Twyford United will face Deanshanger United in the second round of the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup tonight.
The game at Stony Stratford Town takes place at 7.30pm.
Paul Alleyne’s side took the lead in the opening minute after a long ball down field found Daniel Delderfield, who ran through, despite strong appeals from the visitors for offside, to round Josh McAdoo before slotting home.
Sean Coles made it two as he drilled in a low shot into the net after latching onto a Roni Joe lay-off.
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McAdoo made some excellent saves to keep his side in the game as Olney played against a strong wind and heavy showers throughout the first half.
Coles netted his 21st goal of the campaign as Winslow went three goals ahead. Matt Cruse saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected and it fell to Coles, who fired through a number of bodies into the far corner.
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Cruse took the home side in four goals ahead at the break. He was found on the left hand side of the area, controlled before producing a shot which McAdoo saved, but the United forwarded carried on to poke into the empty net.
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The second half saw Olney come back into the game as their substitute scored direct from a free-kick.
Winslow now face a two-legged semi-final against Daventry Town with the winners set to play either Buckingham Athletic or Leighton Town in the final.
Buckingham Athletic – 2
Old Bradwell United – 0
Buckingham Athletic secured their place in the semi-finals of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup with this win over near neighbours Old Bradwell United, with both sides missing a host of chances on a heavy and extremely slippery pitch made even worse when the heavens opened in the second half. The young Athletic side however made the most of the conditions and would have won the game by a bigger margin if not for Bradwell keeper Liam Jahn who made some excellent saves to keep his side in the game at crucial moments.
Buckingham were on the attack early through Ben Acquaye who saw his close range shot brilliantly tipped away by Jahn diving away to his left, and moments later another chance fell to the same player who didn’t connect at all when faced with goal from six yards and the ball simply rolled back to the Bradwell keeper.
Bradwells first chance came on eleven minutes when they were awarded a free kick just outside the box but Charlie Wells curled his effort straight into Athletic keeper Nick Bennion’s waiting gloves. Aaron Pike then broke from defence and his initial shot was parried by Jahn and the defenders follow up shot saw Jahn dive away to his right to turn away for a corner.
On thirty-five minutes Sam Olewale drove at the Old Bradwell defence and got as far as the six-yard box before flashing a shot wide, but with four minutes of the half left the home side finally broke the deadlock. Great work from Olewale some twenty-five yards from goal allowed him to break free and square to the unmarked Acquaye some twelve-yards out who curled into the top corner.
A free kick to the hosts in the final minute of the half saw a glancing header from skipper Dan Staley flash across the goal face but wide for a goal kick, and there was still time for Olawale to be slipped in behind the Bradwell defence, as a defender slid in from behind he cleverly cut back to create the space for a shot only to see Jahn make another superb save pushing the ball away using both hands. H/T: 1-0
Olawale was soon trying the Bradwell defence again after the break, a cross from the right saw him collect on the edge of the area and turn his marker before firing straight at Jahn, and at the opposite end Ross Butler tried to curl one into the top corner but Bennion was behind it all the way.
An Athletic corner was punched clear but waiting on the edge of the box Jack Menday collected the loose ball and drove forward before unleashing a fierce drive that Jahn had to push up into the air before collecting at the second attempt.
Olawale attacked down the left and was brought to an abrupt halt, as his team mates urged for a foul and a free kick Acquaye carried on from where his team mate was stopped, going for goal keeper Jahn again thwarted the home side their second goal.
With eighteen minutes remaining the killer second goal did arrive when a free kick was awarded on the edge of the area, Rory Busby made no mistake powerfully despatching into the bottom corner. With the game now done, Buckingham saw out the remainder with little threat of being dragged back from their two goal lead, and could have extended the scoreline when Olawale had a shot saved by Jahn and the follow up from Acquaye saw the Bradwell keeper again turn away for a corner.
Bradwell had a late half chance when a cross from their left saw a couple of defenders and substitute Alex Feaver scampering after the ball but at full stretch he simply lifted the ball wide. The final action saw Butler put through for the away side and from eighteen yards he blazed high over the top. F/T: 2-0
The winners face the current holders of the competition, Silverstone, in the quarter-finals.
