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SSMFL P; Leighton Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos preview + manager Paul Bonham’s thoughts on pre-season

Saturday 3rd August 2019
Leighton Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s
Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division
Bell Close
LU7 1RX
K.O. 3.00pm

Last season’s league standings:

Southern League Division One Central

Aylesbury FC 19th (r)

South Midlands League Premier Division

Leighton Town 11th

This game last season:

n/a (although a two-legged Bucks Charity Cup Semi-Final saw Aylesbury progress 3-2 on agg.)

Last four games:

Aylesbury FC:

L 0-1 v Winslow United (Buckingham Charity Cup Final at Buckingham Athletic FC) 6th May

L 0-2 away v Welwyn Garden City 27th April SL

W 3-1 home v Aylesbury United 22nd April SL

L 0-2 away v Sutton Coldfield Town 20th April SL

Leighton Town:

D 0-0 home v Leverstock Green 27th April SSMFL

D 1-1 home v Baldock Town 20th April SSMFL

D 1-1 home v Hadley 13th April SSMFL

D 0-0 away v London Tigers 6th April SSMFL

Paul Bonham

Ahead of the season opener Sports Shots caught up with Dynamo’s manager Paul Bonham to ask how much time he’s had off this summer?

Time way from football during the pre-season for the manager …. I wish!!  I think every manager will agree with me when I say pre-season is even busier and / or manic than the actual season, lots of phone calls, meetings, messages & emails etc. All the planning started early for us, I think we had around a week off after the cup final before we were already focusing on the up and coming season.  I did however have an amazing short break away in Vienna with my wife which enabled me to de-stress a little during pre-season

When did Vale begin pre-season, and what were the early signs of numbers & commitment?

We got back to pre-season in late June, with the SSML league starting very early we needed to start earlier than we ideally wanted to. Numbers have been high throughout pre-season, which was pleasing, no problems at all with commitment this season, we have had a great atmosphere throughout. The coaching staff – Paul Toms, Pete Forssling and Ryan Collings are creating a fantastic environment in train in

How has it been signing on players since relegation last year?

It’s been a total rebuild, only Alfie Touceda, Lewis Merridan and Bruno Brito stayed from last year’s senior squad. We were hoping to keep some key players from last year, but I totally understand players wanting to stay at step four and continue pushing themselves to play at that level of football.  Having said that it’s been a refreshing challenge to the management team to bring in fresh faces and so far, we are pleased with the signings we have made

How have pre-season games been in terms of results & performances?

With a completely new side it is going to take time to gel and I’ve been pleased with the performances on a whole. I will always try and test my sides pre-season & try to play opposition that will challenge the group. Playing teams like Beaconsfield and Berkhamsted is never going to be about the result but it tested us a team. Like I said I am pleased with how pre-season shaped up but can’t wait to get the competitive games going

How is the squad now shaping up?

The squad is taking shape; we’ve signed some very good players who are ready

Onto the game on Saturday, how does Paul view the game at Leighton?

The first game of the season is always a fantastic day, playing Leighton is always a very stern test, we played them twice last year and both games were what you call a proper ‘derby ‘atmosphere, the football was fast and frantic and must have been a great game for the spectators. Looking at Leighton’s team we would consider them to one of the favourites for the league, Joe has recruited very well, his forward line is the envy of a lot of clubs.  We have watched them twice already and I know Joe has done the same to us but we both know things will be completely different come Saturday

At this early stage, what are the targets for the first few games?

Obviously, it’s a winning business so we must put points on the board early, but the squad must be competitive every time we cross the line. The SSML is a very tough league so there will be no hiding

Finally, are there any games this season Aylesbury are looking forward to?

As it stands the only game, we are looking forward to is the Leighton fixture, a lot of time and planning has gone into this so I can’t wait to see how we do. We have an eye on the FA Cup and FA Vase games as its every clubs dream to get a good cup run going, but we are under no illusion how tough our draw has been in both fixtures.

I appreciate Sports Shots for the interview, and I look forward to seeing you guys soon at Haywood Way – Keep up the great work!!!!

Sports Shots would like to thank Paul for his time this week

SSMFL Premier Division fixtures for 2019/2020 season released

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

The Spartan South Midlands Football League released the season’s fixtures for their Premier Division this week, subject to change.

 

AUGUST FIXTURES

 

Saturday 3rd August – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Edgware Town

Dunstable Town v Broadfields United

Eynesbury Rovers v Oxhey Jets

Harefield United v Potton United

Leighton Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Newport Pagnell Town v Harpenden Town

North Greenford United v Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic v Colney Heath

Wembley v Baldock Town

Bye: London Colney

 

Tuesday 6th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Leighton Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Crawley Green

Biggleswade United v Eynesbury Rovers

Colney Heath v Harefield United

Dunstable Town v Baldock Town

Edgware Town v North Greenford United

Leverstock Green v Broadfields United

London Colney v Oxhey Jets

Newport Pagnell Town v Potton United

Wembley v Harpenden Town

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 10th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round

AFC Hayes v Wembley

Biggleswade United v Swaffham Town

Bridon Ropes v Broadfields United

Burnham v Tring Athletic

Crawley Green v Takeley

Dunstable Town v Chipping Sodbury Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Wellingborough Town

Harefield United v Lydney Town

Haverhill Rovers v Colney Heath

Leighton Town v Thornbury Town

Leverstock Green v Ardley United

London Colney v Hadleigh United

Newmarket Town v Arlesey Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Cheltenham Saracens

Oxhey Jets v Flackwell Heath

Potton United v Ely City

Royal Wotton Bassett Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Saffron Walden Town v Baldock Town

Slimbridge v Edgware Town

Stotfold v Harpenden Town

Tuffley Rovers v North Greenford United

 

Saturday 17th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Wembley

Baldock Town v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Eynesbury Rovers

Colney Heath v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Leighton Town

Leverstock Green v Potton United

London Colney v Biggleswade United

Newport Pagnell Town v North Greenford United

Oxhey Jets v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v Harefield United

Bye: Crawley Green

 

Tuesday 20th August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Arlesey Town v London Lions

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Codicote

Biggleswade United v Crawley Green

Broadfields United v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Sarratt

Edgware Town v Pitstone & Ivinghoe

Eynesbury Rovers v Bedford

Leverstock Green v New Bradwell St Peter

Milton Keynes Robins v Oxhey Jets

Newport Pagnell Town v Enfield Borough

Potton United v London Colney

Rayners Lane v Harpenden Town

St Panteleimon v Dunstable Town

Wembley v London Tigers

Wodson Park v North Greenford United

 

Wednesday 21st August – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Baldock Town v Buckingham Athletic

 

Saturday 24th August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Preliminary Round

AFC Dunstable v Hayes & Yeading United

AFC Hayes or Wembley v Berkhamsted

Bridon Ropes or Broadfields United v Chichester City or Erith Town

Cirencester Town v Tuffley Rovers or North Greenford United

Crawley Green or Takeley v Woodford Town or White Ensign

Didcot Town v Winslow United or Roman Glass St George

Dunstable Town or Chipping Sodbury Town v Clanfield 85 or Shortwood United

Evesham United v Harefield United or Lydney Town

FC Romania v Ware

Highworth Town v Leverstock Green or Ardley United

London Colney or Hadleigh United v Sawbridgeworth Town or Halstead Town

March Town United or Norwich United v Eynesbury Rovers or Wellingborough Town

Newmarket Town or Arlesey Town v Walsham Le Willows or Peterborough Northern Star

