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The new era of Ladies football will start on Sunday at Buckingham Athletic Football Club.
The recently formed Buckingham Athletic Ladies team will play their inugural game when they host to Welland Valley Ladies at Stratford Fields, 2pm start.
The team will be managed by Carmen Robinson and play in the Thames Valley Ladies League, Division 2 North. Their league campaign starts on Sunday 10th September.
Due to the delayed start of the Spartan South Midlands League, U25 Development Division this season, Buckingham Athletic have arranged another couple of friendly games.
Tomorrow (Saturday) they travel to Northants Combination side Roade then host the very highly rated AFC Dunstable Development 7 days later.
Buckingham Athletic skipper Dan Staley has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to entertain London Lions in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm.
Despite going down to their first defeat of the league campaign at Risborough Rangers on Tuesday evening, it has been a bright start for Mark Carter’s side.
Pre-season was positive this year, retaining most, if not all of our players from last season and adding a few key members to the side. We played teams from mostly higher leagues and came out with some good results, so going into the first game things were very positive. We won our first 2 games well, with our first game being an 8-0 win. Tuesday we travelled to Risborough and had a rude awakening in the first 10 minutes going two goals behind. We showed some good character to go on and score and had a good few opportunities to equalise but it wasn’t to be. Even though we lost and we didn’t play our best, we still could have come away with a result against a good side, so that’s a positive.
The defeat has made the Athletic want to bounce back quickly.
Everyone’s itching to get back at it on Saturday and right the wrongs from Tuesday night, and add another 3 points to the table. It’s very early days, but things are looking positive and there’s no reason why we can’t be in and around the top come May time. Hopefully we can have a good cup run in one of the trophies this year, something that we certainly didn’t do last year.
Stratford Fields is building on foundations laid over a number of years thanks to a small band of volunteers.
The Ath is going from strength to strength on and off the field, and with our very young side, it’s looking very positive footballing wise.
Buckingham Athletic never recovered from conceding two early goals as they went down to their first Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 defeat 1-3 at Risborough Rangers last night.
The Athletic were two goals down after 20 minutes and came back into the game as they managed to pull a goal back just before half time. Jack Menday’s deflected free kick setting up a good second half.
Despite their best efforts, Mark Carter’s side failed to get past a well-organised Rangers defence and it was the home side who netted again to secure the three points in front of a crowd of 91 spectators.
Larry Woodward’s Buckingham Athletic Development side continued their build up to the new season with a 6-1 victory over Middleton Cheney on Saturday.
Dan Hassell put the Athletic ahead at Stratford Fields before Josh Hooper made it two.
Jordan Tavener converted from the spot just before the break and there was still time for Hooper to net his second, the Athletic’s fourth.
Midway through the second half Mason Childs produced a brilliant 30-yard chip over the goalkeeper to increase the Athletic’s lead before Cheney pulled a goal back minutes later.
Tom Kennard slotted in the Athletic’s sixth to wrap up a good day for Woodward’s men.
Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.
Buckingham Athletic are top of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 table.
Mark Carter’s side made it back-to-back wins in their opening two games with a 3-1 victory at Harefield United.
After an 8-0 opening day win over Codicote, the Athletic travelled to Hertfordshire full of confidence. Despite this they went a goal behind to their hosts early on.
Man of the match Ben Acquaye equalised for the visitors to take the sides in level at the break.
The second half saw the Athletic come out strong as Jack Menday rattled the crossbar before the visitors eventually went ahead through last season’s top scorer, Robbie Carter.
It was summer signing from Tring Athletic, Chris Stapleton, who ensured the Athletic returned from Harefield with maximum points as he netted a third.
Buckingham United First Team VS Great Horwood Reserves
Olney FC VS Wing Village First
Hanslope First VS Buckingham Athletic Reserves
City Colts A VS Stony Stratford Town First
Old Bradwell United Development VS Tattenhoe First
MK Wanderers 1st Team VS AFC Santander Saturday
Wingrave (Saturday) First VS Haddenham United First
Wooburn Athletic First VS Risborough Rangers Development Under 25
Rivets FC First VS Ayletico First
Quainton First VS Hazlemere Sports First
Elmhurst First VS Long Crendon First
Gold Hill First VS Ludgershall United First
Oving First VS FC Leisure First
Bedgrove Wanderers First VS APBS FC First
Wendover First VS Aylesbury Dynamos First
Marsh Gibbon First VS Penn & Tylers Green Reserves
Bucks CC First VS Prestwood First
AFC Amersham First VS Great Missenden First
Bucks Blue First VS Aston Clinton Reserves
Downley Albion First VS Bedgrove United First
Ascot United Development VS Westwood United Reserves
Berks County Reserves VS Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves
Bracknell Town Reserves VS Richings Park First
Chalvey (WMC) Sports Reserves VS Langley Reserves
Finchampstead First VS Langley Galaxy First
Signcraft First VS Hurst Reserves
Maidenhead Town First VS FC Imaan Lions FIRST
Cookham Dean Reserves Saturday VS Real Saracens First
Eldon Celtic First Saturday VS Kintbury Rangers Reserves
Uffington United First VS Mortimer Reserves
Steventon First VS Shrivenham Reserves
Faringdon Town Reserves VS Compton First
Grove Rangers First VS Abingdon Town Mens
Abingdon United FC Developme VS Reading YMCA Rapids
Frilsham & Yattendon First VS Ardington & Lockinge First
Matches to be played 9th September.
Following five successive games on the road Buckingham Athletic Development host their first pre-season friendly against Middleton Cheney on Saturday.
The side have won their last three games against Great Horwood, Tring Town and Yardley Gobion following a draw at Aston Clinton and a narrow 1-0 defeat at Olney.
Manager Mark Carter has revealed that his squad will be unchanged for Buckingham Athletic’s trip to Harefield United tomorrow (Saturday).
Speaking to Sports Shots, the first team boss at Stratford Fields is looking for ‘more of the same’ after his side won their opening day fixture 8-0 last Saturday.
The result, unsurprisingly, took the Athletic to the top of the table after one game, with Carter looking for to match the same standards set in their Codicote win.
Carter also has another away trip on Tuesday evening when his side face a Bucks derby with Risborough Rangers.