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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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North Bucks & District League – Latest tables (8th April 2018)

Great Horwood lift Oving & District Villages Cup

Great Horwood – 1

Long Crendon – 0

Great Horwood won the Oving & District Villages Cup on Easter Monday, with a single goal victory over Long Crendon to capture the trophy for the first time in their history. A first half strike from leading scorer Adam Dixon was enough to settle the tie, and although Crendon dominated the second half they just couldn’t find their way through a resolute Horwood defence, and were restricted to long range shots that never really threatened custodian Ian McStraw.

Crendon had the first shot on goal on five minutes, when Eliot Farley twisted & turned to create some space to the left of the Horwood box but pulled his shot wide of the right hand post. The first chance for Horwood came on the quarter hour mark when a corner swung in by Sam Archer was attacked by both Stuart Parker & Adam Armitage, the ball somehow heading towards goal saw Crendon keeper George Collingwood almost collide with his defender on the post, but between them they cleared for another corner.

Crendon then won a free kick just inside the Horwood half, Dino Bonwick found Oli Lethbridge on the edge of the box and with his back to goal he turned and shot but could only find the gloves of McStraw. From the goal kick came the only goal of the game on eighteen minutes, a flick on in midfield from Brandon Bowes saw Adam Dixon in behind the Crendon defence, as Collingwood came out Dixon knocked it past him and into the empty net.

Adam Dixon scored only goal

Armitage then climbed highest to another cross into the Crendon box, his header forcing Collingwood to use both fists to punch away, before a ball out to Dixon to the right of the area saw him flash a low drive across the goal face, two yellow shirts were coming in at the back post but neither could connect and the ball rolled harmlessly away for a goal kick.

Ten minutes before the interval Bowes sent in a cross that Dixon got the slightest flick on and running in behind Terry Archer could only lift over the top. Dixon then threaded a ball through the Crendon defence for Eddie Archer to run onto, he went for the lob over the keeper but Collingwood recovered and gathered before the ball crossed the line. As the half drew to a close, a Crendon throw on their left found Bonwick in space, with little other option in front of him, he smashed at goal but wildly drove wide. H/T: 1-0

Crendon took the game to their opponents from off the off after the break, Archie Pettingell received the ball on the edge of the Horwood area just ninety seconds in, he took a touch and went for goal but his connection was poor and McStraw comfortably fell to his right to gather. Seconds later Crendon skipper Alex Farley got into the box and thumped the ball across goal and wide of the back post.

Horwood celebrate

Long Crendon continued to enjoy some possession, on fifty-six minutes Alex Farley again tried his luck from distance and for a moment McStraw looked in trouble, but he managed to scramble across his goal line and turn around the post. A diagonal ball through the Horwood back line then saw Ben Sykes faced with goal, but just to the left of the area he screwed his shot wide, beating the turf in frustration realising how good an opportunity it had been.

Despite their dominance Crendon just could not find that little bit of quality in front of goal, and passes continued to go astray or were mopped up by their opponents. With fifteen minutes left, another chance went begging when Bonwick found himself in possession down the left channel, again little option in front of him he went for goal but blazed high and wide.

Within a minute Bonwick again got down the left, and again sent the ball high over McStraw’s crossbar. Horwood managed the remaining minutes and sent on long serving Darren Sirett to help hold the ball up at the other end and relieve some of the pressure off the defence, a tactic that worked well as the final whistle sounded with Horwood playing keep ball in the corner. F/T: 1-0

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After the game Sports Shots spoke to winning goal scorer Adam Dixon: 

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NBLP; Great Horwood 3-0 Towcester Town

Great Horwood – 3

Towcester Town – 0

Great Horwood beat local rivals Towcester Town on Saturday to put themselves in pole position to clinch the North Bucks League Premier Division title for the first time in their history, but with ten league games left to play in a punishing schedule for the next few weeks, Horwood will need to ensure they maintain the form showed against Town to capture that elusive prize come May. Despite the weather, the game was played on a heavily sodden pitch, and more rain arrived during the ninety minutes, but the home side adapted to the conditions and two goals in the first half put them in the driving seat, before an acrobatic finish from Ryan Tappin sealed the win midway through the second period, to leave Horwood in second spot in the table, just a point off Towcester who remain top but they have played three games more.

Towcester started the brighter of the two sides, a cross from Jake Dixon found Horwood keeper Ian McStraw at the near post grateful to gather, before another cross from the byline saw bodies waiting in the middle however the cross landed on top of the netting the wrong side of the crossbar. The first shot at goal came from the hosts on seven minutes when a cross from their right from Ben Thickbroom found Brandon Bowes on the eighteen yard line, he turned and shot but Town keeper Laurence Benham was behind it all the way.

The home side took the lead on seventeen minutes, a relatively harmless looking long ball upfield seemed comfortable for the visitor’s defence however the ball was allowed to bounce which wrong footed a defender and Eddie Archer was on it in a flash, from just inside the box he curled around Benham and into the far bottom corner. From the goal Horwood seemed to take control, and it was a matter of Towcester trying to keep them out, a fierce drive from the edge of the centre circle from Frankey Tarrant was dipping towards goal and Benham had to use both hands to stun the ball, and gather at the second attempt.

