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B&B Intermediate Cup: Ath Development head to Eldon Celtic in the last four

Buckingham Athletic Development head to Eldon Celtic in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, semi-final draw made today.

Jake Honor’s side travel on Saturday 16th February with a place in the final awaiting the winners.

The Athletic progressed as they defeated Bletchley Park 4-2 last Saturday.

A Tom Summers brace, plus strikes from Chris Wright and Chris Parr securing progress from the quarter final.

BBFA IC; Athletic defender confident his team can find code to success at Bletchley Park

Saturday 19th January 2019

Bletchley Park v Buckingham Athletic Development

Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final

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K.O. 1.30pm

Buckingham Athletic Development travel the short distance to Bletchley Park on Saturday for their Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final and come up against a side who sit third in the North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division table and haven’t lost a North Bucks competitive game since they were defeated in their opening two games of the season back in August. Park have scored fifty-nine goals in their thirteen league games this season and have only conceded three at home so Athletic will need to be on their game at both ends of the pitch, although go full of confidence after a fantastic season that sees them sit third in their Spartan South Midlands development league table with games in hand that would take them top without having to win them all. Buckingham won last week-end after a battle with their top of the league contenders Berkhamsted but had to come from behind twice to win by the odd goal in five after a two-legged mauling of Harpenden in the divisional challenge trophy either side of Christmas, so with eyes on three lots of silverware this season will be given a tough test by the boys from Bletchley.

Luke McAndrew

This week Sports Shots caught up with defender Luke McAndrew to ask how long he’s been at the club and what it means to be there now:

I started playing for the Ath youth team when I was fifteen, I hadn’t found a position then as a player so played both right back and left back but played most of the games that season on the left as we didn’t have anyone to play that side. Since then I have played all across the back four for youth, development and the first team but my main position nowadays is at centre half. I used to watch the Ath when I was younger and watch my brother play so once I finished playing junior football I knew that I wanted to play for the club and I can’t see myself playing for any other now

What is Luke’s preferred position these days and in what formation?

My favourite position in the team is at centre back, which would be my preferred position as I feel I can play at my best leading from the back. At youth level we played four-two-three-one and then the first & development team both used that formation so I have adapted to that, as a team I feel it gives us the best all round

How has the season been so far in terms of fitness and performances?

Fitness personally and as a team has never been better as we set our targets at the start of the season and all are working hard to ensure we reach those, and that is seen as we are still involved in both cups and in a good position in the league with games in hand, so we need to ensure that we keep pushing ourselves to get what we want out of this season. Again I and the team are having one of our best seasons that the development has ever had, and when I’m given the chance by Jake (Honor) & Ben (Townsend) I give my all as we have a big squad where people are constantly fighting for places. I’m contributing both on the field helping the team defensively by being vocal and talking to everyone, but also off the pitch where it is a great environment for everyone

Just how good is the development squad this season and which players have impressed so far?

The squad this year is the best I’ve seen since I joined the club, we are a young squad that are working hard for each other as we know what we want to get out of this season, so we’ve all been working hard for it off the pitch and especially on it. We have only conceded fifteen goals in fifteen games this season with four clean sheets, but we have scored forty-three goals which shows the strength in our squad, we also haven’t lost at home for almost three hundred days! Being three points behind top spot with four games in hand & recently beating Berkhamsted means the outcome of our season is down to us, if we win all our remaining games we win the league which is our goal whilst being in the quarter-finals of both cup competitions means we expect to win even more. It’s hard to pick out certain players when everyone has contributed to each game & playing in great form, a lot of players have boosted the squad this year such as our keeper James Green who has saved us in many situations, dominating in the air inside the box. Charlie Wright has helped with our attacking options with eight goals in six games, both Ollie Golding & Harry Heritage have helped dominate midfield and control the game all season & have made a real impact, all across our back four has been solid all season ensuring that we are playing from the back, creating chances, scoring goals & ensuring we don’t concede

A thumping two-legged win over Harpenden either side of Christmas was followed by an epic battle last week with Berko in league matters, how were those games?

