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Tony Howard Memorial Shield: Buckingham Athletic 6 Potterspury 1

Buckingham Athletic wrapped up their pre-season campaign by lifting the Tony Howard Memorial Shield.

Buckingham Athletic – 2017 Tony Howard Memorial Shield winners

In the annual fixture between the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 side and the champions of the North Bucks & District League, Premier Division, it was Potterspury who again visited Stratford Fields to compete for the shield.

Summer signing Chris Stapleton netted a hat-trick, Ben Acquaye scored a brace and Rory Busby were on target for the home side. The prolific Adam Kelly converted from the spot for the visitors.

A useful work out for both teams ahead of their respective 2017-18 campaigns.

 

Potterspury 2-3 Great Horwood

Potterspury – 2

Great Horwood – 3

Great Horwood spoiled the end of season celebrations at Potterspury on Saturday by coming from behind twice to secure a shock win at the home of the NBDFL Premier Division Champions. Both sides were forced into changes with several players missing, but an entertaining game was still served up and with six minutes left it looked like the home side would be popping the champagne with an additional three points in the bag, however Horwood scored twice in the remaining moments to secure the shock away win.

Twice in the opening three minutes Potterspury got down either wing and prospered from some hesitant defending from their guests, first Joe Manning tried an audacious lob from the edge of the box followed closely by Sam Pittam who tried the same but both could only steer wide of Horwood keeper Scott Wilson’s goal frame.

The hosts did then take the lead on eleven minutes when a Horwood attack broke down and the ball was sent long down the Pury right for Danny Whitefield to chase, he skipped past his marker and slotted home from twelve yards.

Whitefield opens scoring

Scott Wilson then denied Sam Pittam who had cut in from the left, deflecting his shot over for a corner from close range, before skipper Andy Ord had another effort deflected over from inside the Horwood box.

Joe Manning blazed over the top, and Martin Blackwell then tried to curl into the top corner from the opposite angle of the penalty area, but Horwood defended resolutely and denied the home side from increasing their lead. Ten minutes before the interval they gained reward with an equaliser, a cross from the right was blocked right in front of goal and on hand to smash home was Eddie Archer.

The goal gave Horwood confidence to attack Sam Kelly in the Pury goal, and fired in a number of high crosses across the face of goal but no one got close to any of them to test the keeper’s reflexes. As the away side attacked, the danger was always there of a counter attack and a moments before the interval a lightening break away saw Joe Manning fed in behind the Horwood defence but faced with a one on one with Wilson he could only fire wide. H/T: 1-1

Ryan Tappin got down the Horwood right and delivered a good cross into Sam Archer who couldn’t quite keep his effort under the bar, before a corner saw the roles reversed when Archer fed Tappin on the corner of the box, he turned and went for goal but the slightest of deflections took it over for a corner.

Potterspury then took the lead again on sixty nine minutes when a corner was fizzed along the ground and running in among a mass of bodies Andy Ord glanced home at the near post. Steve Willetts then forced Scott Wilson into a very good save from twelve yards out to deny them home side from increasing their lead.

As the game seemed to be heading out towards a home win, Great Horwood scored their second equaliser on eighty four minutes, a ball into the Pury area was attacked by Adam Dixon going up against Sam Kelly, the ball looped up and with the keeper stranded it left Brandon Bowes the simple task of heading into the unguarded net.

Bowes levels for Horwood

In the final minute the Buckinghamshire side netted their unlikely winner when a ball into the box wasn’t dealt with and landed nicely for Adam Dixon to lash home from ten yards out. Ryan Tappin then almost added a fourth in added time when a Pury attack broke down and with Sam Kelly rushing out to close Tappin down he went for the shot from the touchline but the ball landed in the side netting, just as the final whistle sounded. F/T: 2-3

To view all match photo’s click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskWUdwYu

 

GALLERY: Middleton Cheney v Potterspury by Dale James

A gallery of the images taken by Dale James of the Potterspury versus Middleton Cheney, Fred Tew Cup final playing on Monday evening (20th March 2017).

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Fred Tew Final: Middleton Cheney lift the trophy

By Dale James

20.03.2017

Potterspury – 1

Middleton Cheney – 2

An entertaining game saw both sides create plenty of chances but it was Cheney who made theirs count to lift the Fred Tew Cup at Buckingham Athletic on a chilly Monday night.

A total of £78 was raised for charity from the game.

Middleton took an early sixth minute lead when a ball over the Potterspury defence had the entire back line claiming offside but play was waved on, Steve Twynham did not hesitate in crossing into the box where Dan Archer fired home off the underside of the crossbar.

Jack Harrington had Adam Doyle in the Cheney goal at full stretch to tip around his post on nine minutes, and Adam Kelly fired a free kick wide of goal from outside the area. Sheppard then wriggled through a couple of Cheney defenders then from close range screwed his shot wide of Adam Doyles left hand post.

Potterspury continued to attack and Sheppard fizzed the ball across the goal mouth and running in Steve Willetts couldn’t quite get to the ball quick enough and the danger was gone. Just before the break another cross got the slightest of deflections from Willetts and the ball rolled agonisingly wide of the far post.

H/T: 0-1

An early goal mouth scramble in the second period saw a couple of shots blocked by the Middleton defence, and the loose ball fell out to Potterspury skipper Andy Ord who blazed over the bar. James Golding then crossed a superb ball into the box where it was met by the diving head of Sheppard but he could only divert wide.

Cheney almost doubled their lead from a corner when a corner was challenged for by keeper Sam Kelly and Sam Jaffe, the loose ball fell to Tom Mitchell whose drive was blocked on the line by the Pury defence, and Kelly recovered to pounce on the ball.

Dan Archer then almost added to his tally from a long free kick from the Middleton defence, the ball sailed long and the Potterspury defence seemed happy to let the ball go out but Archer didn’t give up and from a tight angle stuck out a boot and the ball looped up and onto the top of the net.

Steve Dean then headed a Potterspury corner wide, before Cheney doubled their lead on seventy three minutes. A ball into the box was sliced up in the air by a defender, Craig Nixon was quickest to latch onto the ball and held off a challenge before firing into the top corner from six yards out.

In added time a handball in the Middleton box gave Potterspury a penalty, and Adam Kelly made no mistake from the spot, but it was too little too late

F/T: 1-2

Fred Tew Final: Potterspury boss Major names his squad ahead of final

Potterspury manager Joe Major has named his squad for his side’s Fred Tew final against Middleton Cheney at Buckingham Athletic Football Club tonight.

The game starts at 7.30pm with all proceeds going to charity.

Sam Kelly
Mo Page
James Golding
Joe Manning
Stuart Deeble
Jack Harrington
Paul Broughall
Andy Ord
Danny Sheppard
Ollie Whittome
Adam Kelly
Dean Lyden
Steve Dean
Steve Willetts
Lewis Blake
Rick Worsfold

BJCC: Horwood opponents to be known next Wednesday

Buckingham Junior Charity Cup holders Great Horwood will discover their final opponents next Wednesday, 2nd November, when Potterspury play Silverstone in the second semi-final.

Kick off at Buckingham Athletic’s Stratford Fields ground is 7.30pm.

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BJCC: Potterspury through on penalties

Potterspury are through into the next round of the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup after winning 4-3 on penalties against Towcester tonight.

Adam Kelly

Adam Kelly

The game finished 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes; Adam Kelly giving Potterspury a half-time lead before Towcester levelled in the second period.

NBDFL: Twyford get baptism of fire at Potterspury

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.

PSF: Ath lift Tony Howard Memorial Trophy after late goal victory

A late goal helped Buckingham Athletic to lift the Tony Howard Memorial Trophy in a 3-2 victory over Potterspury last night.

With just minutes remaining, Simon King’s shot took a wicked deflection off substitute Jamie Carter’s heel to wrong-foot visiting goalkeeper Sam Kelly and go into the opposite corner.

Earlier in the evening, it was the North Bucks & District League champions who took the lead as Martin Blackwell went through to slot home with a neat finish.

Mark Carter’s side came back into the game after King was fouled in the area. The Athletic skipper picked himself up to convert the spot kick and level proceedings.

Soon after the home side took the lead with a contender for goal of the season from new signing, left back Ririo Oshima, who has joined from the University of Buckingham. Oshima picked the ball up ten yards into the Potterspury half and progressed to curl an unstoppable shot into the top right hand corner from 25 yards out.

The Athletic carried their lead into the break.

Dean Lyden’s pass was headed on by Steve Willetts and it was Danny Shepherd who put his side back on level terms.

The game appeared to be heading for penalties when the Athletic grabbed the winner.

Buckingham Athletic: Lewis Dench, Nathan Hawkins, Josh Menday, Dan Staley, Dan Hassell, Ririo Oshima, Jack Menday, Jack Carter, Frankey Tarrant, Simon King, Sid Hawkins.

PSF: Ath to host Potterspury for Tony Howard Memorial Trophy

Buckingham Athletic will play Potterspury on Tuesday evening for the inaugural Tony Howard Memorial Trophy.

Going forward, the trophy will be played for between the Athletic and the winners of the North Bucks & District League, Premier Division on an annual basis.

The game at Stratford Fields will start at 7.30pm.