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ACYFL; Buckingham Athletic U18 1-2 Clanfield U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 1

Clanfield U18 – 2

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s were brought back to earth with a bump after Sunday’s demolition of Risborough as they were beaten in their latest league game at Stratford Fields on Thursday evening by a strong Clanfield side who battled back from a third minute opener from their hosts. Equalising just before half time with a freak goal and then taking the lead from the penalty spot moments after the break was enough for the visitors who defended well and could have increased their lead had it not been for some terrific saves from Hayden Coombs, despite the home side huffing & puffing to try and draw level they simply couldn’t find a way past the resilient red back line.

Athletic took the lead in the third minute when Elton Anning got down the left wing before pulling back inside to Kyran O’Dell, he had plenty of time to pick his spot before despatching low beyond the reach of keeper Luke Haley. At the opposite end Jack Bellenger forced Coombs down at his near post to save a low drilled effort to save with both hands, whilst the next Buckingham attack broke down high up the pitch, the visiting backline seemed hesitant to clear allowing Anning to regain possession on the edge of the area but he dragged his shot wide of the target.

A Clanfield free kick on the halfway line was then floated wide out to Lawson Gadle who explored some space infield before curling around the far post, Anning intercepting their next attack and releasing Samy Aouati down the right, he centred where Nathan Bell-Toxtle got to the ball first but he could only sweep up into the waiting gloves of Haley. Just before the half hour mark a superb save from the Clanfield keeper kept the scoreline intact, an eighteen yard curling effort from Anning saw Haley fling out a hand to push away, the ball coming back off the upright with a defender on hand to clear.

Home side celebrate opener

Clanfield were having plenty of the play but frustration started to show when Jaden Mole received the ball some twenty-five yards out and with little other options ahead of him he blazed high into the dark skies behind the goal, but moments later he crossed from the right only to see Coombs again dive down low to save, with both hands on the ball Bellenger kicked the ball into the goal but the referee was quick to spot the infringement. Mole was now sensing some progress, another ball played up to him thirty yards out saw him drive forward before firing wide of Coombs’ right hand post, ahead of a good run down their left from full back Luke Archer but again he fired wide.

The turning point came with four minutes of the half remaining, Mole out on the right almost on the byline seemed happy to cross into the box and the initial reaction of the Athletic keeper suggested the ball had gone out of play, but as it looped over his head it bounced at the back post and somehow into the empty net. H/T: 1-1

Four minutes after the restart Clanfield scored what turned out to be their winner, Ben Weller progressed into the Buckingham box where a clumsy challenge saw the captain go down, the referee waited to see if any advantage would be gained before pointing to the spot, Mole doubling his tally for the evening from twelve yards. Athletic substitute Cassius Brookes almost made an immediate impact after coming on, after robbing possession in midfield he drove at goal and after slipping the ball through a defenders legs the roll took it just a little too far ahead, allowing Haley to race out from goal and beat him to it to make the clearance.

Jaden Mole scores from spot

A free kick to the away side out on the wing was met by the head of centre half Ross McKenzie in front of goal but his glancing header flashed across the goal face and wide, and they should have scored again when their hosts conceded possession in midfield and an inch perfect pass fed Bellenger clean through on goal, Coombs made a great block turning past his post for a corner. Minutes later the keeper denied the same striker again with another fantastic one handed save, the shot from the edge of the penalty arc saw Coombs fling himself to push away from the target.

A cross from the visitors right made its way to Mole who, with back to goal, managed to turn and volley over his shoulder all in one move but he got under the ball to lift high over the top, the technique deserved more; ahead of his team mate Gino Castanga curling from the corner of the eighteen yard area straight into the keepers gloves, and in the dying moments another Clanfield substitute Luke Barton was sent down the middle in on goal but he hurriedly just toe poked straight to Coombs. F/T: 2-1

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic manager Dan Turney: 

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SSMFL D1: Carter treble, Olawale and MacDonald give Ath big away win!

Robbie Carter fired a treble, while there were goals for Sam Olawale and Rob MacDonald as Buckingham Athletic won their Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 clash 5-0 at Brimsdown this afternoon.

Robbie Carter

Neil Griffiths has now seen his side win four games on the bounce, including scoring 12 times without reply in their last two outings.

The result takes the Athletic up to twelfth in the division 1 table.

 

B&B Int Cup 3R: Willis & Wright send Ath development into the county cup last 16

Jake Honor’s Buckingham Athletic Development side are into the last sixteen of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

Jake Honor

Goals from Charlie Willis and Charlie Wright put the Athletic Development two goals ahead against Bedgrove Dynamos at the break.

The home side pulled a goal back through a penalty but it was the visitors who progressed into the fourth round.

SSMFL D1 Cup: Ath head into the last four with seven-goal romp

Buckingham Athletic are in the semi-finals of the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1.

After reaching the quarter-finals of the Berks & Bucks on Saturday, the Stratford Fields-based side romped into the last four of the divisional cup with a 7-0 win over Hillingdon Borough on Tuesday evening.

Blessing Zulu

Blessing Zulu put the home side ahead before Jack Menday and Nick Bines took them in three goals ahead at the break.

Immanuel Soetan netted number four, before Zulu scored his second, and the Athletic’s fifth on the night.

Soetan made it six, before Sam Olawale wrapped up the scoring with goal number seven.

Neil Griffiths will now see his side head to the winners of the Winslow United versus Hatfield Town quarter-final tie.

BBCC; Buckingham Athletic U18 10-1 Risborough Rangers U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 10

Risborough Rangers U18 – 1

04.11.2018

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s breezed through their Berks & Bucks County Cup second round fixture with Risborough Rangers on Sunday, seven up by halftime the hosts tormented their guests with some free flowing football that saw two different hattrick scorers by half-time, in a performance that left the coaching staff all smiles ahead of another tough league fixture this week against Clanfield. Two goals within the opening ten minutes knocked the stuffing out of the young Rangers side which didn’t improve until after the halftime interval; they did restrict their opponents in the second half and scored a very late consolation to warm the hands of the parents on the side lines who had travelled with their team.

It took just four minutes for Buckingham to break the deadlock, Samy Aouati got down the right before crossing into the box where coming in at the back post Ethan White headed home. The goal calmed the Athletic side down allowing them to begin enjoying passing the ball around, the next move broke down high up the pitch but Kyran O’Dell seized to fire over the top, before Aouati again attacked the wing ahead of pulling the ball back across the area to White who forced Risborough keeper Thomas Roca to block for a corner.

The lead was doubled on ten minutes when an attack was halted inside the Borough box but with the ball loose no defender made any real effort to clear and O’Dell pounced to smash home. The Buckingham skipper then tried twice to get in on the act, lifting over the crossbar both times from twenty yards then from inside the box respectively, but the third duly arrived on eighteen minutes as Nathan Bell-Toxtle raced down the right to centre to the unmarked White who in front of goal simply could not miss.

Ethan White opens scoring

Within ninety seconds the home side won a penalty when Bell-Toxtle was felled heading towards the byline by a clumsy challenge, O’Dell scored his second of the morning from the spot. The scorer then almost turned provider crossing from the wing to find defender Luke McEvaddy in front of goal but the bounce was unkind and at full stretch he could only lift over the top, the visitors then had a rare foray upfield resulting in Bradley Casley shooting from distance & forcing Athletic keeper Conor Ross down at his near post to make the save.

On thirty-one minutes it was five with the first hattrick of the game falling to O’Dell, Aouati down the right again losing his man before pulling back across the box to his colleague who fired into the far corner, within seven minutes it was six when Aouati himself got in on the act drifting past a defender and cutting into the area to side foot inside the near post. O’Dell then curled over from the corner of the eighteen yard area, but just four minutes before the break White completed his hattrick when he chipped over Roca after a great one-two with Bell-Toxtle. H/T: 7-0

Three minutes into the second half Buckingham added their eighth of the game, a free kick right on the corner of the box was floated in by captain Jacob Williamson and met at the back post by McEvaddy who tucked home. The home side continued to press, a ball played up to Alagie Swarray Deen saw him drop his shoulder to leave his marker behind, driving into the box he fired wide of the far post, closely followed by O’Dell feeding Swarray Deen inside the box but Roca bravely dived at his feet to smoother.