Newport Pagnell Town or Cheltenham Saracens v Oxhey Jets or Flackwell Heath

Royal Wotton Bassett Town or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Leigh

Saffron Walden Town or Baldock Town v Maldon & Tiptree

Slimbridge or Edgware Town v Burnham or Tring Athletic

Soham Town Rangers v Biggleswade United or Swaffham Town

Southend Manor or Long Melford v Haverhill Rovers or Colney Heath

Stotfold or Harpenden Town v Canvey Island

Thame United v Leighton Town or Thornbury Town

Wantage Town or Brackley Town Saints v London Tigers or Thame Rangers

Wingate & Finchley v Welwyn Garden City

Wisbech Town v Potton United or Ely City

 

Saturday 31st August – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE First Round Qualifying

AFC Hayes v Dunstable Town

Chalvey Sports v Wembley

Chinnor v Broadfields United

Colney Heath v London Lions

Crawley Green v Ampthill Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Harpenden Town

Flackwell Heath v Arlesey Town

Holland v Baldock Town

Irchester United v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Bugbrooke St Michaels

Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Brimsdown

NW London v Harefield United

Potton United v Frenford

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Edgware Town v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v Biggleswade United

 

SEPTEMBER FIXTURES

 

Saturday 7th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION (Subject to FA Cup)

Arlesey Town v Biggleswade United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Dunstable Town

Crawley Green v Tring Athletic

Eynesbury Rovers v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Edgware Town

Harpenden Town v London Colney

Leighton Town v Potton United

Newport Pagnell Town v Colney Heath

North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Broadfields United

Bye: Leverstock Green

 

Tuesday 10th September – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY First Round

Harefield United v Buckingham United

 

Saturday 14th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round Qualifying

AFC Hayes or Dunstable Town v London Tigers

Bedford or Burton Park Wanderers v Bedfont & Feltham or Lutterworth Athletic

Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon or Rayners Lane

Burnham or Harborough Town v Hillingdon Borough or Kensington & Ealing Borough

Chalvey Sports or Wembley v Risborough Rangers or Easington Sports

Chinnor or Broadfields United v Hanworth Villa or Marston Shelton Rovers

Colney Heath or London Lions v Benfleet or Haverhill Rovers

Crawley Green or Ampthill Town v Winslow United or Rushden & Higham United

Cricklewood Wanderers v St Panteleimon or Long Buckby

Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers or Harpenden Town

FC Broxbourne Borough or Barkingside v Wivenhoe Town or Clapton Community

Hadleigh United or Stotfold v Halstead Town or Haverhill Borough

Hoddesdon Town or Stanway Rovers v Wodson Park or Sawbridgeworth Town

Holmer Green or Raunds Town v Flackwell Heath or Arlesey Town

Ilford or Enfield 1893 v Ipswich Wanderers or Enfield Borough

Irchester United or North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets

Langford v Hackney Wick or May & Baker Eastbrook Community

Leverstock Green or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough or British Airways

London Colney or Brimsdown v Holland or Baldock Town

Long Crendon or Langley v Leighton Town or Bugbrooke St Michaels

Lutterworth Town or Pirshanger Dynamo v Amersham Town or Thame Rangers

Milton Keynes Robins FC v Cove or Fleet Spurs

New Salamis or Codicote v Tower Hamlets

NW London or Harefield United v Rothwell Corinthians or Desborough Town

Park View or West Essex v Brantham Athletic

Potton United or Frenford v Hashtag United or Leyton Athletic

Wellingborough Town or Wellingborough Whitworth v Holyport or Unite MK

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 21st September – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Second Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Crawley Green

Broadfields United v Harpenden Town

Colney Heath v Eynesbury Rovers

Edgware Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Leverstock Green v Biggleswade United

London Colney v Harefield United

Newport Pagnell Town v Leighton Town

North Greenford United v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v Potton United

Wembley v Oxhey Jets

Bye: Dunstable Town

 

Tuesday 24th September – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Colney Heath v Broadfields United

Dunstable Town v Edgware Town

Harefield United v Leighton Town

Harpenden Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v Crawley Green

Tring Athletic v North Greenford United

 

Saturday 28th September – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Tring Athletic

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Baldock Town

Biggleswade United v Broadfields United

Crawley Green v London Colney

Eynesbury Rovers v North Greenford United

Harefield United v Newport Pagnell Town

Harpenden Town v Leverstock Green

Leighton Town v Colney Heath

Oxhey Jets v Dunstable Town

Potton United v Edgware Town

Bye: Wembley

 

OCTOBER FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 1st October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Biggleswade United v Baldock Town

Colney Heath v Crawley Green

North Greenford United v Leverstock Green

Potton United v Eynesbury Rovers

 

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Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Tring Athletic

Harefield United v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Broadfields United

Leighton Town v Oxhey Jets

London Colney v Wembley

 

Saturday 5th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Third Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Harefield United

Broadfields United v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Harpenden Town

Dunstable Town v Wembley

Edgware Town v Biggleswade United

Leverstock Green v Oxhey Jets

London Colney v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Newport Pagnell Town v Crawley Green

North Greenford United v Potton United

Tring Athletic v Eynesbury Rovers

Bye: Arlesey Town

 

Tuesday 8th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Potton United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Eynesbury Rovers

Biggleswade United v Leighton Town

Broadfields United v Edgware Town

Colney Heath v Newport Pagnell Town

Dunstable Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v Wembley

London Colney v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v North Greenford United (Kick Off 7.30pm)

 

Saturday 12th October (NON-LEAGUE DAY) – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE First Round Proper

Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Broadfields United

Crawley Green v Wembley

Dunstable Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Edgware Town

Harefield United v Arlesey Town

Harpenden Town v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Leverstock Green

Oxhey Jets v Colney Heath

Potton United v London Colney

Bye: Baldock Town

 

Saturday 19th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fourth Round Qualifying

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Harpenden Town

Broadfields United v Crawley Green

Colney Heath v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Oxhey Jets

Leverstock Green v Harefield United

London Colney v Baldock Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Biggleswade United

North Greenford United v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Dunstable Town

Wembley v Eynesbury Rovers

Bye: Potton United

 

Tuesday 22nd October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v London Colney

Broadfields United v Oxhey Jets

Colney Heath v Edgware Town

Crawley Green v Newport Pagnell Town

Dunstable Town v Arlesey Town

Leverstock Green v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Harefield United

Wembley v Colney Heath

 

Saturday 26th October – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Arlesey Town

Baldock Town v Tring Athletic

Biggleswade United v Wembley

Crawley Green v North Greenford United

Eynesbury Rovers v Leverstock Green

Harefield United v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Edgware Town

Leighton Town v London Colney

Oxhey Jets v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v Broadfields United

Bye: Colney Heath

 

Tuesday 29th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round

 

Wednesday 30th October – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY Second Round

 

NOVEMBER FIXTURES

 

Saturday 2nd November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Second Round

Newport Pagnell Town

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Crawley Green

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Leverstock Green

Dunstable Town v Harpenden Town

Edgware Town v Colney Heath

Harefield United v Biggleswade United

London Colney v Eynesbury Rovers

North Greenford United v Baldock Town

Oxhey Jets v Potton United

Tring Athletic v Broadfields United

Wembley v Leighton Town

 

Saturday 9th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP First Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Newport Pagnell Town

Baldock Town v Leverstock Green

Biggleswade United v Dunstable Town

Broadfields United v London Colney

Colney Heath v North Greenford United

Crawley Green v Harefield United

Eynesbury Rovers v Arlesey Town

Harpenden Town v Tring Athletic

Leighton Town v Edgware Town

Potton United v Wembley

Bye: Oxhey Jets

 

Tuesday 12th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Broadfields United v Arlesey Town

Dunstable Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Potton United

Leighton Town v Crawley Green

Newport Pagnell Town v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Harefield United

 

Saturday 16th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v London Colney

Dunstable Town v Crawley Green

Edgware Town v Wembley

Eynesbury Rovers v Potton United

Harefield United v Harpenden Town

Leverstock Green v Colney Heath

Newport Pagnell Town v Baldock Town

North Greenford United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Oxhey Jets v Broadfields United

Tring Athletic v Leighton Town

Bye: Biggleswade United

 

Tuesday 19th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Broadfields United v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Harpenden Town

Leighton Town v Eynesbury Rovers

London Colney v North Greenford United

Oxhey Jets v Harefield United (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Potton United v Baldock Town

 

Saturday 23rd November – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Newport Pagnell Town

Colney Heath v Arlesey Town

Crawley Green v Eynesbury Rovers

Harpenden Town v Biggleswade United

Leighton Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v North Greenford United

London Colney v Edgware Town

Potton United v Dunstable Town

Wembley v Tring Athletic

Bye: Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Tuesday 26th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Crawley Green v Broadfields United

Edgware Town v Arlesey Town

Harefield United v North Greenford United

Leighton Town v Tring Athletic

Newport Pagnell Town v Dunstable Town

Oxhey Jets v Eynesbury Rovers (Kick Off 7.30pm)

Wembley v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Wednesday 27th November – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Harpenden Town

 

Saturday 30th November – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Second Round Proper

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Third Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Colney Heath

Biggleswade United v Crawley Green

Dunstable Town v Leverstock Green

Edgware Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Harefield United v Wembley

North Greenford United v Broadfields United

Oxhey Jets v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Arlesey Town

Tring Athletic v London Colney

Bye: Leighton Town

 

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE

DECEMBER FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 3rd December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Biggleswade United v Leverstock Green

Edgware Town v Crawley Green

 

Wednesday 4th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

Baldock Town v Eynesbury Rovers

 

Saturday 7th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v North Greenford United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Baldock Town

Colney Heath v Wembley

Crawley Green v Potton United

Harpenden Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Leighton Town v Biggleswade United

Leverstock Green v Edgware Town

London Colney v Dunstable Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Tring Athletic

Bye: Harefield United

 

Tuesday 10th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Harpenden Town v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Wembley

 

Saturday 14th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Harefield United

Baldock Town v Leighton Town

Colney Heath v Biggleswade United

Edgware Town v Broadfields United

Eynesbury Rovers v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Leverstock Green

North Greenford United v Tring Athletic

Oxhey Jets v Crawley Green

Potton United v Harpenden Town

Wembley v Arlesey Town

Bye: Newport Pagnell Town

 

Wednesday 18th December – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Saturday 21st December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Dunstable Town

Crawley Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Eynesbury Rovers v Biggleswade United

Harefield United v Colney Heath

Harpenden Town v Wembley

Leighton Town v Arlesey Town

North Greenford United v Edgware Town

Oxhey Jets v London Colney

Potton United v Newport Pagnell Town

Tring Athletic v Leverstock Green

Bye: Broadfields United

 

Saturday 28th December – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Baldock Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Tring Athletic

Biggleswade United v Potton United

Broadfields United v Harefield United

Colney Heath v London Colney

Dunstable Town v Leighton Town

Edgware Town v Harpenden Town

Leverstock Green v Crawley Green

Newport Pagnell Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Wembley v North Greenford United

Bye: Oxhey Jets

 

JANUARY FIXTURES

 

Saturday 4th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Third Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Potton United

Broadfields United v North Greenford United

Crawley Green v Biggleswade United

Eynesbury Rovers v Harefield United

Harpenden Town v Colney Heath

Leverstock Green v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Arlesey Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Oxhey Jets v Wembley

Tring Athletic v Edgware Town

Bye: Leighton Town

 

Saturday 11th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Fourth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Biggleswade United v Newport Pagnell Town

Colney Heath v Oxhey Jets

Dunstable Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Edgware Town v Leverstock Green

Harefield United v Crawley Green

Leighton Town v Baldock Town

North Greenford United v Harpenden Town

Potton United v Tring Athletic

Wembley v London Colney

Bye: Broadfields United

 

Saturday 18th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Greenford United

Baldock Town v Wembley

Broadfields United v Biggleswade United

Crawley Green v Dunstable Town

Eynesbury Rovers v Colney Heath

Harpenden Town v Potton United

Leverstock Green v Leighton Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Harefield United

Oxhey Jets v Edgware Town

Tring Athletic v Arlesey Town

Bye: London Colney

 

Saturday 25th January – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fourth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Colney Heath

Biggleswade United v North Greenford United

Dunstable Town v Oxhey Jets

Edgware Town v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Harpenden Town v Broadfields United

Leighton Town v Wembley

London Colney v Crawley Green

Potton United v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Eynesbury Rovers

 

FEBRUARY FIXTURES

 

Saturday 1st February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Harefield United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Harpenden Town

Broadfields United v Tring Athletic

Colney Heath v Leighton Town

Dunstable Town v Biggleswade United

Eynesbury Rovers v Crawley Green

Leverstock Green v Baldock Town

London Colney v Potton United

Newport Pagnell Town v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Edgware Town

Bye: North Greenford United

 

Saturday 8th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Fifth Round Proper

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v London Colney

Biggleswade United v Colney Heath

Broadfields United v Wembley

Crawley Green v Arlesey Town

Edgware Town v Dunstable Town

Harpenden Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Leverstock Green v Eynesbury Rovers

North Greenford United v Harefield United

Oxhey Jets v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Potton United v Leighton Town

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 15th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v London Colney

Baldock Town v Biggleswade United

Dunstable Town v Potton United

Eynesbury Rovers v Broadfields United

Harefield United v Oxhey Jets

Leighton Town v Harpenden Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Arlesey Town

North Greenford United v Colney Heath

Tring Athletic v Crawley Green

Wembley v Leverstock Green

Bye: Edgware Town

 

Saturday 22nd February – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Wembley

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Leighton Town

Biggleswade United v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Dunstable Town

Colney Heath v Baldock Town

Crawley Green v Oxhey Jets

Eynesbury Rovers v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Harefield United

Leverstock Green v Newport Pagnell Town

Potton United v North Greenford United

Bye: Tring Athletic

 

Saturday 29th February – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Quarter Finals

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Broadfields United

Biggleswade United v Arlesey Town

Dunstable Town v Colney Heath

Eynesbury Rovers v Wembley

Harefield United v Tring Athletic

Leighton Town v Oxhey Jets

Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

London Colney v Harpenden Town

North Greenford United v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Potton United

 

 

MARCH FIXTURES

 

Tuesday 3rd March – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

PREMIER DIVISION

Newport Pagnell Town v London Colney

 

Wednesday 4th March – Kick Off 7.45pm unless stated

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fifth Round Proper

 

Saturday 7th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Broadfields United

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Potton United

Colney Heath v Leverstock Green

Crawley Green v Leighton Town

Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Harefield United v London Colney

Harpenden Town v Baldock Town

Newport Pagnell Town v Wembley

North Greenford United v Dunstable Town

Oxhey Jets v Tring Athletic

Bye: Biggleswade United

 

Saturday 14th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Biggleswade United v Harefield United

Broadfields United v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v Tring Athletic

Edgware Town v London Colney

Eynesbury Rovers v Harpenden Town

Leighton Town v North Greenford United

Leverstock Green v Arlesey Town

Potton United v Oxhey Jets

Wembley v Crawley Green

Bye: Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

 

Saturday 21st March – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Quarter Finals

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Semi Final First Leg

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Edgware Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Biggleswade United

Colney Heath v Potton United

Crawley Green v Baldock Town

Harefield United v Leverstock Green

London Colney v Wembley

Newport Pagnell Town v Broadfields United

North Greenford United v Eynesbury Rovers

Oxhey Jets v Leighton Town

Tring Athletic v Harpenden Town

Bye: Dunstable Town

 

Saturday 28th March – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE Semi Final Second Leg

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v North Greenford United

Biggleswade United v Oxhey Jets

Broadfields United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Edgware Town v Harefield United

Eynesbury Rovers v Tring Athletic

Harpenden Town v Arlesey Town

Leighton Town v Newport Pagnell Town

Leverstock Green v London Colney

Potton United v Colney Heath

Wembley v Dunstable Town

Bye: Crawley Green

 

APRIL FIXTURES

 

Saturday 4th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Eynesbury Rovers

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v London Colney

Harefield United v Baldock Town

Leighton Town v Broadfields United

Newport Pagnell Town v Edgware Town

North Greenford United v Crawley Green

Oxhey Jets v Leverstock Green

Tring Athletic v Biggleswade United

Wembley v Potton United

Bye: Harpenden Town

 

Saturday 11th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Baldock Town v Arlesey Town

Crawley Green v Leverstock Green

Eynesbury Rovers v Newport Pagnell Town

Harefield United v Broadfields United

Harpenden Town v Oxhey Jets

Leighton Town v Dunstable Town

London Colney v Colney Heath

North Greenford United v Wembley

Potton United v Biggleswade United

Tring Athletic v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Bye: Edgware Town

 

Saturday 18th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

THE EMIRATES FA CUP Semi Finals

 

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Dunstable Town

Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Edgware Town

Broadfields United v Potton United

Colney Heath v Tring Athletic

Eynesbury Rovers v Leighton Town

Harpenden Town v Crawley Green

Leverstock Green v Tring Athletic

North Greenford United v London Colney

Oxhey Jets v Baldock Town

Wembley v Biggleswade United

Bye: Harefield United

 

Saturday 25th April – Kick Off 3.00pm

PREMIER DIVISION

Arlesey Town v Oxhey Jets

Biggleswade United v Harpenden Town

Crawley Green v Colney Heath

Dunstable Town v North Greenford United

Edgware Town v Leighton Town

Harefield United v Eynesbury Rovers

London Colney v Broadfields United

Potton United v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos

Tring Athletic v Baldock Town

Wembley v Newport Pagnell Town

Bye: Leverstock Green

 

Sunday 17th May

THE BUILDABASE FA VASE FINAL

 

Saturday 23rd May

THE EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL

Emirates FA Cup: Two early Preliminary draws announced

The Emirates FA Cup’s 2019-20 campaign gets underway on Saturday 10 August when the extra preliminary round kicks-off across the country.

With a total number of 736 clubs entered into the FA Cup this season, 368 of them are preparing to start their Cup campaign at its earliest stage with 184 ties scheduled.

Those winners will progress into the preliminary round, where they will be joined by 136 clubs who enter the competition at this stage on Saturday 24 August, with a further 160 ties scheduled.

The prize fund for this term’s competition has also been released, with both winning and losing clubs at the earliest stage receiving payment as those who progress from the extra preliminary round pick up £2250 and the losing teams get £750.

And that theme of losing clubs receiving prize money continues until the competition reaches the first round proper in November.

There are 50 new entries to this season’s competition from the 2018-19 campaign, of which 23 of them will be FA Cup debutants.

Extra Preliminary Round – Saturday 10th August

AFC Hayes v Wembley
Biggleswade United v Swaffham Town
Bridon Ropes v Broadfields United
Burnham v Tring Athletic
Crawley Green v Takeley
Dunstable Town v Chipping Sodbury Town
Eynesbury Rovers v Wellingborough Town
Harefield United v Lydney Town
Haverhill Rovers v Colney Heath
Leighton Town v Thornbury Town
Leverstock Green v Ardley United
London Colney v Hadleigh United
London Tigers v Thame Rangers
Newmarket Town v Arlesey Town
Newport Pagnell Town v Cheltenham Saracens
Oxhey Jets v Flackwell Heath
Potton United v Ely City
Royal Wotton Bassett Town v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos
Saffron Walden Town v Baldock Town
Slimbridge v Edgware Town
Stotfold v Harpenden Town
Tuffley Rovers v North Greenford United
Winslow United v Roman Glass St George

 

Preliminary Round – Saturday 24th August

Abingdon United or Brimscombe & Thrupp v Aylesbury United
AFC Hayes or Wembley v Berkhamsted
Bridon Ropes or Broadfields United v Chichester City or Erith Town
Cirencester Town v Tuffley Rovers or North Greenford United
Crawley Green or Takeley v Woodford Town or White Ensign
Didcot Town v Winslow United or Roman Glass St George
Dunstable Town or Chipping Sodbury Town v Clanfield 85 or Shortwood United
Evesham United v Harefield United or Lydney Town
Highworth Town v Leverstock Green or Ardley United
London Colney or Hadleigh United v Sawbridgeworth Town or Halstead Town
March Town United or Norwich United v Eynesbury Rovers or Wellingborough Town
Newmarket Town or Arlesey Town v Walsham Le Willows or Peterborough Northern Star
Newport Pagnell Town or Cheltenham Saracens v Oxhey Jets or Flackwell Heath
Royal Wotton Bassett Town or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v North Leigh
Saffron Walden Town or Baldock Town v Maldon & Tiptree
Slimbridge or Edgware Town v Burnham or Tring Athletic
Soham Town Rangers v Biggleswade United or Swaffham Town
Southend Manor or Long Melford v Haverhill Rovers or Colney Heath
Stotfold or Harpenden Town v Canvey Island
Thame United v Leighton Town or Thornbury Town
Wantage Town or Brackley Town Saints v London Tigers or Thame Rangers
Wisbech Town v Potton United or Ely City

THE EMIRATES FA CUP  SEASON 2019-2020 PRIZE FUND PAYMENTS 

Extra Preliminary Round winners (184)      £2,250 Extra Preliminary Round losers (184) £750

Preliminary Round winners (160)               £2,890 Preliminary Round losers (160) £960

First Round Qualifying winners (116)        £4,500 First Round Qualifying losers (116) £1,500

Second Round Qualifying winners (80)     £6,750 Second Round Qualifying losers (80) £2,250

Third Round Qualifying winners (40)         £11,250 Third Round Qualifying losers (40) £3,750

Fourth Round Qualifying winners (32)       £18,750 Fourth Round Qualifying losers (32) £6,250

First Round Proper winners (40)                £36,000

Second Round Proper winners (20)           £54,000

Third Round Proper winners (32)               £135,000

Fourth Round Proper winners (16)             £180,000

Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £360,000

Quarter Final winners (4) £720,000

Semi Final losers (2) £900,000

Semi Final winners (2) £1,800,000

Final runners-up (1) £1,800,000

Final winners (1) £3,600,000

THE EMIRATES FA CUP  ROUND DATES SEASON 2019-2020

Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 10 August 2019

Preliminary Round Saturday 24 August 2019

First Round Qualifying Saturday 7 September 2019

Second Round Qualifying Saturday 21 September 2019

Third Round Qualifying Saturday 5 October 2019

Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 19 October 2019

First Round Proper Saturday 9 November 2019

Second Round Proper  Saturday 30 November 2019

Third Round Proper Saturday 4 January 2020

Fourth Round Proper Saturday 25 January 2020

Fifth Round Proper Wednesday 4 March 2020

Quarter Final Saturday 21 March 2020

Semi Final  Saturday 18 April 2020 & Sunday 19 April 2020

Final Saturday 23 May 2020

 

 

 

Buildbase FA Vase: First & Second Qualifying Round draws announced

First Round Qualifying – Saturday 31st August

AFC Hayes v Dunstable Town
Amersham Town v Thame Rangers
Bedford v Burton Park Wanderers
Chalvey Sports v Wembley
Chinnor v Broadfields United
Colney Heath v London Lions
Crawley Green v Ampthill Town
Eynesbury Rovers v Harpenden Town
FC Broxbourne Borough v Barkingside
Flackwell Heath v Arlesey Town
Hadleigh United v Stotfold
Hillingdon v Rayners Lane
Hillingdon Borough v Kensington & Ealing Borough
Holland v Baldock Town
Holyport v Unite MK
Ipswich Wanderers v Enfield Borough
Irchester United v North Greenford United
Leighton Town v Bugbrooke St Michaels
Leverstock Green v Aylesbury Vale Dynamos
London Colney v Brimsdown
New Salamis v Codicote
NW London v Harefield United
Park View v West Essex
Potton United v Frenford
St Panteleimon v Long Buckby
Winslow United v Rushden & Higham United
Wodson Park v Sawbridgeworth Town

 

Second Round Qualifying – Saturday 14th September

AFC Hayes or Dunstable Town v London Tigers
Bedford or Burton Park Wanderers v Bedfont & Feltham or Lutterworth Athletic
Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon or Rayners Lane
Burnham or Harborough Town v Hillingdon Borough or Kensington & Ealing Borough
Chalvey Sports or Wembley v Risborough Rangers or Easington Sports
Chinnor or Broadfields United v Hanworth Villa or Marston Shelton Rovers
Colney Heath or London Lions v Benfleet or Haverhill Rovers
Crawley Green or Ampthill Town v Winslow United or Rushden & Higham United
Cricklewood Wanderers v St Panteleimon or Long Buckby
Edgware Town v Eynesbury Rovers or Harpenden Town
FC Broxbourne Borough or Barkingside v Wivenhoe Town or Clapton Community
Hadleigh United or Stotfold v Halstead Town or Haverhill Borough
Hoddesdon Town or Stanway Rovers v Wodson Park or Sawbridgeworth Town
Holmer Green or Raunds Town v Flackwell Heath or Arlesey Town
Ilford or Enfield 1893 v Ipswich Wanderers or Enfield Borough
Irchester United or North Greenford United v Oxhey Jets
Langford v Hackney Wick or May & Baker Eastbrook Community
Leverstock Green or Aylesbury Vale Dynamos v Rugby Borough or British Airways
London Colney or Brimsdown v Holland or Baldock Town
Long Crendon or Langley v Leighton Town or Bugbrooke St Michaels
Lutterworth Town or Pirshanger Dynamo v Amersham Town or Thame Rangers
Milton Keynes Robins FC v Cove or Fleet Spurs
New Salamis or Codicote v Tower Hamlets
NW London or Harefield United v Rothwell Corinthians or Desborough Town
Park View or West Essex v Brantham Athletic
Potton United or Frenford v Hashtag United or Leyton Athletic
Wellingborough Town or Wellingborough Whitworth v Holyport or Unite MK

 

 

THE BUILDBASE FA VASE SEASON 2019-2020 PRIZE FUND PAYMENTS
Winning-Losing club amounts:

First Round Qualifying £550 £175

Second Round Qualifying £725 £250

First Round Proper £825 £275

Second Round Proper £900 £300

Third Round Proper £1125 £375

Fourth Round Proper £1875 £625

Fifth Round Proper £2250 £750

Sixth Round Proper £4125 £1375

Semi Final £5500 £1750

Final £30000 £20000

 

THE BUILDBASE FA VASE ROUND DATES SEASON 2019-2020

First Round Qualifying Saturday 31 August 2019

Second Round Qualifying Saturday 14 September 2019

First Round Proper Saturday 12 October 2019

Second Round Proper Saturday 2 November 2019

Third Round Proper Saturday 30 November 2019

Fourth Round Proper Saturday 11 January 2020

Fifth Round Proper Saturday 8 February 2020

Sixth Round Proper Saturday 29 February 2020

Semi Final 1 Saturday 21 March 2020

Semi Final 2 Saturday 28 March 2020

Final Sunday 17 May 2020

2019/20 season non league steps 1-6 revealed

The non-league divisional structures have been revealed for next season’s step one to six clubs, which affects a number of the clubs covered by Sports Shots.

Step 3:

Banbury United continue in the Southern League Premier Division Central and welcome five new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bromsgrove Sporting, Hednesford Town, Kings Langley, Nuneaton Borough & Peterborough Sports.

 

Step 4:

Aylesbury United & Thame United continue in the Southern League Division One Central and welcome six new clubs to the division for the new campaign, Bedworth United, Biggleswade FC, Daventry Town, Halesowen Town, St Neots Town & Wantage Town.

 

Step 5 (Hellenic):

Brackley Town Saints continue in the Hellenic Premier Division after narrowly missing out on promotion, they welcome Burnham, Chipping Sodbury Town, Easington Sports & Westfields for the forthcoming campaign.

 

Step 5 (South Midlands):

Newport Pagnell Town have been transferred from the Future Lions United Counties League over to the Spartan South Midlands where they join former Aylesbury FC under their new set up of Aylesbury Vale Dynamo’s after relegation from the Southern League.

 

Step 6:

Ampthill Town, Buckingham Athletic & Winslow United all remain in Spartan South Midlands League Division One where they welcome five new clubs in London Tigers, New Salamis, Shefford Town & Campton, St Panteleimon & Stotfold.

All clubs have seven days to appeal, steps seven and below are to follow in due course.

BCC F; Aylesbury FC 0-1 Winslow United

Aylesbury – 0
Winslow United – 1

06.05.2019

Winslow United gave departing management team Paul Alleyne & Ronnie Joe the perfect send off with a narrow victory over Aylesbury FC to lift the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on Monday at Stratford Fields, a late Harry Dalton winner came just as most of the healthy crowd on the sidelines thought they were heading towards a penalty shoot-out with the game seemingly destined to end in stalemate. Afterwards both managers agreed the Ploughmen deserved to lift the trophy on the balance of play, for Aylesbury it was their last ever game as next season they change name and drop a level to form a new club that will begin life back at step five, for United the hunt goes on for the managerial replacement that can continue the legacy built over the past two seasons that has seen consecutive third place finishes in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One table, and also the clubs first ever appearance in the FA Cup.

The first chance fell to the Moles when a throw from Sam Odusoga out on their right saw a glancing header from Ty Deacon straight at Winslow custodian Ash Jenkins, a free kick then found Ben Stevens at the back post who forced Jenkins into a brilliant save at the base of his front stick and a follow up from Brian Haule saw a deflection lift the ball up & bounce off the top of the crossbar and over the top. Alfi Touceda then tried his luck from twenty yards after cutting in from the flank but dragged wide, at the other end Matt Cruse got down the wing before laying inside to Dan Parsons who flicked into the middle where Aaron King chipped over the bar, within sixty seconds a lob over the Aylesbury backline saw an appeal for offside turned down leaving Parsons free to run at goal, his low shot had Nick Bennion down superbly to push away single handed.

Last game for Aylesbury FC before name change

A long ball played into the Winslow area was allowed to bounce which gave Bruno Brito the chance to peel off the shoulder of Jack Page and execute an over the head bicycle kick which Jenkins again did well to get down to, from the clearance Ryan Freshwater sent team mate Page away on goal on his own where Bennion simply stood tall and got enough of a block to deflect for a corner, an in swinger from the flank had Aston Goss at the back of the eighteen yard area cushioning down to the incoming Alex Kedzierski who did well to connect but in mid-air could only curl wide, followed closely by a Simon King free kick being chipped through the red backline for brother Aaron to run on to but a little too much pace meant he couldn’t quite get the touch needed, a loose ball in the corner then collected by Parsons who turned Stevens to fizz across the six-yard box where both Bennion & Aaron King competed for a touch but it eluded both to roll harmlessly for a throw. H/T: 0-0

An early Aylesbury second half corner curled in by Brito found Stevens who headed over much to his own disgust, the resulting goal kick was scuffed only as far as Haule who advanced to the penalty arc but then dragged wide, United’s first attack of the half saw an attempted cross from the flank from Aaron King collected low at his near post by Bennion. A clever chip picked out Parsons on the edge of the six-yard area and with the whole target to aim at he pulled his effort the wrong side of the closest upright which he couldn’t quite believe, another run down the touchline by full back Page ended with a great delivery into the box where Parsons headed over with the keeper struggling to get over to cover.

Winslow celebrate goal

Both sides started making substitutions looking for some inspiration and with quarter of an hour left an Aylesbury move broke down in the corner and as they were looking for a free kick that never came, Kedzierski knocked out to Cruse who put the perfect pass around the defence for newly introduced Dalton to race onto and drive towards goal but from close range he stabbed wide. Page then explored space along the eighteen yard line before laying off to Aaron King who tried to stroke into the bottom corner but fired the wrong side of the post, then with eight minutes to go the yellow n blues took the lead when Dalton again played away down the right channel but this time his shot across Bennion found the target as it bounced into the far bottom corner.

There were five additional minutes added at the end in which Aylesbury came mightily close to an equaliser when a clearance fell invitingly for substitute Ken Feyi to hit first time back through a crowded box, Jenkins rooted to the spot could only watch as it hit his left hand post and to his delight out for a goal kick. F/T: 0-1

Attendance: 350

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Winslow manager Paul Alleyne:
And also with Aylesbury boss Paul Bonham:
Match highlights here:

For matchday photography please click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDnLdkA

BSCC Final: Aylesbury boss previews Charity Cup final with Winslow United

Aylesbury FC manager Paul Bonham has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare for Winslow United in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at Buckingham Athletic Football Club.

Paul Bonham

The Moles boss told Sports Shots:

We are really looking forward to the cup final on Monday 6th May. Playing Winslow United will be a very tough test and we will have to be at our best to get anything from the fixture.

Paul (Alleyne) has built a fantastic side, which is full of players who, in my opinion, have the ability to play Step 4 football. Players like Aaron King, Alex Kedzierski, Simon King and Daniel Parsons could easily play at the level FC have been competing at this season, so it shows us the level of the opposition. With it being Paul’s last game for the club it will be an emotional fixture for all connected with Winslow, which will only spur them on to try and win the Cup. I have nothing but praise and respect for Paul and the quality of squad he has built over the last couple of years.

The season has taken its toll and we have some serious injury concerns to 4-5 key players who at this moment in time will not be fit enough to play, so it might be a good chance to look at some of the under 18’s who are coming through, and looking to compete for places in the first team next season.

After such a tough season, which ultimately finished with us getting relegated, the morale hit an all time low last Saturday so it will be nice for the squad to play the game without any pressure, enjoy the moment, and hopefully finish the season with some silverware.

Reflecting on the 2018-19 campaign, Bonham spoke honestly.

The season on the whole has been very difficult for everyone involved with the club , from the committee to the playing staff – We have faced a lot of adversity with players leaving and having to rebuild twice during the year and then the decision to take automatic relegation early on in the season, but the players who have stayed with us since that decision was made have really impressed me. Their attitude to roll their sleeves up week in and week out against some very good teams will stay with me for many years to come. We have had some memorable games this season, some positive results against top teams, but the problem was being consistent, and this cost us in the end with regards league position. The goal, regardless of the relegation, was to finish out of the bottom two but as a squad we fell short, and we are all bitterly disappointed.

Bonham wants to focus on the cup final before he thinks about next season.

We are still very focussed on this season, so thoughts from a squad and management point of view we are only fixed on this last game. Once it is finished, I think we will all take some time to reflect, enjoy the summer before we start thinking about the 2019/20 season.

I would like to personally thank Paul Toms, Pete Forssling and Phil Duffy who have all worked tirelessly this year, the committee and all connected behind the scenes who’s work sometimes goes unnoticed, but is always very much appreciated. Lastly a massive thank you to the fans who have supported us home and away – If we win this cup it will be for you guys!

SL D1C; Aylesbury striker hoping to land knock-out punch in relegation scrap

Saturday 13th April 2019
Aylesbury v North Leigh
Southern League Division One East
Heywood Way
K.O. 3.00pm

Aylesbury FC host North Leigh on Saturday knowing whoever loses will be bottom of the Southern Football League Division One Central table on Saturday night with just three games then left to play, the battle at the bottom now looks to be two from five as to who will finish in the dreaded bottom two relegation places. Both sides have to win, despite the Moles future next season already decided Paul Bonham’s men are desperately trying to avoid those relegation places as a matter of pride, Kidlington, Dunstable Town & Welwyn Garden City are all embroiled in the same dogfight at the bottom of the league, Aylesbury face play-off chasing Sutton Coldfield next week ahead of their local El Quackico derby on Easter Monday and finish with a trip to Welwyn meaning three points this weekend would be a welcome boost ahead of the tough run in. However, after a recent revival of fortunes they have lost their last three games whilst in return North Leigh have lost by the odd goal in seven to their National League South neighbours Oxford City in their Oxon Senior Cup semi-final, drew with Welwyn three apiece and thumped Coleshill Town by four without reply away from home, this game neither side can afford to lose…..

Bruno Brito

This week Sports Shots caught up with Aylesbury forward man Bruno Brito to ask when he joined the club, and how it all came about:

I joined Aylesbury in July 2018; Scott Reynolds was my manager at Leighton Town the club where I played half of the previous season. When he moved over to Aylesbury he invited me to come and join him to sign for the club, at the first training session I saw a good project to go forward with quality players and staff, there was everything a player needs to be at his best so for me that made my decision easier. Lots of different things have happened during my time since joining, players and staff have left which has made this season hard especially for those who decided to stay and for those who have joined us midway but that’s out of our control and I’m still enjoying playing for the club

How good a season does he feel he has had so far in terms of fitness & contribution?

Since the first pre-season training session there have been ups and downs for me but I’m always working hard to help this club and my team mates to succeed. I didn’t have many minutes in games with the previous manager but never had an attitude & never questioned his decisions, I didn’t miss any training sessions and always tried to keep myself motivated in that period, I’ve always kept my fitness up with gym workouts on top of training for when I got my chance. With Paul Bonham as the new manager I didn’t feel I had anything to prove to him he was with us from the start, he knows me well & how I work and how I could help the team, I started getting more minutes and this gave me more confidence. Goals started coming more often and that’s what is important for every football player, I’ve stayed at the club because of him, I trust and believe in everything he does is for the best of the team and club

How good a squad does Bruno feel the club has, and which players have impressed?

It’s been a long season to be honest, we’ve had players leaving and new ones coming in at all times, unfortunately this made our team look weak for a period but now I feel we are better and stronger. We believe we can do better match after match and we can compete with any team from our league, I’ll say two of our players who really impressed me this season… Jordan Jenkins (JJ) and Davis Haule, fair play for their quality, team spirit and bravery

What is Bruno’s preferred position in the side?

I leave the tactical part to the manager, a football player has to adapt to the system the person in charge wants you to play, I’m a forward player who likes to score goals so any position close to the goal is good enough for me but if the manager ask me to play anywhere else he knows I’ll give the same effort to help this team

Bottom of SL Div 1 Central table

We asked Bruno what his previous football history has been prior to Heywood Way:

These are the clubs I’ve played for:

 

U18:

Grupo Sportivo de Carcavelos (Portugal)

1 Dezembro (Portugal)

 

Senior:

Odivelas Futebol Clube (Portugal)

GMD Trajouce (Portugal)

Associação da Torre (Portugal)

Sport Clube Praiense (Açores)

Atlético Clube de Portugal (Portugal)

Frenaros FC2000 (Cyprus)

Sporting Clube de Macau (China)

Newport Pagnell Town (England)

Aylesbury United (England)

Leighton Town (England)

Aylesbury Fc (England)

The last three games have seen defeat for Aylesbury, what has happened to change the previous good run of results?

In our last three matches we haven’t performed at the best of our abilities and we all know that. We must clear our minds, keep our heads up and play the best football we can to get back to the wins we had a few weeks ago. We can compete and win against any team in our league on our day, I believe we can achieve our goal at the end of the season

At home to fellow strugglers North Leigh this week, how difficult does the front man expect this to be?

It will be a battle on Saturday against North Leigh, both teams need the points for different reasons, we know they have got a good side but let’s see on Saturday. They will face a better Aylesbury than the last couple of weeks, it will be a game where we expect to succeed and get the three points we need, I totally believe in my team mates, we have a better squad & we just have to perform. I wish to see many of Aylesbury FC fans support us in these last few matches; our team and club need to feel you are with us!

Finally, we asked Bruno if he could pick any team mate to go on any TV programme, who & what would he choose?

I definitely need to choose Ben Stevens to go on impractical jokers, I can imagine Ben setting up the punishments for the others… he’s evil! Hahaha

Sports Shots would like to thank Bruno for his time this week

SL D1C; Thame United 4-1 Aylesbury FC

THAME UNITED 4 (WEST 10, 48, 64 AND GOSS 44)
AYLESBURY FC 1 (BRITO 85)

Saturday 6/4/19

15:00

ASM Stadium, Thame

Attendance- 213

Weather – 10 Celsius, Dry and Sunny

Report and Photos by Carl Catling

 

*** STARTING LINE UPS ***

Thame United – Hill (gk), Peake-Pijnen, Lynn, Essex, Jewell, Ashworth, Tack, Sturgess (cpt), Goss, West, Martin

Subs used – Mepham and Evans

Aylesbury FC – Bennion (gk), Jenkins (cpt), Carby, Stevens, Merridan, Feyi, Young, Touleda, Haule, Deacon and Scott

Subs used – Odusoga Amadieu and Brito

Both sides went into this game with some hope of ending the season on a high. The whole season is now dependant in the final four games remaining. Today’s fixture did see a family atmosphere hit eh ASM Stadium with red Kite Radio broadcasting from the game, Thame Youth and Thame sponsors in attendance.

