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Buckingham Athletic U18’s clear the Hayes at Stratford Fields

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s won their second game of the season on Thursday night at Stratford Fields as they overcame their AFC Hayes counterparts by five goals to three.

A hattrick for Sam Hencken and a brace from Evan Walters see’s the Ath youth side climb to sixth place in the Allied Counties Youth Football League North Division.

For latest league table click here: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=144469161&league=3625959

Both Buckingham Athletic & Winslow United U18’s in action tonight

Buckingham Athletic & Winslow United U18’s both resume Allied Counties Youth League duties this evening and both are at home.

Fifth placed Athletic host Abingdon United at Stratford Fields, whilst second in the league Winslow welcome Thame United to Elmfield Gate.

Both games kick off at 7.45pm.

Link to ACYL table: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=144469161&league=3625959

Buckingham Athletic FC reveal new U18’s manager

Buckingham Athletic Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bevis as their new under eighteen’s manager for the coming season, as revealed by club chairman Tony Checkley:

We had a number of applicants for the role, the strongest list that we have had for this role so it has taken some time to get our man….. but we are delighted that Paul has agreed to join us.

Paul comes to us from Tattenhoe where he is currently coaching but he also knows Buckingham Athletic well as he has played for the club in the past.

Paul Bevis

Paul has played and coached in the area for many years so has lots of good contacts – he will start the role immediately and start building up his backroom team and arranging his pre-season which obviously will include not only inviting back the current squad but also looking for new recruits.

We have already held trials in our new association with both Moretonville and Buckingham United and it is quite exciting of some of the talent that is around the area

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s play in the Allied Counties Youth League – anybody interested in joining should in the first instance contact the club at theath1933@aol.com

Further trials will be set up during the summer information will be posted both on Sports Shots and the club Facebook page.

Sports Shots has this week caught up with the new manager to ask his initial thoughts on joining the club:

At first I found myself feeling very excited to be a part of such a successful football club and team. I then started to think about the job at hand and the many questions I had. How many players will we retain? Who do I need alongside me in terms of coaching staff? How many new signings will we have to make? The questions were and still are frequently popping into my head!

When did Paul apply for the job and what were his feelings after meeting the Chairman?

I contacted Tony on the nineteenth of May and after our meeting I felt this was a club looking to develop young players for the future; and looking to give young players a route into adult football. I personally believe that development of young players is the way forward for the future of football, so the philosophy and ideas that Tony & the club have appealed to me

What has been his football career to date?

I started playing football aged eleven, which feels like a lifetime ago now, & played my last competitive match at the age of forty! I played at a number of pro clubs up to the age of nineteen & when I moved back to Milton Keynes I started playing at a number of local clubs, one of those being Buckingham Athletic. I then took a much needed rest from football for a number of years until my son started playing and for the past five years I have been involved with Tattenhoe FC as a coach

So what’s the immediate plan for the summer, and what coaches is he likely to bring in to help?

The immediate plan is to evaluate the number of current players we will retain and to assess how many new players will be needed to fill the squad. We will hold trial sessions and friendly games to draw the attention of local players, who wish to test themselves in the Allied Counties Youth League. I intend on having a coaching team of three to four coaches, including myself, one of those I already have lined up is Chris Dawson. We have worked together at Tattenhoe for the last five years, so I am over the moon that Chris has agreed to join me at Buckingham Athletic

Does Paul have any experience of the ACYL?

I have no experience of the Allied Counties Youth League but I have heard good things about the standard and that it is very competitive, competitiveness runs in my veins! I am expecting every game to be a test for the players and coaches this season. Bring it on!

What are the targets for the season ahead?

Good question, and one that I can’t really answer in full until I meet up with the squad. From a coaching point of view the targets will be built around the group of players we put together for the season, once we have had the chance to get to know them and their personalities, but they will be mainly about developing each player as an individual and the team as a group. A personal target for myself will be to see how many of the squad are pushing for adult football throughout the season, whether that’s the development team or the first team

In terms of the squad, how many can be retained and how many can the new manager bring in?

We know we will lose more than half the current squad due to their age; I will find out later this week who we will retain from last season. We know we need to bring in a large number of players for the coming season, but the plans are to advertise once we finalise trial session dates and friendly matches

What best describes the way Paul manages, and the way he likes his teams to play?

My personal philosophy is to provide a learning environment that will allow all players to develop, to be able to make decisions and be creative in their own style and pace. In terms of my playing style, when in possession I like to play out from the back as much as possible, passing through midfield into the wide areas whilst being creative, retaining the ball where possible and play with patience in the right areas of the pitch, & to have every player looking to receive the ball whilst looking to be creative & confident in possession. Press the ball as team to reduce space and to minimise the opponent’s time on the ball, defend as a team but also have the confidence in their team mates in a one versus one situation, also frustrate your opponents by denying them space in key areas of the pitch

Finally, what messages are there for the people of Buckingham Athletic & any players looking to join?

I am excited about the new challenge ahead of me and I am really looking forward to working with Buckingham Athletic as club, knowing they are driving to develop youth football within the local areas. For any under eighteen players that are looking to challenge themselves this season in the Allied Counties Youth League, there will be some adverts going out in the near future. Please do come down to the sessions, and don’t forget your shin pads!

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

BBFA CC; Buckingham Athletic U18 3-0 Bourne End U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 3

Bourne End U18 – 0

13.01.2019

Buckingham Athletic U18’s progressed into the Berks & Bucks County Cup semi-finals with a win over Bourne End on Sunday at Stratford Fields, and as convincing as the scoreline sounds the story could have been very different had the visitor’s taken one or both of their two very early chances that should have seen them ahead before their hosts got their game going, but those chances were missed and they were made to pay when the home side scored two goals in as many minutes and from there looked comfortable seeing the game out to a conclusion. Afterwards Buckingham manager Dan Turney admitted his side had reverted back to a more direct style of football as the heavy pitch was not suitable for their usual passing game, and some early nerves almost cost dearly but once they calmed and played to their instructions, the Bourne defence struggled to cope with the pace and power their hosts had up front, and a three goal lead by half-time proved unassailable with no further damage after the break.

Five minutes in Bourne won a free kick in the middle of the pitch which Theodore Luff played straight down the middle and a deflection off an Ath boot set up Josh Ralphson perfectly but he had to take the shot on first time and lifted over the crossbar, moments later George Watson did well down their left wing and crossed into the box where another ricochet off a blue boot put the ball into the path of the incoming Maximillian Yuill who from six-yards drove wide of Hayden Coombs’ right hand post. Despite their good start End fell behind on the quarter hour mark when Kyran O’Dell did well down the right channel and as bodies swarmed into the box he pulled back to Elton Anning inside the penalty arc who drilled low into the bottom corner.

Cassius Brookes scores second Ath goal

The lead was doubled a minute later when a simple ball down the middle for Cassius Brookes to chase after saw him lose his marker and as keeper Matthew Garske came out to the edge of this box the Buckingham striker slotted past him with some ease. With a two goal lead the home side were a side transformed and attacked at will, Anning soon had another pass to chase after inside the area and rounding the Bourne keeper he went to wide and as he tried to square back to team mates in the middle he could only locate a defender who cleared long, O’Dell was next to try his luck latching onto a superb pass through the visitor’s defence but Garske advanced to dive at his feet & got something on the shot to divert for a corner.

Brookes then attacked down the flank and was inches from finding O’Dell in front of goal but the cross was just too close to the keeper who managed to gather and hold, at the opposite end some patient build up play from the away team resulted in Josh Warden shooting from eighteen yards that had Coombs diving superbly to his left to catch with both hands, play was switched very quickly to the other end where Brookes fed in O’Dell but as the striker went to shoot the ball hit a bobble and he could only lift high over the top.  Ath scored their third with four minutes of the half remaining, a Bourne free kick was easily cleared down field and a lob over the top saw Alagie Swarray Deen power ahead of his defender before rounding Garske and tapping into the empty net. H/T: 3-0

Alagie Swarray Deen scores third just before half time

Just two minutes after the restart Ath were on the attack with O’Dell who saw a shot from the edge of the area take a deflection allowing Garske to cover across his area and gather, whilst Bourne won a free kick out on their left which was swung in and climbing highest Watson headed straight into the waiting gloves of Coombs, a foul twenty yards out gave the home side a sight of goal again but O’Dell curled over the crossbar, and on the hour mark the visitors came close when Thomas Crockett arrowed a dipping drive over the top from twenty-five yards out.

A Buckingham corner was swung right into the near post where a mass of bodies all challenged and as the keeper fell to the floor the ball rolled in but the referee was quick to sound his whistle and give the foul to deny a fourth goal, ahead of O’Dell again trying from the edge of the box but getting under it he lifted far too high to cause any danger. The game petered out in the latter stages although a late run in behind from Swarray Deen had Garske out in a flash to block with defenders on hand to clear, Athletic progress and eagerly await the semi-final draw ahead of league cup action later this week. F/T: 3-0

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic U18 manager Dan Turney: 

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ACYFL; Buckingham Athletic U18 1-2 Clanfield U18

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 1

Clanfield U18 – 2

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s were brought back to earth with a bump after Sunday’s demolition of Risborough as they were beaten in their latest league game at Stratford Fields on Thursday evening by a strong Clanfield side who battled back from a third minute opener from their hosts. Equalising just before half time with a freak goal and then taking the lead from the penalty spot moments after the break was enough for the visitors who defended well and could have increased their lead had it not been for some terrific saves from Hayden Coombs, despite the home side huffing & puffing to try and draw level they simply couldn’t find a way past the resilient red back line.

Athletic took the lead in the third minute when Elton Anning got down the left wing before pulling back inside to Kyran O’Dell, he had plenty of time to pick his spot before despatching low beyond the reach of keeper Luke Haley. At the opposite end Jack Bellenger forced Coombs down at his near post to save a low drilled effort to save with both hands, whilst the next Buckingham attack broke down high up the pitch, the visiting backline seemed hesitant to clear allowing Anning to regain possession on the edge of the area but he dragged his shot wide of the target.

A Clanfield free kick on the halfway line was then floated wide out to Lawson Gadle who explored some space infield before curling around the far post, Anning intercepting their next attack and releasing Samy Aouati down the right, he centred where Nathan Bell-Toxtle got to the ball first but he could only sweep up into the waiting gloves of Haley. Just before the half hour mark a superb save from the Clanfield keeper kept the scoreline intact, an eighteen yard curling effort from Anning saw Haley fling out a hand to push away, the ball coming back off the upright with a defender on hand to clear.

Home side celebrate opener

Clanfield were having plenty of the play but frustration started to show when Jaden Mole received the ball some twenty-five yards out and with little other options ahead of him he blazed high into the dark skies behind the goal, but moments later he crossed from the right only to see Coombs again dive down low to save, with both hands on the ball Bellenger kicked the ball into the goal but the referee was quick to spot the infringement. Mole was now sensing some progress, another ball played up to him thirty yards out saw him drive forward before firing wide of Coombs’ right hand post, ahead of a good run down their left from full back Luke Archer but again he fired wide.

The turning point came with four minutes of the half remaining, Mole out on the right almost on the byline seemed happy to cross into the box and the initial reaction of the Athletic keeper suggested the ball had gone out of play, but as it looped over his head it bounced at the back post and somehow into the empty net. H/T: 1-1

Four minutes after the restart Clanfield scored what turned out to be their winner, Ben Weller progressed into the Buckingham box where a clumsy challenge saw the captain go down, the referee waited to see if any advantage would be gained before pointing to the spot, Mole doubling his tally for the evening from twelve yards. Athletic substitute Cassius Brookes almost made an immediate impact after coming on, after robbing possession in midfield he drove at goal and after slipping the ball through a defenders legs the roll took it just a little too far ahead, allowing Haley to race out from goal and beat him to it to make the clearance.

Jaden Mole scores from spot

A free kick to the away side out on the wing was met by the head of centre half Ross McKenzie in front of goal but his glancing header flashed across the goal face and wide, and they should have scored again when their hosts conceded possession in midfield and an inch perfect pass fed Bellenger clean through on goal, Coombs made a great block turning past his post for a corner. Minutes later the keeper denied the same striker again with another fantastic one handed save, the shot from the edge of the penalty arc saw Coombs fling himself to push away from the target.

A cross from the visitors right made its way to Mole who, with back to goal, managed to turn and volley over his shoulder all in one move but he got under the ball to lift high over the top, the technique deserved more; ahead of his team mate Gino Castanga curling from the corner of the eighteen yard area straight into the keepers gloves, and in the dying moments another Clanfield substitute Luke Barton was sent down the middle in on goal but he hurriedly just toe poked straight to Coombs. F/T: 2-1

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic manager Dan Turney: 

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PSF; Tring Athletic U18 0-0 Buckingham Athletic U18

Tring Athletic U18 – 0

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 0

Buckingham Athletic slogged out a goalless draw on Wednesday evening at Tring Athletic in hot & humid conditions at the Grass Roots Stadium, in a game that saw two evenly matched sides create just a handful of chances each. The game was split into three sets of thirty minutes to enable plenty of liquid rehydration, and for both managers to get their messages across during the game.

Athletic took a large pool of players allowing them to make several changes throughout the ninety minutes, whilst the hosts relied on their smaller squad which was reduced further as one player had to leave the field injured; both sides had chances to score, but neither keeper was really called into making too much effort to keep their clean sheets.

For Dan Turney & Sam Pateman it was another chance to run their eyes over their new look team, some players already signed on whilst a few are still trying to earn a place in the squad ahead of the new Allied Counties Youth League season which begins on 23rd August.

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After the game we spoke with Athletic coach Sam Pateman: 

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ACYFL; Athletic run out of steam in title race

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 2

Didcot Town U18 – 3

Buckingham Athletic Under 18’s lost to Didcot Town on Thursday evening at Stratford Fields, suffering their second defeat to their opponents inside two weeks. Unbeaten in the league, Town stretched their lead over Athletic to thirteen points albeit having played two extra games, and even with half of their games yet to play the deficit looks healthy enough even with Didcot having to travel to Buckingham again before the season ends. Didcot took the lead, and despite being pegged back were confident enough to attack with pace and retake the lead before the interval, an early third goal after the break was immediately replied to straight from the kick off, but the home side could not find an equaliser, and had skipper Matt Chew sent off late on for a second yellow card to add to their woes.

The away side attacked from the off, two early offside flags thwarted their attempts and a tackle on the edge of the box by Athletic keeper Larry Mills certainly seemed to impede the Town player trying to latch on to the pass however neither of the officials in that half saw anything wrong. On seven minutes Town striker Henry Horton cut in from the left flank and unleashed a fierce drive that Mills had to push around his right hand post for a corner.

Walters makes vital tackle

An Athletic attack broke down shortly after and a superb long ball through the home defensive backline saw Brett Gardner get in behind full back Evan Walters, as the Town front man looked to shoot Walters recovered brilliantly to slide in and knock the ball away for a corner. The early pressure from the visitor’s paid off on fourteen minutes when another Buckingham attack was broken down in midfield, Horton threaded the ball through to Gardner who deftly lifted the ball over the advancing Mills and with one bounce the ball nestled into the empty net.

The hosts won a free kick on the edge of the box on twenty minutes, Rory Busby curled his effort around the wall and Town keeper Ash Stevens got his fingertips to the effort to turn over his crossbar. Just past the half hour mark saw Athletic equalise, a sublime pass from Chris Atkinson inside his own half saw Sam Olawale away on goal, his pace easily taking him away from any defender and once inside the box he tucked into the bottom corner with ease.

Moments after the equaliser Buckingham had another great chance when moving the ball neatly around the midfield leaving Busby a chance from twenty yards but he could only lift high over the bar. Then eight minutes before the break a Didcot attack saw Atkinson bring down a Town player and the referee did not hesitate to point for a penalty. Harry Hudson calmly stroked the ball home to regain his sides lead. H/T: 1-2

Six minutes after the interval Didcot increased their lead, a ball into the home penalty area caused chaos with numerous shots coming in that saw Mills & his defence throwing themselves at the ball to block, however it eventually fell to Riley Marshall who side footed home. Before the visitor’s had chance to calm down after their celebration they conceded, straight from the kick off Olawale made a nuisance of himself forcing an error which led to him in on goal with no one around him to reduce the deficit.

Didcot score from spot

Didcot continued to press when they could, one such attack saw Jack Badger played in behind the defence but a great sliding tackle from Harry Byron stopped him dead inside the area, and the defender managed to get up and clear the danger. A free kick to the hosts was half cleared to the edge of the Town box where Athletic substitute Finn Pardoe fired at goal but only found the waiting gloves of Stevens.

Straight up the other end Didcot substitute Tyrhys Luko refused to give up on a ball heading away from the Buckingham goal, he managed to get to the ball first despite some heavy pressure from the Athletic defence but he could only pull his shot well wide. Then with nine minutes left a tackled on the edge of the centre circle left Town midfielder Caelan Isaac floored, after consulting his assistant the referee brandished a second yellow of the evening to Chew and his evening was over.

With four minutes left the visitor’s had a golden chance to seal the game when Horton did really well to turn his marker some eight yards from goal, but he fired straight at Mills with the whole goal at his mercy. They were almost made to pay in the final minutes when a pull back from the byline found Tom Baldwin but as he lined up to shoot the ball bobbled on the surface, and he lifted high over the bar. F/T: 2-3

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After the match Sports Shots spoke to Athletic coach Sam Pateman: 

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ACYFLC; Athletic U18 on track for second semi-final

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 3

Didcot Town – 1

Buckingham Athletic under 18’s progressed through to the semi-finals of the Allied Counties Youth League Cup with a hard fought win over divisional rivals Didcot Town at Stratford Fields on Thursday night. Top of the league Didcot took the game to their hosts in the first half, and lead at the break through a Brett Gardner goal, but after the break the home side showed some fighting determination in midfield and scored the goals needed to take them through to the semis. Didcot were the last side to beat Buckingham back in early December, and they enjoyed some lengthy possession in the first forty-five minutes, but it took a breakaway goal for them to lead, although the crossbar did deny them before the opener, but they had no answer to the resurgent Athletic side in the second period.

An early corner to the hosts saw Rory Busby swing the ball in towards the near post where Chris Atkinson got some space but could only steer wide of goal, and a free kick at the other end to Didcot saw Chris Mortimore curl straight into Larry Mills’ gloves.

On eleven minutes an Athletic attack down their right seemed to have broken down when Luke McAndrew surrendered possession, but the Didcot defender in trying to clear simply sent the ball across his own penalty area to the feet of Harvey Thorne who went for goal first time, firing too far right of Ash Stevens in the Town goal.

Larry Mills kept Didcot at bay

Five minutes later Didcot were a lick of paint from taking the lead, a cross from their right saw Henry Horton hit the ball inside the box only for it to come back off the crossbar, & Mills had to recover quickly to block a follow up shot with his feet.

The visitors had a good spell where they continued to threaten the Athletic goal, Mortimore again got the ball in front goal, back to goal he had to retreat a few yards before he could turn and shoot but again only into the waiting gloves of Mills.

On nineteen minutes Didcot took the lead when a Buckingham attack broke down high up the pitch, the ball cleared up to Horton who in turn released Gardner to run at goal, Mills advanced to try and avert the danger but the midfielder lifted the ball past Mills and into the empty net.

The away side then wasted a glorious chance minutes later when heading a corner over the top from right in front of the goal, and by this stage they’d had enough chances to put the game to bed. Ben Acquaye then showed his quality when releasing Thorne away on goal, the Didcot defence had their keeper to thank as he came out to block at the left backs feet to divert for a corner. H/T: 0-1

Larry Mills was forced into another good block within thirty seconds of the restart, and this let off seemed to kick start the Buckingham come back. Sam Olawale was fed in down the left but his shot lacked conviction and was comfortable for Stevens to collect.

Athletic drew themselves level on fifty-five minutes when a diagonal ball across midfield saw Acquaye chase the ball towards the corner of the Didcot box, a clumsy challenge saw the Athletic player floored and a penalty awarded. Geraint Minney was made to wait whilst the away side complained and received a booking in the aftermath, his spot kick eventually saved by Stevens but the striker was first to the loose ball to side foot home.

Ben Acquaye involved in all three goals

Busby then had a chance down the left, driving towards the near post he forced Stevens to turn around his post for a corner, then on sixty-five minutes Athletic took the lead through Olawale when some great work out on the right saw Acquaye square across the six-yard box, and at the back post Olawale couldn’t miss.

Five minutes later Acquaye stretched his sides lead, some superb passing from the home side saw them move the ball around the Didcot defence and eventually Matt Chew fed in Acquaye who twisted and turned before curling into the top corner from twelve yards out.

Minney & Acquaye combined well to feed Busby who screwed wide from the penalty arc, before Acquaye used his pace & strength to out muscle a defender and drive at goal forcing a great save from Stevens from close range.

Didcot almost found a lifeline late on, a ball down the middle of the park saw Matt Ritz away on goal, as he prepared to shoot a superb recovery from Atkinson saw the Buckingham defender get back and slide in to take the ball off the Town player’s foot in the nick of time.

There was a late chance again for Acquaye, a Town attack broke down and the ball cleared up to the winger, he again left his marker behind but from twelve yards fired wide, and deep in added time Didcot substitute Tyrhys Luko tried an acrobatic bicycle kick from close range but fired wide of Mills goal frame. F/T: 3-1

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Winslow United U18’s 1-9 Buckingham Athletic U18’s

Winslow United U18 – 1

Buckingham Athletic U18 – 9

Buckingham Athletic cemented their position in second place in the Allied Counties Youth League North Division table, but closed the gap to top placed Didcot Town to a single point and at the same time gave more game time to players fighting for places in Steve Farmborough’s squad with this convincing win at local rivals Winslow United. The home side got off to the worst possible start conceding after just twenty-six seconds but then regrouped and held their guests at bay almost until half time, but two quick fire goals just before the interval sunk the Winslow hearts and resistance and Athletic romped home in the second period.

Before most spectators, coaches and substitutes had taken their viewing positions for the game Buckingham took the lead, when pressuring the Winslow back line a simple through ball saw Sam Olawale fed through to slot home. Earl Atat was then presented with a chance on a plate from close range, burning the fingers of United keeper Jamie Oliver with a sizzling shot.

On fourteen minutes the impressive Evan Walters skipped a couple of challenges down the right and crossed only to see a team mate have an initial shot blocked and the follow up come back off the bar, before Olawale threatened again down the left but he was superbly marshalled back by Winslow’s Gus Nash who got a block to deflect for a corner before the pacey front man got his shot away.

Athletic management get their point across

From the corner the ball fell to Olawale who fired at goal from the eighteen-yard line but Oliver was behind it all the way, and from there Winslow enjoyed some possession of their own. First Jack Rowe seized on a loose ball just outside the area and curled an effort into the gloves of Larry Mills, before Harry Hadwin nearly made the most of Mills being off his line, going for the top corner he steered his effort wide.

Rowe then fired a low shot in from the edge of the area and again Mills had to get down well to save, whilst at the other end Fin Pardoe tried his luck from distance after some patient Athletic build up play but he dragged his shot wide of Oliver’s left-hand post. Olawale continued to be a threat down the left; another good cross saw Atat in the middle have to leap to get a foot to the cross but he could only help the ball out for a goal kick.

Oliver then had to show a strong hand to deflect away another fierce drive, from the corner Walters went for goal but again the keeper tipped away. Just as it seemed the home side would get to half time with just the single goal deficit, their guests upped the tempo. Five minutes before the break Atat slipped in Olawale through the Winslow defence and faced with a one-on-one with Oliver despatched to double the visitors lead. Two minutes later Athletic made it three with another simple ball over the top which was chased down and slotted home, but a minute later Winslow pulled a goal back when Charlie Willis battling down the left got his cross away and running in shoulder to shoulder with a defender Jack Rowe did well to get a foot to the ball to divert home. F/T: 1-3

Buckingham defender Luke McAndrew had Oliver blocking with his feet early in the second half, but on fifty seven minutes the away side started to assert their dominance. A surging run by debutant Kyran O’Dell saw him evade a handful of half-hearted challenges but he was eventually stopped on the edge of the box but his strike partner was on hand to curl home.

Olawale grabbed a treble

Geraint Minney then almost added to the scoreline when a great run into the Winslow box saw Oliver come out to clear only to thump the ball straight at the Athletic substitute and the rebound rolled wide for a goal kick. McAndrew then saw a thumping header clear the bar from an in swinging corner just past the hour mark, but moments later it was five when Olawale was again fed in behind the back line and slotted home.

Within sixty seconds of the fifth came the sixth, another corner into the six yard box was blocked but the loose bell fell kindly to O’Dell who didn’t hesitate to thump home. Minney was then denied again by Oliver diving to deny with his feet, but there was nothing the United keeper could do when a half cleared cross fell to unmarked Rory Busby who turned and rifled into the top corner.

Another superb run and cross from Walters was then narrowly stabbed wide by O’Dell, but Athletic grabbed their eighth with eleven minutes left following another ball fed down the left channel. O’Dell then saw a shot deflected off Oliver’s arm onto the crossbar and over for a goal kick, and in the final minute a long ball saw Busby away on goal and he had time to steady before picking his spot and firing into the bottom corner. F/T: 1-9

After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic coach Kit Bamber with Kyran & Evan: 

 

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Buckingham Athletic v Northampton Town FAYC Photography

Sports Shots attended Thursday night’s FA Youth Cup match at Stratford Fields where Buckingham Athletic put up a good display against Northampton Town but eventually went out by four goals to two.

BAFC v NTFC 02.11.2017

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