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BBIC; Front mans views on Twy Buckingham can challenge this season

Saturday 15th September 2018

Buckingham United v Twyford United

Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup 1st Round

Lace Hill Sports Centre

K.O. 3.00pm

Buckingham United host Twyford United on Saturday in the first round of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, looking to build upon their solid start to the new season that has seen just one defeat in their opening five league games. Sitting third in their new division following promotion last term, the home side will be confident of progressing in the cup with their visitors only tasting success once so far in three league outings.

Conna Sirett

Buckingham have scored twenty-three goals in their five league games to date, whilst Twyford have conceded just seven, so who will continue their trend in this local derby. This week Sports Shots caught up with Conna Sirett to find out his views on how things have started for Buckingham:

So far, we have started well & we are playing good football and everything we have practised or spent time working on during the summer & in training is coming together

After gaining promotion, are there any notable differences between the sides in this league compared to last year?

As a team we don’t pay any attention to the league, current or previous, we focus on the games in front of us and take each week as it comes, we won’t be taking any games lightly regardless of what league we are in

How does Conna feel the squad is equipped for the campaign ahead?

I feel that over pre-season we have brought in some decent talent whilst managing to keep hold of more or less the same players from last year. We have a very good squad and as a team we are now concentrating on playing our football and winning games

Cup business this week-end with the visit of Twyford, how do the team view this game?

We are going into the game anticipating that anything can happen, having played them previously and beating them by nine goals we know what we are capable of. But it’s a new game with a mindset of turning up and playing our football, we won’t be taking them lightly or thinking its an easy win just because of the previous result

We asked what the teams realistic targets are for the season:

I’d say the realistic target is the league, but we are going into every competition with the mentality of winning it

How does the United man feel his own form has been?

I feel that I’ve played well so far, I’ve built upon things the boys and management have said over pre-season, I’m scoring as well as getting assists and we are winning games. I’m enjoying my role on the pitch and the football we are all playing as a team, and definitely look forward to the rest of this season

The only defeat so far was to top of the league Marsh Gibbon, how was that game?

They played to their strengths, they worked hard as a team and exploited the long ball that we on the day couldn’t deal with, & their keeper played really well and stood out for most of the game. We came into the game like we’d already won and had seven or eight players late for the warm up, a really poor attitude and it’s safe to say we all left there very unhappy, a performance & attitude that will not be repeated!

Finally, we asked who Conna think’s will be their biggest rivals in the division:

I think based on last year & what happened, then Bletchley Park would be our rivals, it’s always enjoyable playing them and to be fair to them they’re a good bunch of lads, but we have disposed of them once already and hopefully we can do the same again later in the season

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

NBDL; Buckingham United 6-0 Brackley Sports

Buckingham United – 6

Brackley Sports – 0

Buckingham United cruised past Brackley Sports on Thursday evening at Lace Hill Sports Centre, although the scoreline doesn’t reflect the fact that the visitors held on for the first half and only a second half cascade of goals saw them well & truly beaten by the final whistle. A bright evening that darkened very quickly was probably how the Sports management would some up their performance, as at half time their side were trailing by just a single Ryan Guinnane goal but then once a second went in United upped the tempo and scored four more, which in truth could have been many more all but for some heroic saves by keeper Matt Georgiou.

Brackley started the brighter of the sides, Charlie Pane worked his way down the right before feeding James Faulkner inside the area, his shot was charged down and cleared away before the roles were reversed when Faulkner flicked a header over the static Buckingham backline and Pane spotting home keeper Harry White off his line went for the lob but could only steer wide.

The home side didn’t really have a look at goal until the quarter hour mark, a long free kick from the half way line was met on the right of goal by Craig Rumble and despite heading across goal it was inches the wrong side of the back post, whilst at the other end a throw to Sports saw Matt Jeskins supply Pane who turned his marker but fired wide.

