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Russell & Butler Sports Shots YouTube Channel: SSV33 INTERVIEW Athletic boss Mark Carter looks back at the derby day win
Buckingham Athletic earned the local bragging rights as they defeated near-neighbours Winslow United 5-0 with a dominant performance at Stratford Fields this afternoon.
— Buckingham Ath FC (@BuckinghamAth) April 15, 2017
The Athletic enjoyed the perfect start as they raced into a two-goal lead in the opening nine minutes and, realistically, they never looked back.
The home side took the lead when Robbie Carter’s powerful run took him past the Winslow defence. United’s Will Hornby’s attempts to challenge the striker ended with him bringing Carter down and it was Jack Menday who slotted home the spot kick.
— Buckingham Ath FC (@BuckinghamAth) April 15, 2017
Within a minute Ryan Marsden had sidefooted the Athletic two-goals ahead.
Winslow slowly came into the game as player-manager John Mulholland headed a corner wide of the far post.
It was the home side who were a constant threat going forward and they scored their third in the 28th minute. Skipper Dan Staley’s near post flick from Menday’s corner, a training ground move, had increased the Athletic’s advantage.
On 39 minutes a well-worked move down the Athletic’s left involving Rory Busby saw Jack Carter given space to curl a shot which United goalkeeper Owusu Boeteng could only parry and it was Robbie Carter who was alert to stroke in goal number four.
Ben Acquaye fired in the Athletic’s fifth from an acute angle on 51 minutes as the home side started the second half brightly.
Nine minutes later Boeteng saved Menday’s second penalty.
It was the Athletic who stood firm to record the double over United for the current campaign in front of a good crowd at Stratford Fields.
Buckingham Athletic: 1. Lewis Dench, 2. Nathan Hawkins, 3. Jack Carter, 4. Dan Hassell, 5. Dan Staley, 6. Ben Acquaye, 7. Mason Trowell, 8. Jack Menday, 9. Ryan Marsden, 10. Robbie Carter, 11. Rory Busby.
Subs: Jamie Sylvester, Juyin Oluwayemi, Ziahn Watts.
Winslow United: 1. Owusu Boeteng, 2. Dan Chittenden, 3. George Ford, 4. Will Hornby, 5. John Mulholland, 6. Ollie Golding, 7. Harry Heritage, 8. Nick Farrow (captain), 9. Tom Brindley, 10. Ben Baines, 11. Joey Acheampong.
Subs: Nathan Perna, Dan Pounds, Tom Cleaver, Chris Setterfield.
Buckingham Athletic manager Mark Carter has spoken to Sports Shots as he looks ahead to the local derby with Winslow United at Stratford Fields tomorrow (Saturday).
The Athletic boss said;
I am looking forward to the game, hopefully should be an entertaining encounter between the two mid-table teams.
With regards to team news, we have no Neil King or Sid Hawkins due to injury but apart from that we should be at full strength.
Robbie Carter returns and we also have Ryan Marsden in the squad.
We will have a young look to our squad as we will have five of the under 18’s team in the squad so it will be a great experience for them.
People can arrive early and watch the Premier League game ahead of the local derby.
By Winslow United (Dale James)
Buckingham Athletic – 2
Winslow United – 3
Winslow United came away from local rivals Buckingham Athletic with all three points, after taking the lead early, then being pegged back and dominated in the first half, but fought back in the second forty five to score from two set pieces to take the points and the bragging rights back to Elmfield Gate. Athletic will wonder why they weren’t clear at half time after having much the better of the first half, despite going down early on they fought their way back into the game, took the lead, and then went on to enjoy much more of the ball up until the half time whistle. United seemed to struggle against some of the physical side of the game on a boggy pitch for the first period, but upped their game to fight back and claim the win with two well worked free kicks which led to their equaliser and winning goal.
United started brightly and took the lead after just four minutes, when Athletic surrendered position high up the pitch and Ryan Freshwater playing in a wide right position was fed the ball in acres of space to explore, his run took him deep into the home sides half, and he fed the ball inside the area to Joel McCormick who had three men on him. He twisted one way, then turned back, then went back the other way before despatching a low shot beyond the despairing dive of Athletic keeper Andy Hammond.United enjoyed more possession without threatening too much before Athletic started coming back into the game, and on eleven minutes a free kick on their left saw the ball lofted into the area and Glenn Hawkins rose to head towards goal only to see the visiting keeper Tom Weymes spring up and tip the ball over the bar for a corner.
