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SSMFL,D2: Grendon boss ready for pre-season training

Grendon Rangers are back training on Monday 26th June.

Rangers boss Matt Parsons told Sports Shots;

Having guided the club to 14th in the league having taken over with the team bottom, it ended up being a successful season.
But now I’m looking to push on and improve on last season.

We can’t sit still and have to continue improving. Since taking charge the mentality of the players has changed. We are now a team looking to compete at the right end of the table. The attitude of the players has changed and I want to run the whole club as professionally as possible at this level of football.

We don’t charge players to play, we have winter training in place and groundsman of the year winning again. Players couldn’t ask for anymore.

Would be great to see new players looking for a change of team or new challenge.

Please keep up to date by checking Facebook or twitter @Grendon_Rangers

Monday 26th June we train at The Ground, Main Street, Grendon Underwood. HP18 0SP. 7.15pm-9pm

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SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers announce AGM news

Grendon Rangers held their AGM on Tuesday 20 June when the following appointments were made:-

Life President:
Mrs P Hearne

President:
Mr W Hearne

Life Vice-Presidents:
Mr M Cox
Mrs B Fletcher
Mrs B McLean

Vice-Presidents:
Mr N Jackman
Mr R Lacey
Mr F Lane
Mr R Hawkins
Mrs M Haddow
Mr D Knight
Mr I Leslie
Mr M Hankers
Mr D Golby
Mr R Taylor

Chairman: P Jackman
Vice-Chairman: A Benfield
Treasurer: A Benfield
Secretary: P Busby
Club Captain: S Leonard
Club Welfare Officer: P Jackman
Youth team Coordinator: C Scanlon

Committee members: H Cain, R Taylor, J West, P Newall

First Team Manager: M Parsons/A Burrows

Res Team Manager TBD

U7 Manager T Beasley

U8 Manager M York

U10 Manager D and J Spear

U11 Manager R Culverhouse/C Weber

U13 Manager K Beard/J Sisk

U15 Manager C Scanlon

 

The Club invites expressions of interest in joining the committee or acting as Res Team Manager-anyone interested should contact the Chairman on 01296 770568, or 07733276479 or carolejackman@hotmail.com.

Men’s pre-season starts at Grendon Village Hall at 7pm on Monday 26 June – all players old and new are welcome to attend the free of charge sessions.
 

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers announce award winners

The Grendon Rangers senior section presentation was held in Grendon Underwood Village Hall on Friday 19 May.

Grendon Park, Grendon Rangers FC

Following a splendid meal prepared by Carol Scanlon, Jackie West and Tony Cannon, secretary Pete Busby announced the following award winners:

Most Appearances for club – Jason Riddell
Leading Goalscorer for club – Nathan Perna

Club President Wilf Hearne announced:
Clubman of the year – Robin Taylor

Robin Taylor

Reserves manager Jake Honor announced:
Reserves manager’s player of the year – Max Hallam
Reserves player’s player of the year – Max Hallam

First Team Manager Matt Parsons announced:
Club young player of the year – Jordan Garrad
Club most improved player of the year – Charlie West
First team manager’s player of the year – Matt Ginger
First Team player’s player of the year – Jason Riddell

All trophies were presented by the President.

SSMFL,D2: Grendon secure back-to-back wins

Stuart Leonard’s 92nd minute winner saw Grendon Rangers complete a remarkable comeback to grab an excellent 3-2 victory away at fifth-place MK Gallacticos last night.

Stuart Leonard

Matt Parsons and Andy Burrows side went in at the break trailing to two Demarlo Smith goals (20,29).

Michael Davison netted on 49 minutes before Matt Ginger’s leveller fifteen minutes later.

Leonard wrapped up the win with an injury-time goal.

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Rangers made it back-to-back wins after they won at Clean Slate on Monday.

Davison (19), Ginger (30) and Jason Riddell (75) on target.

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Winslow make Charity Cup Final

Grendon Rangers – 0

Winslow United – 4

(Agg: 0-5)

Winslow United progressed to the Buckingham Charity Cup Final after brushing Grendon Rangers aside by four goals to nil, and winning the tie by five on aggregate. Mursley struggled to get going on the night, and once their higher level opponents took a two goal advantage at Bell Close it seemed to signal the game was over, and the tie decided. Winslow now progress to face Olney Town in the cup final on May 1st, to be played at Stratford Fields, the home of Buckingham Athletic.