On twenty-one minutes Guinnane received the ball on the corner of the Brackley box and flashed his shot narrowly wide, but the resulting goal kick was poor and headed straight upfield back to the United front man who twisted and turned on the eighteen yard line before firing inside Georgiou’s near post to give the hosts the lead.

Ryan Guinnane opened scoring

Brackley fought back when a cross from their left found Pane in front of goal but he dragged his shot wide of White’s right hand post, and for United Conna Sirett drove into the penalty area before being blocked and the danger was gone. Five minutes before the break Jack White chased down a loose ball out by the corner flag and crossed into the Brackley six-yard box where Lee Williams lifted over the crossbar.

There was still time for another United attack down their right at pace, the ball played across the box saw a step over allowing Sirett to connect but he blasted high over the top, and a very late chance for the visitor’s saw Richard Denton fire over from eighteen yards out. H/T: 1-0

Just moments into the second period Brackley’s Michael Gray floated a free kick into the Buckingham area and ghosting in at the back post Marc Atkins headed over, whilst an attempted cross by Sirett turned into Georgiou having to back pedal and palm onto the top of his own net for a corner; at the other end White had to use both hands to turn away a free kick.

Just past the hour mark came the second goal, from a Sports corner Sirett was sent long downfield and despite losing possession he won the ball back, before threading a pass through the away backline where Williams ran on to poke past the keeper. Within ninety seconds came the third of the night, Lewis Parkin fed inside the area shrugged off a challenge before firing home.

Lewis Parkin bagged a brace

Now the hosts were in control, Guinnane was sent down the right channel and made it into the Sports area before Georgiou advanced to get the slightest of touches to nick off the striker’s feet and clear, before a clearance from the away defence sat up nicely for substitute Will Wright to hit mid-air on the volley but straight at the keeper.

Sirett then exploited a large gap of space down the left, his pace leaving his marker for dead and on the eighteen yard line he opened up his body to shoot but he could only find the grateful gloves of Georgiou. On seventy-two minutes a pass up to Jones saw his shot pushed over by the Brackley keeper, however he was powerless from the corner as Sirett delivered the inch perfect cross for Lewis Parkin to rise above everyone and power his header home.

Parkin then left a long ball down field for Sirett to chase after only for his shot to be brilliantly saved by Georgiou, before Guinnane got down the right to shoot and again the keeper got his fingertips to  it to deflect away for a corner. With five minutes left some neat passing moves saw Wright played in around the back of the Sports defence, and despite their calls for offside he tucked home, and moments later he broke down a move in midfield before surging forward and firing into the bottom corner. F/T: 6-0

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NBLD1; O’Connor sets United code for season ahead & it’s no secret

Saturday 25th August 2018

Bletchley Park v Buckingham United

North Bucks League Division One

Bletchley Park

K.O. 3.00pm

Dean O’Connor

Buckingham United begin life in the North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division on Saturday as they host the side that pipped them to the league title after the season had finished back in May. After promotion from Division One United will be looking for a positive start to continue the rapid rise of the club again this season, especially as Bletchley lost their opening game on Tuesday evening at AFC Santander.

This week Sports Shots caught up with manager Dean O’Connor to find how pre-season has been:

Pre-season is always difficult due to having players away here and there, but it is the same for most clubs at this level so we just get on with it. I’m very lucky to have twenty-four good football players to pick from, so when ever someone is missing, we have quality coming in

How much is the squad looking forward to playing in their new higher division?

The players and I are more than up for this, we lost the league by default last season, we won’t make the same mistakes again this year. The way we lost that league title only motivates us more as a club

Typically United start against Bletchley, how does Dean assess this and the season ahead?

I was at their game on Tuesday night doing some homework and to be fair to Bletchley there were by far the better team but just could not score. We know this season won’t be easy but we are all looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead

Do United have any targets for the season?

