Archive for Twyford Football Club
Report by Darren Stanger
TWYFORD UTD 3
Blackwell 25 (pen) & 78 (pen)
Arnold – Hinson – Dickens (capt) – McCabe- Ayris – Jeacock- Gregory- Wood- R Sunderland – McAuley- Peacock
Subs – M Sunderland – Goodwin – Barnes
S Kelly – Page – James Golding – Peacock – Crook- Broughall – Ord (capt) -Worsfold – Blackwell – Josh Golding – A Kelly
Subs – Blake – Dean – Major
Twyford Utd made a stunning last minute comeback from being 2-1 down to snatch a late victory over league leaders Potterspury in the Premier Division trophy. United goalkeeper Colin Piggott pulled out shortly before the game due to a sickness virus with defender Jack Arnold taking Piggotts place in the Twyford goal.
In an evenly balanced game both sides did play attractive passing football. Potterspury midfielder Rick Worsfold unfortunately went off with an ankle injury in just the eighth minute of the game and was replaced by Lewis Blake.
There were limited chances for either side in the first half. United’s Ash Peacock had the first clear shot on goal in the 18th minute but his effort was easily saved by Sam Kelly.
Sam Wood also had an effort which went over the bar.
However Potterspury always did look dangerous going forward and in the 25th minute were awarded a penalty when Adam Kelly was fouled in the penalty area. Martin Blackwell neatly slotted away the penalty to give Potterspury the lead.
Adam Kelly nearly doubled Potterspury’s lead when his superb free kick was spectacularly saved by Jack Arnold who tipped the ball wide of the post.
Mike McAuley almost equalised for United when his low shot was pushed wide of the post by Sam Kelly.
Potterspury created a couple more chances in the first half where Andy Ord headed over the crossbar from Adam Kelly’s testing free kick into the United box and Blackwell’s volley went wide following a superb cross from Josh Goulding.
United had the first chances of an eventful second half as both Ryan Sunderland and Peacock had efforts which went wide of the post.
In the 63rd minute Sunderland almost equalised for United when his powerful header hit the post. Peacock then forced a good save from Sam Kelly when his shot was brilliantly blocked.
United’s hard work and pressure finally paid off in the 74th minute when Johnny Ayris poked the ball home from close range following Peacock’s dangerous corner in the box to give United the equaliser.
Sunderland nearly gave United the lead shortly afterwards but his shot was cleared off the line following a goal mouth scramble.
The game was coming into life with both sides playing good attacking football. Potterspury regained the lead in the 78th minute with an exact copy of their first goal. Adam Kelly was again clumsily bought down in the penalty area and Potterspury were awarded a penalty. Blackwell neatly converted the penalty away to put Potterspury 2-1 up.
Adam Kelly could have put the game behind United’s reach but his shot went wide of the post.
United never gave up and pushed hard to try and get the equaliser and with time running out they were awarded a free kick just outside of the box.
With every member of the United team in the area, Peacock’s dangerous free kick into the box found goalkeeper Arnold whose powerful header gave United the equaliser.
With the game heading towards extra time United then scored a last gasp winner when substitute Haydn Goodwin shot beat everybody to give United victory and progress to the second round of the North Bucks Premier Division trophy.
NB&DFL: Clarkson puts Hanslope into Top Gear as Hanslope knock Twyford out of the North Bucks Inter Divisional Trophy
By Darren Stanger
TWYFORD UTD 1
McAuley 43 mins
Kwayie 33 mins
Clarkson 34 , 46 mins
TWYFORD UTD – Piggott – Arnold – Dickens – Dearlove – Ayris – Hinson -McCabe – Wood – Ryan Sunderland – McAuley – Marc Sunderland
Subs – Underwood – Carr – Davis – Gregory
HANSLOPE – Walton – John Chilton – Kazin – Kwayie – Driver – Matt Chilton – Parsons – Britton – Gardner – Clarkson -Jennings
Subs – Ramajeets – Potter
Twyford Utd were knocked out of the North Bucks Interdivisional trophy to a strong and well organised Hanslope team. Hanslope could have taken the lead in the 15th minute when Hanslope were awarded a penalty for a handball in the six yard box. Twyford keeper Colin Piggott pulled off a fine penalty save from Hanslope skipper Matt Chilton diving to the left. Twyford had Piggott to thank again when Lewis Gardner capitalised on a mistake in the Twyford defence and his shot was saved by the feet of the advancing Piggott. From the resulting corner Piggott also pulled off a fantastic reflex save from close range from Trej Kwayie as Hanslope continued to pile on the pressure.
In the 33rd minute Hanslope took the lead. Freddie Britton after good work down the right, provided a clever cross into the Twyford box which found Trej Kwayie who headed in.
Hanslope doubled their lead a minute afterwards when Jack Clarkson poked in from close range following a great cross from Lewis Gardner. For a moment it looked as though the floodgates would open however Twyford Utd did start to settle.
Neil Walton did pull off a fine fingertip save from Oliver McCabe’s free kick as Twyford worked hard to try and get back into the game and just before half time pulled a goal back.
Twyford skipper Karl Dickens neatly beat a Hanslope defender and his clever pass found Marc McAuley who struck the ball sweetly past Walton to put Twyford back in the game.
In the second half Hanslope piled on the pressure straight away and were dangerous coming forward. Jack Clarkson put Hanslope 3-1 up in the 46th minute when he capitalised on a mistake by the Twyford defence.
Clarkson was able to strongly dispossess the Twyford defender and neatly finished past Colin Piggott. Hanslope could have increased the lead further when Tom Ramajeets pace beat the Twyford offside trap but Piggott narrowed the angle well and Ramajeets shot was saved. Ramajeets was causing Twyford some problems and could have scored shortly afterwards when his header went over the bar following a good cross from Freddie Britton. Ramajeets also tried a long range floating effort which went over the bar.
Piggott denied Clarkson getting a hat trick by pulling off a fine close range save following Freddie Britton’s dangerous corner into the six yard box.
Twyford did create a couple of opportunities to get a goal back in the last minutes of the game. Adam Carr’s great cross into the box found Sam Wood but his header was finely tipped wide by Neil Walton. Matt Gregory also had a shot which went wide following another good cross into the box by Adam Carr.
Twyford Utd worked hard but were unable to break a well organised back four as Hanslope progressed into the second round of the Inter Divisional trophy.
By Twyford United FC
Twyford United had a baptism of fire in their first league game following promotion to the North Bucks Premier Division taking a 7-0 thumping away to reigning champions Potterspury.
Three successive promotions had put United in the top flight of the North Bucks structure for the first time since their merger with Calvert in 1992 and they were able to field 2 of their 3 new signings, midfielders Ashley Peacock and Oliver McCabe in the starting 11. Unfortunately 11 was all United were able to travel with from their 18 man squad due to unavailability and injury.
More bad luck followed during the game as injuries to Mike Mcauley and James Underwood further depleted the side with Underwood forced to go in goal having started the game at right back.
Twyford were 4 down at half time and although they played well in patches conceded 3 more in the second half.
There were positives however and United can expect to have decent season with expectations still high.
After finishing 3rd in the North Bucks Intermediate Division Twyford United have been promoted to the North Bucks Premier Division for the 2016-17 season.
Twyford have now recorded 3 consecutive promotions having risen from bottom of four divisions all the way to the top league. United were Division 2 runners up in 2013-14 and Division 1 Champions in 2014-15 combined with three consecutive cup final appearances.
If you would like to be part of this successful team please contact manager Richard Corben on 07787297194, via twitter @twyfordunited or through the website club website.co.uk/twyfordunited
After promotion to the North Bucks Intermediate Division Twyford United finished a very pleasing 3rd place and reached the final of the of the North Bucks Intermediate Divisional Trophy where they lost to double winners MK Gallacticos.
United held their end of season awards presentation.
Picking up the player of the year and Player’s Player of the year was influential central defender Jonny Ayris.
The clubman of the year went to Ryan Sunderland for outstanding commitment to the club and also top goal scorer for his 25 goals in all competitions.
Matt Gregory won goal of the season for his volley against MK Gallacticos.
By Daz Stanger
TWYFORD UTD 6
CLEAN SLATE RESERVES 1
Twyford Utd remain top of the table and finished their 2015/16 league campaign with a convincing 6-1 home victory over bottom placed Clean Slate Reserves.
Twyford United lead the table on 46 points however MK Gallactico and Southcott Village are one point behind and have games in hand. MK Gallactico have five games to play, Southcott have two games left to play.
The first twenty minutes was fairly even with neither side creating any real chances. Clean Slate’s Daniel Becks could have given the bottom placed side a shock lead when he latched on to John Ikioumoton good through ball. As he beat Twyford keeper Colin Piggott he was forced wide and shot wide of the post. Twyford’s Sam Wood broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute. Martin Dearlove’s clever pass into the area found Wood, who fired the ball past Russell Sachar in the Clean Slate goal. Once the deadlock was broken Twyford had numerous chances to increase their lead. In the 41st minute Johnny Ayris doubled the lead for Twyford. Dearlove’s dangerous corner into the box saw Ayris beat the Clean Slate defence and his powerful header put Twyford 2-0 up. Ryan Sunderland did score with a neat finish just before half time but this was disallowed for offside. However it did not take long for Sunderland to finally get on the goal sheet.
Five minutes into the second half Sunderland was able to latch on to Dearlove’s long through ball and Sunderland slotted home with a good finish. Dave Barnes clever free kick into the box saw Ayris score another headed goal to make it 4-0. Daniel Becks did score a consolation goal for Clean Slate with a good finish as he was able to connect to a good cross into the area. However any hope of Clean Slate getting back into the game were soon dashed as Ryan Sunderland scored two further goals with some good finishing to seal victory for Twyford Utd.
On Monday 18th April Twyford Utd are playing MK Gallactico in the North Bucks Intermediate Final at Buckingham Athletic FC. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
1. Colin Piggott
2. Matt Gregory
3. Jack Arnold
4. Martin Dearlove
5. Johnny Ayris
6. Karl Dickens (Capt)
7. Dave Barnes
8. Sam Wood
9. Ryan Sunderland
10. Rob Davis
11. Craig Woolhead
12. Adam Carr
14. Matt Cogan
15. Jamie Fitzgerald
16. Alan Murray
CLEAN SLATE RESERVES
1. Russell Sachar
2. Samuel Eduardo
3. Simon Clough
4. Frank Bonah
5. Oli Bawcott
6. Steve Samba
7. Ziahn Watts
8. Brian Frankland
9. Daniel Becks
10. John Ikioumoton
11. Emmanuel White
15. Steve Corkett
17. Darren Turney
Twyford notched up another victory as they continued their quest for promotion from the North Bucks Intermediate Division this time with a resounding 5-0 win at Potterspury Reserves.
Twyford made life much easier for themselves this week by taking the lead and never looking back in what was a very good all round performance.
Jamie Fitzgerald returned to the squad after missing 3 games as did James Underwood after missing last week’s game.
United got off the perfect start as Rob Davis played in Ryan Sunderland who at the second attempt stabbed past the Potterspury goalkeeper from 6 yards to give the away side a 3rd minute lead. United never looked back and dominated for long periods. Ryan Sunderland had two more good chances but both efforts went just wide. Adam Carr then had the easiest of finishes from close range to double the lead on 20 minutes. Twyford had one scare in the first half when a slight mix up at the back saw a Jack Arnold back header just missed Colin Piggott’s left hand post.
United were keen to avoid a repeat of some matches this season when they have failed to translate good first half performances across the whole 90 minutes but there was no worry this week with a dominant display both in attack and defence in the second half. Ryan Sunderland made the game safe when he fired home in typical style on the hour mark. Potterspury to their credit tried to create chances but were largely thwarted by an organised Twyford defence.
Adam Carr jinked through a couple of tackles to make it four nil and new signing Matt Logan, who injected some pace upfront coming off the bench, coolly slide one past the goalkeeper on 75 minutes for his second in two games to complete the scoring.
Man of the match. Both full backs, Matt Gregory and Jack Arnold has good games as did the whole defence. Matt Gregory just shades it.
Manager Richard Corben commented:
Pretty much a complete performance from the team from start to finish. We have carried on picking up wins in the last few games but haven’t played at a great level and have had to grind out results. Today we played some good football mixed with huge amounts of effort and it paid off.
We still sit top and with Stoke Hammond dropping points at the weekend it means it’s very unlikely we can finish lower than 3rd. The lads know however we don’t want to settle for 3rd. 3rd placed Southcott won again and then are in good form too and have games in hand. All we can do is do our job.
We are at MK Gallactico this Saturday who are clear favourites for the league having won every game in league and cup and are in the final of Berks and Bucks Junior Cup.
By Twyford United FC
Twyford had to come from behind yet again and left it late once more to grab three precious points in a 2-1 win at Wicken Sports in their quest for promotion. Matthew Logan grabbed the winning goal 5 minutes from time after Hadyn Goodwin had scored from the spot 10 minutes earlier.
United lined up with the same starting eleven that won 3-1 against Charlton and District the week before. They did welcome back Hadyn Goodwin on the bench and Matt Logan who signed earlier in the season for his second outing with the club.
The away side took a battering in the opening 20 minutes as Wicken looked a totally different side to the one beaten at School Lane. Wicken opened the scoring on 7 minutes when Wicken drove in from the right hand side and squared for them to open the scoring with a simple finish. It really should have been more as Wicken wasted a golden chance from close range and then another when through on goal one on one.
United steadied themselves and eventually got going with a number of off target shots from Ryan Sunderland, Rob Davis and Adam Carr but in all honesty were the happier of the two sides to come in at half time only 1-0 down. There was no great inquest at half time just appreciation from everyone that the team could and had to play so much better.
Half time Wicken Sport 1 United 0
From the first minute of the second half those words were heeded and Twyford looked their usual selves. With Johnny Ayris now playing in a free role and the introduction of Hadyn Goodwin on the right and Matt Logan up front United were causing the home side all sorts of problems. It wasn’t however until the 75 minute that the pressure told and when John Hinson was man handled to the floor Hadyn Goodwin took responsibility to convert the penalty to make the score 1-1.
United pressed and with previous history of scoring late goals this season they dulely did again when Hadyn Goodwin squared for Matt Logan to bundle in a shot from 6 yards for his first goal for the club and the winning goal.
Once again the player’s mental toughness was put to the test and once again the players delivered. As they have done again and again over the last couple of years but especially this season when wins have had to be ground out.
Wicken were an entirely different proposition this time around with several players playing who play or have played for clubs at a higher level so huge credit to the players for coming through a very slow first 20 minutes.
We are still top of the league but have played several more games than our nearest two rivals. All we can do is keep winning and see where that takes us.
Man of the match. – John Hinson
Hadyn Goodwin was excellent in his last game, scoring a goal and making one, before he goes to the U.S until next season to coach but equally impressive was John Hinson, who had a very solid game at the back he always does.