McEvaddy (off pitch) scores from Williamson (8) free kick

The ninth goal arrived on the hour mark when Swarray Deen had acres of space and plenty of time down the right to pick out the inch perfect cross into O’Dell who thumped his header home, the next chance saw a corner from Williamson swung in & O’Dell was inches away with a glancing header. Risborough almost shot themselves in the foot when trying to play out from the back, a pass that was never powerful enough to reach it’s intended target was pounced on by Swarray Deen but from close range he could only clip over the crossbar.

Williamson was unlucky when his effort from the edge of the area that seemed destined for the top corner saw a slight deflection take it away for a corner, whilst at the opposite end a rare poor Athletic clearance allowed Oliver Cay to shoot from eighteen yards but he could only drive straight at Ross. Another glorious then went begging for the hosts when Bell-Toxtle crossed from the flank which eluded Swarray Deen but found White whose shot was blocked on the line, instead of clearing a defender allowed White to regain possession & lay off to Williamson whose shot from twelve yards was well saved with both hands by the Rangers keeper.

With five minutes left Buckingham reached double figures when Swarray Deen collected the ball outside the penalty area where a couple of strides forward saw him thump home despite Roca getting his hands to it, Risborough then grabbed a late consolation when a right wing cross was too high for the blue shirts defending their box, on the turn Marcus Waterhouse connected first time to turn home past the Athletic keeper. F/T: 10-1

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BBFA ST; Buckingham Athletic 2-1 Winslow United

Buckingham Athletic – 2

Winslow United – 1

03.11.2018

Buckingham Athletic progressed in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy on Saturday at the expense of their closest rivals Winslow United to win a place in the fourth round and to also bag the local bragging rights for the second time this season after their league win back in August. United manager Paul Alleyne admitted afterwards that his side didn’t turn up, missing several regulars the Ploughmen were behind in the fifth minute to an early penalty, the lead doubled by half time although in truth it could have been many more had the hosts taken their chances. But when Winslow pulled a goal back half way through the second half the expected onslaught wasn’t as vociferous as many expected, the backline of blue shirts repelled everything thrown at them, and the final whistle saw last season’s semi-finalists bow out.

Athletic were gifted the chance to open the scoring after just five minutes when hesitation in the Winslow defence allowed Jack Menday to steal possession and drive into the box where a lunging tackle saw him floored and the referee point to the spot, Neil King making no mistake from twelve yards. Within moments of the goal the hosts won a corner on their right, Nick Bines curled it right into the middle of the goal where despite several bodies fighting to get a touch, Boateng claimed in mid-air and held on to deny any further damage, before a cross reached Robbie Carter in behind Alex McGowan but the Winslow centre half had done enough to distract the Athletic front man who could only glance his header wide.

United try to get back in the game when a ball down the right channel looked a lost cause until Jack Bowers chased it down and pulled back across the eighteen yard area, with the defence caught out the ball rolled on to Tom Brindley but he miskicked, looping the ball up in the air and the chance was gone. The next Ploughmen attack saw Bowers hit a fierce drive towards goal which saw a great block, the follow up by Marcus Hussey hitting a defender before spiralling out for a corner, the set piece was headed clear where from twenty yards Simon King lifted high over the crossbar. Just as the visitors looked to be getting a foothold in the game, the home side scored again on twenty-seven minutes thanks mainly to some great work by Sam Olawale.

Neil King opens scoring from the spot

Chasing down a long lost cause on their right he not only retrieved but kept the ball in play, on the byline he jinked past his marker before crossing and quickest to react was Rob MacDonald who met the cross at the near post to flick across goal and in the far corner. Winslow were on the attack from the restart, a long range effort from Simon King was charged down inside the penalty area before Harry Dalton faced a one on one with Buckingham custodian Josh McAdoo who dived bravely at the strikers feet, the ball rebounding towards the empty goal but the keeper was up in a flash to throw himself on the ball, at the opposite end a Neil King free kick was met by the head of Carter but under pressure from McGowan it was a regulatory save for Boateng.