We are in it to win it otherwise there’d be no point. We will aim to win every cup and league competition we’re in, the squad I have is more than capable of achieving this & I believe this group of players can go far, that’s our aim! But we are not just happy with winning, the way we win also counts

And finally, and squad changes from last season?

We have lost a few good players this year, which is natural at this level, but we have also gained four top signings. Picking a squad for a Saturday can be difficult but it’s a good problem to have

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

NBLP; Horwood skipper hopes his side aren’t kept hanging on for their first win

Saturday 25th August 2018

Deanshanger Athletic v Great Horwood

North Bucks League Premier Division

Deanshanger Sports Club

K.O. 3.00

Adam Armitage

Great Horwood travel to Deanshanger Athletic on Saturday in what is both sides second game of the North Bucks & District League Premier Division season, and for Horwood a chance to build upon the point they gained on Wednesday evening in a goalless draw at home to Stewkley, whilst Deanshanger were on the end of a six-goals to one defeat at home to last season’s champions Potterspury.

This week Sports Shots caught up with Horwood captain Adam Armitage to find out how pre-season went for his side:

Pre-season went well and we had good numbers at training as well as for the games we played. This was down to the hard work by Mark ‘Boz’ Broom & Jack ‘Pidge’ Trundell’s work behind the scenes

So how has the Horwood squad shaped up over the summer?

In terms of the squad for the season we have been able to retain everyone from last season whilst also adding strength across all areas. A selection of additions include: Dale Armitage who has returned after playing in the Beds Premier last season & Nick Farrow who joins from Winslow United. We have also added a striker & a winger from a couple of local sides, whilst we also anticipate the return of Andy Brunning half way through the season which will help us in the business part of the season in 2019

Do Horwood have any targets for the season?

Realistic targets for the season are to just take each week as it comes. We have been burnt by predicting titles and cups in the past and will look to take each game as it comes & remain focused as a team unit

We asked Adam how the opening game of the season was:

It wasn’t the start we wanted, and it was a frustrating game, Stewkley had a disciplined game plan and stuck to this throughout. Having said that there were plenty of positives to take from the evening, keeping a clean sheet whilst creating chances although none were converted, but I am confident we turn these chances into goals very soon

And finally we asked what Great Horwood will be expecting this week-end at Deanshanger?

We turn our attentions to this week-end and we will be missing a few key players for the game at Deanshanger, mainly due to the tail end of the cricket season, however we have a deep squad and we are still going to be going there positive, and hopefully come away with our first three points of the season.

As a footnote everyone at Great Horwood would like to thank everyone at Sports Shots for the continuous support given throughout pre-season and beyond, a brilliant platform for all local sports and great ambassadors for their various charities. We look forward to welcoming you all down to Castle Field’s this season

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

NBDL; Meet the new Mursley United FC development manager Mitch Toyer

Mursley United continue their growth as a club, and for the 2018/19 season they will have a development side competing in the North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division.

The NBDL league allocations can be viewed below

Mitch Toyer has been appointed manager for the new Mursley team, and Sports Shots caught up with Mitch after last week’s opening pre-season friendly against Buckingham Athletic Development to find out more: 

Sports Shots would like to thank Mitch for his time last week

Buckinghamshire non-league grounds to visit

Two of Sports Shots friends have collaborated to report on 5 grounds in Buckinghamshire that shouldn’t be missed, for any ground hoppers out there that are yet to experience the scene in our local area.

New Bradwell St Peter FC stand

Football in Bracknell & FootballMK have come up with this brilliant article, click on the link: https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/features/away-days/34075/football-in-buckinghamshire/

The grounds covered are:

Stratford Fields, Buckingham

Ostlers Lane, Stony Stratford

The Recreation Ground, New Bradwell

Station Road, Mursley

Manor Fields, Fenney Stratford

2018/19 North Bucks & District Leagues Constitution

The North Bucks & District League have revealed their league allocations for the new 2018/19 season.

Whilst Great Horwood FC remain in the premier division, there has been promotion for Buckingham United from division one up to the intermediate division.

 

NBDL; Willen 2-3 Buckingham United

Willen – 2

Buckingham United – 3

A classic cup final to end the campaign, despite the long season and late end due to adverse weather during the winter months, both sides put on an excellent show in this North Bucks & District Division One cup final, where United took the lead in the first half but were pegged back and behind just minutes before the break, before two goals in the second period saw them go on to lift the trophy. A warm evening welcomed both sides onto the lush green surface at Roade FC; a brace from Ryan Guinnane & a winner from Mitchell Young saw United lift the huge shield which dates back to the early 1930’s, and their first cup final victory in the short Buckingham United history.

Willen started lively and had the first attempts at goal through Lewis Smith who curled his effort into United custodian Harry White’s gloves, before a throw on their right was allowed to bounce by the blue & white defence which allowed Tom Milburn to get his head to the ball but again straight at the keeper. From the goal kick Ricky McAdam had the first chance for Buckingham, from the centre circle he spotted Willen keeper Alex Wheeler off his line but dragged his shot wide.

United started to get in the game & Willen defender Scott Barton twice thwarted promising moves, first heading a free kick away before the ball got to the sea of bodies in front of goal, & then battling with Ryan Howkins down the right wing; just as it seemed the pacy winger was away Barton slid in brilliantly to knock the ball away for a throw. Moments later a corner from McAdam was cleared back out to the leading scorer and he tried to curl into the far top corner but cleared the bar.

At the opposite end Willen missed the best chance of an opener when a White clearance came back of his own defender and set in Milburn, with the goal gaping he poked wide. They were made to pay for that miss on twenty-one minutes when United opened the scoring, as the ball was sent long down their right it eluded the header of the full back and Ryan Guinnane was away on goal, he gave the keeper the eyes to suggest he was going to square across the box but slotted low past Wheeler giving him no chance.

Ryan Guinnane opens scoring

Willen fought back when Jason Pinnock found some space inside the six-yard box but his shot was blocked and cleared, before a corner swung in from Harry Robertson found his captain Richard Clarke in the middle who had more time than he realised and unmarked he could only glance his header wide. Just before the half-hour mark Buckingham scored again when a flick on in midfield saw Lewis Parkin collect before firing home, but the celebrations were short lived by a raised flag.

A United counter attack saw Parkin away down the left beating the Willen offside trap, but his cross was too early and quick for any colleagues to threaten, then as the half wore down Buckingham were looking handily placed to go in at the break with their lead, however their opponents had other idea’s scoring twice in the last seven minutes. Their first a cross from the left saw White come out to gather but Nat Beecher got his foot to the ball first, and with White stranded the striker collected the loose ball to level.

The goal lifted Willen, within a minute Clarke Abrams tried his luck from distance but curled away from the target, and a cross from their right then saw Pinnock acrobatically scissor kick whilst in mid-air but cleared the bar. With two minutes left they took the lead when Reece Amoroso collected the ball out on the left wing and drove at goal, he evaded three challenges before drilling into the bottom corner. H/T: 2-1

A rash tackle right on the edge of the United box gave Willen a free kick inside the penalty arc just a minute into the second half, Smith thumped at goal where White did well to get both hands down low and gather. Straight up the other end Conna Sirett received a pass on the eighteen yard line where he turned but fired straight at Wheeler, then on fifty-two minutes the scores were levelled once again.

A goal kick was charged down by three Buckingham players on the half way line, the rebound fell perfectly for Guinnane to run half the pitch before cutting across Wheeler into the far bottom corner. A free kick then saw Guinnane curl around the Willen wall and Wheeler did well getting something on it to block, and Guinnane threatened again moments later cutting in from the left his shot ricocheting off a defender and for a moment threatened to roll into the net, but spun away for a corner.

Mitch Young hits winner

The winning goal came on sixty-nine minutes and angered the Willen defence and bench that it was given, despite the referee checking with his assistant before awarding the goal to stand. Guinnane was heading for goal and unselfishly squared to unmarked Mitchell Young who rounded the keeper to slot home, however the pass between the team mates looked suspiciously offside but the official insisted he wasn’t.

Willen tried to get back in the game, Pinnock firing from twenty yards out forcing White to tip over his own crossbar, when it looked destined for the top corner. A corner to Willen then almost saw Buckingham score again, as the corner was being arranged Guinnane stood alone out on the left wing, the corner cleared he had a clear run down the wing before passing onto Paul Nevin who had pushed forward from defence, however some tired legs saw a first time shot which still had Wheeler sticking out a boot to divert away.

Willen pushed hard late on, although United almost sealed it when Young fired across goal and narrowly wide, and in the last minute a break away from Buckingham saw Tom O’Connell get down the left and skip a couple of challenges before crossing in to McAdam who laid off to Young, he then played back to his team mate who off balance poked wide from six-yards out.

An additional six minutes were played in a frantic finale, Willen threw everything they had at the Buckingham goal, but the United defence stood strong. In the dying seconds a Willen cross was too deep but headed back across goal by Barton and in front of goal Euan Townsend glanced his header across goal and wide, when most inside the ground thought it was going in. F/T: 2-3

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United celebrate

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NBDL-IDF; Great Horwood 2-2 Silverstone (Silverstone won 3-4 on penalties)

Great Horwood – 2

Silverstone – 2

(After extra time – Silverstone won 3-4 on penalties)

Great Horwood were on the verge of lifting the North Bucks & District League Inter-Divisional Trophy on Tuesday night, but conceded in the last few seconds to take the tie into extra-time, and eventually penalties which Silverstone won by four goals to three. Horwood took the lead with just fifteen minutes left on the clock and seemed destined to repel all their opponents were throwing at them, however they were taken into an additional thirty minutes play, where they then had to come from behind themselves to take the tie into the spot kick routine. Keeper Ian McStraw took their fifth and final kick, his opposite number Sachin Tayal saved to take the trophy back to Northamptonshire.

The two sides who finished a point apart in their league campaigns didn’t really set the game alight until the latter stages, it took until the eighth minute for the first attempt when Horwood full back Terry Cronin pulled his shot wide of Tayal’s right hand post. Adam Dixon & Ryan Tappin then played a one-two on the left which resulted in a shot from Tappin that was comfortably gathered by the Silverstone keeper.

A Horwood corner from skipper Sam Archer was missed by two defender’s heads but fell nicely to Eddie Archer, with back to goal he turned and shot but another red shirt in behind him managed to block & clear, before Cronin latched onto a cross and went for goal from twelve yards only for another Silverstone body to throw themselves in front of the shot. At the other end Tony Linnell fired wide from distance as his side tried to get a foot hold in the game.

Another Horwood corner was half cleared out to Stuart Parker who thumped goalwards only again for a defender inside the six-yard box to block and clear, & Linnell had another go this time forcing McStraw down to his right to save. Tappin & Cronin then linked up well down the left to feed in Toby Slade who cut across the eighteen-yard line before firing over the top, & a long Horwood clearance saw Tappin away on goal closely marshalled by a Silverstone defender, taking the shot on early he fired straight at Tayal. H/T: 0-0

Terry Cronin shoots wide

Just seconds into the second half Silverstone midfielder Ryan Camper fired high over the top from the edge of the Horwood box, before a cross from their left saw Linnell outpace his marker to the ball but lift over the crossbar. Horwood defender Terry Archer then had a clearance charged down by Nially Duffy out on the touchline, the ball spiralled deep into the Horwood half and Duffy raced away to gather, his cross met by Camper, but he screwed wide.

