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SSMFLD2; Grendon looking to clean up in Milton Keynes

Saturday 17th March 2018

Clean Slate v Grendon Rangers

South Midlands Division Two

Downs Barn Pavilion

K.O. 3.00pm

Grendon Rangers face the trip to Milton Keynes on Saturday to face Clean Slate, the side they shared a goalless stalemate with last week-end. A disappointing result against a side that have struggled this season, only two wins all season and both away, therefore a trip to the pavilion on Saturday will give Grendon hope of collecting some more points, after they themselves have collected four out of the last six points available.

Ahead of the game Sports Shots spoke with Rangers stalwart Stuart Leonard & asked for his thoughts on last week’s game:

Although we weren’t at our best against Clean Slate, we were disappointed to only come away with a draw, having had two goals disallowed after being judged to be offside by their linesman. We were struggling for fit players, so an injection of fresh legs in the second half would have really helped, but we didn’t apply ourselves as well as we could & they still looked dangerous on the break. We take the point and move on and take heart from back to back clean sheets and four points from the last six. Our defensive record as a whole this season has improved, which has helped us massively

Stuart Leonard

And moving on to this week’s game:

So, this week we face Clean Slate again, and another opportunity for three points. Despite being bottom of the league table they have some good players and we need to be aware of that. But with players coming back into the squad to make us stronger, we are looking forward to the challenge. We have Matt Ginger struggling with an ankle injury, but we welcome back Ricky Brown who makes a massive difference for us in the middle

And rounding up Stuart looked at the club and season in general:

It’s been a tough season for the club in terms of management changes, comings & goings affect everyone, but we have all pulled together and we can still achieve our best ever points total in this league, so that remains our aim. The mood at the club is positive as always, we are indebted to our fantastic committee for all their hard work behind the scenes. May I on behalf of everyone at the club send our thoughts & best wishes to our long-standing club secretary Pete Busby on the very sad passing of his mother recently. I would also like to thank Sports Shots for their continued support

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

SSMFL,D2: Two Riddell penalties in three first half minutes give Grendon valuable three points

Two Jason Riddell penalties in three first half minutes gave Grendon Rangers victory over 61FC Luton in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 on Saturday.

Jason Riddell

Riddell put his side ahead from the spot on 16 minutes before converting again just three minutes later to secure the points.

It was Grendon’s fifth victory of the campaign, all of which have been at Grendon Park.

Grendon Rangers: Tom Weymes, Ricky Brown, Charlie West, Stuart Leonard, Jason Riddell, Jordan Garrad, Emad Fallaha, Dean Garrad, Joe Leonard, Dean Higgins, Michael Rickard.

Subs: Matthew Featherston, Will Lambourne, Archie Newell, Jack Aris.

SSMFL,D2: Walls on target as Grendon edged out by Totternhoe

Totternhoe edged a 2-1 victory over Grendon Rangers after all the goals came in the opening 15 minutes of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 encounter.

Wayne O’Connor put the visiting Totternhoe side, managed by former Buckingham Town boss Chris Robson, ahead in just the fourth minute.

Joe Walls

Joe Walls equalised on 14 minutes for Grendon but their lead only lasted 60 seconds. Sam Folland was on target to give Totternhoe the winner.

Grendon Rangers: Tom Weymes, Ricky Brown,
Jason Riddell, Stuart Leonard, Charlie West,
James Wright (Louis Descrettes), Jack Aris, Matthew Ginger, Emad Fallaha (Simeon Awoliyi), Jordan Garrad, Joe Walls.

Totternhoe: Harry Adams-Rimmer, Sean Bishop, Mitchell Brent, James Bromhall, Daniel Dyer, Ashley Farmer, Sam Folland, Chris Golding, Aidan Murray, Wayne O’Connor, Joe Smith.

Subs: Andy Cleere, Joel McCormick.



SSMFL,D2: Woodward talks of Grendon appointment ahead of Totternhoe trip

Larry Woodward has spoken after his recent appointment as he takes his new Grendon Rangers side to play at Totternhoe on Saturday.

Larry Woodward

Talking ahead of their Spartan South Midlands League, division 2 clash, Woodward said;

Grendon Rangers is a great village club run by people second to none, so it Is more than an honour to take on the Manager’s role. The club has struggled to make any headway in this League so it will take a huge effort from everyone to start making inroads. The task ahead couldn’t get any harder as we play four of the top placed sides in our first five matches.

In the short-term, everyone will need to stand together, keep the faith and fight like hell against more illustrious and established opponents. When this period ends we can look more at the medium-term.

SSMFL,D2: Woodward takes Grendon hotseat in reshuffle

Following the appointment of Larry Woodward to the management team at Grendon Rangers FC we are now pleased to announce that Larry will move into the hotseat as of tomorrow’s game at unbeaten league leaders Park View.

Larry Woodward

Stuart Leonard has taken a step back but will continue as Assistant along with Ian McCrorie who has been in the dugout for a number of weeks now.

Speaking to Leonard he said that the move makes sense moving forward with him back in the playing side meaning Larry can take full control on the side lines.

Kick off is 2pm at Grendon Park with Park View the visitors.

SSMFL,D2: First half goals give Grendon much-needed three points

First half goals from Matt Ginger and Dean Garrad gave Grendon Rangers a much-needed three points over Tring Town at the weekend.

Matt Ginger

The victory takes Stuart Leonard’s side up to fourteenth in the Spartan South Midlands League, division 2 table.

Rangers had a great start as Ginger netted the opener in the 14th minutes before Garrad doubled their advantage eight minutes before the break.

The second period saw the Rangers defence keep a clean sheet with the visitors reduced to nine-men.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Grendon suffer Berkhamsted Raiders defeat

Grendon Rangers suffered a 1-2 defeat at Berkhamsted Raiders in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 on Saturday.

Nathan Perna

Nathan Perna’s goal gave the visiting Rangers side a half-time lead in the important clash at the foot of the table.

The home side emerged to net twice and claim all three points.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Woodward joins Grendon for Berko basement battle

By Grendon Rangers

Match Preview.
Tomorrow we travel to Berkhamsted Raiders for a bottom of the table crunch match.

Both sides will view this as a chance to gain some much needed points and in turn gather some momentum as the season moves into the winter period.

Last week Rangers went down 0-3 to Mursley United where a Danny Clarke brace was added to by a Delahaye goal to hand Mursley the spoils in a game that Rangers showed some good individual promise but couldn’t click it all into place as a team.
Raiders meanwhile were comfortably beaten by Pitstone and Ivinghoe 4-1. Beard with the Raiders goal.

Rangers will still be without a recognised goalkeeper as the hunt for a regular custodian continues.

There is one major addition to the club though as former Buckingham Athletic U25’s Manager Larry Woodward has joined the management team. He will team with Stuart Leonard with all things selection and match day.

Larry Woodward

Top Scorer Nathan Perna also returns to the squad for the game which will be a huge boost for the side.

Kick off is 3pm at Ashlyns School Chesham Rd, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH

SSMFL,D2 Cup: Grendon’s Pitstone double-header; Rangers exit cup just seven days after victory

Grendon Rangers went down to Pitstone and Ivinghoe in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 Cup just seven days after defeating them in the league.

Matt Ginger

Matt Ginger was on target for Stuart Leonard’s side in the 1-2 home defeat at the weekend.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

Joe Walls

Seven days earlier, manager Stuart Leonard donned the gloves and kept a clean sheet as Joe Walls (56), Nathan Perna (82) and Archie Newell (91) fire Rangers to victory.

Nathan Perna


Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.


Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode:


Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)


To find out more information about the campaign click here: