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NBDL; Potterspury Reserves 2-4 Mursley United Development

Potterspury Reserves – 2
Mursley United Development – 4


Mursley United development won their penultimate league game of the season at Potterspury reserves on Wednesday evening despite being reduced to ten men in the first period, keeper Nick Bevans shown a straight red for handling outside his area although the incident did not pass without controversy, the home side equalised from the resulting free kick however after the break the away side went on to confirm their dominance with a further three strikes although one again caused outrage amongst the coaches on the sidelines for what looked a blatant handball in the build-up. Mursley dominated the proceedings but were guilty of numerous missed opportunities whilst their hosts defended well in the main but could do nothing to prevent the inevitable result, United have one remaining home game in their inaugural season but will finish in seventh place of the North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate division, whilst Pury end their season in ninth with this result.

A second minute corner to the visitors was cleared as far as Ash Urquhart whose first time effort had custodian Mark Burns gathering under his crossbar, Dan Finnis was next to try but from the right of goal he poked past the back stick before another United corner found Luke Williamson unmarked at the back of the six-yard box, he headed high over the top and suitably chastised himself for wasting a great opportunity. The home side struggled to clear their lines aiming up the slope and were almost made to pay when Urquhart broke forward to take possession & drive over the bar, the green & white attacks were finally rewarded as they took the lead on seventeen minutes.

Nick Bevans shown red card in first half

Another corner curled in saw Burns push out as far as Williamson who simply headed into the back of the net, moments later a simple pass down the middle of the pitch had Harry Stewart-Proctor away on goal and as he tried to bend around the keeper the slightest of touches took it off for a corner, from the set piece centre half Anthony Gerrard glanced wide and Williamson curled around the back post from the corner of the box. A rare Pury attack saw Ryan Rice break free but from twenty yards he fired straight at Bevans, the ball moved straight back to the opposite end where a Finnis cross into Stewart-Proctor saw the forward shoot over the top.

Williamson headed a deep corner back across goal where two defenders on the line somehow managed to clear to safety, with four minutes of the half remaining the away side were reduced to ten men when Andy Owens was released upfield, Bevans came to the edge of his box to challenge and as he went down the ball was adjudged to have hit his arm outside his area, the referee waved play on where the striker fired towards the empty net however full back Sultan Hussaini had come across to cover and cleared off the line, the whistle sounded as the official pulled back play for the free kick, and flashed the red card to the shot stopper. Player-manager Mitch Toyer donned the gloves sacrificing his centre forward in the process but his first job was to pick the ball out of the net as the subsequent free kick from Owens struck the wall to wrong foot the keeper & bounce into the opposite bottom corner. H/T: 1-1

Urquhart had an early tussle down the left flank with a defender but gaining an inch he fired over from twenty yards, a free kick played in front of a retreating Pury backline saw a deflection off Ben Johnson into the side netting and another chance for full back Urquhart saw him drag across goal and wide. A throw to the visitor’s released substitute Jay Chawla down the touchline  where he pulled back to Williams who volleyed straight at Burns, Johnson curled around the back stick before United finally retook the lead on sixty-five minutes when a Chawla drive low from eight yards eluded the grasp of Burns at his near post.

Jay Chawla restores Mursley lead

The hosts side tried to get back in the game through Jack Barkus who found some space to the left of goal but he could only fire straight at Toyer, this was brief respite as the team in green were soon back up the other end with Hussaini & Chawla combining well down the channel, as the ball was cleared it landed at the feet of Tom Lloyd-Roberts who fired over the bar but then with thirteen minutes left they did get a third when a corner curled in was far too deep but Williamson retrieved on the far side and swung back in and from twelve yards Lloyd-Roberts flicked his header into the far bottom corner, within a couple of moments it was four when a poor throw out to a defender saw Johnson nip in to steal with a suspicion of handball thrown in, he advanced before tucking home much to the protest of the yellow back line but the goal was given.

