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

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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

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ACYFL Central Division: Ath U18s up to fourth with win

Buckingham Athletic U18s are now up to fourth in the Allied Counties Youth Football League, Central Division table after victory at leaders Aylesbury on Thursday evening.

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Ath U18s up to fourth with fifth consecutive win + latest ACYF, CD table

Buckingham Athletic under 18s won their fifth game in succession last night to move up to fourth place in the Allied Counties Youth Football League, Central Division.

Matt Ogle’s side continued their excellent run at Stratford Fields as they ran out 2-0 winners over Henley Town under 18s.

An early goal from captain Dan Staley gave the Athletic the lead from a corner before top scorer Jordan Gardner added to his tally with a neat finish.


A man of the match from Bradley Walker in central midfield made sure that for all Henley’s pressure they could not muster a real shot of meaning and Jake Butler’s goal.

Ogle’s side we have now conceded only one goal in the process of winning their last five matches.

The Athletic now have a week off before traveling to Aylesbury for their rearranged cup tie then hosting the local derby of Ardley United on the 28th March.

1 Didcot 10 8 0 2 21 24
2 Holmer Green 7 6 1 0 15 19
3 Carterton 11 6 1 4 8 19
4 Buckingham Athletic 9 5 3 1 7 18
5 Wantage Town 10 5 1 4 6 16
6 Henley Town 11 5 1 5 4 16
7 Ardley United 12 3 3 6 -8 12
8 Kidlington 9 3 1 5 0 10
9 Thame United 9 2 1 6 -16 7
10 Holyport 12 1 0 11 -37 3

Evening games this week

Buckingham Athletic are set to face Cranfield United in the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 (KO 7.30pm) this evening.

Also due to play tonight is Winslow United Reserves v Buckingham Athletic Reserves  at Elmfields Gate – kick off 7.45pm.

Tomorrow night Charlton are due to play Stewkley in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup, 1st Round.

Sports Shots will let you know if these games will take place or confirm otherwise.

Buckingham Athletic u18s League Cup game at Aylesbury last night was called off.

Promotion-chasing Ath U18s secure another league victory

Buckingham Athletic under 18s remain on course in their quest for promotion as they won 3-1 at Holyport in the Allied Counties Youth Football League, Central Division last night.

Matt Ogle’s side recorded their fourth win on the bounce thanks to an impressive second half display.

After a disappointing first half, it was the home side who went in one goal ahead as the Athletic under 18s conceded only their second goal in six games.

The Athletic manager introduced Henry Jones and Stuart Ironmonger, both who were rested, and the changes worked for the visitors.

Luke Tavener produced an excellent finish to equalise after the Athletic u18s had crafted the goal with some good football.

Brad Walker put the visitors in front as he headed home a superb Dan Staley delivery from a free kick and from here there was only ever going to be one winner.

Athletic wrapped up the game as Jordan Gardner went on a mazy run and set up Walker to slot home his second and the visitors third.

The Athletic are now six points behind the leaders with games in hand.

On Monday evening Ogle’s side travel to Aylesbury with a place in the quarter-final of the League Cup awaiting the winners. Kick-off at Hayward Road is 7.45pm.


Gardner strike gives promotion chasing Ath U18s victory over leaders

Jordan Gardner scored the only goal of the game as Buckingham Athletic U18s kept up their hunt for promotion with victory over the Allied Counties Youth Football League, Central Division leaders Didcot Town U18.

 Gardner’s strike inflicted just a second defeat on Didcot as the Athletic recorded an excellent three points.


The table before tonight’s game:

1 Didcot 8 7 0 1 19 21
2 Carterton 11 6 1 4 8 19
3 Holmer Green 6 5 1 0 11 16
4 Henley Town 9 5 1 3 10 16
5 Wantage Town 7 4 1 2 11 13
6 Buckingham Athletic 6 2 3 1 2 9
7 Ardley United 10 2 3 5 -10 9
8 Kidlington 7 2 1 4 -2 7
9 Thame United 8 1 1 6 -17 4
10 Holyport 10 1 0 9 -32 3