Ben Baines fired wide early on for Winslow, before Grendon keeper Tom Weymes had to punch away a Ryan Freshwater ball into the box seconds ahead of Dan Pounds reaching the ball. Tom Brindley then had Weymes scurrying away to his left to block a shot, before Winslow broke the deadlock on fourteen minutes. Skipper Nick Farrow got down the United left and his cross-cum-shot looped over the despairing reach of Weymes and hit the back post and rebounded in.

Three minutes later the lead was doubled and the game effectively finished, when a Grendon attack broke down in midfield & Winslow shifted the ball efficiently up to Tom Brindley, from a tight angle he drove at goal and a defender covering back got a touch but could not stop the ball from rolling in. Ben Baines then saw Weymes save a shot with his knee, after a decent cross from the left, and Grendon then had a sniff when a cushioned header resulted in Matt Ginger blazing way over the top.

Just past the half hour mark Daley Cross fired over the bar from distance for Grendon, followed shortly after by Joe Walls heading a cross over Owusu Boateng’s crossbar. Baines then had Weymes again diving to his right to block a shot, and Weymes then had to face Tom Brindley in a one on one situation after Winslow broke on the counter, but the ex-Winslow keeper saved and had a defender on hand to clear.

In the final minute of the half a Winslow corner was headed over at the back stick by player-manager John Mullholland, and in added time the game was sealed when a ball over the Grendon defence saw Dan Pounds away on goal, shoulder to shoulder with a defender the United man got his shot away which deflected off his marker and looped over Weymes and into the empty net. H/T: 0-3

Winslow started the second half with a fine passing move that saw Grant Karwacinski splay the ball out wide to Tom Brindley, he crossed to Ollie Golding who side footed home from close range. Golding then sent a fifty fourth minute free kick into the Grendon box, and at the far post Mullholland headed over.

Dan Chittenden then sent a long Winslow free kick into the area where Ben Baines totally unmarked got his angles all wrong and headed over. The closest Grendon got in the second half was from a corner, where stretching all the way Stuart Leonard could only head back across goal and wide.

Matt Bradbury did then get a cross over from the Rangers right and found Will Lambourne but his shot was straight at Boateng who collected comfortably. Chris Setterfield then drove at the Grendon defence, on the edge of the box Ben Baines took control of the ball and drove low at Tom Weymes who got down well to his left to smoother.

Owusu Boateng made a save from a Matt Bradbury shot deep in added time, but the Winslow keeper did not look like conceding for most of the evening, and the referee’s whistle blew shortly after to signal the Buckingham Charity Cup Final would see Winslow progress to face Olney Town from the United Counties League Division One, on Bank Holiday May Day Monday. With a number of Ex-Winslow players in the Olney ranks, and entertaining cup final awaits…..

Both managers spoke to Sports Shots after the game:

Match photo’s can be viewed here: 

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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.

BSCC, SF 2L: Winslow manager looks ahead to semi-final, second leg

Winslow United manager John Mulholland has been looking ahead to the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup, semi-final, second leg, as his side travel to Leighton Town to face Grendon Rangers tomorrow evening (Wednesday).

John Mulholland – Picture courtesy of Dale James

Looking ahead to the game, Mulholland said:

We are at full strength, minus the suspended Nathan Perna, so he misses the game against his old club.

Despite the one-goal advantage, the Winslow boss is looking for a relaxed approach.

We are going to approach the game just like any other game, turn up and try to win.

The 1st leg in my opinion was a terrible game of football. Maybe a good one for the neutrals as it had some rough challenges, as you would expect in a cup derby, but football-wise I thought it was extremely stop-start, stop-start and it stopped us from playing football. Grendon came to try and unsettle us and, to a degree, it worked, so I have to give them credit for that.

In my opinion the lad in midfield, Matty Ginger , is a decent player, he impressed me, unbelievable amount of energy, that’s something I’m looking to control tomorrow evening.