There was a slight delay to kick off due to a moments silence for the passing of old Thame United Chairman Jim Tite. As soon as the game started Thame were pressing all over the field allowing Aylesbury no time on the ball. Thame also showed their determination in their tackles early on notably by Lynn, Essex, Jewell, Sturgess and Ashworth. Thame were awarded a free kick which was taken by Tack which did go over the bar. Then the first goal came in the 10th minute when a mistake at the back meant a cross to West in the box was neatly controlled before going round Bennion for an easy tap in to make it 1-0. Aylesbury did claim for offside but the goal was awarded. The attacking play continued from Thame and a weighted pass by Ashworth found Goss in space on the left wing who came infield to attempt a curled shot which narrowly went high and wide. There was then a period of little chances and both teams turning possession over but Thame remained in control of the game. Aylesbury’s first chance came whereby a cross from the left found Haule in the box who managed to get in front of the defender but could not head the ball into the net, this was a real missed opportunity for Aylesbury. Aylesbury not long after produced a through ball towards goal but Hill anticipated it and closed the forward down making the chipped shot difficult and could not hit the target. Aylesbury continued to attack down their right flank putting Lynn under a spell of real pressure. Thame’s centre backs of Essex and Jewell were battling hard and were winning the battle against Haule and Deacon. In comparison West and Goss were working hard to find space up top and wide in order for play to be in Aylesbury’s half and allow the side to defend higher up the field. Thame’s Tack had a positive first half with multiple touches and multiple tackles to help his side maintain control. Also in the first half Sturgess and Ashworth were working well in tandem to aid the team both in attack and defence. A moment in lack of concentration meant Martin was able to find space 30 yards out and hit a half volley 30 yards out which rattled the bar but the ball was deemed not to have crossed the line much to Aylesbury’s relief. Thame ended the half with their second goal which was much deserved by Goss who as always is clinical inside the box from any distance albeit this one was a tap in from 2 yards out.

HT Score – Thame United 2 – 0 Aylesbury FC

The second half was very much of the same early on with Thame firmly in control of possession and territory. It did not take long for Thame to score again and this time Goss was the provider for West who was able to head the ball firmly pass the goalie to make it 3-0 and surely give the home side the win. This goal was another indication of great link up play between Goss and West throughout the match. There was a delay in the second half when Sturgess require medical treatment for a possible knock to the head which did then have an effect on the pace of play after. In the 64th minute Thame had a free kick given when there was a crunching late tackle on Goss. Goss was able to get up and take the free kick himself and hit the ball towards West who flicked the ball into the net giving him his hat trick on the day. Aylesbury made three changes in the second half in search of goals and did begin to play at a faster tempo late on. Thame were continuing to counteract this by their work rate and winning tackles all over the field. In the last 20 minutes despite the scoreline the game was very much end to end. Aylesbury did find a consolation goal in the 85th minute when a free kick was struck by left footed Brito which smashed the post and went in leaving Hill unable to move to make it 4-1.

FT Score – Thame United 4 – 1 Aylesbury FC

This was a physical game from both sides and a sublime team performance by the home team. This was a huge home win for Thame United who got back to winning ways and climb to 8th in the table. Thame now remain 3 points behind Didcot Town. Aylesbury remain in the relegation zone in 19th place.

*** MAN OF THE MATCH – Sponsored by Figaro’s Barber in Thame ***

This was decided by ASM Auto RecyclingDirector Paul McDonagh. Paul decided to pick hat trick hero Thame United’s #10 Dan West who was a constant threat in attack and proved to be dangerous inside the box.

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Saturday 13/4/19

15:00

ASM Stadium, Thame

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SL D1C; Aylesbury stalwart adamant Moles squad is now ‘Stable

Saturday 16th March 2019
Aylesbury v Dunstable Town
Southern League Division One East
Heywood Way
K.O. 3.00pm

After a free week-end last week, Aylesbury FC host Dunstable Town this Saturday at Heywood Way looking to build on their recent turn around in form that has seen Paul Bonham’s men accumulate three successive wins before a notable draw at play-off chasing Didcot Town two weeks ago, and in Dunstable they face a side that are in a down turn of form which has seen them collect just a single point from their last fifteen available. In that five game run Town haven’t scored a single goal either, and find themselves just a place and five points ahead of their hosts going into this fixture, although an away win could propel the Bedfordshire side a couple of places up that table. With the bottom three places separated by just three points both sides will be keen to pick up valuable points, but with Aylesbury recently successful against both Didcot & Bedford who are in those play-off positions, and a cup final place already secured for the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup, confidence will be high in the home dressing room……

Ben Stevens

This week Sports Shots caught up with defender Ben Stevens who has recently re-joined the club after hanging up his boots last summer, and we asked how he has ended up back in football:

I have been back at the club now for about two months after nearly ten months out. I suppose it was a combination of the wife saying that I was always grumpy on Saturdays after I’d stopped playing and a few little cheeky chats with Paul Bonham who somehow managed to talk me round. As for settling back in it was like I had never been away, the club is full of very nice people so they make you feel welcome straight away

How does Ben feel his fitness has been since returning, and how have his performances shaped up?

In terms of fitness I would like to be a lot fitter but after nearly ten months of doing nothing I don’t feel too bad, bar a few aches and pains the next day after a game lol. Performance wise I have felt like I have done well in each game I have played in, I’m a battler and a leader and I feel that it’s having a good effect on the squad

How good is this Aylesbury squad and have any players stood out?

The squad seems much stronger now than when I signed two months ago and that’s mostly down to Paul Bonham and his assistant Paul Toms, they have got the team fighting for each other again. There have been a few players that have impressed me, the first being Ryan Young, his energy, pace and the way he runs with the ball at defences is scary. Also Ty Deacon, even though I’ve known Ty for a while he has really impressed me with the level of consistency he has brought to his game, and finally Jordan Jenkins aka JJ just for the sheer fact that for most of the early season he carried the team single handed

What is Ben’s preferred position in the team?

I’ve been a centre half for many years but my favoured position is in centre midfield, that’s where all the action is and where I feel I can contribute more. I’m still all for the standard four-four-two formation as I feel that everyone knows their position & jobs, and I’m not constantly having to tell them where they should be which allows me to focus one hundred percent on my game

A remarkable turn around of late in form for Aylesbury has seen wins over Bedford, Leighton & Cambridge along with a very creditable draw at Didcot, how has this run been?

Your right it has been a remarkable turn around and a well needed and deserved one! The wins against Bedford, Leighton and Cambridge were massive and have brought great confidence and belief to the squad and the club, in all fairness we should have beaten Didcot as well. Both Bedford and Didcot are fighting for playoffs so to take four points from those two games have shown how far we have come as a squad over the last month, let’s just hope we can keep it up

After a week off this week they face Dunstable Town who are in poor form of late, how dangerous would it be to assume an easy three points ahead?

No game is easy in this league as we have shown teams in the last month so this one will be no different. Dunstable Town is another massive game for us and we will treat them in the same way as the last four games, we know a win will bring us closer to them and drag them into a relegation battle which is a little dangerous as it gives them something to fight for but hopefully we can take advantage of our recent form and get the three points

With so few games of the season left, what are Ben’s and the clubs targets for the rest of this season, and into next year?

Both mine and the club’s targets are the same, to picks up as many points as we can to avoid finishing in the bottom two, as for my plans next year I’m not really sure yet as I’ve won both league and cup at the level below so I’m not sure I want to try and do that again. I’ve been coaching a Bedgrove Dynamos youth team this year so I might take that up full time next season, who knows anything can happen in that time. My main focus right now is to keep trying to win football games and keep the club out of the bottom two

Finally we asked Ben if he could choose any team mate to go on any TV programme, who and what would he choose?

I would probably choose Ty Deacon to go on Who Wants to be a Millionaire as I don’t think they have ever had anyone get the first question wrong, and as Ty is not the sharpest tool in the box it would be a great possibility so would make good viewing!

Sports Shots would like to thank Ben for his time this week