winslow United Pitch Attack

The disbelief at what happened has more than rippled out. The love that has been returned highlights that people really want the best for the club.

The reaction from both the local and footballing community has been unbelievable, both in terms of offers of help and just messages of support. Including one from a team in Charleston, South Carolina!

The biggest question being asked is how is the pitch and when can the club return to playing at the gate.

We have had a visit from Total Sports Ground Maintenance who kindly came and gave us some free advice on the best course of action. Work has started on repairing the goalmouths and a big thank you has to go out to Sean at Winwood Construction for providing some of his lads to help. We will continue to work on to repair the areas over the coming days and then
I think it will be a case of just seeing how it look after that.

In terms of getting back playing, obviously we want to be playing back at the gate as soon as possible. The club not playing at home means lost revenue, but we need to make sure that the effected areas are safe to play on.

The club still appealing in line with the Police investigation on this for people to give information.

Yes we are still appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious on the evening of the 10th.

In the face of adversity, bore from a vindictive act, the ironic thing is that it has actually added fuel to the love of yellow and blue. Something that is not lost on a determined Setterfield.

My feelings are that it has certainly united the club. We are now more determined than ever to be successful.

If you are interested in helping the club financially through sponsorship or private donation then you still can.

Setterfield has set up a ‘Go fund me’ page

Alternatively you can contact Setterfield direct –
07703 117443



Monday has seen a ‘Go Fund Me’ page created to try and help raise money for Winslow United after the damage to the playing surface over the weekend.

Winslow United Pitch Attack

This page can be accessed here for anyone wishing to donate:

Club chairman Andy Setterfield was on BBC 3 Counties radio this evening with Ollie Bayliss & Luke Ashmead on their regular Monday night non-league show, you can listen to what Andy had to say by clicking on this link, and then forwarding to 52 minutes into the show:

Sports Shots would urge anyone who can offer any help to the club whether financial or otherwise to help get the club back up and running again, to do so as soon as possible.

LATEST 6PM: Mindless attack on Winslow United FC – Why?

This morning’s incredible breaking news of the mindless attack at Winslow United’s Elmfields gate ground left people asking the simple question. Why?

Winslow United Pitch Attack

Remembrance Sunday will certainly go down as a day Winslow United Football Club will remember for all the wrong reasons.

Overnight, Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th November, both of the goalmouths were dug up. The individual(s) concerned dug six by six inch squares, six to eight inches deep with what appears to be a spade, or similar tool and tossed the sods across the six yard area.

Winslow United Pitch Attack

The pictures, first published on Facebook do not, in fairness, give any indication to how bad the goalmouths actually look.

In addition, the goalposts and posts that keep the nets in position were lifted and moved.

Sports Shots were at Elmfields gate when one set of nets that were tossed in the hedgerow, behind the goal furthest from the clubhouse, were recovered.

A set of posts, wired together, were thrown over the fence into the overgrown grass verge in Cricketers Row, to the side of the sports facility.

Two Police Officers were in attendance at lunchtime speaking to United vice chairman Colin O’Dell.

Attention now turns to the council’s CCTV pointing at that end of the pitch. This will hold vital clues and evidence.

Winslow United Pitch Attack

How can you help?

Can any local resident check their gardens or any area where a net or post could have been thrown.

Did you see anything suspicious? However little, this could be what is needed.

Are you a local resident who has CCTV? Again this could be most helpful.

Contact Winslow United chairman Andy Setterfield 07703 117443


Local awareness response nothing short of incredible!

Since Sports Shots shared the story this morning, by 6pm our post has got onto 33,004 different people’s Facebook timelines, and had an amazing 436 shares! Our Twitter post has got onto 18,508 timelines.

We would like to thank all our local clubs, and those not so local, and every person who has taken the time to share and support the club.


United chairman to appear on BBC Three Counties Radio Monday evening

The United club chairman Andy Setterfield will appear on the brilliant Non-League Show on BBC Three Counties Radio on Monday evening from 7pm. Setterfield will talk with Ollie Bayliss and Luke Ashmead with the latest update on this awful situation.

Andy Setterfield