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FA Cup PR; Leighton Town 2-1 Thame United

Leighton Town 2-1 Thame United

Report & images: Carl Catling

Tuesday 3/9/2019

Attendance – 212


Leighton Town Goals –

McCelland 12 Mins

Frederick pen 36 Mins


Thame United Goals –

Mapley 84 Mins (who had his penalty saved but headed the ball in afterwards)


The tie attracted a good size crowd at Bell Close which provided a great FA Cup atmosphere.

Congratulations to Leighton Town who progress to the next round of the FA Cup & face a long journey to Lowestoft on Saturday.

This will be a tough one to take for Thame as the final chances in the last fifteen minutes just would not go Thame’s way.

Sadly early errors in the first half made it extremely difficult for Thame to earn an away win or even take the game to extra time.

Thame will now have a week and a half break before the next fixture.

FAC P; Thame United 3-3 Leighton Town

*** FA CUP FT Score – Thame Utd 3-3 Leighton Town ***

Report & images: Carl Catling


Saturday 24/8/2019

ASM Stadium

Attendance 101


Thame United (Gledhill 35, 61, 78)

Leighton Town (Campbell 17, Murrell 34, Webb 77)


This was a hard earned draw in the end and was a game full of drama. The first half was edged by the away side but Thame came from behind 3 times in this one.

Both sides remain in the hat for the First Qualifying Round.

The replay between the two sides will be Tuesday 3rd September.

Man of the Match – Andy Gledhill who come off the bench to get Thame back into the game and net a hat trick!

Video Interview with Man of the Match and Hat Trick Hero Andy Gledhill:

Match highlights:

FA Cup Ex-Preliminary; Winslow United 2-3 Roman Glass St George

Winslow United – 2
Roman Glass St George – 3


Winslow United bowed out of the FA Cup at the first attempt on Sunday after defeat to Bristol side Roman Glass St George, a game that was played in ever changing conditions which saw warm sunshine replaced by downpours frequently saw the home side equalise with just eight minutes left and as they pressed for a winner were undone by a sucker punch in added time. For the second game in just five days home keeper Sam Ashmead was the talk of the first half, after scoring from inside his own half on Tuesday he went up for a high ball just three minutes into this game and landing awkwardly was knocked out, after several minutes of treatment he carried on, but after going behind in the second half was eventually substituted to be replaced by midfielder Ricky Gwilliam, by this stage the visitors were ahead but Mitchell Collins levelled only for the last gasp heartbreak to knock the Ploughmen out of the cup!

After the injury to Ashmead the game sparked to life when Winslow were awarded a penalty which Ryan Freshwater duly despatched, just past the half hour mark the home custodian again felt the effects of his injury and had to have more treatment but insisted on carrying on. That decision was justified as within sixty seconds George Lloyd burst through the yellow & blue backline and fired low towards the goal but the keeper still had enough of his faculties to get down low and save to earn the applause of the home faithful, moments later Lloyd again beat the offside trap but again Ashmead got down well to smoother.

Ryan Freshwater opens the scoring

Injury then forced the Roman’s into a change as Ken Oni had to be replaced by Josh Dempsey, Dan Parsons almost doubled the lead when drifting past two defenders out on the left he cut in to the area and his low cross from an acute angle was blocked at the near post by visiting keeper Ross Grimshaw. With all the interruptions the first half went on an additional ten minutes, the last of those saw the equaliser when Ryan Radford broke down the right and sensing Ashmead off his line he chipped over the stranded keeper into the unguarded net. H/T: 1-1

Within nine minutes of the restart the away side took the lead when awarded a penalty of their own, Radford doubled his & his sides tally for the afternoon, shortly after another challenge saw Ashmead go down again and this time he agreed to leave the pitch, Adam Beckett joining the action allowed Gwilliam to don the gloves. Parsons again went close when getting away down the right channel he put the ball through the advancing keepers legs and as amass of bodies all tussled to get to the cross at the front of the six-yard box, a Roman leg stuck out to divert for a corner by an inch or so.

A twenty yard free kick saw Beckett strike the crossbar & bounce over, but on eighty-two minutes a cross from their left found Collins unmarked at the back post who couldn’t miss, straight back up the opposite end a superb reaction save from Gwilliam kept the visitor’s out but he was powerless three minutes into added time when a great strike from Steve Fitzpatrick from distance dipped over his outstretched arm to seal the game for the Bristolians. F/T: 2-3

Attendance: 278

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Winslow manager George Tomlin:
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FA Cup Extra-Preliminary; Winslow United v Roman Glass St George FA Cup Preview

Sunday 11th August 2019
Winslow United v Roman Glass St George
FA Cup Extra-Preliminary Round
Elmfield Gate
MK18 3JA
K.O. 2.00pm
(note: two o’clock kick-off)

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands League Division One (Step Six)

