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By Mike Innes (@FootballMK)

Leon Lobjoit scores Buckingham Town’s second goal against Eversley & California in the FA Vase on Saturday 24th September 2016.

Leon Lobjoit heads in Buckingham town’s second against Melton town in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Leon Lobjoit seconds his second, Buckingham town’s third versus Melton town in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 on Saturday 4th March 2017.

MATCH REPORT: Chesham United Res 1 Buckingham Athletic 1

A 90th minute goal by Jack Read saw Buckingham Athletic held in their Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 clash at Chesham United last night.

Read’s late equaliser denied Damien Wiffin’s side all three points and their opening win of the season.

Earlier in the game, Phil Martin scored in his second league game in succession as the prolific Athletic striker found the net in the third minute to put his side ahead.

The Athletic now play host to Harpenden Town this saturday at Stratford Fields.

Many thanks to Matt Walker for the details.

Phil Martin

Phil Martin

MATCH REPORT: Winslow United 5 Stony Stratford Town 1

Drew Mitten struck four goals as Winslow United defeated neighbours Stony Stratford Town 5-1 in the Spartan South Midlands League derby clash tonight.

Mitten’s finishing was clinical as United took three points against a side who did the double over them last season.

Despite having conceded ten goals at Sun Postal Sports on Saturday, Stony started the game brightly and looked far from a side lacking confidence.

With one of the home side’s opening attacks it was Mitten who fired home but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Mitten was soon on the scoresheet as he headed home after skipper Vinny Shrieves was strong in the air to set up his fellow striker on 13 minutes.

United’s keeper Owusu Boeteng was then helped off injured and youngster Jamie Day took his place between the sticks.

On 24 minutes United had an early contender for goal of the season. Mitten picked up the ball and from thirty yards out unleashed an unstoppable shot which flew into the bottom left hand corner to double the home side’s advantage.

Four minutes later Mitten was played in and he showed composure to calmly lob the visiting keeper to claim his hat-trick.

Drew Mitten

Drew Mitten

A long range effort was tipped onto the bar by United’s substitute keeper Day and the rebound saw him pounce on the loose ball.

Sam Callear’s young side kept battling under skipper Kyle Stimpson for the visitors.

On 72 minutes Mitten struck his fourth goal of the night as he fired home after latching onto a Vinny Shrieves knockdown.

Stony’s pace up front always looked a threat and it was Deano Bailey-Browne whose driving run down the left flank saw him produce an excellent finish with nine minutes remaining.

Late in the game Hateley Mercer’s left footed free kick found substitute Liam Gallagher, who had drifted into the box, and he glanced a header past the visiting keeper.

Winslow United: Boeteng (Day), O’Grady, Mercer, Williamson, Freshwater, Halford (Gallagher), Kaspryzk, G.Shrieves, Dyer, Mitten (Graham), Shrieves.

1-0 FC Broxbourne Borough v Welwyn Garden City
3-5 Harpenden Town v Codicote
3-0 Kings Langley v Risborough Rangers
1-1 Langford v Arlesey Town Reserves
5-1 Winslow United v Stony Stratford Town

SSMFL Div 1: Winslow host Stony in local derby

Winslow United will play host to Stony Stratford Town in the Spartan South Midlands Football League, Division 1 this evening.


The opening league game of the 2013-14 season at Elmfields Gate sees a local derby between two sides who suffered defeat at the weekend.

United went down 0-2 at Harpenden Town while Stony faced a strong Sun Postal Sports and suffered ten goal defeat.

Tonight, United have Hateley Mercer available for selection again after the left back missed the Harpenden trip due to one-match suspension. New signing Lewis Halford is also available after also being unavailable to play due to being away on a family matter.

Stony manager Sam Callear told Sports Shots “We are looking forward to the game and we hope to be considerably more competitive than we were on Saturday.”

Callear, the former City Colts manager, joined Dan Kingston, who was appointed as Director of Football, over the summer as Stony reshaped their management structure.

Former Buckingham Town striker Kyle Stimpson will carry a threat to United’s backline this evening.

Kyle Stimpson

Kyle Stimpson

Kick off at Elmfields Gate is 7.45pm.

Sports Shots hope to bring you a match report later with reaction from both teams tomorrow (Wednesday).

SSMFL Div 2: Grendon enjoy double Invitation cup success

Grendon Rangers enjoyed a double success as both their first team and reserves defeated Launton Sports in the Invitational Cup this afternoon.

Scott Reynolds side came from two goals down to record a 4-2 victory as Andy Prescott, a summer signing from Brackley Sports, bagged a double while Daley Cross and James Gardner were also on target in the win.

Chris Mullis’ second string recorded a 6-3 success.

Grendon Rangers Manager Scott Reynolds

Grendon Rangers Manager Scott Reynolds

SSMFL Div 1: Winslow go down to opening day defeat at Harpenden

Winslow United suffered a 0-2 defeat at Harpenden Town in the Spartan South Midlands Football league, Division 1 opening game today.

The visitors saw Drew Mitten shoot wide after he latched on to a Vinny Shrieves flick-on but it was Harpenden who took the lead when their centre forward slotted the ball under Owusu Boeteng.

Losing at the break, Mitten and Liam Gallagher both went close before Boeteng produced a fantastic save from a Harpenden free kick.

The home side doubled their advantage late in the game as their striker ran through and squared the ball to his team mate, who fired home.

Boeteng, O’Grady, Freshwater, Kaspryzk, Williamson, G.Shrieves, Mitten, Kidd, Gallagher, Dyer, V.Shrieves.

Subs: Day, Graham, Golding, Orchard, Shirley.

SSMFL Div 1: Athletic suffer opening day defeat

Buckingham Athletic suffered a 2-6 opening day defeat at Kings Langley in the Spartan South Midlands Football League, Division 1 today.

The Athletic were hit by a very early double-whammy as Langley scored in the fourth minute to take the lead before doubling their advantage within a minute.

Phil Martin

Phil Martin

Ryan Wiffin then saw red after he was sent off for a foul being the last man.

On 24 minutes Langley scored their third before Phil Martin slotted home to reduce the arrears.

Halfway through the second half Langley made it four before adding a fifth.

Dave O’Dell scored for the Athletic before a goal late on wrapped up the three points for the home side.

Dave O'Dell

Dave O’Dell

Hammond, Tarrant, Ironmonger, Howkins, Wiffin, O’Dell, Hayward, Latham, Littlejohn, Martin, Dearlove.

Subs: J.Hooper, Carter, Tavener, Hodges, McAndrew.

Spartan South Midlands League: Saturday 10 August results

2013-2014 Season
Spartan South Midlands Football League
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Home Team Score    Away Team
Premier Division
Ampthill Town 0 1    St Margaretsbury
Biggleswade United 1 1    London Colney
Cockfosters 2 2    AFC Dunstable
Hanwell Town 3 0    Berkhamsted
Harefield United 5 3    Hadley
Hertford Town 2 4    Hatfield Town
Holmer Green 0 4    Colney Heath
Leverstock Green 2 1    London Lions
London Tigers 2 0    Oxhey Jets
Stotfold 2 1    Hillingdon Borough
Tring Athletic 1 3    Hoddesdon Town
Division One
Amersham Town 0 3    Southall
Bedford 3 2    Welwyn Garden City
Codicote 8 3    Chesham United Reserves
FC Broxbourne Borough 4 0    Crawley Green
Harpenden Town 2 0    Winslow United
Kings Langley 6 2    Buckingham Athletic
Langford 2 3    Baldock Town
Risborough Rangers 4 1    Arlesey Town Reserves
Sun Postal Sports 10 0    Stony Stratford Town
Wodson Park 0 0    Kentish Town
Division Two
Hale Leys Utd 4 0    Old Bradwell United
Kent Athletic 2 0    Brimsdown
The 61 FC (Luton) 1 3    Pitstone & Ivinghoe
Totternhoe 1 1    Aston Clinton
Tring Corinthians 2 0    New Bradwell St Peter
Willen 3 6    Mursley United
Wolverton Town 4 2    Caddington

SSMFL Div 1: Winslow start life under Mercer & Shrieves at Harpenden

Winslow United travel to Harpenden Town as they start their Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 campaign under their new management duo of Perry Mercer and Terry Shrieves.

The Ploughmen appointed Shrieves as joint manager with Mercer, who was in charge at Elmfields Gate last season.

The former Newport Pagnell manager comes with a wealth of knowledge from around the non league scene.

Winslow have had a good solid pre season including games against MK Dons, Notts County, Rushden & Diamonds, Aylesbury United, Rushden and Higham, Olney Town and Grendon Rangers. Winslow have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 2 of the games.

The Ploughmen face a local derby on Tuesday evening when Stony Stratford are the visitors to Elmfields Gate.


SSMFL Res Div 2: Ath Res to face Diamonds U18s under new management duo of Mercer & Fisher

Buckingham Athletic reserves have a friendly arranged for Monday evening against AFC Rushden & Diamonds U18s.

The Athletic will be managed by newly appointed duo of Steve Mercer, manager, with Steve Fisher acting as his assistant. The pair were at Ardley United last season managing their under 18 side.

Also the reserves are looking for a commited person to run the line for them this season,this is a paid position and if interested could you contact Steve on 07710514553.