Archive for Buckingham Athletic Football Club

Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One Cup Quarter Finals

The quarter final draw was made on Friday for the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One cup, Buckingham Athletic have been drawn at home to league leaders St Panteleimon whilst Winslow United travel to Enfield Borough. The draw in full:

1 Bedford or London Lions v Hillingdon Borough

To be played on Tuesday 7 January if at Bedford or to be played on Wednesday 8 January if at London Lions

(Bedford due to play London Lions on 19th November)


2 Buckingham Athletic v St Panteleimon

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


3 Enfield Borough v Winslow United

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


4 Stotfold v Amersham Town

To be played on Tuesday 7 January


Buckingham Athletic roar to victory to bag much needed win

Buckingham Athletic bagged their first league win in four on Tuesday night as they beat London Lions four-two at Stratford Fields to move up to thirteenth in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division One table.

Jack Menday

Matt Cruse put the home side ahead but Lions were soon level, after the break Jack Menday, Nick Bines & Sam Balls gave Athletic an unassailable lead despite a late consolation for the visitor’s.

Buckingham host Wallingford Town on Saturday in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, a game postponed from last week due to the wet weather.

The third Ath goal scored by Nick Bines (clip courtesy of Ian Lissimore):

B&B Senior Trophy, 3R: Ath tie called off just before kick off

Buckingham Athletic saw their Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 3rd Round tie called off just 40 minutes before kick off.

The game against Wallingford could take place next Saturday.

ACL,ND: Ath U18’s game against Burnham postponed

Buckingham Athletic’s U18’s game with Burnham in the Allied Counties League, North Division has been postponed due to an unfit pitch.

SSMFL, D1C: Ath Cruse into the quarter final of the league’s divisional cup

Buckingham Athletic are in the quarter final draw of the 2019-20 Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup.

Matt Cruse

Neil Griffiths saw his side produce an outstanding first half display which effectively put their tie against Rayners Lane out of reach.

Matt Cruse gave the home side an 11th minute lead but the visitors were level on 24 minutes courtesy of an own goal.

A six-minute spell before the break saw the Athletic score three goals. Jason Crawley (39) restored the lead before Matt Cruse converted a spot kick on 44 minutes.

CREDIT: Ian Lissimore

There was still time for Crawley to bag his second goal to take the home side in 4-1 ahead at the interval.

In the 59th minute, Enoch Sare bagged the Athletic’s fifth.

The Stratford Fields-based outfit now go into the hat for the last eight of the competition.

THANKS: Go to Colin Howkins for his updates and Ian Lissimore for his Video.

SSMFL,D1: Ath rue missed chances as Hillingdon leave with the points

SSMFL D1; Buckingham Ath v Hillingdon Boro preview + Ath midfielder Kevin Owusu reveals all

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Buckingham Athletic v Hillingdon Borough
Spartan South Midlands Division One
Stratford Fields
MK18 1NY
K.O. 3.00pm


(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:

Buckingham Athletic:

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


Hillingdon Borough:

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



Kevin Owusu

Full name: Kevin Owusu

Age: 21

Nationality: French

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

Stuart Ironmonger

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

Buckingham Athletic U18’s clear the Hayes at Stratford Fields

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s won their second game of the season on Thursday night at Stratford Fields as they overcame their AFC Hayes counterparts by five goals to three.

A hattrick for Sam Hencken and a brace from Evan Walters see’s the Ath youth side climb to sixth place in the Allied Counties Youth Football League North Division.

For latest league table click here:

UHL,D2N: Carter goal extends Ath Development’s unbeaten league run to three games

Buckingham Athletic Development extended their unbeaten run to three league games as they defeated 10-man Headington Amateurs at Stratford Fields last night (Tuesday).

Robbie Carter

Robbie Carter scored the penalty for Jake Honor’s side to take all three points. This was after Harry Heritage was elbowed off the ball which was spotted and the visiting player was sent off and a spot kick awarded.

This Saturday the Athletic’s second string head to Long Crendon Reserves, 2pm start.

Starting XI: H. Coombs, E. Walters, L. Walters, D. McAndrew, S. Janecki, O. Golding, S. Balls, H. Heritage, T. Marshall, K. Adjei, R. Carter

Subs: S. Astin, K. Brady, C. Roberts, C. Willis

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates

UHL D2N: Ath Development host Headington Amateurs this evening

Buckingham Athletic Development will play host to Headington Amateurs at Stratford Fields this evening.

The uhlSport Hellenic League, Division 2 North game kicks off at 7.30pm.