Winslow United 3rd (of 20)

Toolstation Western League Premier Division (Step Five)

Roman Glass St George 17th (of 20)


Last season’s FA Cup run:

Friday 10th August 2018: Winslow United 2-2 Easington Sports

Tuesday 14th August 2018: Easington Sports 2-0 Winslow United


Saturday 11th August 2018: Bradford Town 5-2 Roman Glass St George


Last four games:

Winslow United:

W 8-0 home v MK Robins 6th August SSMFL

W 2-5 away v Langford 3rd August SSMFL

W 1-0 v Aylesbury FC (Buckingham Senior Charity Cup Final at Buckingham Athletic) 6th May

L 4-1 away v Enfield Borough 3rd May SSMFL

Roman Glass St George:

L 1-2 home v Odd Down 3rd August TWL

D 3-3 home v Bradford Town 27th April TWL

W 0-2 away v Odd Down 22nd April TWL

L 0-2 home v Cribbs 19th April TWL



Ty Deacon

Full Name: Ty Deacon

Age: 20

Nationality: English

Marital status: In a relationship

Preferred shirt number: 9 or 7

Most effective position on the pitch: Striker

Daytime job: Conservatory, window & door fitter

Former clubs: Oxford United U18, Kempston Rovers, Aylesbury FC


We asked TY:

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

Summers go so slow for me without football, once I’m back off my holiday i just want to get going again!

Signed on for Winslow this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

Obviously George getting the job, & what we went through as a group last year was amazing & i wanted a fresh start after the frustrating season I’d just had. Yeah, I had a bit of interest from all different levels but the team here is amazing and I want to see what i can do with these boys

How do you feel pre-season & start of this season has gone for you personally so far?

Pre-season as a whole is always tough, but I’ve been putting in the work & extra so far, I’m feeling a lot fitter and sharper each week

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

Personally, my goal target is thirty-five for the season but as a team i think going up is a must & a good cup run will be good for everyone involved at Winslow

A national FA cup competition this weekend, on a Sunday, sounds familiar!! After last season’s successes for yourself how much are you looking forward to this game?

Last seasons success was mental! But FA cup games are the best games to be involved in, a completely different buzz and its win or go out so we know we always have to be at our best to get as far as we can!

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

Defiantly watching Ronaldo & Cristiano Ronaldo has been key & watching videos over and over trying to learn

How much belief is there in the squad that you can win this tie and progress into the next round, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

Belief is high and with a team of our quality and what we can produce on our day we know we can get a good result if we turn up! Our spine is key but our whole squad is important not just certain players!

Ty Deacon scores in FA Sunday Cup final in April

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Definitely AK!

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

Normally just get a good sleep, stretch and foam roll before i leave & always get a fruit pot before a game!

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

I think the whole squad is appreciated and don’t think anyone is under rated

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Charlie Abraham’s I’d say but there’s a few!

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

If Liverpool are playing them, but locally wise it’s probably Aylesbury Dynamos or United just because I’m a local lad and like seeing them do well

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Definitely would be Alex Little, don’t know what he’s into but don’t think I’d enjoy it!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

League wise would definitely be the Buckingham Athletic game but the FA Cup game is just as important to us

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

Three pints, one for each goal!



Alex Kedzierski

Full Name: Alex Kedzierski

Age: 25

Nationality: Greek Cypriot

Marital status: Married 3 kids

Preferred shirt number: 4/8

Most effective position on the pitch: Centre midfield

Daytime job: Open reach civil engineer

Former clubs: Aylesbury/Thame/Hayes/Yeading/Oxford United


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, went on a few trips abroad so enjoyed getting away, I missed football without fail but it was good to have a rest. Think I played over sixty-five games last year so it took its toll on my body, I tore my ankle ligaments in the last game of the season so I didn’t have much choice then to rest and recover, and otherwise I wouldn’t have rested for so long. But I’ve been cycling so I kept my fitness up

Signed on for Winslow this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I think I had six or seven clubs interested in me joining them this season, so it was a great feeling to be wanted, my agent has been kept busy! But I think with what George has brought to Winslow I didn’t have much choice, all my mates are here, team spirits high, good morale around the club and it’s looking very positive. It’s a great club to be a part of and for me I feel it’s more about enjoyment and I know I will with Winslow

How do you feel pre-season & start of this season has gone for you personally so far?

My pre-season personally hasn’t been great as I tore my ligaments in my foot last season.  I haven’t recovered fully and haven’t been able to work as I hard as normally would but I’ve been trying to manage it best I can. I feel I’ve started well, like I never left and scored a few goals to get me going

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

Promotion without fail. We came close the last two season but I feel we have more of an edge this year, everything seems a lot more positive around the club. For me personally, to score more goals than last season and keep working hard to get the results we need

A national FA cup competition this weekend, on a Sunday, sounds familiar!! After last season’s successes for yourself how much are you looking forward to this game?

I’m buzzing, I can’t wait for Sunday, we didn’t do very well last year with Winslow when we should’ve done a lot better. This year I feel we’re a lot stronger so it would be good to get a good cup run and prove a lot of people wrong. We don’t know a lot about the other team which is a good thing, but on our day were good enough to beat most teams

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

It kills me to say it as his ego is big enough already, God didn’t grace him with any looks but give him a football and it’s a different story. Kieron Schmitt growing up taught me a lot from a young age, spent hours teaching and coaching me to become better and better each day

How much belief is there in the squad that you can win this tie and progress into the next round, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

It hasn’t crossed anyone’s mind that we will lose, I feel if you come to football not believing you’re going to win every game, then you may as well stay at home. I never come to football thinking we’ll lose, it isn’t in me whoever I come up against. Everyone is key in my eye, we all have our own jobs to do in different ways but player for player we’ll be better than them, it’s just making sure we do the right things and work hard and we won’t have a problem

Alex Kedzierski scores in B&B FA Sunday Cup final in April

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

My apprentice Ty Deacon. Kids so big time especially when he don’t get his own way, nothings ever good enough for him. He will do well for us this season so we’ll let him off, plus he’s got lovely legs

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

Set my alarm for eight, have a shower and put my pants on, go downstairs & have my porridge and read the paper, stick magic on to chill me out. About nine I go and cut the grass for my old girl before she starts giving it lemon. About ten take my nephew to little kickers, come half eleven I head home for poached eggs on toast. Twelve thirty comes around I pick up Ty who doesn’t stop moaning and then we go a win

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

Most underrated player has got to be the gaffer. I still believe in him, that he’s got it. But I feel a lot of people judge him because of his appearance so they write him off

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Jack Page! Some of the clobber he wears is rascal and if he ever does look good he’s wearing something I’ve got, or he’s asked me for advice

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Being honest I don’t really take much interest in other teams results, I have a look at our league to see how the results have fallen and also my mates results who play elsewhere to see how well they have done

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on match day, and why?

Alex Little for me, great lad but I haven’t heard him speak two sentences over the year I’ve known him so I’m baffled to think what his Spotify playlist is like

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

There’s not a game I most want to win I don’t think, I just want to win every game possible and do aswell as we can and keep pushing as a club. Every games important and we have to win them all

Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

I don’t think they have to worry about that as I haven’t got a chance. But a hand shake and beer would do me

Sports Shots would like to thank Ty & Alex for their time this week

FAC 2QR; Banbury United 0-2 Bath City

Banbury United – 2

Bath City – 0

Banbury United saw their FA Cup campaign come to an end on Saturday as National League South side Bath City scored a brace of belters before half time to seal the game, and frustrate their hosts who found it difficult to create chances against a well drilled defensive unit. A game of few chances played in constant rain rarely sparkled for the home faithful, Ross Stearn scoring both of the City goals which were venomous strikes that gave United keeper Jack Harding no chance what so ever, and the visiting custodian Ryan Clarke had very little to do over the ninety minutes.

Stearn was a constant threat during the afternoon until he was substituted to a rapturous farewell by the numerous black and white adorned supporters towards the end of the game, and an early attack saw he and Anthony Straker combine well down the left before the former fizzed the ball across goal but Harding was first to meet it to gather the danger. Ryan Brunt then tried his luck from the edge of the area but ballooned his shot way over the top, and a corner moments later from their left was met by the head of Robbie Cundy but he headed straight at the United keeper.

It took the hosts fifteen minutes to create anything for Ricky Johnson to attack, a cross from the right met his head at the back post but under severe pressure he could only steer wide, and Greg Kaziboni with Ravi Shamsi then threatened as a good run from the former saw him feed Shamsi on the corner of the Bath area, a clever flick saw him escape his marker but just as it seemed he was in on goal a covering defender got across to block and eventually clear. Despite Banbury looking fairly comfortable dealing with their visitor’s the first goal arrived on the half hour mark.

Stearn doubles City lead

A fierce shot from Adam Mann forced Harding away to his left to parry two handed but the ball landed perfectly for Stearn to run in and rifle into the roof of the net from close range. The goal raised the confidence in the away side and they strove forwards looking for more, a free kick was slung in from out on their left and sliding in at the back post Frankie Artus was inches away from doubling his sides lead, but just three minutes before the break Bath did secure their second. A corner was headed clear but lurking on the edge of the arc Stearn came across to meet the ball perfectly to smash a dipping drive past Harding and into the back of the net. H/T: 0-2

Jordy Ngathe was introduced to the game at half-time for Banbury and he enjoyed a lot of the ball down the flank but the City defence were quite happy to deal with anything their opponents threw at them whilst hitting on the counter attack when they could. The United substitute got down the right early in the second period and found Jack Self on the edge of the penalty box but he could only lift over the top, and another cross from the same player saw a mass of bodies clambering to get a touch at the back post but the ball just rolled agonisingly away for a goal kick.

Shamsi then got down the left and from almost on the byline he flashed the ball across the goal face where the ball seemed to fly parallel with the crossbar as it sailed away to safety with no one up to get the killer touch, and with it the home side seemed to sense from there the game was done. As Bath reasserted themselves, Harding was forced into a superb double save on sixty-nine minutes when Stearn attacked down the left and his low drive saw the keeper push away with both hands, a follow up then saw him have to fling himself back the other way to block and a defender was luckily on hand to thump away.

Jordy Ngathe made a difference after coming on

A vicious drive from distance from Mann had Harding beaten all ends up but as the ball flew past him it hit the goal support as it bounced wide, another stinging volley then saw Charlie Wise in front of his goal somehow manage to flick away for a corner which must have resulted in a headache afterwards, Mann then tried again from twenty-five yards but way over the top. A United attack was broken down deep in the Bath half and despite the calls for a foul from the home support Sean Rigg collected the ball and headed for goal, he ran the length of the field before diagonally shooting across Harding and about two feet wide of the back post.

Rigg then tried from distance but cleared the stand, and with seven minutes left the misery for the Puritans was compounded when a tackle on the edge of the Area saw Lee Henderson collect a second yellow card of the afternoon and sent for an early shower. There was time for Brunt to drag an effort across goal and wide, but the final whistle saw those from the West Country singing in the rain!

Attendance: 654

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After the match Sports Shots caught up with Banbury boss Mike Ford: 

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SLP; United keeper & striker hoping to clean up this season, starting with Bath

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Banbury United v Bath City

FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

Banbury Community Plant Hire Stadium

K.O. 3.00pm

Banbury United return to FA Cup action this weekend as they host Bath City of the National League South in the second qualifying round, in what will be a really tough test against the side that sit in fifth place in the level above with six wins and four defeats in their opening ten games of the season. United brought Weymouth back to the Community Hire Stadium in the previous round to progress and will be looking for the giant killing tag and the chance to go further in the competition with some bigger clubs not too far away at this stage.

This week Sports Shots caught up with goalkeeper Jack Harding and striker Amer Awadh ahead of the game, and asked both how good the spirit is within the camp after such a good start, firstly Jack:

We’ve had a really good start considering it’s a new league for us, and most of the teams we’ve played we haven’t really known much about. The lads have settled in really well, all the boys get on well so the atmosphere is great, that definitely shows on the pitch and in our results

Amer agreed:

Yeah it’s been a very good start to the season and all the new lads have settled in really well, and that includes myself too. There’s a really good bond in the squad, unfortunately we lost our unbeaten start last weekend but we bounced back on Tuesday to get another three points

We asked Amer of all the new faces that have come in, who have impressed the most?

Personally I think Greg (Kaziboni) and Hendo (Lee Henderson), Greg because he is so powerful, fast and can use both feet, he’s a defenders nightmare. With Hendo it’s a bit different, he’s given us a lot of stability at the back with his experience, and he reads the game really well

Jack picked out exactly the same players:

Greg has obviously scored a couple of great goals and is very exciting to watch! But as a keeper I’d have to say Hendo, he’s come in and been a rock at the back for us. He has struck up a good partnership with Wisey (Charlie Wise), but to be fair all the new lads that have come in have improved our squad

Jack Harding

Jack hadn’t played until this week with new keeper James Goff coming in and keeping the number 1 shirt, how does Jack think he’s done?

Goffy has done really well for us, he’s been great to train with and is a top lad. It hasn’t been frustrating having to watch him at all, I’ve learnt from him whilst he’s been with us just by watching him and training with him. He’s a great keeper and still only young, the only frustration for me has been not being fit enough to play and help the team

How does Amer feel he has settled into the squad?

I’ve settled in to the squad really well, I have a good bond with all of the players and when it comes to the games I’ve been really enjoying my football recently. The level of football has been challenging but I think I’ve coped really well with it

And has he set himself any targets for the year ahead?

My targets are exactly the same as the teams, get as far as we can in the FA Cup and also get promotion for the club. I really think this could be the year for us; I’d also love to get more goals this season too!

Jack started his first game this week at Bedworth, how was it?

It’s only been seven or eight games but it felt like months. I’m so happy to be back playing and be playing pain free, it’s been a long time. The game wasn’t that great to be honest, we were not at our best but we won three-one so that’s all that matters. It was a game that maybe last year we would have drawn two-two but late on we scored and they didn’t!

We asked Jack how the squad treat the FA Cup when it rolls around.

It is just another game but we’d all love a good FA Cup run! We are confident in our ability and we will try and win the game as we always do, we know it will be a tough game against Bath so we have to be at our best

Amer sees it as a chance to shine:

Yes of course we treat every game the same but obviously the match on Saturday will be a great one to show what we’re really about, and to show everyone how good we are

Amer Awadh

United currently occupy fourth place in the league, we asked Amer how competitive he thinks it will be:

I think it’s too early to say as we haven’t played enough teams so see what we are really up against this season, but I’m expecting it to be a challenging & competitive league

Jack agrees:

It’s a very competitive league, the teams we’ve played so far have been physical and very well organised, it’s too early in the season to rule anyone out. The top ten look very strong

After their first league defeat of the season last week, what did Jack make of the defeat?

I wasn’t there, but from what the lads have said it was just a bad day at the office. We created some chances that we didn’t take and we didn’t make it hard enough for them to score

Amer has similar reflections:

I’d say it was just a bad day at the office, we still created enough chances to at least earn a draw. I wouldn’t say they were better than us but more a case of we made some costly mistakes which led to their goals

Rounding up we asked Amer how each level of football he has experienced so far has differed:

Out of all the club I’ve played for, this is probably the most physical and organised side I’ve played for. I’ve played abroad which was probably my hardest challenge mainly due to the weather and having to cope with a different language. I also played for Oxford City for a while, mostly for the reserve side but making a few appearances for the first team, but I didn’t play enough to say that’s the best level I’ve played at

And has Jack any fond memories of the FA Cup?

I haven’t been involved in a great cup run at senior level yet, but made it to the first round with the Under 18’s for Banbury. We played Dagenham & Redbridge at home on a Tuesday night under the lights, where we lost two-one but we gave it a really good go!

Sports Shots would like to thank both Amer and Jack for their time this week

FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Draw

The draw for the second qualifying round of this seasons FA Cup has taken place today, and see’s Banbury United face a very difficult home tie with National League South side Bath City if they overcome their replay with Weymouth on Tuesday evening, whilst if Aylesbury United win their replay at Marlow they then face a trip to either Kempston Rovers or Chalfont St Peter who also have a replay to decide who goes through.

The draw in full:


1 Chester v City of Liverpool

2 Ashton United v Trafford

3 Radcliffe v Curzon Ashton

4 Farsley Celtic v Southport

5 Mossley v Kidsgrove Athletic

6 Staveley MW v Guiseley

7 South Shields v Stockport County

8 Knaresborough Town v Newcastle Benfield or Workington

9 Cleethorpes Town v Bamber Bridge

10 York City v Ashton Athletic or Morpeth Town

11 Marine or Scarborough Athletic v Frickley Athletic

12 Dunston UTS v Irlam

13 FC United of Manchester v Colne

14 Nantwich Town v Blyth Spartans

15 Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

16 Chorley v Parkgate or Leek Town

17 Witton Albion v Spennymoor Town

18 Altrincham v Whitley Bay

19 Consett v Warrington Town

20 Sutton Coldfield Town or Rushall Olympic v Alfreton Town

21 Boston United v Peterborough Sports

22 Saffron Walden Town or St Ives Town v Grantham Town

23 Kidderminster Harriers v Atherstone Town

24 Stourbridge v Leamington

25 Rugby Town v Hednesford Town

26 St Neots Town v Romulus

27 Nuneaton Borough v Brackley Town

28 Alvechurch v Corby Town

29 Kettering Town v AFC Mansfield

30 Anstey Nomads v Mickleover Sports

31 Halesowen Town v Chasetown or Gainsborough Trinity

32 King’s Lynn Town or Histon v Stafford Rangers

33 AFC Telford United v Bedford Town

34 Buxton v Coalville Town

35 Hampton & Richmond Borough v Burgess Hill Town

36 Northwood or Kings Langley v Farnborough or Lewes

37 Wealdstone v Great Wakering Rovers

38 Welling United v Chesham United

39 Hendon or Harlow Town v Phoenix Sports or Lancing

40 Woking v Tooting & Mitcham United

41 Hanwell Town v Lowestoft Town

42 Egham Town v Brightlingsea Regent

43 Chelmsford City v Worthing

44 Concord Rangers v Margate

45 Leverstock Green or Hadley v Dorking Wanderers

46 Haringey Borough v Erith Town

47 Cheshunt or Leiston v Hastings United

48 Coggeshall Town or Berkhamsted v Beckenham Town or Walton Casuals

49 St Albans City v Corinthian Casuals or Whyteleafe

50 Bowers & Pitsea v Hemel Hempstead Town

51 Billericay Town v Burnham

52 Chalfont St Peter or Kempston Rovers v Aylesbury United or Marlow

53 Hitchin Town v Didcot Town

54 Bognor Regis Town v AFC Sudbury

55 Haverhill Rovers or Long Melford v Leatherhead

56 East Thurrock United v Whitehawk

57 Brantham Athletic v Eastbourne Borough

58 Oxford City v Merstham or Cray Valley (PM)

59 Gosport Borough v Ramsgate or Sevenoaks Town

60 AFC Hornchurch v East Grinstead Town

61 AFC Uckfield Town v Dartford

62 Hayes & Yeading United v Moneyfields

63 FC Romania v Beaconsfield Town

64 Corinthian or Horsham v Heybridge Swifts

65 Dulwich Hamlet v Tonbridge Angels

66 Metropolitan Police v Needham Market

67 Merthyr Town v Frome Town or Winchester City

68 Lymington Town or Lydney Town v Torquay United

69 Chippenham Town v Swindon Supermarine

70 Bristol Manor Farm v Paulton Rovers or Basingstoke Town

71 Gloucester City v Plymouth Parkway or Street

72 Weston Super Mare v Salisbury or Yate Town

73 Tiverton Town v Wimborne Town or Dorchester Town

74 Hereford v Truro City

75 Poole Town v Cinderford Town

76 Taunton Town v Bitton

77 Weymouth or Banbury United v Bath City

78 Hungerford Town v Wantage Town

79 Binfield v Cirencester Town

80 Slough Town v Sholing or Hamworthy United

MATCH DATES All ties must be played on Saturday 22 September 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 27 September, kick-off 7.45pm.

FAC; Ducks hoping former FA Cup semi-finalists will not leave them feeling the blues

Sunday 9th September 2018

Aylesbury United v Marlow

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

The Meadow

K.O. 3.00pm

Aylesbury United host Marlow on Sunday at The Meadow in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, and the chance for either side to bag the six thousand pounds prize money is not one to be taken lightly. The Ducks came away from Crawley Green with a 2-3 win in the previous round thanks to goals from Jack Wood, Greg Williams and Jake Bewley but have lost both their games since, whilst Marlow progressed by a single goal victory at Kidlington.

According to their website, Marlow are the only English team to apply for entry into the FA Cup every year since it’s inception, and even reached the semi-finals in 1882 and their committee would surely love to repeat that this year, although the level of entrants nowadays is slightly different to back then!

Jake Bewley

This week Sports Shots caught up with defender Jake Bewley to find out how big an opportunity this is for the squad to go further in the one of the world’s oldest cup competitions:

It’s a good opportunity for us to progress and we know full well it will be a tough game. They’re never an easy team to play against but having beaten them twice in the league last year this will give us confidence going into the game

How will the squad prepare for the game?

I think we’ll have to get back to what made us successful in the second half of last season as we’ve had a bit of an indifferent start to the season so I imagine Ben will want us to be hard to beat then build from there

We asked what Jake’s favourite memory has been playing in the competition:

Last year’s run was the furthest I’ve ever been so that’s probably the fondest memory I’ve had, and also scoring in the previous round this year was a nice moment for me personally too

So how has this season been so far in general for the team & himself?

We got off to a good winning start winning 3-1 against Kempston but haven’t managed to get any more points on the board since which is frustrating, so hopefully we can kick start our season again with a win on Sunday.

On a personal note I know I haven’t reached the levels I want to be at yet but I’m confident I can reach those levels again soon

United were heavily beaten at league top scorers Bromsgrove Sporting last week, how good were they?

They were very good, they have a massive following for this level which will obviously be an advantage for them budget wise, and I think they might be the team to beat this season

Are there any targets for Jake this season?

I don’t tend to score many so I always try to beat the number of assists I got from the previous season, and if I can chip in with a few goals on top then that would be a bonus

Finally, how good is this current squad compared to previous years?

We’re a good side as we proved last season beating a number of teams at the top of the table, I think it’s probably the best squad I’ve been in in terms of ‘playing style’ so hopefully we can find that form from last year and get the season rolling

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

Some other interesting facts on the history of Marlow taken from their site:

It was on November 22nd 1870 at the Compleat Angler Hotel on the banks of the Thames that Great Marlow Football Club was formed and so began the history of one of the oldest clubs in the country. In the last century the Club was a major force in the game and as one of the original entrants in the first F.A Cup competition in 1871/72 contributed a share of the £25 that bought the first trophy. In the very first year of the competition a certain Cuthbert Ottaway turned out for Marlow and just a year later he was to captain the national side against Scotland in the first ever officially recognised international match

FA CUP 1st qualifying round draw made

The first qualifying round of the FA Cup has been drawn today, and those sides covered by Sports Shots who are still in the competition have been given the following draws:

Brackley Town Saints have a tough away replay at Hadley (0-0 in first game on Monday) and should they progress they then travel to Leverstock Green

Aylesbury United host Marlow

Aylesbury FC host Didcot next Tuesday in their replay (1-1 in first game on Saturday) and should they progress they then travel to Wingate & Finchley

Weymouth v Banbury


The draw in full:


1 Radcliffe v Stalybridge Celtic

2 Droylsden or Squires Gate v City of Liverpool or Glossop North End

3 Lancaster City v Trafford

4 South Shields v Garforth Town

5 Warrington Town v Burscough

6 Runcorn Town v Irlam

7 Whitley Bay v Whitby Town

8 Marine v Scarborough Athletic

9 Colne v Hyde United

10 Newcastle Benfield v Workington

11 Dunston UTS v North Ferriby United

12 Knaresborough Town v Kendal Town or Selby Town

13 Atherton Collieries v Kidsgrove Athletic or Ramsbottom United

14 Albion Sports or Guisborough Town v Farsley Celtic

15 Congleton Town v Consett

16 Witton Albion v Bottesford Town

17 Clitheroe or Sunderland RCA v Ossett United or Mossley

18 Ashton Athletic v Morpeth Town

19 Maltby Main v Frickley Athletic

20 Parkgate v Litherland Remyca or Leek Town

21 Bamber Bridge v Tadcaster Albion

22 Basford United v Staveley MW

23 Highgate United v Stourbridge

24 Loughborough University v Walsall Wood or Cleethorpes Town

25 AFC Mansfield v Stourport Swifts

26 Romulus v Belper Town

27 Nantwich Town v Worksop Town

28 Sutton Coldfield Town v Rushall Olympic

29 Quorn v Atherstone Town

30 Coalville Town v Racing Club Warwick

31 Hednesford Town v Tamworth

32 Grimsby Borough v Stafford Rangers

33 Matlock Town v Halesowen Town

34 Barwell v Buxton

35 Daventry Town v Grantham Town

36 Mickleover Sports v Haughmond or Market Drayton Town

37 Anstey Nomads v Oadby Town

38 Wednesfield or Chasetown v Gainsborough Trinity

39 Redditch United v Rugby Town

40 Stratford Town v Alvechurch

41 Leverstock Green v Brackley Town Saints or Hadley

42 St Neots Town v Bishop’s Stortford

43 Burnham v Bury Town

44 Cambridge City v Brightlingsea Regent

45 Aylesbury United v Marlow

46 Heybridge Swifts v Newmarket Town

47 Hanwell Town v Potters Bar Town

48 Brantham Athletic v Spalding United

49 Corby Town or Dunstable Town v Hertford Town

50 AFC Sudbury v Royston Town

51 Ware v Lowestoft Town

52 Hendon v Harlow Town

53 Brentwood Town v Haringey Borough or Sporting Bengal United

54 Haverhill Rovers v Long Melford

55 AFC Hornchurch v Harrow Borough

56 AFC Dunstable v Woodbridge Town or Swindon Supermarine

57 FC Romania v Biggleswade or Soham Town Rangers

58 Chesham United v Biggleswade Town

59 Chalfont St Peter v Kempston Rovers

60 Great Wakering Rovers v Northampton Sileby Rangers or Wisbech Town

61 Romford v Kettering Town

62 King’s Lynn Town v Histon or Eynesbury Rovers

63 Hayes & Yeading United v Deeping Rangers or AFC Rushden & Diamonds

64 Northwood v Kings Langley

65 Coggeshall Town or Witham Town v Berkhamsted

66 Saffron Walden Town v St Ives Town

67 Walthamstow v Beaconsfield Town

68 Wingate & Finchley v Didcot Town or Aylesbury

69 Cheshunt v Leiston

70 Hitchin Town v Godmanchester Rovers

71 Bowers & Pitsea v Takeley

72 Basildon United v Stamford or Peterborough Sports

73 Barton Rovers v Needham Market

74 Enfield Town v Bedford Town

75 Ramsgate v Sevenoaks Town

76 Hastings United v Kingstonian

77 Metropolitan Police v Cray Wanderers or Rusthall

78 Faversham Town v Worthing

79 Farnborough v Molesey or Lewes

80 AFC Uckfield Town v AFC Croydon Athletic or Hanworth Villa

81 Fleet Town v East Grinstead Town

82 Phoenix Sports v Lancing

83 Merstham v Cray Valley (PM)

84 Raynes Park Vale v Loxwood or Erith Town or Spelthorne Sports

85 Hythe Town v Tonbridge Angels

86 Egham Town v Staines Town

87 Corinthian Casuals v Whyteleafe or Saltdean United

88 Margate v Horndean

89 Moneyfields v Thamesmead Town

90 Whitstable Town v Bognor Regis Town

91 Horsham YMCA v Tooting & Mitcham United

92 Corinthian v Horsham

93 Pagham v Whitehawk

94 Leatherhead v Herne Bay

95 Beckenham Town or Epsom & Ewell v Walton Casuals

96 Burgess Hill Town v Folkestone Invicta

97 Dorking Wanderers v Hartley Wintney

98 Sittingbourne v Gosport Borough

99 Weymouth v Banbury United

100 Melksham Town v Merthyr Town

101 Bitton v Westbury United

102 AFC Stoneham v Cirencester Town

103 Salisbury v Yate Town

104 Bodmin Town or Cadbury Heath v Cinderford Town

105 Binfield v Buckland Athletic

106 Frome Town v Winchester City

107 Wimborne Town v Dorchester Town

108 Shaftesbury v Poole Town

109 Sholing v Hamworthy United

110 Plymouth Parkway v Street

111 Taunton Town v Thatcham Town or Bemerton Heath Harlequins

112 Paulton Rovers v Basingstoke Town

113 Bridport v Tiverton Town

114 Bishop’s Cleeve v Slimbridge or Wantage Town

115 Chipping Sodbury Town v Bideford or Bristol Manor Farm

116 Lymington Town v Royal Wootton Bassett Town or Lydney Town


All ties must be played on Saturday 8 September 2018, kick-off 3.00pm with replays on or before Thursday 13 September, kick-off 7.45pm.

FACR; Easington Sports 2-0 Winslow United

