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SSMFL,D2: Returning players as Grendon head to 61FC


Tomorrow Stuart Leonard returns to take his side on the road to Luton to face The 61FC.

Last week saw a depleted Rangers side toil but to no avail as they went down to title hopefuls Aston Clinton. The squad that day worked hard to frustrate their opponents but despite making life hard for Aston Clinton there would be nothing to show for the efforts.

This week sees the return to the squad of the Manager himself along with striker Nathan Perna (pictured), Joe Leonard and Alex Emery who returns from a holiday. Out go Ash Thompson and Nick Moodie, the latter joins Jordan Garrad and Paul Thornton on the treatment table, Ricky Brown and Andy Prescott are on holiday.

Stuart Leonard

Stuart Leonard said “we are hopeful for some points following last weeks positive performance”.

Last season at 61FC first half goals from S.Leonard and Dean Garrad secured a valuable three points in a 0-2 win. Leonard will be hoping for something similar tomorrow.

Squad :
Robin Skilling, Jason Riddell, Stuart Leonard, Charlie West, Nathan Perna, Jack Aris, Joe Walls, Joe Leonard, Michael Rickard, Jordan Goodge, Raalf Fallaha, Alex Emery, Dean Garrad, Matt Ginger.

Previous SSML Results against 61FC. (a)
2016/17 – 61FC 0-2 GRFC (D.Garrad, S. Leonard)
2015/16 – 61FC 1-1 GRFC (N.Perna)
2014/15 – 61FC 6-1 GRFC (N.Perna)
2013/14 – 61FC 2-0 GRFC

Grendon Rangers 0-1 Quainton

Grendon Rangers – 0

Quainton – 1

Quainton beat Grendon Rangers on a glorious sunny evening to lift the 45th Saye & Sele Annual Association Football Challenge Cup on Wednesday. A game that created few clear-cut chances was settled by an early own goal, and neither keeper was really tested after that, although the woodwork did take a couple of dents along the way.

Saye & Sele Cup

A fourth minute left wing cross from Rangers was turned wide by Andy Prescott, and just ninety seconds later Quainton scored when a cross from their right was flicked on by Jack Aris at the front post and past Robin Skilling in the Grendon goal.

Quainton enjoyed some good early possession, and another poorly cleared cross was screwed wide by Rob Springer, and they should have doubled their lead on fourteen minutes when Carl Gunning started a move in midfield and continued his run to meet the returning cross but when in front of goal snatched at his shot, when he probably had a little more time than he realised and could only steer wide.

The visitors then saw Dan Gordon deliver a perfect cross to Gunning right in front of goal but he could only head wide, before a twentieth minute free kick to Grendon was curled straight into Andy Philbey’s gloves by Prescott from outside the box.

Dan Gordon then threated the Grendon goal and a powerful drive into the box saw it take Dean Garrad and Jack Aris to challenge and divert for a corner. Matt Ginger curled a Rangers free kick over the bar, and minutes before the break a Quainton cross flicked the head of Jason Riddell and forced Skilling into a desperate save on his goal line, with the loose ball eventually shielded out of play. H/T: 0-1

Matt Ginger free kick

Gunning was soon on the attack again for the visitors after the break, turning on the edge of the box but firing wide; Grendon in return fired in a free kick that Matt Ginger rose highest to but headed over. Quainton then won a free kick out on the right, the ball was fed into Gordon just inside the area who blazed over.

Grendon almost grabbed an unlikely equaliser on fifty-six minutes when Raalf Fallaha sent in a looping cross which fooled everyone including Philbey and the ball bounced off the crossbar and was eventually cleared.

Just past the hour mark the woodwork denied the home side again, Prescott received the ball close to goal, he tried an over the shoulder effort only for it to bounced on top of the crossbar and over for a goal kick.

Dean Garrad saw a shot from distance curl over the top for the home side, before their guests almost finished the game when Robert Floutier was inches away from another cross, and a half cleared Grendon corner found Prescott on eighteen yards, but he fired wide. F/T: 0-1

After the game Sports Shots caught up with Grendon manager Stuart Leonard: 

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SSMFL,D2: Walls nets but Grendon suffer away defeat

Joe Walls was target as Grendon Rangers went down to a 1-3 defeat at Tring Corinthians on Saturday.

Joe Walls

Match details – CLICK HERE

SSMFL,D2: Smith & Bhasin give Old Bradwell win at Grendon

Match report from the Grendon Rangers versus Old Bradwell United game – LINK


SSMFL,D2: Stuart Leonard & Nathan Perna take the Grendon Rangers hot seat

Grendon Rangers have appointed Stuart Leonard as their new manager, with Nathan Perna named as his assistant.

Stuart Leonard

The duo take over from Matt Parsons and Andy Burrows, who stood down last month.

New boss Leonard has skippered the Grendon Park outfit and been a Rangers stalwart in the centre of defence for a number of years.

His assistant Perna has scored goals for the club for a number of season and has also donned the colours of Buckingham Athletic and Winslow United.

Both will continue to play.

Nathan Perna

The new management pair are on the lookout for a first team coach to work with the team on a Wednesday evening and match days. Anyone interested should contact Paul Jackman (07733 276479) or email Paul at

Leonard and Perna take charge of their first game, a friendly, tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at Rivets (Aylesbury), 6.45pm start.

PSF: Grendon still looking for players + news on Berko loss

Grendon Rangers lost 2-1 to new side Berkhamsted Raiders last Saturday.

Playing on a 4g Astro pitch, 28 degree heat and 8 triallists this game was exactly what it said on the tin, a friendly.

A goal in each half cost Grendon. Matt Ginger pulled one back from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to go but Grendon couldn’t break down a determined Berkhamsted defence.

Matt Ginger

Manager Matt Parsons said;

It was a tough game, most of the players had never meet before. We needed this game to take a closer look at new players and there was some positive performances. The all round team game will come over the next few weeks in training and playing more games but it’s always nice to get 90 minutes and back in the swing of things.

It’s always nice to win but the result wasn’t important today. It was a chance to look at new players. We are still a few short in certain areas but happy with the shape of the squad so far.

Training continues on Monday and Wednesdays 7:15pm start @Westcott Social, Ashendon Road, Westcott. HP18 0PD

New players welcome.

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

Mr W Hearne

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

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

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.

Full match details – CLICK HERE

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.