Saturday 2nd November 2019
Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon Borough
Spartan South Midlands Division One
(This season’s) League standings:
South Midlands League Division One (19 teams)
Buckingham Athletic 14th
Hillingdon Borough 18th
(Last season’s) League standings:
Spartan South Midlands Division One (20 teams)
Buckingham Athletic 4th
Hillingdon Borough 16th
This game last season:
2nd March 2019
Buckingham Athletic 14 (Jordan Appleton x 5, Kevin Owusu x 3, Rob MacDonald x 2, Sam Olawale x 2, Nick Bines, Dan Staley)
Hillingdon Borough 2 (Harry Healy x 2)
Last six games:
D 1-1 away v Brimsdown 26th October SSMFL
D 1-1 away v Long Crendon 19th October BBST
D 1-1 away v London Tigers 15th October SSMFL
L 4-1 away v White Ensign 13th October FAV
W 4-3 home v Park View 5th October SSMFL
W 1-2 away v Great Horwood 21st September BBST
L 6-1 away v Baldock Town 30th October SSMFL LCT
L 0-2 home v London Tigers 26th October SSMFL
W 3-2 home v Amersham Town 19th October SSMFL
L 3-1 away v Stotfold 12th October SSMFL
L 4-1 away v London Tigers 8th October SSMFL
D 1-1 home v St Panteleimon 5th October SSMFL
Full name: Kevin Owusu
Marital status: not married
Preferred number: 7
Most effective position: Left wing
Daytime job: Coach
Former clubs: MK Dons, Biggleswade United, Olney Town
We asked Kev:
How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?
My summer was good thanks, it was good to get that break because I played a lot last season, so time to recuperate the body and brain was crucial, and you get to do stuff on Saturday’s aswell haha! After two weeks I started to miss it though, mostly after watching the women’s World Cup, you just want to play again
Re-signed on for Athletic this season, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?
After a very successful season I thought that we could have another good season and hopefully get promoted. Buckingham is a very good club with a lot of good people involved so it wasn’t a hard decision to re-sign. Aylesbury Vale Dynamos were interested and I also spent pre-season with Biggleswade FC but that didn’t work out
How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?
Personally I think I’ve done alright, I’ve been a bit more consistent and contributed with goals and assists, but because we haven’t started as well as last season it doesn’t feel like it sometimes
What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?
For me I expect to play well every game and try to assist or score a goal. This season I’ve set myself the aim to try and score at least fifteen goals as I think last season I got nine or ten. For the squad the target is to get promoted, with our start to the season it’s going to be hard but I’m sure we can be up there by the end of the season
Who has been your biggest influence in football?
Just football in general influenced me, the more I saw people play, the more I wanted to play myself
How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?
Even though we haven’t had the best start there’s still belief, all we need is two or three wins then we’re back in it. I think everyone will be key, but we need everyone to do their job and if they do it well then we’ll pick up wins
Home to Hillingdon Borough this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?
We played them twice last season and it was two very different results, as they had two different teams, so this weekend I’m not too sure what to expect but all we need to do is make sure we’re ready and get the win
Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?
Myself and Matt Cruse, anything that goes wrong on the pitch and we’re onto people straight away haha!
What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?
I don’t really have a routine as I work in the morning then go straight to the game
In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?
Stu Ironmonger is the most under rated player because he is one that doesn’t stand out in games but will give his best and will do a good job for the team
Who has the worst dress sense at the club?
Not sure who has the worst dress sense but will probably have to go for the gaffer because has loads of luxury but sometimes it doesn’t go haha!
When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?
I normally look for Chelsea because that’s who I support, then maybe MK Dons because I work for them after that I’ll look at my acca or results in the league
Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?
Dan Staley because I’m not really into the music he plays in the changing rooms
What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?
If we are doing well then hopefully the game that gets us promoted
Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?
I don’t mind as I don’t score many hatricks, so they can decide
Sports Shots would like to thank Kevin for his time this week