Easington Sports – 2

Winslow United – 0

Winslow United’s inaugural season in the FA Cup ended on Tuesday night with a disappointing two goal defeat at Easington Sports, leaving Paul Alleyne’s men to rue the missed chance to progress in the first game last Friday, in which even Easington noted in their replay programme that United were the better side at Elmfield Gate. Goals early in both halves were enough for Sports to pick up the bumper prize fund, and although Winslow pressed hard for much of the second half, there was very little threat to Adam Rimmer in the Easington goal, although for the second week running Ryan Freshwater saw a thumping drive come off the post, bounce across goal and go out for a goal kick!

The home side took the lead in the third minute, a free kick some twenty yards from goal was curled into the box by Callum Convey and as a mass of bodies went to challenge for the ball it bounced in front of United keeper Sam Ashmead but with him committed it simply bounced up into the top corner of the net.

Winslow had their first chance five minutes later when down the left wing Dan Parsons and Marcus Hussey linked up well to square to Kieron Schmidt who fired at goal, as the crowd down the touchline went up to celebrate the ball rolled inches wide of the far post. Straight up the other end Joe Eyre twisted & turned on the eighteen yard line to create some space but then lifted his shot high over the top, and Schmidt for United saw another effort from inside the penalty arc drive wide of Rimmers’ left hand post.

Dan Parsons Winslow United

Ashmead kept his side in the game on twenty-two minutes when Eyre latched onto a pass inside the six-yard box, he took a touch before trying to lift the ball over the keeper but a long outstretched arm just about managed to palm over for a corner. The game evened out as both sides became embroiled in a midfield battle with neither side really breaking through.

But just two minutes before the break Winslow thought they were level when Niall Williams knocked a long ball over the Sports back line for Aaron King to run onto, he touched the ball over the advancing keeper where it bounced in front of the empty goal only to bounce up and hit the crossbar and a defender racing back managed to clear. H/T: 1-0

Just like the first half, United fell to an early goal after the break when another free kick out on the Easington right was floated into the area by Convey, as the yellow backline seemed happy for it to drift out no one picked up Craig Robinson who drifted into the back post and got his boot to the ball to knock it back across Ashmead and inside the far post.

Three minutes later United get the ball in the Sports net but an offside flag was raised way before the shot, but substitute Jack Bowers did well when receiving the ball inside the box he initially stumbled but recovered brilliantly to get his shot away which Rimmer had to push away. Winslow then started to play their best football of the game so far, another substitution saw Harry Dalton push forward from midfield evading a couple of challenges before blazing high over the top.

Winslow just could not get that goal to open the tie up

Then on sixty-six minutes Freshwater had his moment of déjà vu, a free kick was headed away by the Sports defence to the edge of the box where the defender smashed at goal and like at Buckingham Athletic last Tuesday the ball bounced down off the inside of the post, across the open goal mouth to spin away for a goal kick.

A throw then on the United right saw the ball flicked on to Bowers on the far left of the Sports box, with bodies in the middle he chose to go for goal but thumped wide of the near post, when the cross was the much better option.

Sports fought back and should have added to the scoreline in the final few minutes, first Eyre was fed out on the right, he cut into the area and from six-yards blasted past Ashmead only to see his effort come back off the crossbar to be cleared. Then on the halfway line Schmidt conceded possession to Sports Charlie Hill who fed Eyre out on the right again, this time he advanced only to smash the ball off the near post and out for a goal kick.

A similar chance then fell to Henry Rose but he drove low and wide of Ashmead’s near post, whilst at the opposite end Bowers drove on from midfield but his effort was comfortable for Rimmer to fall away to his left to smoother, and with moments left Parsons fed in Aaron King on the eighteen-yard line but he could only fire straight at the Sports keeper. F/T: 2-0

Attendance: 123

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After the match Sports Shots caught up with United manager Paul Alleyne: 

Match photography available here: