Archive for Buckingham Charity Cup

BSCC final: Olney boss Griffiths looking to cap a positive season with charity cup silverware

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.

Neil Griffiths

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.

Neil Griffiths, Ben Hill and the Olney Town bench.

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.

BSCC,SF,2L: Parsons looking for Grendon to reach charity final

Grendon Rangers boss Matt Parsons is looking for his side to overturn a one-goal deficit as they host Winslow United in the second leg of their Buckingham Senior Charity Cup match at Leighton Town on Wednesday evening.

Parsons said;

We come into the 2nd leg only one nil down so we don’t need to chase the game. We can play our normal game and just make sure we win on the night. If that’s only by one goal then it’s in the hands of the gods and penalties. Of course we will aim to win by more. There’s no pressure on us, as I strongly believe it will be harder for them to know what to do.

Having already done some scouting we had a good understanding of how they would play and set up. We struggled with their set pieces and this is something we have worked on in training.

We have a full strength squad available with Tom Weymes back having been out for the last 3 games due to a knee problem.
I’m also back from a 3-game stadium ban.
Unfortunately in the last month we have lost Nathan Perna who signed for Winslow. Adam Bone, after being selected on the bench and not in the starting 11, decided to leave.
To win the semi-final would be a great achievement and something to really look forward to. Since Andy and myself took charge the lads attitudes have changed massively and performances have hugely improved, so this would be a great reward for their hard work. It’s also a chance for the lads to repay all those that volunteer their time to make this football club.

BJCC Final: Silverstone lift the 2017 Buckingham Junior Charity Cup

By Dale James

Silverstone scored early on and defended valiantly for the last hour of the game after having a man sent off for a foul, Great Horwood created numerous chances but could not get back on level terms and Silverstone somehow held out to win the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup Final on Monday evening.

Horwood could have taken the lead seconds into the game when Dale Armitage got down the left and fired across the goal mouth, coming in at the back of the box Eddie Archer fired narrowly wide. Two minutes later Silverstone took the lead when a cross was half cleared to the edge of the box, where Rob Camper fired home through a crowd of bodies.

Rob Camper nets the winner for Silverstone against Great Horwood in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup final. Image by Dale James

Adam Armitage then fired well over from distance for Horwood, and Silverstone skipper Patrick Martin fired a free kick past the post, before his keeper John Brown had to back track and tip over a curling effort from Sam Archer.

On the half hour mark, Silverstone were reduced to ten men when Richard Pannell was shown a red card for a late challenge, and from the free kick Horwood captain Sam Archer curled the ball around the post. Ryan Wade then wasted a glorious chance to double the lead when a ball over the Horwood defence saw the offside appeals waved away, but one on one Wade fired straight into the gloves of Ian McStraw.

H/T: 0-1

After the break Horwood were relentless with their attacks but Silverstone defended resolutely, and frustrated every attack with blocks and saves or using their offside trap. Andy Brunning forced John Brown to tip over from a corner, and from the corner Ryan Tappin hooked over his shoulder but the ball landed on top of the net.

Brunning then cut in from the right before unleashing a powerful drive over the bar, and a cross field pass found Dale Armitage perfectly out on the right, he cut across the eighteen yard line before curling an effort wide.

A near post flick on from Brandon Bowes then flew across the Silverstone six yard box and away for a goal kick, and with Silverstone trying to hit on the break their plan almost paid off when Rob Kirby received the ball on the edge of the box but fired past McStraw’s right hand post.

With ten minutes left a throw saw Ryan Tappin fed in behind the reds defence and his lofted effort was just wide of the back post, then Adam Dixon saw a long range shot saved by Brown, before late on a ball into the Silverstone area saw Brunning head wide from close range.

F/T: 0-1

Silverstone – Buckingham Junior Charity Cup winners 2017. Image by Dale James

GALLERY: Middleton Cheney v Potterspury by Dale James

A gallery of the images taken by Dale James of the Potterspury versus Middleton Cheney, Fred Tew Cup final playing on Monday evening (20th March 2017).


Fred Tew Final: Middleton Cheney lift the trophy

By Dale James


Potterspury – 1

Middleton Cheney – 2

An entertaining game saw both sides create plenty of chances but it was Cheney who made theirs count to lift the Fred Tew Cup at Buckingham Athletic on a chilly Monday night.