A Pury corner was headed over by Tom Hill but the visiting defence did not take the warning as the next move saw a free kick curled in by Adam Johnson met at the back post by Hill who headed past Toyer. Mursley had a late penalty shout turned down as Ben Johnson looked to be tripped from behind, the last chance fell to Urquhart who curled his effort away from the target in added time. F/T: 2-4

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NBDL; Potterspury 1-0 Great Horwood

Potterspury – 1
Great Horwood – 0


Potterspury beat local rivals Great Horwood on Tuesday evening with an early strike from Jamie Hall to leapfrog their guests into second place in the North Bucks & District Premier Division table, a game played in some early evening sunshine that saw warm temperatures up until the end of the game that saw plenty of chances created during the ninety minutes from both sides, but some great keeping and defending saw the game decided by that solitary strike in the seventh minute. Horwood hit the woodwork twice, their hosts also found the goal frame in their way but both Neil Cardwell & Ian McStraw wearing the gloves made crucial saves throughout to keep the scoreline down, on another day any of the front men on display could have had a hatrick with the amount of chances that were spurned.

As early as the fifth minute Dale Armitage got down the flank and cut inside to Brandon Bowes who saw his shot bounce off the post and out for a goal kick, Sid Hawkins had a close range effort blocked and Adam Armitage fired straight at Cardwell all before the hosts opened the scoring, from the shot stoppers clearance Adam Kelly was away down the left channel to square inside to Hall who from twelve yards couldn’t miss. A Horwood free kick floated in was inches from Hawkins head, at the opposite end Lee White warmed McStraw’s hands from the edge of the box, a cross from their left saw the yellow midfielder Bowes head straight into waiting gloves and a good throw in routine for Pury saw Kelly released along the edge of the area where he curled over the top.

Sid Hawkins challenges Pury keeper Neil Cardwell

Kelly turned provider with a superb over the shoulder ball downfield for Hall to chase after, in behind the defence he was thwarted by McStraw advancing to block, another throw to Hawkins saw him loop over as he lost his balance and Hall again found space before driving over the crossbar. Despite the heat both sides continued to press and a goal kick headed back over the Horwood backline saw the scorer clear the bar, Dale Armitage fired wide of the back stick from midfield & Stevie Dean thumped straight at the keeper from distance, the final action saw a throw flicked onto Kelly in the penalty arc, he powered towards the target where Frankie Tarrant put his body in front to deflect over the top. H/T: 1-0

Dale Armitage got down the left early after the restart and found Hawkins in the box with his back to goal, he managed to turn and shoot forcing Cardwell into a great save, their next chance saw Ryan Tappin cut in from the wing and as the keeper came out he chipped past him but the wrong side of the frame. Just ahead of the hour mark the visitor’s did get the ball in the net when Dale Armitage beat his marker to a cross to head home however a raised flag denied, a Bowes drive from twenty yards had to be pushed over the top, the next Horwood attack was cleared long for Hall to collect and escaping his marker faced a one on one with McStraw who somehow denied with his feet when it looked odds on the lead would be doubled.

Ian McStraw Great Horwood

The away side conceded possession allowing their hosts to counter attack but as the ball was played into the box for recently introduced Jay Ditum he could only screw away from the target, Tappin found the head of Gary Ridgway in front of goal only to watch his effort crash back off the crossbar to safety, Pury skipper Danny Shepherd curled a twenty-five yard free kick straight at McStraw all before a cross saw a flick from Sam Pittam elude the reach of the custodian but bounce back off the bar, it hit the keeper and deflected back towards the empty net but somehow he gathered to stop it bouncing over the line, and a shot from the same player cutting in from the right saw another save with both hands.

As the game wore on Ridgway curled an effort a couple of feet past the back post, a Horwood corner saw a mass of heads all rise but Hawkins glanced wide, Pury countered from the restart and as the ball was fizzed across the six yard box sliding in Nathan Short just couldn’t quite connect to divert home. Andy Brunning made a break down the flank for Horwood and reaching the area he fired low towards the back post but Cardwell got down well to push away, there was still time for another Pury attack that saw Hall & Ditum drive at the yellow backline, the former taking the shot on which McStraw somehow stuck out a hand to and divert past his upright. F/T: 1-0

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BJCC; Towcester Town 4-2 Potterspury

Towcester Town – 4
Potterspury – 2


Towcester Town secured their place in this season’s Buckingham Junior Charity Cup final with a first half showing that Potterspury had no answer to, and once keeper Sam Kelly was sent off it was always going to be an uphill struggle for his side to get themselves back into the tie, the resulting penalty put them three down and it was four before the break, Richard Parker helping himself to a forty minute hatrick which could have been double at least by the end of the game. Despite the poor weather conditions at the start of the game, a few hearty souls braved the conditions to witness this local derby between the sides from the North Bucks & District League Premier Division, Pury now go into Tuesday’s Fred Tew Final for losing semi-finalists where they meet Steeple Claydon, whilst Town meet Deanshanger Athletic on Thursday evening for the gold & silver play-off, both games again at Stony Stratford.

An early long throw into the box from Towcester was allowed to bounce which saw Parker able to get a header that Potterspury custodian Kelly had to fling himself at to push away for a corner, another searching cross then met the head of Jack Shaw but he could only help it on its way wide of the far upright, Parker then tucked a pass inside to his skipper Macaulay Copping who inside the penalty arc had to twist and turn before seeing his curling effort brush the keepers fingertips on its way past the post. At this stage Joe Major’s men were finding it hard to contain their opponents; a brief respite saw Dave Cole drag a shot wide from eighteen yards out, but on thirteen minutes the inevitable opener came but it was an error in defence that saw Town break the deadlock, a free kick back to Kelly who laid off to a defender who in turn played straight into the path of Parker who from twenty-five yards simply accelerated into the box to slot home.

Macaulay Copping puts Towcester in command from spot

Parker doubled his tally five minutes later when he collected a pass twenty yards out in the middle of the pitch from where he fired into the bottom right hand corner, moments later a corner curled in saw the front man crash a header back off the post with a defender on hand to clear, but then on twenty-four minutes the game seemed over for Pury when Sam Kelly was sent off. Shaw was released away on goal and as the keeper came out to challenge he went down, the referee allowed play to continue as a shot was cleared inside the six-yard box but then blew his whistle and pointed to the spot, before brandishing the straight red to Kelly. Despite the protests Adam Kelly donned the gloves but was powerless to stop Copping firing into the top corner, Lee White was then sacrificed as Sam Pittam was brought on to play in between the sticks whilst Adam Kelly returned to his forward position.

A free kick to Pury was cleared out by the blue defence as far as Joe Manning but his fierce drive was rising all the way as it sailed over Loz Benham’s crossbar, and another set piece angled in towards the far post was met on the volley by Dean Lyden that flashed across the goal face and a yard or two wide. Town completed their scoring five minutes before the interval through a simple routine, a goal kick from Pittam went straight to Shaw in midfield who hit it first time straight back through the middle of the black & white defence for Parker to smash into the bottom corner to complete his hatrick. H/T: 4-0

Ollie Whittome scores late second for Potterspury

Towcester started the second half as they finished the first when a ball across the Pury backline was chased down by Parker and he dinked inside to Shaw to hit first time but over the top, at the opposite end Jamie Hall was played in on goal where Benham denied with his legs inside his six-yard box, the same striker then released away upfield again where he was shadowed all the way by Oliver Peters who timed his sliding challenge perfectly to rob possession just as it seemed he would shoot from close range. A free kick to Potterspury right on the far left of the penalty box saw Kelly fire over the top, but then just on the hour mark he was sent chasing into the area where he rounded the keeper but the challenge brought him down and a second penalty of the evening awarded, despite the calls for cards again nothing was given and Kelly pulled a goal back from the spot.

