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B&B Int Cup,4th rd: Horwood into quarter-final as amazing cup run continues!

Great Horwood’s amazing run in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup has continued as they defeat Aylesbury Dynamos on penalties this afternoon to go into the quarter-final of the competition.

The North Bucks & District League, Premier Division side drew their 4th Round tie 0-0 before winning 4-2 on penalties.

Great Horwood FC - Winners of the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup 2016

B&B Int Cup, 3rd Rd: Horwood produce ANOTHER cup shock!

Great Horwood produced another cup shock as the North Bucks & District League, Premier Division side defeated Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 outfit Chesham United reserves 6-5 on penalties in the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, 3rd Round this afternoon.

Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning’s lob put Horwood ahead but the visitors fought back to go in with a 2-1 half time lead.

It was Brunning who converted a penalty to bring Horwood back on level terms before Sam Archer netted to put Darren Sirett’s side on the verge of an upset.

Chesham came back again and levelled ten minutes from time as the game went into penalties.

Horwood won through into the fourth round as Sam Archer, Adam Dixon, Ben Thickbroom, Dale Armitage, Stuart Parker and Steve Brunning kept their composure to convert their spot kicks.

B&B Int Cup, 3rd Rd: Horwood boss looks ahead to big county cup game

Great Horwood manager Darren Sirett will be looking to his players to produce another performance when they play in the 3rd Round of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup; a big game in the club’s history.

Darren Sirett

Darren Sirett

Sirett’s team produced a major local upset last month when Dale Armitage’s second half strike gave them victory at Buckingham Athletic.

Sirett told Sports Shots this afternoon:

We are looking forward to hosting Chesham United reserves tomorrow (Saturday) and hoping to continue our run in this competition.

After a hard-fought but deserved win in the last round at Buckingham Athletic we know this match will be difficult too with Chesham sitting near the Ath’ in the South Mids Division 1.

We need to improve from last week’s disappointing performance against Potterspury in the league and a Cup match is just what’s required to lift the boys again as we are a team who likes to be the underdog.


The Horwood squad will be –

Broom, Thickbroom, Cronin, Armitage(A & D), Parker, Brunning(A & S), Archer(E & S), Dixon, Bowes, Tappin, Morrison, Sirett.

BJCC, SF: Holders Great Horwood reach Junior Charity Cup Final

Andy Brunning struck twice as Buckingham Junior Charity Cup holders Great Horwood reached the final with a 4-1 victory over Middleton Cheney on Monday evening.

Horwood began the game naming the same starting eleven that had won on their previous visit to Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields and were soon in front after just two minutes. Eddie Archer was fouled in the area and Brunning converted from the spot.

Sam Archer volleyed home Andy Brunning’s right wing cross to increase Horwood’s lead on 36 minutes but Cheney pulled a goal back within sixty seconds.

Twenty minutes into the second half Sam Archer produced an excellent cross for his brother Eddie, who headed home.

Ten minutes from time Horwood broke through substitute Ryan Tappin, who fired a powerful shot onto the crossbar but the ball rebounded into space.

Tappin did score five minutes from time as Horwood wrapped up a 4-1 victory and a place in the final.

Great Horwood: Ian McStraw, Ben Thickbroom, Terry Cronin, Adam Armitage, Stuart Parker, Steve Brunning, Andy Brunning, Sam Archer, Brandon Bowles, Eddie Archer, Dale Armitage.
Subs: Ryan Tappin, Georgij Katkov, Mark Broom, Toby Slade, Dom McCabe.

B&B Int Cup 3rd Round draw: Robins pull Olney, Peters travel, Horwood at home

Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, 3rd Round draw CLICK HERE

Tie of the 3rd Round draw has to be Buckingham Town versus Olney Town, with Haddenham playing host to New Bradwell St Peter, while Saturday’s giant killers Great Horwood are to entertain Hale Leys United or Chesham United reserves.


B&B Int Cup, 2nd Rd: Armitage strike gives Horwood major cup upset

Dale Armitage scored the only goal of the game as Great Horwood caused a major upset when they knocked Buckingham Athletic out of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, 2nd Round this afternoon.

Dale Armitage celebrates his winner for Great Horwood at Buckingham Athletic on Saturday 8th October 2016.

Dale Armitage celebrates his winner for Great Horwood at Buckingham Athletic on Saturday 8th October 2016.

The North Bucks & District League, Premier Division side produced an excellent display at Stratford Fields and it was Armitage who side footed home Ryan Tappin’s cross from ten yards out fifteen minutes from time to take his side into round three.

Buckingham Athletic: Lewis Dench, Ricky Brown, Sam McCarthy, Soloman Janecki, Dan Staley, Dan Hassell, Jack Carter, Neil King, Josh Hooper, Sid Hawkins, Encho Lemperov.
Subs: Harrison Wade, Rory Busby, Sam Pateman.

Great Horwood: Ian McStraw, Ben Thickbroom, Terry Cronin, Adam Armitage, Stuart Parker, Steve Brunning, Andy Brunning, Sam Archer, Brandon Bowles, Eddie Archer, Dale Armitage.
Subs: Ryan Tappin, Darren Sirett.

Great Horwood defeated by Castlethorpe Rovers in MK veterans league shield final

By Darren Stanger


Great Horwood Veterans were defeated by Castlethorpe Rovers in the MK Veterans League Shield Final on Sunday morning. Played at Bletchley in front of a good sized following Great Horwood put in a brave performance in an evenly matched game.

Ian McStraw scored a fine goal when his magnificent free kick beat the wall and sailed into the top corner however this proved to be a mere consolation as Castlethorpe went on to win 3-1.

NB&DFL: Potterspury win top of the table clash with 3-0 victory over Great Horwood

By Darren Stanger


Cole 10
A.Kelly 49 pen, 74

Potterspury move four points clear at the top of the table of the North Bucks Premier Division with a 3-0 win over second placed rivals Great Horwood.

Dave Cole gave Potterspury the early lead in the 10th minute in this tense top of the table clash when he capitalised on a rare error by the Horwood defence. A  long ball into the area was not cleared by the Horwood defence and Cole was able to pounce on the loose ball to give Potterspury the lead.

In an evenly matched first half there were few clear opportunities for either side.

Horwood did have chances to equalise when Steve Brunning headed just wide from Andy Brunning’s free kick. Sam Archer also headed over from Dale Armitage’s corner and Andy Brunning headed just wide from Brandon Bowes dangerous cross into the box.

There was appeals for a penalty by Great Horwood just before half time for an alleged handball following Dale Armitage’s dangerous corner into the box but this was turned down by the referee.

Shortly into the second half Potterspury were awarded a penalty when Jake Hilliard was alleged to have handled Dave Cole’s shot on goal in the penalty area. Adam Kelly stepped up and powerfully converted the penalty into the top corner which beat the fingertips of Horwood keeper Ian McStraw.

Horwood did have a lot of possession of the ball but Potterspury were well organised at the back and gave the home side few opportunities to score.

Terry Cronin vollied over from Adam Armitage through ball into the area. Cronin also tested keeper Sam Kelly with a low shot at the near post but this was saved by the Potterspury keeper.

McStraw also pulled off a fine save from Andy Ord’s long range effort which he tipped around the post.

In the 74th minute Adam Kelly put the game behind Great Horwood’s reach afterAndy Ord’s superb through ball found the striker who slotted the ball neatly past McStraw to seal victory for Potterspury, who remain at the top of the table.

1. Ian McStraw
2. Rob Churchill
3. Terry Cronin
4. Jake Hilliard
5. Stuart Parker
6. Steve Brunning
7. Andy Brunning
8. Sam Archer
9. Brandon Bowes
10. Eddie Archer
11. Dale Armitage

Mark Broom,
Adam Dixon
Adam Armitage
Terry Archer
Dom McCabe

1. Sam Kelly
2. Mo Page
3. Dean Lyden
4. Stu Deeble
5. James Golding
6. Andy Ord
7. Paul Broughall
8. Dean Robb
9. Joe Manning
10. Dave Cole
11. Adam Kelly

Craig Hart
Lee White
Dom Whitefield
Steve Willetts
Spike Crook

BJCC, Final: Bowes double gives Great Horwood Junior Charity Cup win

Brandon Bowes struck a double to help Great Horwood win the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup last night.

Bowes two goals helped Darren Sirrett’s side to a 2-0 win over Silverstone at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields ground last night.

Great Horwood FC - Winners of the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup 2016

Great Horwood FC – Winners of the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup 2016. Picture courtesy of Dale Armitage

NB&DFL: Howard hits Great Horwood for six as Stoke Hammond cruise to victory

By Daz Stanger

Armitage (pen) 50

Howard 27, 31,38, 40,46,85
Pattinson 59

Broom,  Masala, Slade, McStraw(capt), Katkov, Bingham,  Rudd, Armitage,  Sirett, Calcroft,  Stint
Subs – Ellison, Trundle

Ray, Nenybard, Tonsett, Bull, Drake, Rossi(capt), Pattinson,  Duckett, Howard,  Read, How
Subs – Royburgh,  Hughes,  Duckett

Stoke Hammond’s Christopher Howard hit a wonderful double hat trick as Stoke Hammond cruised to a 7-1 victory over Great Horwood Reserves.

Great Horwood substitute Jack Trundle was kind enough to volunteer to referee the game as the appointed referee from the league failed to attend.

In sunny spring like conditions Howard could have given Stoke Hammond in as early as the fourth minute when a good long ball which beat the Horwood central defence saw Howard clean through on goal but his shot hit the post.

Darren Sirett had a couple of chances to give Horwood the lead, the first was a shot which was easily caught by the keeper James Ray after Roberto Masala’s long throw into the box. The second when Sirett headed the ball over the bar meeting a good cross into the area by Adam Armitage.

Michael Read had a couple of opportunities for Stoke Hammond but both efforts went wide of the post.

Read nearly turned to be provider of the opening goal when his superb pin point pass to Howard which split the Horwood defence in half however Howard’s shot went wide of the post.

However in the 27th minute the deadlock was finally broken in a similar circumstance when a long through ball up the field was not dealt with by the Horwood defence and found Howard who pounced on the opportunity and lobbed the ball over Mark Broom with a neat finish.

The lead gave Stoke Hammond more momentum and they looked more dangerous as they pressed forward.

Howard doubled the lead when he headed in from close range from Stuart How’s dangerous corner into the box. Horwood nearly got a goal back when Stoke Hammond’s Scott Tonsett nearly put the ball into his own net but fortunately James Ray was able to pull off a fine fingertip save past the post.

Adam Armitage also had a shot which went over the bar.

Michael Read and Christopher Howard were making life difficult for the Horwood defence and in the 38th minute Howard sealed his hat trick with a good finish following good play from Read.

How could have made it four but his effort was saved by Broom.

However Howard hit his and Stoke Hammond’s fourth when another long ball see Howard beat the offside trap and being clean through on goal, he fired his shot past Broom.

Howard nearly scored a fifth shortly before half time in the same situation but he shot wide of the post.

However in the second half Howard scored his fifth poking in from close range following good work from Kyle Rossi.

Great Horwood were able to pull a goal back when Darren Sirett was brought down by keeper James Ray when he clean through in the box. Adam Armitage fired in the resulting penalty past James Ray.

Adam Armitage had a couple of long range efforts which were saved by Ray.

Stoke Hammond were awarded a penalty shortly afterwards when Michael Read was fouled in the box. Stephen Pattinson scored the resulting spot kick to make it 6-1.

Darren Sirett had a goal ruled out for offside when he was able to score from close range after Conor Bingham’s effort hit the post.

Michael Read superb pass found Kyle Nenybard with a great burst of pace from left back but his shot was saved by Broom.

Howard nearly scored his sixth when Michael Hughes deep cross into the area was met by Howard but his shot was saved by Broom.

In the 85th minute following more good work from Michael Read his pass found Howard who fired his shot past Broom to score his double hat trick and Stoke Hammond’s seventh.