During the six-one win over Harpenden in the first leg we went out and played the best football we have in a long time in the first half, but it was just a minute of losing concentration which created their goal. In the second leg I didn’t play as I was away with the first team in a good four-one win at Amersham. The first half against Berko was the worst we’ve played all season and nothing was going right but going a goal down woke us up a bit, at half-time we all knew it and some changes saw Corey (Bulley) come on to press every ball and to get us higher up the pitch as they kept playing at the back. Getting the equaliser from Dan McAndrew woke us all up and we had the majority of the ball and all was going our way but from a couple of mistakes we conceded again. However we didn’t let that stop our game plan, as we then kept fighting & pressing for every ball, for me to score our second equaliser to make it two-two was massive personally, to be able to contribute and help the team out, it’s rare that I ever score! It then came down to a battle of who wanted it more & credit to them they didn’t back down easy, but with a late goal from Kieran (Brady) we were all pumped with the hope that we can go all the way and win this league

Big cup game this week at Bletchley, what do Ath know about their hosts and will it change how the play?

We don’t know too much about them but we know that they are going to be a physical side and to get this far in the cup they must be a good side so we can’t under estimate them. We aren’t going to change how we play as we’ll still try to get the ball down and play, but know that’s going to be physical and are prepared for it

With the position the team are now in, what needs to be achieved for it to be classed as successful?

With being in such a great position in the league and also in the quarter-finals of both cups, for it to be successful we are expecting to at least finish with some silverware, but to get more than one would be a real bonus. The whole squad know that if we don’t finish with something we will all be disappointed with ourselves when we know we have such a good chance from here, so it’s up to us to finish the rest of this season on a high

Finally, we asked Luke if he could pick one player from the squad to have a different job for twenty-four hours, who and what would he choose:

I’d probably pick Louie Walters to do something in entertainment as he always brings a good atmosphere to the team & to the dressing room, he picks people or the team up when we are down

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

BBFA CC; Buckingham Athletic U18 3-0 Bourne End U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 3

Bourne End U18 – 0

13.01.2019

Buckingham Athletic U18’s progressed into the Berks & Bucks County Cup semi-finals with a win over Bourne End on Sunday at Stratford Fields, and as convincing as the scoreline sounds the story could have been very different had the visitor’s taken one or both of their two very early chances that should have seen them ahead before their hosts got their game going, but those chances were missed and they were made to pay when the home side scored two goals in as many minutes and from there looked comfortable seeing the game out to a conclusion. Afterwards Buckingham manager Dan Turney admitted his side had reverted back to a more direct style of football as the heavy pitch was not suitable for their usual passing game, and some early nerves almost cost dearly but once they calmed and played to their instructions, the Bourne defence struggled to cope with the pace and power their hosts had up front, and a three goal lead by half-time proved unassailable with no further damage after the break.

Five minutes in Bourne won a free kick in the middle of the pitch which Theodore Luff played straight down the middle and a deflection off an Ath boot set up Josh Ralphson perfectly but he had to take the shot on first time and lifted over the crossbar, moments later George Watson did well down their left wing and crossed into the box where another ricochet off a blue boot put the ball into the path of the incoming Maximillian Yuill who from six-yards drove wide of Hayden Coombs’ right hand post. Despite their good start End fell behind on the quarter hour mark when Kyran O’Dell did well down the right channel and as bodies swarmed into the box he pulled back to Elton Anning inside the penalty arc who drilled low into the bottom corner.

Cassius Brookes scores second Ath goal

The lead was doubled a minute later when a simple ball down the middle for Cassius Brookes to chase after saw him lose his marker and as keeper Matthew Garske came out to the edge of this box the Buckingham striker slotted past him with some ease. With a two goal lead the home side were a side transformed and attacked at will, Anning soon had another pass to chase after inside the area and rounding the Bourne keeper he went to wide and as he tried to square back to team mates in the middle he could only locate a defender who cleared long, O’Dell was next to try his luck latching onto a superb pass through the visitor’s defence but Garske advanced to dive at his feet & got something on the shot to divert for a corner.