Full quarter-final draw
Twyford United v Deanshanger Athletic
Steeple Claydon v Towcester Town
Silverstone v Buckingham United or Wing Village
Great Horwood v Middleton Cheney
The draw has taken place for the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup.
The 2017/18 competition will see the first round matches played at Stony Stratford Town’s Oslers Lane, kick-off time 7.30pm.
Potterspury V Deanshanger Athletic
Tuesday 10th October
Charlton & Dist v Towcester Town
Tuesday 17th October
Twyford United v Brackley Sports
Tuesday 24th October
Buckingham United v Wing
Tuesday 31st October
Steeple Claydon – bye
Silverstone – bye
Middleton Cheney – bye
Great Horwood – bye
Twyford United or Brackley Sports
Potterspury or Deanshanger Athletic
Charlton & Dist or Towcester Town
Buckingham United or Wing
Olney Town – 5
Winslow United – 2
Olney Town lifted the 2017 Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on May Day Monday with a win over Winslow United at Stratford Fields. Taking an early two goal lead looked to have put Town in the driving seat, but a United goal right on the stroke of half time gave The Elmfield Gate outfit hope for the second period, another Olney goal then looked to have settled the tie again, but Winslow won & converted a penalty with eleven minutes left, but before a grand finale could evolve two goals in as many minutes put the game to bed, and Olney lifted the trophy in front of a sizeable crowd.
The Nurserymen took the game to the Ploughmen from the off, and on five minutes ex-Winslow hot shot Drew Mitten got in behind and forced Owusu Boateng into an early save. Then a lofted ball into the United box saw Mitten and Boateng challenge each other with the striker firing over the crossbar.
On ten minutes Winslow had the ball in the back of the net when Joey Acheampong finished neatly from the edge of the box following a flick on, but the assistant referee had had his flag aloft long before the ball hit the net. Olney took the lead in the sixteenth minute when a simple through ball saw Nick Bines race clear of the United defence and fire home from twelve yards.
Olney continued to press and an in swinging corner almost went straight in but deflected away after grazing the goal frame, before a free kick saw Jordan Appleton beat Boateng to the ball but head over. The lead was then doubled on twenty four minutes when Drew Mitten cut in from the right and whilst initially losing possession he slid in to take the ball off a defender, with no one able to clear Appleton rifled into the roof of the net from six yards.
Gary Thurston then fired in a low cross from the right only to watch Nick Bines try a delicate back heel but could only steer into the waiting gloves of Boateng. Winslow threatened with a high ball up to Ben Baines who jumped along with Town keeper Josh Mcadoo and as both missed the ball and no other Winslow players in sight a defender had plenty of time to cover back and clear.
Baines then headed a cross straight at Mcadoo as Winslow got some football going and forced their way back into the game. Simon King dummied a clever run on the eighteen yard line before firing at goal, and was unfortunate to see his effort deflect off a team mate and go for a goal kick. As the half time oranges beckoned, the lead was halved when a right wing cross was met by Baines who beat his marker to nod home. H/T: 2-1
Joey Acheampong was in behind the Olney backline early in the second period but after slipping he managed to regain his footing before firing over. Olney scored moments later however the referee blew for a foul on Boateng in the build-up, but their third goal did arrive on fifty seven minutes when some good work out on the left from Drew Mitten saw him feed Rob MacDonald in front of goal who had time to control before despatching past Boateng.
Simon King blasted a fierce shot straight at Mcadoo as Winslow went in search of hope, but their hopes were further dashed when an injury to Owusu Boateng forced him off and substitute Tom Cleaver donned the green jersey for the remainder. A Simon King free kick was brilliantly tipped over by Mcadoo from right underneath his own crossbar, and a Tom Brindley cross was inches away from being converted by Grant Karwacinski.
Winslow’s pressure then paid off on seventy eight minutes, when a ball into the Olney area saw a huge appeal for handball and the referee pointed to the spot. United skipper Nick Farrow despatched the spot kick and Winslow had some hope of a late comeback.
As Winslow piled on the pressure, they were undone by a counter attack just two minutes after the goal. Losing possession the ball was sent upfield for Drew Mitten to run onto and he squared to Jordan Appleton who fired home. A minute later Olney were awarded a penalty of their own for a foul just inside the United box, Olney captain Sam Parrish took responsibility and duly despatched, and the game then petered out with the result done and dusted, although Tom Cleaver made a couple of outstanding saves for Winslow to deny any further scoring. F/T: 5-2
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Olney Town have won the 2017 Buckingham Senior Charity Cup.
