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Flashback – April 2014: Winslow secure local derby victory

Winslow United secured all three points as they won 3-1 at Buckingham Athletic in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 on Saturday.

The Easter derby fixture saw both sides go into the game without key players but it was the visitors who started brightly.

With just over a minute gone Tony Fields put United ahead. Rob MacDonald fired in a fiercely hit volley which saw Athletic goalkeeper Andy Hammond produce an outstanding save. The ball eventually ended up with Fields poking it in at the far post.

Drew Mitten then chipped the ball onto the bar after being set up by Liam Gallagher.

A minute before the break Simon King drove into the penalty area on the left hand flank and the match referee awarded a penalty to the home side for a foul by Fields.

Dave O’Dell stepped up and converted the spot kick to put the home side back in the game at the break.

Five minutes into the second United regained their two-goal advantage with an outstanding header.

Hateley Mercer delivered an excellent free kick which saw Derek Brown rise and produce a powerful bullet header which gave Hammond in the Athletic goal no chance of stopping.

Mercer was sent off for a second bookable offence after mistimed tackle close to the end of the game but United held firm to take the local derby bragging rights back to Elmfields Gate.

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Starting XI’s:

Buckingham Athletic: Andy Hammond, Dan Staley, Brad Walker, Adam Bone, Scott Latham, Dave O’Dell, Mark O’Dell, Patch Hooper, Sid Hawkins, Simon King, Craig Howkins.

Winslow United: Owusu Boeteng, Dan Dyer, Ryan Freshwater, Derek Brown, Hateley Mercer, Jakub Kasprzyk, Tony Fields, George Shrieves, Rob MacDonald, Liam Gallagher, Drew Mitten,

FLASHBACK – January 2013: Winslow edge 7 goal thriller

A flashback to the league meeting between Winslow United and Buckingham Athletic which was played at Stratford Fields on Tuesday 8th January 2013.

Claude Seanla struck a brace as Winslow United edged a seven-goal local derby thriller 4-3 at Buckingham Athletic in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 tonight.

Claude Seanla
Claude Seanla

Seanla gave the visitors the perfect start as he slotted home in the third minute and they held the lead until the Athletic bounced back when Adam Bone equalised in the 34th minute.

Just two minutes later the home side suffered some bad luck as ‘keeper Tom Clark received an injury that saw him carried off with a suspected broken ankle and defender Craig Rumble had to take over in goal.

The former Watford and Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Seanla pounced again to put his side ahead just after the re-start.

With the half ending it was the prolific Phil Martin who popped up to equalise against his former club to send the sides in level at the break.

The Ploughmen then struck the home side with a double whammy as they scored twice in three minutes.

First, Hateley Mercer scored from the left wing before Joe Donaldson made it four within 180 seconds.

Bone converted a late penalty to set up a thrilling last few minutes but it was Perry Mercer’s side who held on for the victory.

Buckingham Athletic: Clark, Hodges, Howkins, Wiffin, Rumble, Dearlove, Hooper, Doherty, Bone, Martin, Cater. Subs Walker, Perna.

Winslow Utd: Anderson, O’Grady Mercer Donaldson Kaspryzk, Freshwater, Mitten, Brady, Williamson, Shrieves, Seanla.
Subs McCormick Bishop, Frazer, Wardell, De Silva.

Attendance 155