The Ploughmen almost gifted a third to their hosts when Boateng failed to hold a header back from a colleague in his six-yard box, MacDonald was on it in a flash but an awkward bounce meant he didn’t connect and the keeper was able to recover and smoother. Another Athletic corner swung right into the six yard line saw Menday climb highest to head over, and in the final minute Dalton received a ball to the left of goal where he advanced towards the near post before firing across the goal face and wide of the back post. H/T: 2-0

It took less than thirty seconds of the second half for the home side to try and extend their lead, Menday exploring the space in midfield before driving over the top from twenty-five yards, before Carter got away down the right and from a tight angle flashed the ball towards the near post where Boateng had to get down well to stop with both hands. At the other end a Winslow corner saw Dan Parsons go up against Ryan Marsden at the far post, the United man heading back across goal where Ryan Kelsey was on hand to clear off the line.

Buckingham then could and probably should have put the game to bed when a United attack broke down and with Olawale fed inside the opposite half a break away saw three blue shirts attacking two yellow shirts, but the Ath youngster opted to pass early and it didn’t reach its target & the chance was gone in a flash. Chances still came their way as the game wore on, moving the ball from their right touchline across the eighteen yard line, Olawale onto MacDonald who rolled on towards Carter who left it purposely for Menday who lifted over the top.

Ryan Kelsey clears off the line

Winslow were then awarded a penalty on sixty-seven minutes when Ryan Coyle brought a premature end to a promising attack, Ryan Freshwater duly despatched to half the arrears and set up a thrilling final quarter to the tie. However, it wasn’t the end of the home side’s intent as both substitutes Kevin Owusu and new signing Immanuel Soetan combined well which resulted in the latter firing over the top from distance, moments later Carter was fed through and faced Boateng one on one, as the keeper came out to meet the striker he knocked the ball past him but too far to reach and a defender was close enough to smash to safety.

Winslow won a throw on their right which saw Simon King fed on the eighteen yard line with his back to goal, he turned his marker but could only drag his shot wide of the target, Dalton then had a double chance inside the box, his initial shot blocked the rebound fell nicely for him to try again but McAdoo got down well to his right to save the second effort. Soetan then enjoyed some space to the left of the United goal, twisting and turning three separate challenges he fired into the side netting, at the other end Parsons fizzed a low cross into the six-yard box where McAdoo dived bravely at the feet of Rondell Joe to smoother.

In added time Soetan drove at the United backline switching from one foot to the other and back again before blazing high over the top, and the final action saw a Dalton cross take a flick on inside the area that came back off the post and as bodies clambered to regain possession a raised flag halted play, with the whistle sounding just seconds later. F/T: 2-1

Attendance: 124

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After the game Sports Shots spoke with Athletic manager Neil Griffiths: 
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Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, Quarter-final update

As the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy heads into the quarter-final stage, we take a look at who will, or could, join Buckingham Athletic in the last eight.

Berks & Bucks FA Senior Trophy

The Athletic are joined by Old Bradwell United, who knocked Hanslope out 4-3 on penalties after the game finished 3-3 in 90 minutes. Jamie Cox (11), Mohammed Aden Deria (20) and Shaun Ennis (40) scoring the goals for David Keene’s side.

Newbury went away and defeated Delaford Colts 2-1, while Wallingford Town AFC knocked out Kennington Athletic 3-1.

Next Saturday (10th November), Marlow United host Reading YMCA, Burnham entertain Wrightchoice & Unity CSA and Didcot Town Development play Aston Clinton.

In two weeks time, Sandhurst Town play Chalvey (WMC) Sports in the final tie of the 3rd round.

The draw will take place for the last eight with ties set to be played on Saturday 12th January 2019.

Teams still in the competition are:

Buckingham Athletic

Old Bradwell United

Newbury

Wallingford Town AFC

Marlow United or Reading YMCA

Burnham or Wrightchoice & Unity CSA

Didcot Town Development or Aston Clinton

Sandhurst Town or Chalvey (WMC) Sports

SSMFL D1 Cup, QF: Ath face Hillingdon for place in the last four

Buckingham Athletic will host Hillingdon Borough in the quarter-final of the Division 1 Cup on Tuesday (6th November) evening.

Buckingham Athletic FC

The winners of the game at Stratford Fields will go to play at Winslow United or Hatfield Town in the semi-final.

