Archive for Grendon Rangers Football Club

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers announce end of season award winners

“Grendon Rangers First Team season awards were presented at the Swan Inn on 21st April by Club president Wilf Hearne as follows:

Most Appearances and ever Present – Jason Riddell

Top Goalscorer- Joe Walls

Most Improved Player – Charlie West

Player of the Year – Ricky Brown

Players’ Player of the Year – Jason Riddell

Club Person of the Year- Robin Taylor

Jason also presented bouquets to Carol Scanlon and Jackie West who provided post match catering throughout the season, and to Tracey from the Pub who provided the evening’s buffet .He also expressed the team’s thanks to Floyd Timms and the staff of Lodge Garage who were the team kit sponsors”

SSMFLD2; Is there a rabbit in range for Grendon?

Saturday 14th April 2018

AFC Southgate v Grendon Rangers

Spartan South Midlands Division Two

Brickfield Lane

K.O. 3.00pm

Grendon Rangers travel down to AFC Southgate on Saturday, facing the daunting task of taking on the side who have lost just once at home this season, and who will be looking to get back on track after they were soundly beaten at Aston Clinton last week by four goals without reply. Grendon themselves will be looking to avenge the reverse of this meeting just three weeks ago when Southgate beat them by three goals to nil in Buckinghamshire, but five games without a win going into this fixture is hardly comfort for the side that have had their own struggles this season. After this trip, Rangers host Unite MK before ending the season in mid-May at Aston Clinton.

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with Grendon defensive midfielder Ricky Brown, and asked what he thinks Grendon can do to frustrate their hosts on Saturday:

With our recent performance against Park View, albeit a very flattering scoreline to them, if we can take the same mentality & attitude into this game then I can see us being able to frustrate them, we will have to defend strong and catch them on the break

We asked if there is a chance of an away win yet this season for Grendon:

There is a definitely a rabbit in the hat, I am sure we can pull it out, whether it’s this week or the final game at Aston. It’s been coming for weeks, we just haven’t had that bit of luck needed

Just how difficult a season has it been at Grendon?

Honestly, these are all factors we’ve had to face. We started off pre-season quite well but then various changes in management didn’t help to push forward in the right direction, and that was no fault of any individual that has taken on the reins since. It was a shame personally to see people hand over the job or leave the club, but I don’t want to delve too deep into my own personal views. That said, we do have a core of committed & enthusiastic players, and a backroom support that has helped push the club through to the end of the season. We have to look ahead and focus for next season, look to add further players to our squad, and hopefully someone will come in and take over the reins and guide us in the direction we need to go, whether that be an old face or new

Ricky Brown at Buckingham Ath

How has Ricky’s own season been?

For me this is my second spell here, after getting a call up to the Aylesbury United first team during my previous spell. Injury was a real issue last season, then not really making an impact at Buckingham Athletic mixed with the birth of my son, all meant commitment was a real issue for me. However, this season I have been committed & I’ve been pleased with my own individual performances, I know I have more to give & there’s always room for improvement. I turn up and I like to think I give 100% week in and week out for the team, and I’m looking forward to seeing this season out, then preparing for next. An enjoyable season for me, that’s what I wanted out of this season, to get that feeling of enjoying myself again

Finally, is the final home game of the season next week the best opportunity to finish on a high?

When you play Unite MK anything is possible, it’s not dangerous to think like that, you just have to be ambitious. To finish the season with a win at home, to end on a high would be amazing! These boys deserve another three points for all their efforts of the last few weeks

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

SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers looking for applications for 1st & reserve team managers/coaching staff

Spartan South Midlands league, division two side Grendon Rangers FC are inviting applications for adult managerial/coaching roles for the 2018/19 season.

The club are keen to appoint both first and reserve team managers and coaching staff. We boast a very dedicated and forward-thinking committee, excellent playing surface, 3G training facilities and welcoming hospitality to all. Working with the committee, the successful candidate would have control of all team activities and training, with scope to expand the playing staff through their local football contacts. This is a role with great potential for the right person to come in and make a real impression.

If you would like to express an interest in the role, please contact Chairman Paul Jackman on 07733276479 or email

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.

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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.

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