Brookes then attacked down the flank and was inches from finding O’Dell in front of goal but the cross was just too close to the keeper who managed to gather and hold, at the opposite end some patient build up play from the away team resulted in Josh Warden shooting from eighteen yards that had Coombs diving superbly to his left to catch with both hands, play was switched very quickly to the other end where Brookes fed in O’Dell but as the striker went to shoot the ball hit a bobble and he could only lift high over the top.  Ath scored their third with four minutes of the half remaining, a Bourne free kick was easily cleared down field and a lob over the top saw Alagie Swarray Deen power ahead of his defender before rounding Garske and tapping into the empty net. H/T: 3-0

Alagie Swarray Deen scores third just before half time

Just two minutes after the restart Ath were on the attack with O’Dell who saw a shot from the edge of the area take a deflection allowing Garske to cover across his area and gather, whilst Bourne won a free kick out on their left which was swung in and climbing highest Watson headed straight into the waiting gloves of Coombs, a foul twenty yards out gave the home side a sight of goal again but O’Dell curled over the crossbar, and on the hour mark the visitors came close when Thomas Crockett arrowed a dipping drive over the top from twenty-five yards out.

A Buckingham corner was swung right into the near post where a mass of bodies all challenged and as the keeper fell to the floor the ball rolled in but the referee was quick to sound his whistle and give the foul to deny a fourth goal, ahead of O’Dell again trying from the edge of the box but getting under it he lifted far too high to cause any danger. The game petered out in the latter stages although a late run in behind from Swarray Deen had Garske out in a flash to block with defenders on hand to clear, Athletic progress and eagerly await the semi-final draw ahead of league cup action later this week. F/T: 3-0

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic U18 manager Dan Turney: 

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SSMFL D1: Ath come from behind to secure win at Amersham

Buckingham Athletic came from behind to win 4-1 at Amersham Town in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 today.

Amersham took an 18th minute lead before hitting the post just four minutes later.

Blessing Zulu levelled the scores just two minutes before the interval after he broke through to drill home.

Eighteen minutes from time the Athletic took the lead as Jack Carter’s shot hit the post and his brother Robbie followed up to score.

Robbie Carter

Ten minutes later Soetan chested the ball into the net to extend the Athletic’s lead.

Neil King

Neil King wrapped up the points after converting from the spot after Zulu was fouled on 86 minutes.

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.

SSMFL D1: McAdoo relishing a big few months ahead in the Ath’s season

Josh McAdoo

Buckingham Athletic goalkeeper Josh McAdoo has spoken to Sports Shots as they head to Amersham Town in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 on Saturday afternoon.

The Athletic are up to fifth in the table and head to the south of the county looking to push on.

McAdoo told Sports Shots

Yeah we’re starting to climb the table, which is a positive, and good to see as I believe we should be up there pushing and fighting for those top spots.

As a team we have been playing well and been getting some good results, we just need to cut out the odd bad result we seem to put in after a run of good games, or a big win, If we can do that there’s no reason we can’t be up there and with some of the players Buckingham have they should be up there.

The Athletic man has been has been a regular in the side with 21 appearances this campaign. He has aided his side’s points tally and cup progressions with some outstanding displays too.

My form this season hasn’t been too bad, had a nice little run of 5 clean sheets in 8 games, which I haven’t done in a while, but that was also down to what’s in front of me too has to be said.

I also get help from Dave, who’s our goalkeeper coach, which we’re very fortunate to have as there are not many clubs who have a coach dedicated to looking after the keepers. This has helped as we are always talking of ways to help and new things to come up with and adapt, maybe working on penalties might help as seem to have the Cech problem of not saving many! I’m always improve and will look to.

So onto Amersham tomorrow, what is McAdoo expecting?

Firstly, as a team, and being part of it, we’ll be looking for a reaction from last Saturday as we know we didn’t play well. However Amersham like most teams in this league will be another test.

I’ve heard how Berkhamsted development management have taken over and, already, signed six or seven players, so expect another tough game.

In this league, as we’ve found out, there’s no easy games, you can’t just expect to turn up and win. We’ve got to be at it to get the three points. I have confidence in my team mates that we’ll be up for the challenge.

With some big cup games ahead in the next few weeks, the Athletic stopper is relishing the challenge.

I feel excited for these cup games. These are games I want to part of and think the lads relish these games too.

As we’ve already shown this season we have come up against some very good teams in cups and won, we’ve played higher league teams and won and we took a very good Potton team, all the way, but lost unfortunately on pens.

Like many people have said before there one-off games, and it’s who wants it the most on the day or night that tend to come through it.

Hopefully when the dates for finals come our name will be in the fixture.

McAdoo is back and enjoying his football at Stratford Fields.

I have got to say I’ve been enjoying it this year at the Ath. Last season I took a year out as wasn’t happy in football or playing well at all. Griff (Neil Griffiths) and Jamie (O’Grady) encouraged me just to come down and train in pre season, no pressure and see how I got on, and felt.

From the start all the lads and everyone to do with the club made me feel welcome, and have all been great.

I spent first 4-5 weeks with the development team playing and they was great with me and instantly could see what a great club this was from top to bottom. Everyone is pushing and driving for this club to be successful and I’d love to be a part of that.

In closing, McAdoo offered festive greetings and said some kind words about Sports Shots.

I’d just like to wish everyone a happy new year and say a big thanks to everyone that’s associated with Sports Shots for doing an amazing job covering the non-league.

Keep smashing those viewing figures and milestones !!!

Up the Ath !!!

SSMFL D1; Buckingham Athletic 2-2 Buckingham Town

Buckingham Athletic – 2

Buckingham Town – 2

29.12.2018

The final ever Buckingham derby saw the two sides share the points however the home side were devastated by a penalty two minutes from time which gave the Milton Keynes side the chance to level, and Kelvin Osei-Addo who had scored after just nine seconds of the contest was more than content to double his tally for the afternoon and snatch a late draw that the Town second half performance warranted, all after being down to ten men for the entire second half. With the visitor’s changing their name to Milton Keynes Borough from the New Year, they entered the field of play in their new bright yellow kit with their new club badge proudly showing off their new title, and their early opener rocked their hosts, but Athletic fought back and were ahead by the break courtesy of two set pieces that went straight in, they then held out against the ten men where they had to defend for the majority of the second period, but were undone by that last gasp spot kick.

Any pre-match team talks from the Athletic manager Neil Griffiths were out of the window from the start, the away side took the kick-off and sent the ball down field where defender Robert Tapp looked to have everything under control, but he slipped and in a split second Osei-Addo was on it and unleashed an unstoppable drive that flew over Josh McAdoo in the home goal and into the top corner. The hosts almost fought back immediately when Robbie Carter was released down the left flank, he skipped past a challenge & drove into the box where his initial shot was blocked, a follow up was also blocked before eventually the danger was cleared.

Carter was soon making a nuisance of himself down the opposite side, a ball across the six-yard box saw Kevin Owusu and Rob MacDonald inches away from connecting but again it rolled to safety, Owusu then centred a perfect cross into MacDonald whose diving header looked in until it came back off the base of the post and rolled out for a goal kick, he then almost turned provider as he flashed the ball across the goal face but it was an inch too high for the incoming Blessing Zulu, Owusu went close again collecting a pass outside the box before turning and firing over the crossbar of Town keeper Bobby White.

Rob MacDonald header came back off the post

Neil King found some space on the corner of the box and his cross found Owusu in the box however he timed his leap all wrong and just glanced the ball back to White, the inevitable equaliser then duly arrived with eleven minutes of the half remaining, Athletic won a corner which full back Nick Bines swung in from their right and the curling cross eluded everyone and nestled inside the far post. Town came straight back and a cross that was half cleared was met by Alex Marios and his low drive had McAdoo diving away to his left to gather, then on forty-one minutes the visitors were reduced to ten men when their skipper was sent off.

Robbie Carter went up with Scott Dummitt to challenge, both fell to the floor and the referee on the spot brandished a straight red card to the centre half, for what was later assumed to be for foul play. A minute of chaos ensued before King placed the ball and curled into the box, White appeared to have it covered but slipped and one bounce took into the far bottom corner to give the hosts the lead going into the break. H/T: 2-1

As so often happens in football, the team with the numerical advantage could not make it count in the second period, and instead were defending for long periods of the forty-five minutes, with the occasional foray forward looking to extend their slender lead. From the off Jack Clarkson got down the right channel and with options in the middle he opted to shoot, blazing high over the top, at the opposite end Robbie Carter did well on the edge of the eighteen-yard box twisting & turning before shooting, a block came in but rolled out to MacDonald who drove low towards the bottom left hand corner but inches wide of the upright.

Nick Bines scored direct from a corner

Another Athletic clearance found Sam Bearman some twenty-five yards out and his dipping drive had McAdoo at full stretch to tip over his crossbar, his side then won a free kick was which was lofted into the box and found Gabrielius Judickas with his back to goal, he managed to turn his marker but his shot deflected away for a corner, another move saw the ball played up to Judickas on the edge of the area where he managed to turn his defender but then just lifted high over the top. Town then went even closer when Osei-Addo to the right of goal forced McAdoo into a good save & the rebound fell to Marios who absolutely smashed across the open goal and just wide of the far post.

Then with just two minutes remaining Osei-Addo made a run into the box and a challenge took him down, despite the protests from the blue defence the official pointed to the spot, the front man picked himself up and levelled the scoreline, Ath then went closest in added time to a winner, a Bines free kick curled in was met by the head of King but under pressure he could only head over; a draw being the fairest outcome on the balance of play. F/T: 2-2

Attendance: 135

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After the match Sports Shots caught up with Athletic manager Neil Griffiths: 

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SSMFL D1: Griffiths upbeat ahead of Buckingham derby at Stratford Fields

Neil Griffiths is in an upbeat mood as his Buckingham Athletic side host Buckingham Town in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 this weekend.

Neil Griffiths

The Athletic manager will see his fifth-placed side go head-to-head with the Robins again after knocking them out of the county cup back on 6th October.

Griffiths told Sports Shots:

We go into Saturday’s game in a really strong position.

The confidence is high after  our win against Winslow and this was supported by a tough away win at Bedford the week before.

However one-off games are never a concern for me, we get to impressive levels in big games but it’s making sure we follow it up with another two or three wins after.

Buckingham Town is the next in that run, so it’s important to we don’t go flat after last week’s game.

Stratford Fields has been a good place for us, something that we want to continue. We had great numbers at training on Thursday 27th and that’s a testament to the type of footballer we have here. They take it seriously and are doing everything possible to be successful.

It was a very close encounter last time, Terry (Shrieves) has done a fantastic job from nothing in the summer and has brought players in gradually over the season.

So Saturday will once again not just be tough but I expect to be a harder game than the first time around.

Squad-wise we are beginning to get players back at just the right time.

Jack and Robbie Carter are now back after lengthy lay offs, that with the addition of Josh Muschett has given the squad a boost. Dan Staley has completed three games for the development after missing the first half of the season. He will be like a new signing once fully fit.

We also have our very successful development side which has seen Stu Ironmonger come up on a more permanent basis. The development have been, and will continue to be, a huge support for the club.

I’d like to finish by wishing Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all at Sports Shots. It gives local football such an incredible platform.

SSMFL D1: Athletic come from behind to secure derby day victory

Buckingham Athletic secured all three points with a 3-1 local derby win over Winslow United at Elmfields gate this afternoon.

Neil Griffiths

Alex Kedzierski’s brilliant 21st minute volley put United ahead, a lead they took into the break.

As the two teams started the second half, it was an action-packed opening fifteen minutes that transpired.

Within sixty seconds of the kick-off, Blessing Zulu netted the equaliser before Robbie Carter had put the visitors ahead within a minute.

Kedzierski picked up a second yellow on 50 minutes before Daniel Parsons received a straight red just nine minutes later as the home side were reduced to nine men.

Zulu added his second, his side’s third, on 78 minutes, before Simon King collected a second booking within five minutes.

 

SSMFL DCT; Dan hoping Buckingham success this season won’t go Stale

Saturday 15th December 2018

Buckingham Athletic Development v Harpenden Town Development

U25 Development Challenge Trophy 1st Round 1st Leg

Stratford Fields

K.O. 3.00pm

Buckingham Athletic development side have continued to impress this season, fighting it out at the top of the league table whilst progressing through four rounds so far in the in the Berks & Bucks county cup; this weekend they begin their campaign in the Spartan South Midlands Development Division Challenge Trophy with the first of their two legged first round tie against Harpenden Town, who the Ath have already completed a league double over this term. Last Saturday saw a determined draw against Penn & Tyler’s Green in the BB Cup having to be decided by penalties, the winners of this tie go on to face Kempston Rovers in the quarter-finals but with the second leg not until after the New Year, an exciting 2019 beckons for the Athletic boys.

Dan Staley

This week Sports Shots caught up with last season’s club captain Dan Staley who has been out for a few months due to injury, but who has started the comeback trail in the development side, and asked exactly what’s been wrong and how he is now feeling on the road to recovery:

I have been out for an awfully long time, it’s been about six months now, I’d had a couple of training sessions back in the summer under Neil and his coaching staff but then unfortunately I hurt my ankle playing six-a-side. I knew at the time that something wasn’t right because of the amount of pain, but I didn’t think I’d be out for this long, a few doctor and hospital appointments later with trips to physio added to time out and resting up and here we are finally on the other side of it all. I’ve played just under one hundred and eighty minutes now and feeling like I’m on the way to recovery, I think personally I’d benefit staying with the development side for a bit and getting my fitness & confidence back up and getting back to enjoying football again, and I certainly have enjoyed the two games I’ve played for them so far. I have to say thank you to all the physio’s I’ve seen and a big shout out to the club’s former healing hands Jason Liscum, he has been great recently with all the injuries we’ve had at the club and always finds the time to help the club out when needed

How frustrating has it been on the side lines?

Its been very frustrating, I won’t lie! We’ve had some great games this year already, the two local derby wins over Winslow for instance were the types I games I love to play in, and all the players want to be involved in. Fortunately we’ve got a good group in the first team and they’ve kept me involved in any way that they can, and I’ve just been supporting them as best I can

So what are the targets for the remainder of this season?

My personal goals for the remainder are simply to play as much football as I can and to enjoy it. Missing six months of football sets you quite a way back, so just building up my fitness is my priority, and just getting the ball back to my feet. It’s been a bit of a blow playing ninety minutes again but nothing too drastic, so it’s full steam ahead from now

Being a local lad, how does it feel seeing so many of the club sides doing well?

It’s great seeing this club doing well, I started playing for the youth team at The Ath when I was fifteen and it’s gone from strength to strength. All three senior sides are doing well, especially the development side who will be right up there in the league come next May so silverware is a strong possibility this year, I feel it will be a disappointment if we don’t end up with any

Having had plenty of time to watch both senior men’s sides, how does he feel they are doing and which players have impressed?

I’ve seen a fair bit of both but mostly the first team, and I think they’ve had a steady first half of the season, ideally we’d like to be higher up the league table but with games in hand and also a lot of football still to be played, there is still lots of opportunities to get right up there. We’ve also been outstanding in the cup competitions and took a few scalps against higher level sides which has been great to watch, it seems we step up a gear against the better sides which is great but we need to be punishing the lower sides which is how we’ve dropped a few points in the league. If we can iron those problems out from here and we can get up the table then we can hopefully end up in an FA Cup qualification spot for next season, I think that’s a target. Our under twenty-fives have the best side they’ve had in a while I think, a number of them have done very well, players like Stu Ironmonger has stepped up and made a first team spot his own, and Ollie Golding who has also stepped up and is now having a run in the first team. It’s great to see and it’s what the club wants

We asked Dan how the game was last week and how nervous the penalty shoot-out was?

The win last week was a great victory to play in, I felt like we were unlucky to go one down so to come up with a late equaliser and take it to penalties was fantastic. Penalties are always a lottery and we knew that, so just showing the character we did to come back was great, and credit to the management and the team. Luckily, we won the game and progressed and now we can look at going all the way which I think we are more than capable of

How high a target has Dan set himself in non-league football?

We wanted to be up their fighting for promotion this season, all the players in the first team are capable of stepping up and they’ve shown that so that’s our aim. Long terms goals for me are to just get as high as possible and enjoy my football. Ideally that happens with The Ath at some stage, but who knows what will happen

Finally, we asked how much the club are looking forward to the two-legged Buckingham Charity Cup semi-final with Winslow?

Yes another semi-final up soon and we face our neighbours again. It’s always a hotly contested game against them and one which we all enjoy and the buzz you get when you win is great. We’ve beaten them twice already this year so we’ll go into these games full of confidence that we can do it twice more.

I’d just like to add our thanks again to everyone at Sports Shots, we say it week in week out but the work you put in to promote and cover local football is amazing. It’s nice to see you getting the hits and views you deserve; long may it continue!

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

B&B Intermediate Cup: Ath Development head to Bletchley Park in the last eight draw

Buckingham Athletic Development will head to play at Bletchley Park in the quarter final of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup.

In the draw made today, Jake Honor will take his side to face Park on Saturday 19th January 2019, 1.30pm start.