In the other half of the draw, FC Broxbourne Borough face Broadfields with the winners playing the team who comes through the London Lions versus Langford tie.

BBST; Winslow team mates United in search of cup progress and league revenge

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Buckingham Athletic v Winslow United

Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Third Round

Stratford Fields

K.O. 3.00pm

Stratford Fields

Winslow United face a trip for the second time this season to Stratford Fields where they square up to the old enemy in the Berks & Berks Senior Trophy and will be looking to avenge their defeat in the league fixture back in August. That evening a late Ash Farmer strike settled an end-to-end tussle between the local rivals, this time progression in the County Cup is at stake and with both squads having numerous changes since that early fixture a competitive cup tie is expected, Athletic have already warned that parking will be restricted and that car parks in the town should be used as a bumper crowd will be expected.

Ahead of the fixture Sports Shots caught up with long serving midfielder Grant Karwacinski, and defender Alex McGowan who joined from Aston Clinton earlier in the season, and we asked Alex first how he’s found life at Winslow since his move:

I’ve really enjoyed my time so far, the atmosphere around the team is great, and the support we get from the fans home & away, week in week out is second to none. I’ve tried to settle in as quickly as possible, and knowing some of the lads here was really helpful, overall I think it’s going really well

Grant has been at Winslow for a few seasons now, how does this squad compare to previous years?

This is definitely the best squad since my time at Winslow United! There is a lot of quality through out the team and that brings us a level of consistency each week

During his years at the club, there have been numerous changes of personal so just what has kept the midfielder at Elmfield Gate?

I enjoy being at the club on and off the field, it’s a very well run club with great support which I like. I’m not really one to keep changing teams regardless of the situation but this has fallen in my favour as Winslow have progressed massively over the past year or so. Obviously, age isn’t on my side anymore but I feel I can still contribute each week and I’m fortunate to have a good level of fitness so I’ll be about for a while yet

We asked Alex what he has found to be the main differences he’s found since the step up in divisions:

The organisation of sides & fitness levels would be the biggest differences in my opinion, every team is on the ball not just three quarters of them. The travelling isn’t too bad as we are all chipping in with sharing lifts etc, and with the momentum we have at the moment, the heavy schedule of matches is a bonus. Some of the strikers are harder to face though, being quicker & more intelligent with their movement and how they play

How did the defenders move come about & how difficult a decision was it?

It was a really difficult decision to make but I’ve known Paul (Alleyne) for a long time and I couldn’t turn down playing under him with the calibre of players at Winslow. I felt it was a good time to challenge myself at a higher level especially after having such a great season at Aston Clinton last year. It’s a great club and no doubt I’ll play there again at some stage in my career

Grant Karwacinski

We asked Grant which players this season have stood out?

There is an abundance of talent within our squad like D (Dan Parsons), Kingy (Simon King) & Freshie (Ryan Freshwater) but for me AK (Alex Kedzierski) stands out, he’s just a quality player. Good work rate, great passer of the ball, scores goals and keeps things ticking over

Have any players or opposition teams impressed Alex?

It’s easy to say but the whole squad has really impressed me, when you play & train with them you realise how good they actually are, some of the skill and fitness is quality. The only team I’ve faced that I was impressed with would be Harefield, but there is obviously a number of other sides which I haven’t played against yet that look good on paper

How does Grant see his role in the squad now, and are there any plans to go into coaching?

At the moment there is plenty of competition to get into the starting eleven, I’m not guaranteed a starting place like previous seasons but I just want to play as much as possible. It’s important that I take my chance when I do play but as long as the team is winning then that’s the most important thing. With regards to coaching, in all honesty it hasn’t crossed my mind!

And so to Saturday, how does Grant view the game?

It’s a huge game Saturday, not much introduction needed! We all know the importance of the game; a chance to put things right. We were poor in that last visit to The Ath so we owe them one, we owe it to our supporters for the bragging rights. We don’t really go into too much detail about players to watch because we know if we play to our abilities & our potential with our high tempo ethic then we are more than confident of winning, regardless of who we are playing

This is the first Ath v Winslow derby for Alex, has he had any warnings of what to expect?

I’ve played in derbies before but this seems to be different, the squad has been focusing on our midweek game but at the back of our minds Saturday’s game is there. We owe them after losing at the start of the season, I haven’t been made aware of anyone to look out for in particular, I’ll just focus on doing my job

Alex McGowan

Winslow are on a fine run of form of late which includes two wins against top of the table Harefield, and a mauling of Enfield last weekend, how did Alex rate those games:

I felt we expected more from Enfield to be honest, but we still did well not to slip up and we beat them comfortably. Harefield midweek was tough but the way we played for each other and battled we thoroughly deserved the win there too

Grant thought along the similar lines:

Definitely two superb wins & solid performances on both games. We played well with a good tempo and the hard work paid off, they were both very tough games against decent sides but we certainly deserved the win for both games. Onwards & upwards!

The Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy saw Winslow do well last season reaching the semi-finals, yet to have a home draw this term does Grant worry about away games, and how important is the competition?

This is a very decent cup to be in, we did really well last year but we want to go one better this season, it’d be great to go all the way this time out and yes it would be nice to get a home draw but it is what it is. I’d love a decent **** up after winning a trophy

Alex had cup success last year at his former club, he’d prefer a home draw at some point:

I think the team doesn’t mind too much about the draws but ideally it would be better to play at home where we know the pitch, and to have the full force of the fans behind us. This competition is at the top of the priority list, but then they all are! We want to win everything we take part in

Rounding up, we asked Alex to forward think to next May and to think about what would be a successful season for Winslow United:

The general gist around the club is that we want to gain promotion after coming so close last year, and obviously perform week in week out and to win some silverware. I want to play as much as possible and to win as much as possible

And Grant echoes the sentiment of promotion being the aim:

Ideally the target is getting out this division and pushing on to a higher standard, it’s a tough ask but it’s certainly achievable. If we can go and win a cup then that’d be great, but the league is our priority. Promotion would be a brilliant success story for us

Sports Shots would like to thank both Alex & Grant for their time this week.

B&B Senior Trophy 3R: Ath’s Farmer previews local derby clash against former club

Buckingham Athletic’s Ash Farmer has spoken to Sports Shots as his current club face his old side, Winslow United, in an exciting looking Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 3rd round tie on Saturday afternoon.

Ash Farmer

Farmer played under Perry Mercer and Terry Shrieves at Elmfields gate in a successful time, something he looks back at fondly.

I enjoyed my time at Winslow and have many great memories. It is a very well ran club with some great people involved there. I was lucky enough to get the chance to play with not only my mates but some very good players, some of which are there now so it’s always nice to catch up when we do play them.

Ash Farmer

The Athletic man go into the game off of the back of a good victory last weekend – Images below by Luke Stafford.

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The Hatfield victory turned out to be a good result for us in what had the potential to be a tricky game. We had several players missing for this game due to injuries and suspensions and when you go in 0-0 at half time you wonder if it’s going to be one of those days. Luckily we’ve got a very good group of players who stick together and once we got that first goal which we always believed we would, the rest was pretty plane sailing. In the end it turned out to be a comfortable victory.

When the draw was made for the county cup, there was no doubting the tie of the round.

For us, and probably the Winslow lads too, this is one of the biggest games of the season. It’s a local derby which I had always heard a lot about before I joined, and after we beat them at the death earlier on in the season I am sure they’ll want to get some revenge. It always attracts a crowd and although there is no points up for grabs I’m sure both teams will want to progress through to the next round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy. It’s always nice and good for confidence to go on a cup run!

As with all local derbies, form can go out of the window, but the two sides go head-to-head with very impressive records.

We are at home Saturday, and currently unbeaten there this season so we’ll be looking to extend that run. We know Winslow are flying at the moment but the same as any other game we will want to be solid and hard to break down before anything else, so I’m sure the gaffer will set us up to do that. Hopefully going forward we will have enough to score goals and get a result.

Farmer believes there is more to come from his Athletic side.

So far it’s been a good season, we are improving every week and have come on leaps and bounds since pre-season. We’ve got a great group of lads and hopefully we can win our games in hand in the league and push on up the table! Up The Ath!