Dixon then forced Silverstone keeper Tayal into a good save when he wriggled free of his marker inside the box, and a minute later a free kick to Horwood saw Sam Archer float the ball across only for it to come back off the crossbar where it fell to Dixon whose first time shot deflected off a defender for a corner. From that corner the game finally saw it’s first goal of the evening on seventy-four minutes, and what most on the side lines probably thought was going to be the winner.

Sam Archer crossed into the box and from twelve yards Sid Hawkins rose unchallenged to power his header into the corner of the net. Silverstone almost hit back immediately, a shot came back off McStraw which Camper fired back towards goal, but the keeper was able to grab at the second attempt, and from there they piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser.

They were almost undone pushing forward when a clearance found Ryan Lightfoot out on the left flank, he slipped a pass in between the backline of red shirts for Tappin to chase down, but the pass was ever so slightly overhit and rolled through to Tayal. As time rolled by Silverstone won a couple of corners, the first was half cleared to Duffy whose shot deflected of a Horwood defender.

Sid Hawkins scores opener

The second found the head of Robert Camper which was cleared off the goal line back to the centre-half, he headed again but wide of McStraw’s right hand post. Then in the sixth minute of added time Ryan Camper set Duffy away down the left, he got to the byline and crossed into the box where no defender could clear and running in at the back Bradley Smith slotted home. As Horwood took the kick-off to restart the game, the referee blew his whistle to end the game. F/T: 1-1

From the start of extra time Duffy burst through the Horwood defence and drove fiercely at goal which had McStraw diving away to his right to save with both hands, followed closely by Patrick Martin down the left pulling across the six-yard box & as four separate heads went up they all missed, and the chance was gone.

Seven minutes in Silverstone took the lead, a ball through the middle for Duffy to latch onto, and he fired across McStraw and into the bottom corner. The lead lasted just three minutes, a throw on the Horwood right saw Hawkins first to the ball to flick on & in front of goal Lightfoot turned to volley home. At the other end a cross from the left saw Linnell head wide at the back post. H/T: 2-2

Horwood attacked at the start of the second period through Lightfoot who climbed above a defender & got his head to a cross which saw Tayal having to grab with both hands underneath his crossbar, and another shot on the volley from Lightfoot from a corner saw Tayal get fingertips to the ball as it flew inches over the bar. As time ran out Silverstone got down their right and a ball across the eighteen-yard line found Callum Thompson who lifted high over the top. F/T: 2-2

Penalties:

Sam Archer gave Horwood the lead, Duffy levelled before Sid Hawkins restored the lead for his side. Bradley Smith then lifted into the top corner to regain parity before Ryan Lightfoot saw Tayal dive away to save, Robert Camper then gave Silverstone the lead before Adam Dixon levelled the tie again. Callum Thompson scored his kick despite the best efforts of Ian McStraw who got a hand to it, who himself got up to take a spot kick, Tayal saving to prompt the celebrations of his Silverstone team mates.

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NBDL; Buckingham United 6-1 Tattenhoe

Buckingham United – 6

Tattenhoe – 1

Buckingham United clinched the North Bucks & District League Division One title on Saturday with a thumping win over Tattenhoe and dominated the majority of the game, the visitors enjoying a brief respite after scoring a late consolation and hitting the woodwork. But by then the damage had been inflicted upon the team in red, they simply had no answer to the waves of attack their hosts threw at them, & Buckingham now have a cup final to look forward to in their search of a league & cup double.

Tattenhoe were forced into an early change, before the whistle had started the game, when goalkeeper Paul Clark sustained a hand injury in the warm up and had to be replaced by outfield player Conor White. The game started dry & warm but the rain started just before the break and was relentless until the end, making the conditions difficult for both players, spectators & reporters!

It took just thirty-five seconds for the home side to have their first attempt at goal when Ryan Guinnane had a shot from the edge of the Tattenhoe box clip off a defender and spiral away for a corner. The Tattenhoe stand in keeper pushed the cross away but first to the ball was Dan Parkin who got a shot away and the ball bounced back off the post, running in Mitchell Young lifted the ball over the bar and onto the roof of the net from close range.

Guinnane fired into the back of the net from a through pass but a raised flag thwarted the celebrations, before a back pass aimed towards White left him rather short and as Young challenged the keepers clearance hit the United front man and fell nicely for Ryan Howkins but from twenty yards he rolled the ball wide of the right hand post. Ricky McAdam then played a one-two with Guinnane and worked himself some space inside the box, but White pushed his fierce drive away two handed.

On nine minutes came the goal the home side had been threatening from the start, a ball fizzed across the box wasn’t dealt with and Parkin back heeled from twelve yards and it crept inside the far post. The home side continued to press, a twenty-five yard free kick was curled wide by Conna Sirett before Howkins swung in a corner that Young could only head over from in front of goal. Aaron Jones was next to try, a free kick into the Tattenhoe box fell to him to turn and shoot instinctively but White was behind it all the way.

Mitchell Young scores his first

With all the chances spurned it was incredibly still only eighteen minutes into the game when United doubled their lead, McAdam got away down the right and squared across goal to Young in front of goal who slotted home. The visitor’s had a rare chance when a lofted free kick into the United area found Lee Beeton but he could only lift over the top, and there were further chances for the home side when McAdam & then Howkins fired straight at White, and skipper Bobby Cooney almost scored when he headed over White but was too far out for the ball to roll home.

Tattenhoe tried to utilise the pace of Alex Jaura when they could, he laid a perfect pass into Luke Jordan behind the Buckingham back line but he could only fire straight into the waiting hands of keeper Andy Whitehead. Jaura crossed into Tom Lloyd-Roberts late in the half, he went for goal and forced Whitehead down to his left to push away. H/T: 2-0

United started the second half where they left off in the first, Lee Williams cut in from the left before curling straight into White’s arms, then on fifty-four minutes they got their third. A Cooney corner swung into the six-yard box found Williams who thumped his header home. By now the rain was teeming down, but it did not dampen the spirit of the home side who wanted to finish their season off in style, this ignited a spell of four goals inside ten minutes to blow the visitor’s away.

The made it four on the hour mark, some good build up play saw the ball fed into Young inside the Tattenhoe box, and from twelve yards he bagged his second of the afternoon. Within two minutes they made it five when leading scorer McAdam was fed away down the left channel, he advanced to the edge of the box and curled around White into the far corner.

Lee Williams scores from corner

United were now in full attack mode, Guinnane sent Sirett away down the right wing where he progressed to the six-yard box and drove low across goal but no one could get a touch to turn home, and the chance gone. Just two minutes after their fifth came the sixth, Guinnane getting in on the act latching on to a ball through midfield & running thirty odd yards before slipping past the advancing keeper.

Sirett again attacked the right wing, skipping past his marker he got the box again feeding across to Lewis Parkin right in front of goal, however a defender somehow managed to get something on it to divert over the bar. Sirett was now enjoying that right side, drawing a slide tackle in from a defender he left him for dead and headed for goal, as he shot at goal another red shirt appeared from nowhere and threw himself in front of the ball to block and almost certain goal.

Lewis Parkin then latched on to a ball over the Tattenhoe backline, controlling off the floor he was able to get away on goal and shoot from the edge of the area, the ball rolling just wide of the right hand post. With fifteen minutes left Tattenhoe were unlucky not to pull a goal back when Lloyd-Roberts got on the end of a cross but the ball bounced down off the crossbar and away from danger. The flirtation with the United goal lifted their spirits from there on in.

Just a minute later they did get a goal back, Dayle Marshall shooting from twenty yards out and the ball hit the back post and spun in. Jordan then crossed into Jaura who headed across the goal face but wide of the back post, whilst at the other end McAdam curled around the post from twenty yards. The game petered out until the final whistle, sparking celebrations from the Buckingham United squad despite the weather. F/T: 6-1

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with United skipper Bobby Cooney: 

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