Athletic then equalised on eighteen minutes when a ball from their right found Hawkins who held the ball up well before laying it off to Paul Dearlove who had space and time to curl the ball around Weymes and inside the keepers right hand post. Athletic then took the lead just two minutes later when a long throw into the Winslow area was not dealt with, and the only player to react was George Jackman who stabbed home. Buckingham then began to put more pressure on the visiting defence sensing more goals, and on twenty nine minutes Winslow gave the ball away and Adam Bone knocked a long ball into the path of Matt Cruse who ran on and got a shot away which Weymes had to get down to his left to collect. Athletic then had a corner on thirty two minutes which was lofted high into the area, a whole cluster of bodies went up and Weymes had to resort to punching the ball away, the ball fell to the edge of the area where Phil Martin hit it first time only to see the ball sail high over the bar.
As the first half came to a close both sides had chances, first the home side two minutes from the whistle attacked centrally and Cruse fed the ball out wide and a shot came in that hit the side netting. Then a minute into added time, Athletic had possession in their own half, a defender played the ball straight into the path of McCormick who laid the ball into the path of Jason Costello who took the ball into the area and as he took the ball to the right of the goal he shot across the keeper and the ball rolled agonisingly inches wide of the far post.
Five minutes into the second half an Athletic was broken down by Tom Williams who laid the ball out wide to McCormick, he held the ball up well as Freshwater stormed into play down the right and as the ball was played into his path he thundered a shot in that rippled the side netting. Five minutes later saw the home side again threatening from a set piece, a free kick some forty yards from goal was sent into the Winslow penalty area, a header came in which had Weymes diving away to his right only to watch ball sail past the post.
United earned their equaliser on sixty five minutes when a corner from their left from Freshwater was delivered perfectly into the area for Hateley Mercer to run in from the edge of the box, climb above everyone and power his header home.
The goal then sparked Winslow back into life, and four minutes later a good run from Costello saw him travel with the ball and evade half a dozen challenges before seeing his shot canon off a defender for a corner. From the resulting corner, the ball was half cleared just outside the box where it was met on the volley by Williams who could only fire well over the bar. Buckingham then had a chance in the seventy third minute when Cruse was released and faced a one on one with Weymes, his shot was saved by the boot of the Winslow keeper and the ball rebounded back off a United defender into the keepers hands. Fifteen minutes from time saw an Athletic attack broken down inside the United half, a cross field pass sailed over to McCormick out on the right who controlled with one touch before trying his luck with the outside of his boot to curl the ball around Hammond only to see the ball bounce inches wide.
Six minutes from time saw Winslow score the winner when a free kick was awarded on the right wing. Freshwater again delivered the ball into the area, no one seemed to want to clear in the home defence and Mercer again was quickest to react and ran in to tap home. United then saw out the remaining few minutes to seal the victory.
United: 1: T Weymes 2: D Job 3: C Setterfield 4: T Williams 5: M Wiltshire © 6: H Mercer 7: R Freshwater 8: G Karwacinski 9: J Costello (86 mins N Farrow) 10: J McCormick 11: D Butler (75 mins M Doherty-Labode)
Un-Used: L Murphy, M Moran
A Matt Cruse brace and a Simon King strike gave Buckingham Athletic a 3-0 local derby victory over neighbours Winslow United on Easter Saturday afternoon.
All the goals came in the second half as Cruse, who scored a hat-trick in the other Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 clash between the two sides at Christmas, caused the men from Elmfields Gate problems again.
Cruse netted his first in the opening exchanges of the second period.
The game stayed that way until Simon King doubled the home side’s advantage close to the end of the game with Cruse firing home his second and the Athletic’s third just three minutes later.
Buckingham Athletic: Nick Bennion, Nathan Hawkins, Dan Staley, Josh Menday, Solly Janecki, Dan Hassell, Jack Carter, Neil King, Jack Menday, Simon King, Matt Cruse.
Subs: Andy Hammond, Josh Hooper, Jason Riddell, Ryan Marsden, Jamie Carter.
Winslow United: Ryan Thrussell, Ryan De Nobrega, Will Smith, Ryan Freshwater, John Mulholland, Grant Karwacinski, Michael Reed, Dan Bevis, Leo Brooks, Charlie Flanagan, Lolu Onabola.
Suns: Chris Setterfield, Ollie Golding, Joey Acheampong, Kieran Moreton.
PARKING: Available at the ground and on the adjoining field.
RAFFLE: The Athletic will be running a raffle in aid of their club funds as they look to continue to improve their facility. The club is looking for prizes; these can be donated on the day, or before, to Annie Carter.
BAR: The Athletic’s clubhouse will be open with a bar and the big screens will be on. So arrive in plenty of time and enjoy the facilities the club has to offer.
Winslow United FC – 1
Buckingham Athletic – 1
Winslow United left it late to snatch a point, in a typical local derby at Elmfield Gate which saw plenty of passion, a whole load of mud, and two teams desperately trying to win the game for local pride as well as points to climb the league table. Jason Costello scored his first league goal of the season in second half injury time to earn Winslow a point, which on fairness of play was the least they deserved.
Credit has to be given to the clubs work party on the morning of the game, for getting up to the ground early on, and working tirelessly to ensure the game went ahead. After all the rain the previous day, they all worked a miracle to get the pitch playable.
Easily United’s largest crowd of the season assembled pitch side, braving the freezing temperatures that seemed to get lower by the minute. There were plenty of pasties & sausage rolls being consumed by cold hands, and the teas and coffees were forever flowing throughout the game.
For anyone unaware of how much lower league local derbies matter, then the faces on the Winslow faces in the bar after the game would tell you this was just as important as any fan of the North London or North East derbies. With the game time running out, it was Athletic who looked like they would hold the bragging rights at the end of the game, until that late late leveller earned Jason Costello the most shaked hand and slapped back by the end of the evening. It may all sound over the top after only a draw, but with lady luck clearly avoiding the road to Winslow this season thus far, many will be hoping she has finally found us on her satnav?
As the players took their time to adjust to the slippery surface, it took until the eleventh minute for the first effort of any note, as Buckingham threw in a cross from their right, the home defence struggled to get to the ball and a snap shot from the Athletic striker saw the ball balloon over the bar. In the eighteenth minute, a Winslow attack saw Costello win the ball and lay it off to Grant Karwacinski who fired wide, but he was being held back by a defender who was very lucky the referee did not see otherwise a penalty would have had to have been given.
Athletic took the lead in the thirty third minute with a route one goal. From a goal kick, the ball was allowed to bounce which cleared the home defence, and Chris Davies nipped in to lob the ball over the advancing home keeper Tom Weymes and into the net.
Winslow almost got level just three minutes later when a corner from their left was headed just wide by James Bishop. Five minutes before the break the visitors should have doubled their lead when from a cross Matt Cruise found the space and time to get his shot away, but blazed over the bar.
Seven minutes into the second half saw a Winslow attack break down, and the blue shirts piled forward on the counter attack, the ball was fed into the path of Josh Hooper who fired low across goal only to see Weymes brilliantly dive away to his right to turn the ball away to safety. A minute later, Athletic won a free kick out on their right, Adam Bone floated the ball into the penalty area, a crowd of heads went up, and the faintest of touches saw the ball creeping inside the far post, until Weymes again at full stretch tipped the ball around the post for a corner.
As the conditions worsened on the pitch, it looked likely that a slip could prove costly to either side, and neither team really managed to put any moves together that looked threatening. On seventy two minutes, United’s new signing Maurice Doherty Labode went on a mazy run that saw him evade three or four challenges on the edge of the box, play a one-two with Costello, and a poke towards goal had some of the crowd celebrating the ‘goal’ only to see the ball trickle agonisingly wide of the post. A minute later saw another Athletic counter attack down the right send Cruise away on goal only to see him fire wide of the far post.
As the game went into the final five minutes, Winslow threw everything they had at the Athletic goal but with no real threat, and when Luke Tavener saw an effort spiral off his own player and away for a goal kick, it looked all set for Athletic to take the points. That was until in the first minute of added time, when a Weymes goal kick was flicked on, and Costello raced onto the ball in the penalty area and fired the ball home to level the game.
United: 1: T Weymes 2: R Freshwater 3: C Setterfield 4: M Wiltshire 5: A Bailey 6: D Job 7: N Farrow (85 mins L Murphy) 8: G Karwacinski 9: J Costello © 10: J Bishop (74 mins L Tavener) 11: D Butler (61 mins M Doherty Labode)
Un-Used: G Ford, O Golding