John Mulholland

In closing the Winslow boss is hoping his side can reach what is a big game in the local football calendar. There is always a big crowd at the Charity Cup final and a great atmosphere.

I think it would be a great achievement for the club to get to the final, everyone loves a final and hopefully we will get there and the club can enjoy a day out!

BSCC,SF,2L: Grendon-Winslow semi-final, second leg now at Leighton

The second leg of the Grendon Rangers versus Winslow United semi-final in the Buckingham Senior Charity Cup will take place at Leighton Town Football Club on Wednesday 12th April at 7.45pm.

United lead the game through a Joey Acheampong goal.

The winners will face Olney Town in the final at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields on Monday 1st May, 3pm start.

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers 1 Aston Clinton 2

By Dale James

Grendon Rangers – 1

Aston Clinton – 2

Grendon Rangers were beaten at home by Aston Clinton on a bright Saturday afternoon, but made them work for the win in a final twenty seven minutes that saw Grendon throw everything at their visitors defence but they withstood the onslaught to record the victory and maintain their push at the top of the division two table.

Aston Clinton open the scoring through David Brown at Grendon Rangers on Saturday 1st April 2017. Image: Dale James

Aston Clinton took the lead on six minutes when a free kick into the box was headed back across goal by Callum Jenkins and skipper David Brown looped a header over Grendon keeper Robin Skilling and under the crossbar. Grendon had their first effort on ten minutes when Matt Ginger fired a free kick over the Clinton crossbar.

Stuart Leonard then headed a Matt Ginger free kick over, before Clinton went close when Lewis Workman got into some space and with back to goal hooked over his shoulder but wide of goal. Matt Ginger then fed Dean Garrard away down the right, as he got to the box he tried to return the ball to his colleague but a last ditch outstretched leg denied Ginger with what would have been a clear shot on goal.

An Aston Clinton free kick into the box saw the ball elude everyone and at the back post Jenkins lifted the ball back over his head aiming for the empty goal but cleared the crossbar, and just before the break Alex Smith threaded a ball through to David Brown who saw Skilling turn his shot around the post.

H/T: 0-1

Five minutes after the break Clinton almost scored a second when a free kick into the box was met by a clutter of bodies and the ball came back off the crossbar and was cleared away. Jason Riddell then headed a Grendon corner straight at Aston keeper Liam Smith, and a free kick up the other end saw Lewis Workman easily clear Skilling’s bar. Workman then shrugged off a marker to get a shot away that was inches wide of the back post, after being fed through between the Grendon defence.

Aston then doubled their lead on sixty five minutes from a corner, the ball fired in low to the near post saw Jamie Philp flick the ball up into the net.

Jamie Philp scores Aston Clinton’s second goal at Grendon Rangers on Saturday 1st April 2017. Image: Dale James

But the hosts fought back and pulled a goal back within three minutes when a free kick into the area saw Jason Riddell climb highest to head home.

Jason Riddell scores for Grendon Rangers against Aston Clinton on Saturday 1st April 2017. Image: Dale James

Grendon the piled on the pressure, another free kick saw Stuart Leonard head over the top, before Dean Garrard set up Joe Walls to turn and shoot in front of goal forcing Liam Smith into a good save. A cross from the right saw Jordan Garrard head straight into the gloves of Smith, and Grendon just could not find that equaliser.

Pushing forward allowed Aston to hit on the break, and with two minutes left Lewis Workman was in behind the home defence but from a tight angle he fired into the goal stanchion.

F/T: 1-2

SSMFL,D2: Grendon boss speaks ahead of tough Clinton clash

Grendon Rangers manager Matt Parsons has spoken as his side face a tough game against Aston Clinton in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 today.

Grendon Park, Grendon Rangers FC

Parsons said;

Today we take on Aston Clinton. We put up a good performance last week but just couldn’t get the break through against a very determined Clean Slate. Whilst it was another game in which we avoided defeat, it was definitely a case of 2 points dropped rather than 1 point gained. That point however did see us beat last years points total.Whilst we are still confident of getting to 30 points for the season, games like that you must-win.

Today we face a very different side. Aston Clinton are fighting with the bigger clubs at the right end of the table. Against higher placed sides  we seem to raise our game and battle so we are full of confidence that we can get the win.