Daniel Richardson goes close for Towcester

On twenty-six minutes Towcester had a chance to draw level when a half clearance fell nicely to Daniel Richardson twelve yards from goal, he went for the near top corner but the ball flashed narrowly wide. Then seven minutes later the hosts doubled their lead, attacking down their right wing the ball was pulled across the eighteen yard line by skipper Sam Archer to Adam Armitage who smashed at goal, Benham got something on it but the power on the shot took the ball into the back of the net.

A late free kick to Towcester was swung into the box and a glancing header from Jack Shaw bounced wide of McStraws right hand post, and seconds before the whistle a Towcester free kick was headed clear by Stuart Parker at the heart of the Horwood defence, the ball picked up by Tarrant saw him play a good one-two with Tappin to get down the right, he fed club leading scorer Adam Dixon but he didn’t connect as he’d like and Benham made the save. H/T: 2-0

Straight from the restart Tappin broke away from a couple of challenges before crossing into Sam Archer who lifted over the top, before a long ball over the top saw Adam Dixon away on goal, but before he had time to shoot a defender recovered brilliantly to block for a corner. Archer swung the corner in which was cleared to the edge of the box where running in Bowes smashed over the crossbar.

The next Horwood attack was halted on the halfway line, a ball through the Horwood defence for Jake Dixon to run onto saw him take the shot on early and he fired straight into the waiting gloves of McStraw. Armitage then cut in from the left and let fly from just outside the area but was inches wide of the Towcester goal frame.

Laurence Benham cant stop Ryan Tappin goal

The home side killed the game off on sixty-eight minutes, a goal kick from McStraw was met in midfield by substitute Ryan Lightfoot who went up to challenge a Town defender, the ball bounced off the Towcester man towards his own goal, Tappin was on it like a flash and as Benham came out the front man leapt and simply knocked the ball up and over the keeper from the edge of the area, and despite Benham doing his best to reach the ball on his six-yard line it sailed over his reach and bounced into the unguarded net.

Horwood continued creating the better chances, and deserved a fourth late on when substitute Robert Churchill played a good one-two with Tarrant to get down the right wing, he fizzed the ball across the six-yard box and running in at the back post Tappin threw himself at the ball just couldn’t get enough on it to poke home, steering wide instead.

A rare Towcester attack saw a pull back to Richard Parker who thumped wide from the edge of the area, and two minutes before the end Horwood did score again but a raised flag ruled the effort out. A free kick released Adam Dixon down the left wing and he threaded a great cross into the path of the incoming Lightfoot who scored from three-yards out only for the offside decision to cut short his celebration. F/T: 3-0

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Horwood boss Mark Broom: 
And also defender Stuart Parker: 

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NBLP; Great Horwood FC looking to toast a successful week-end

Saturday 31st March 2018

Great Horwood v Towcester Town

North Bucks League Premier Division

Castle Fields

K.O. 3.00

The North Bucks League Premier Division title race hots up this week-end with third placed Great Horwood hosting top placed Towcester Town at Castle Fields. Horwood were pushed down to third last week by Hanslope who beat Brackley Spots by the incredible scoreline of eighteen goals to nil, which drew them level with Horwood but the goals difference tally now significantly better. However, Horwood sit just four points off top place Towcester, but with three games in hand are in prime position to mount a serious title push.

Stability has helped the side this season, with nine players having started thirteen or more games, and up front have Adam Dixon who has fifteen goals in sixteen games (FA Full Time), but this is the first meeting of these two sides in the league this term, the reverse fixture set for the season finale in May. Horwood haven’t played a league game since 20th January due to the weather and various cup competitions, in which they have reached the Oving Cup Final on Monday against Long Crendon, reached the inter-divisional cup final where they wait for either Duston, Stony Stratford or Silverstone, and lost in the premier division cup to Duston at the quarter-final stage just two weeks ago.

The hosts have not lost in the league since October, whilst Towcester have lost their last two games one of which was a cup game, their league defeat at home to Deanshanger three weeks ago their first in the league since September. Hopefully the weather will not intervene, and these two title fighting sides can do battle, with the lighter evenings now available the title run in begins here.

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with Horwood keeper Ian McStraw & defender Stuart Parker, and asked Stuart how big the game is for Horwood:

Saturday is a massive game for us, yes we have games in hand, but we need to ensure that we turn them into points. With home advantage we will be looking to close the gap and try to make things a little easier going into April which is going to be a very busy month for us, with plenty of midweek games coming up it won’t be easy. Despite winning plenty of cups over the past few seasons the club have never won the Premier Division title, so this is the one all the lads want to achieve this season

Stuart Parker

Ian agreed on the magnitude of this fixture:

This week’s game against Towcester is probably our biggest game of the season so far, they have points on the board, but we have the games in hand to catch them and overtake them, and we know the two games against Town are massive for Great Horwood FC

We asked Ian what has been the secret to the success at Horwood this season?

We have had a very consistent team this season, and we are much stronger in depth than previous years, and the spirit within the team is sky high

Stuart agreed their success has been built on the improved squad:

If I’m honest we haven’t played too many league games due to having some good cup runs & also the weather, but we have only lost three games all season so that in itself brings confidence to the squad. We haven’t got the biggest of squads, but we seem to have found a fairly settled formation & spine to the team which really helps. However, this will all be tested going into April with eleven league games still to play. Having good players who have played at a higher level is an added bonus!

What does Stuart expect from Towcester?

The last couple of seasons have all been very close games, so I expect Saturday to be no different, especially with so much at stake for both clubs. They are a physical side but we just have to ensure we continue to play the football that has got us into this position

Horwood haven’t played a league game since the 20th January, and we asked Ian how it affects the squad:

Having not played in the league for so long is frustrating but we have had such success in the cups, mixed with the weather we’ve had it makes it hard to get the consistency needed. But our lads can miss a week then turn up and still manage to play some decent football

How does Ian view Horwood’s leading scorer this season Adam Dixon:

Adam Dixon (Dicko) is in fine form and having played with Dicko for a number of seasons I have seen him score consistently, but he does seem hungrier this season

We asked Stuart how disappointing the Premier Division cup quarter-final defeat to Duston was:

Obviously it was very disappointing, we want to win every game and every competition we are involved in. Conditions and preparation were not ideal and we didn’t play anywhere near the level we have been at for most of the season. However, it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise and help us get a few more league games in on Saturday’s rather than midweek. We are already into the Inter-Divisional final, and also the Oving Cup final on Easter Monday, so we still have plenty of silverware up for grabs, but the league is our priority

Ian looked ahead to the season finale:

The clocks going forward last week bring lighter evenings, and with the amount of games we have left we could see three games a week which isn’t ideal, but I’m sure we can overcome any fixture pile ups and go on to lift the title

Finally, we asked Stuart how he feels his season has been:

It’s been enjoyable thus far, as it tends to be when you’re winning games, & I’m back playing in defence where my career started as a junior, after playing many seasons up front. We have a great bunch of lads here who all get on well off the pitch, which helps us on the pitch. Scoring both goals in the semi-final of the Inter-Divisional cup away at Potterspury was a personal highlight

Sports Shots would like to thank both Ian & Stuart for their time this week.

For more information on The Oving and District Villages’ Cup Competition, one of the oldest cup competition’s in the whole of the country, click here: http://www.ovingvillagecup.com/Pages/History.html

For full list of previous winners click here: http://www.ovingvillagecup.com/Pages/PastFinals.html 

NBLD1; Ricky looking to be anchor man in title run in

Saturday 24th March 2018

Buckingham United v Steeple Claydon

North Bucks League Division One

Lace Hill Sports Centre

K.O. 2.00

Buckingham United currently sit top of the North Bucks League Division One table and host Steeple Claydon on Saturday, whilst embroiled in a tight battle at the top which see’s four clubs separated by just two points. United have played just once in the league since 16th December last year but have progressed through to the Division One cup final where they wait to play either Stewkley Reserves, Bletchley Park or Willen.

Buckingham have won ten of their last eleven games and yet are being heavily put under pressure by Bletchley Park who are in second place in the table, two points behind but with two games in hand. United face Bletchley in two weeks-time at home and will be looking to gain some momentum going into that fixture, however their last league defeat was back in September and against this week’s opponents Steeple, who themselves will feel they are still in the title chase if they can pick up the three points at Lace Hill.

Ahead of the game, Sports Shots caught up with United leading goal scorer Ricky McAdam and asked if the long breaks between games affect the squad:

I don’t think it affects us too much, we have a good side and we are all good friends, maybe our fitness may drop a little but that’s about it

On a positive the club are through to the cup final, are the squad looking forward to that:

Yes, we are most definitely, for some of the squad it’s their third cup final in a row, we are all buzzing to get through & look forward to whoever we face

Ricky McAdam

With Claydon on Saturday, we asked Ricky what he remembered about the defeat to them earlier in the season:

It wasn’t a good day for us, we had our chances and had we taken them then it would have been a totally different result, but that’s football and we came back from it & as a result we’ve been on this incredible run ever since

And how does Ricky see the season unfolding from here for the team, and himself as leading scorer?

Its going to be a tight one, all we can do is win every game and put the pressure on the other teams in and around us. Of course it’s great being the goal scorer in the team but as I said before, it’s about winning from here, it doesn’t matter who scores as long as we win

Finally, in two weeks’ time Buckingham face Bletchley, 1st v 2nd as it stands right now, is it a game the squad are looking forward to?

It will be the game of the season, and we have all been looking forward to the clash. We have to play them twice yet so it’s a chance to take points off them. We have a lot to look forward to and our season is far from over

Sports Shots would like to thank Ricky for his time this week.

NB&DFL: Latest league tables ahead of the weekend games

North Bucks & District League: Latest tables

NB&DFL: Latest tables after Saturday 14th October 2017