Neil Griffiths’ side lifted the trophy after defeating Winslow United 5-2 at Buckingham Athletic Football Club this afternoon.
Nick Bines fired Olney ahead in the 15th minute before Jordan Appleton made it two nine minutes later.
Winslow fought back after Olney’s bright start and Ben Baines netted for the Ploughmen right on the stroke of half time as he converted Joey Acheampong’s right wing cross.
Twelve minutes after the break Rob MacDonald swept home Drew Mitten’s centre from the left flank to restore Olney’s two-goal advantage.
In the 79th minute Nick Farrow calmly converted a penalty to set up a grandstand finish.
Sadly for United they conceded two goals in as many minutes after scoring from the spot and the game was won for Olney; Town skipper Sam Parish stroked home a spot kick and Jordan Appleton netted his side’s fifth and his second.
With £900 raised from the gate money and £126 made from the raffle, as always, charity was a winner again after another successful Buckingham Charity Cup campaign.
Sports Shots has talked to John Mulholland as he takes charge of his last game as Winslow United manager tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday, 3pm).
The United boss has decided to stand down with his swansong being a Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final against Olney Town.
Mulholland is looking forward to the chance to finish his spell by becoming the first Elmfields Gate-based manager to win silverware since Damien Wiffin led the side to lifting the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 cup almost six years to the day; 4th May 2011.
I am very much looking to the final. It has been an extremely tough season for myself and the team and it’s a great way to finish a season having a cup final. It’s great for the club and players.
The Winslow manager has named his squad with Simon King the only player remaining from that 2011 cup final winning team. King netted the opener against 61FC in the 2-0 victory.
We are at full strength minus the injured Chris Setterfield, who got injured a week ago and unfortunately will miss the game.
We have Simon King returning after practically missing three quarters of a season through an unfair ban. Simon is a huge bonus for us, he has been training more than most of our regular players and you have to commend that and I’m looking forward to him playing for us again tomorrow.
Although the United manager has not seen his opponents he knows a fair amount about Olney Town already.
I haven’t been to watch them this season but I know a lot of their players and management and in Neil (Griffiths) and Ben (Hill) I know they will have a very good and well organised side. I’m expecting a very physical game, the UCL tends to be more physical than South Midlands. Drew Mitten who played for us, on his day, can be unplayable too. I definitely have one eye on him.
The competition holds some fond memories for the outgoing United boss.
The only memory I recall from this cup really was when I played for New Bradwell St Peter and we played Leighton Town when they were a top six side in the Southern League and their manager Keith Scott at the time signed me to play for them. I was only a young lad then, 18 or 19 years of age maybe, and I got a lot of experience from playing at Leighton.
Olney Town manager Neil Griffiths has spoken to Sports Shots as his side face Winslow United in the final of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon (tomorrow), 3pm.
When asked if the Olney Town outfit, management and players, are looking forward to the final, Griffiths didn’t hesitate to answer;
Absolutely. It’s a massive chance for us to cap the season off with silverware. Winning trophies is a good habit to get into. We have pushed the club forward in terms of points total for the season, but a trophy would be another significant step in the right direction.
The Olney boss revealed his team news ahead of the game.
We have a couple of long-term absentees, and a suspension, but we are in a very good place. We have been supported excellently by a strong reserve side. As a whole club we have a strong 16 to pick from.
Griffiths has done his home work on the opposition, including making the trip for the competition’s semi-final, second leg tie.
I’ve been fortunate to watch Winslow on a couple of occasion. One of those where they were freely scoring. Whilst their league campaign may of not hit the heights they wanted, I fully expect them to be focused on a cup win. It’s Fritzy’s (John Mulholland) last game and I am sure he is adamant to end his time with a win. We will not be taking anything for granted.
The competition is viewed with positivity by Griffiths, who believes that the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final is a large occasion in the local football calendar.
I was fortunate enough to take in the cup final between Olney and Banbury. Buckingham Athletic hosted the occasion superbly and I think our players will be presently surprised how many will be there. The cup as a whole is for a great cause and it’s great that locally it’s so well supported.