Another poor clearance found Copping unmarked where he was allowed the freedom to take a touch before attempting to curl inside the back post but only found the waiting gloves of Pittam, at the other end substitute Stevie Dean flashed a low drive diagonally across the box and wide of the far upright, with twelve minutes left the deficit was reduced further when a knock down the middle for Ollie Whittome to chase after saw him slot home from inside the arc. A Town free kick saw Copping fizz into the box where two opposite sets of boots sent the ball over the bar, the officials deciding a goal kick would suffice, the last chance then saw the Towcester captain find their hatrick man on the eighteen yard line with back to the target, his flick up and overhead kick comfortable for Pittam to catch. F/T: 4-2

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Buckingham Junior Charity Cup Semi-Final & Final details

Buckingham Junior Charity Cup

Silverstone – Buckingham Junior Charity Cup winners 2017


Tuesday 2nd April
Deanshanger Athletic   3-0  Steeple Claydon


Thursday 4th April
Towcester Town  4-2   Potterspury


Tuesday 9th April
Fred Tew Cup       

Steeple Claydon 1-2 Potterspury


Thursday 11th April
Junior Cup Final

Deanshanger Athletic 2-0 Towcester Town

NBDL; Potterspury 2-1 Great Horwood

Potterspury – 2

Great Horwood – 1


Great Horwood were knocked out of the North Bucks & District League Interdivisional Trophy Knockout at the quarter-final stage on Saturday at Potterspury, on a day where the weather ruined any chance of any football being played as swirling winds reaped havoc especially for both goalkeepers. The hosts went ahead early on through a free kick routine that their guests later revealed was something they had discussed avoiding before the game, a second after the break seemed to put Pury in the driving seat until a late red card for full back Joe Richardson which the visitor’s took advantage of immediately pulling a goal back from the resulting free kick through Andy Brunning, in the remaining ten minutes Horwood hit the woodwork twice but it was their Northamptonshire rivals that progress through to the semi-finals where they will face Stewkley.

The home side took the lead on three minutes with a free kick curled in by James Golding that was met by the head of Stevie Dean who got his side off to the perfect start, at the other end a throw to Horwood saw the ball launched long into the box aimed at Sid Hawkins but the wind intervened taking it over him, in front of goal Adam Dixon was about to turn and shoot when defender Spike Crook stuck out a boot to divert over the bar for a corner. A corner to the hosts then swung in almost caught Ian McStraw out as it curled around him and towards the empty net, his skipper Sam Archer inside the six-yard box to head away, before a deep cross saw a glancing header from Danny Sheppard inches wide of McStraw’s right hand post.

Stevie Dean heads opening goal

The visitors were using the long throw routine at every chance, Dale Armitage saw one headed back towards him as he cut in from the touchline to join the action, meeting it on the volley he fired over the top and moments later a clearance from Pury keeper Sam Kelly screwed out to Brunning who tried his luck from distance with the home custodian stranded but Crook was covering and cleared, Dale Armitage and Frankey Tarrant tried to keep the attack alive but a half clearance to Brunning saw his shot cannon off a black & white shirt to safety. On thirty-two minutes Horwood went close when a Sam Archer free kick found the head of Gary Ridgway which had Kelly at full stretch to his right to brilliantly push away one handed as it seemed destined for inside the near post.

A minute later and the game threatened to boil over when a lob over the home backline saw Dixon in on goal, as he rose and flicked the ball towards the target the onrushing Kelly took the full force of his boot across his thigh which sparked a ten man brawl, handshakes all round soon saw the game restarted after bookings for Kelly, Dixon and Richardson. Ridgway curled a free kick from twenty-five yards over the wall but also the crossbar, a good move down the left touchline saw Ridgway play a one-two with Brandon Bowes which released the former inside his marker but his low shot was comfortable for the Pury keeper to smoother, Tarrant saw another effort from distance catch the wind and sail high over the bar, the final action of the half saw a Ridgway cross headed over by Brunning. H/T: 1-0

An early Jay Ditum corner for the hosts after the break again saw the weather intervene forcing McStraw into a last ditch fingertip save pushing onto his upright, the ball bouncing back to Sheppard but he could only fire over the top, a free kick then saw Golding find his skipper Dean Lyden but he could only head wide, Potterspury did then double their lead on sixty-three minutes as their guests struggled to clear their lines Adam Kelly charged down an attempted clearance and retrieved out on the wing, he crossed and inbetween two defenders Ditum headed down and into the far bottom corner.

Andy Brunning scores late on for Horwood

Horwood tried to get themselves back in the game with a free kick that Ridgway got to first but he could only head straight at Kelly, a corner shortly after saw Ridgway float his cross in and at the back post Hawkins headed back across goal but no yellow shirts were anywhere near to threaten, the clearance out to Tarrant who pushed up from defence bobbled just as he hit it which lifted the ball high over the top. Back came the home side when Ditum did well down the wing to square inside to Kelly, he bent his effort around McStraw and about a yard wide of the post, then with twelve minutes remaining Pury were reduced to ten men, a foul on Dixon out on the right saw the referee flash a second yellow to Richardson and he was off.

The Pury lead was halved straight from the free kick, played into the box where Brunning got his head to it to divert past Kelly and it was game on, a minute later a run from Ben Thickbroom from defence saw him travel forty yards upfield with the ball, a moment of indecision almost lost him possession however he continued on his run before hitting a dipping drive that bounced up off the crossbar and over the top, Ridgway then slipped a pass through the home backline for Brunning to bear down on goal, his first time effort crashing back off the woodwork and down to Dixon but the bounce too high for the striker to connect cleanly and he could only help it wide.

In added time a long ball downfield saw hesitation plus the weather hinder the yellow backline in their attempts to clear allowing Kelly to get a shot in that McStraw had to save at point blank range, straight back at the opposite end a throw to Horwood was launched high into the box where Kelly advanced through the sea of bodies to climb highest and claim with both hands, his clearance was met by the final whistle to signal that Pury progress in this cup, whilst the sides yet still have to meet home & away in their last few remaining league fixtures. F/T: 2-1

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PSF; Buckingham Athletic 3-0 Potterspury

Buckingham Athletic – 3

Potterspury – 0

Buckingham Athletic FC

Buckingham Athletic beat Potterspury on Tuesday night to lift the Tony Howard Memorial Shield, in a game that saw the visitors spurn their chances whereas the hosts took theirs when they came along, and goals from Drew Mitten, Chris Stapleton & Sam Olawale meant the home side retain the shield for another year.

New Buckingham manager Neil Griffiths had a large pool of players on show, a blend of players from the last few seasons at Stratford Fields mixed with some who played under him whilst at Olney Town, and it was one of those who opened the scoring on seven minutes, Mitten receiving the ball some twenty yards from goal and he hit a fierce drive giving the Pury keeper no chance whatsoever.

Drew Mitten opened scoring

Eleven minutes later the away side were awarded a penalty for holding inside the area but the spot kick was blasted high into the tree’s behind, and on twenty-seven minutes another Pury chance came back off the crossbar. These chances were rued when ten minutes from the break Stapleton thumped home from a Luca Seminerio cross.

After the break the home side continued to press, Mitten forcing a superb save from the visiting keeper ten minutes in when a goal seemed inevitable, but just a minute later a great solo effort from Olawale saw him collect on the halfway line before advancing and turn a defender before drilling into the back of the net.

Multiple substitutions followed, enabling Griffiths to cast his eyes over his squad for the last time before the Spartan South Midlands league season commences this coming Saturday, and returning from a horrific injury suffered last Christmas Jack Menday thumped a free kick from distance against the Pury post the pick of the action from the remainder of the game. F/T: 3-0

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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

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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).


Fred Tew Final: Middleton Cheney lift the trophy

By Dale James


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