A total of £78 was raised for charity from the game.

Middleton took an early sixth minute lead when a ball over the Potterspury defence had the entire back line claiming offside but play was waved on, Steve Twynham did not hesitate in crossing into the box where Dan Archer fired home off the underside of the crossbar.

Jack Harrington had Adam Doyle in the Cheney goal at full stretch to tip around his post on nine minutes, and Adam Kelly fired a free kick wide of goal from outside the area. Sheppard then wriggled through a couple of Cheney defenders then from close range screwed his shot wide of Adam Doyles left hand post.

Potterspury continued to attack and Sheppard fizzed the ball across the goal mouth and running in Steve Willetts couldn’t quite get to the ball quick enough and the danger was gone. Just before the break another cross got the slightest of deflections from Willetts and the ball rolled agonisingly wide of the far post.

H/T: 0-1

An early goal mouth scramble in the second period saw a couple of shots blocked by the Middleton defence, and the loose ball fell out to Potterspury skipper Andy Ord who blazed over the bar. James Golding then crossed a superb ball into the box where it was met by the diving head of Sheppard but he could only divert wide.

Cheney almost doubled their lead from a corner when a corner was challenged for by keeper Sam Kelly and Sam Jaffe, the loose ball fell to Tom Mitchell whose drive was blocked on the line by the Pury defence, and Kelly recovered to pounce on the ball.

Dan Archer then almost added to his tally from a long free kick from the Middleton defence, the ball sailed long and the Potterspury defence seemed happy to let the ball go out but Archer didn’t give up and from a tight angle stuck out a boot and the ball looped up and onto the top of the net.

Steve Dean then headed a Potterspury corner wide, before Cheney doubled their lead on seventy three minutes. A ball into the box was sliced up in the air by a defender, Craig Nixon was quickest to latch onto the ball and held off a challenge before firing into the top corner from six yards out.

In added time a handball in the Middleton box gave Potterspury a penalty, and Adam Kelly made no mistake from the spot, but it was too little too late

F/T: 1-2

Fred Tew Final: Monday night at Buckingham Athletic FC

Potterspury and Middleton Cheney will play in the final of the Fred Tew trophy on Monday (20th) March 2017 at Buckingham Athletic Football Club, kick off 7.30pm.

BSCC,SF,1L: Winslow-Grendon semi-final arranged for next Tuesday (7th)

The Winslow United versus Grendon Rangers semi-final in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup will now take place next Tuesday, 7th February, 7.45pm start.

BSCC: Winslow-Grendon semi-final, 1st leg set for next Tuesday (24th January)

The Buckingham Senior Charity Cup, semi-final, first leg between Winslow United and Grendon Rangers will take place next Tuesday (24th January).

The game at United’s Elmfields gate ground will kick-off at 7.45pm with Olney Town awaiting the winners of the two-legged tie in the final at Buckingham Athlletic on Monday 1st May 2016, 3pm start.

BSCC: Date revealed for Senior Charity final; Olney v Winslow or Grendon

The final of the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup final will be played on Monday 1st May 2017 at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields ground, start 3pm.

Neil Griffiths, Ben Hill and the Olney Town bench.

Neil Griffiths’ Olney Town reached the final, which draws one of the biggest local non-league crowds, after an 18-6 aggregate lead over two legs against Unite MK.

The other semi-final sees Winslow United face Grendon Rangers, also over two legs, with the dates still yet to be confirmed.

Sports Shots is appealing for local football fans to pencil the date into their calendars for what promises to a great end to the season.

BSCC: Two big games in Buckingham Charity Cup tonight

There are two big games in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup this evening as the sides bid for a place in the final next May.


Old Bradwell United will play host to Winslow United at Stony Stratford Town for a place in the semi-final against Grendon Rangers.

Olney Town play host to United MK in the first leg of their semi-final at East Street with the return leg at Manor Fields on Wednesday 4th January.

Josh McAdoo

Josh McAdoo

Both games kick-off at 7.45pm.

The final will be played at Buckingham Athletic and always attracts one of the biggest gates in the local football calendar.