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NBDL RCT; Hanslope Reserves 1-0 Steeple Claydon Reserves

Hanslope Reserves – 1
Steeple Claydon Reserves – 0


Hanslope reserves scored the only goal of the game on Monday night at Stratford Fields to lift the North Bucks & District Football League Reserve Team Challenge Trophy despite playing for seventy-five minutes with ten men after Reece Akano was sent off for a lunge on Richard Smith in midfield. Both sides created chances despite the numerical mismatch however both keepers proved difficult to beat, the game decided within seconds of the second half starting from a corner routine that saw Alex Kennard net at the back post, as much as their opponents tried to find a leveller that solitary strike was enough to lift the trophy.

Barely sixty seconds had elapsed before the first effort of the evening when a Steeple clearance fell to Ed Wheatley twenty yards out but he blazed high over the top, a free kick to their opposition saw Adam Piosek float into a congested penalty area but no one could get a touch and it simply bounced away for a goal kick. A Hanslope counterattack almost saw the opener as Deanio Bailey Browne stole possession in midfield before laying out to Mason Luya who cut into the box and drilling low forcing Jack Edwards down low to the foot of his near post to save, at the opposite end a long throw from Josh Bell found the head of David Phillips but he could only loop over the bar.

Early red card for Hanslope

The team in black & white were seemingly disadvantaged on the quarter hour mark when both players were heading towards the main stand when Akano dived in to tackle for the ball, the referee had no hesitation in blowing his whistle and after a very short chat flashing a red card to the furious front man, the dismissal didn’t deter his side from pushing forward as a cross from their left found Paul Hollingsworth on the edge of the eighteen yard box whose volley had Edwards diving to his right to push away, a long clearance from the Hanslope defence saw the Claydon keeper advance outside his area to clear but he drove straight to Luya but he couldn’t direct towards the empty net.

Hanslope keeper Tyler McGregor ensured parity was kept shortly after when he had to rush out from his goal and block a run from Phillips who was away down the middle of the pitch, the shot stopper then denied with his feet after an effort from Craig Thornton had looked dangerous from twelve yards, a Steeple corner was cleared as far as skipper Scott Porter who laid into the path of Smith but he drove over the top. H/T: 0-0

Alex Kennard scored early second half winner

Within two minutes of the restart Hanslope were ahead from a corner, lifted in towards the near post a flick on found Kennard at the furthest upright who pounced to open the scoring, shortly after a cross found Bailey Browne in the penalty arc who attempted the acrobatic bicycle kick however he never connected properly and it was comfortable for Edwards to gather. On the hour mark Steeple looked for a way back when Thornton was played diagonally across the box but going away from goal he could only drive wide of the far stick, at the other end Luya was fed inside a defender but just as he shaped up to shoot a challenge came in to take the ball off his foot and the chance was gone.

Claydon missed two great chances as the half wore on, the first for Phillips who was played in between the black & white back line into the box where his shot was saved by the feet of McGregor and moments later the same front man received the ball inside the penalty arc where he curled straight into the stopper’s gloves. Hanslope almost doubled their advantage when Hollingsworth collected a clever pass through the Claydon defence but after fighting off a marker he drove over the top, whilst a free kick on the eighteen yard line saw Bailey Browne absolutely smash at goal where Edwards had to just stick out his hands and take the impact, the bounce was kind allowing him to collect at the second attempt. F/T: 1-0

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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

NB&DFL: ‘Growing’ Claydon enjoy successful AGM

Steeple Claydon Football Club held their AGM recently and manager Chris Farnell spoke after it had the biggest attendance in years.


In a statement on the club’s Facebook group, Farnell said –

There was many things discussed and explained, In short Steeple Claydon FC as a whole is looking a million times better than it was at the start of this season. From the seniors to the junior sides everything seems to be in a good place. Superb work from a very determined committee.
The most important news that came out of the meeting is that next season Steeple Claydon will be running a 2nd team. There has been big interest from many youngsters and with a blend of players we already have we believe we can field two teams successfully week in week out. We do however need help as it will be twice the work load ect. We are looking for anyone who wants to help out in any way they can to help the club along next season. With things looking good its a great time to push and get all the help we can to help shed some of the work from the regular members.
The biggest thing is with 2 teams we need players, Now we have huge interest but are always looking for players. The first team is looking pretty strong for next season with a few new players coming into the squad but we do need a little more depth. We will also need some guys to help the 2nd team along. If anyone is interested in playing in the 1st or 2nd team please let me know we can then get you involved. If you know of any friends or family who want to play get them involved too. There is a fair few 16 year old lads interested in playing so from the age of 16+ you can play for Steeple Claydon FC.
We have over 100 members in here so we must be able to drum up some interest with regards to help or players.
We have our end of season party this Saturday meeting in the prince for 5pm to watch most of the cup final then going to Towcester races for 7.30 then to MK after than. Everyone is welcome, If you are interested meet us at the prince.
We also have the fun day on July 9th with many stalls, pen shootout, cross bar challenge, bar, bbq ect with training sessions for the kids, possible bubble football or a game for the seniors and the kids presentation. A great day for all so hope to see you all then too.
Any help with anything or players interested in playing and helping the club get bigger and stronger is much welcome.
Steeple Claydon FC

BJCC, 1st Rd: Kelly & White hit doubles in ‘pury Charity Cup win

Adam Kelly and Lee White were both on target as holders Potterspury ran out 6-0 winners over Steeple Claydon in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup last night.

Adam Kelly

Adam Kelly

Kelly, who missed the weekend win over Great Horwood, and White were on the scoresheet along with Stuart Deeble and Danny Sheppard.


BJCC 1st Rd: Holders Potterspury to take on Claydon tonight

Holders Potterspury take on Steeple Claydon in the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup, 1st round tonight.

The game at Buckingham Athletic starts at 7.30pm.



1. Towcester Town BYE

2. Great Horwood 2-1(AET) Brackley Sports
Monday 7th September

3. Charlton & District 0-5 Stewkley
Wednesday 9th September

4. Silverstone 3-2 Brackley Old Boys
Monday 14th September

5. Steeple Claydon v Potterspury
Wednesday 16th September

6. Yardley Gobion v Syresham
Monday 21st  September

7. University of Buckingham 3-8 Padbury Village
Monday 28th September

8. Twyford BYE


1. Great Horwood v Winner of Yardley Gobion v Syresham

2. Winner of Steeple Claydon v Potterspury v
Padbury Village

3. Twyford United v Towcester Town
Monday 12th October

4. Stewkley v Silverstone
Wednesday 14th October


Winner of 2 v Winner of 1

Winner of 3 v Winner of 4


Buckingham Junior Charity Cup Final

Fred Tew Final
(Losing Semi-finalists)

BJCC 1st Rd: Holders Potterspury start trophy defence

Buckingham Junior Charity Cup winners Potterspury start their defence of the trophy when they take on Steeple Claydon at Buckingham Athletic tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.

Potterspury FC celebrate their 2014-15 Buckingham Junior Charity Cup win

Potterspury FC celebrate their 2014-15 Buckingham Junior Charity Cup win

Potterspury won the 2014-15 competition – Final report here

NB&DFL Interdivisional Trophy: Claydon name squad to travel to Stoke Hammond

Squad for 9th November away to Stoke Hammond 1.30 kick-off.
Tony Gibbard, Lee Hodges, Adam Cowley, Chris Doherty, Ben Chittenden,
George Carpenter, John Patterson, Matthew Gibbs, Sam Fedoriw,
Paul Gibbs, Chris Jones, Jacob Hodgins, Dave Terry, Nicholas Shrimpton.

Chris Doherty

Chris Doherty

Claydon 6-a-side entries NOW OPEN

Steeple Claydon Football Club is delighted to announce the return of its popular 6-a-side tournament.


The tournament will take place at the Rec, Steeple Claydon, on Sunday 21st July

The cost per team is £40, that’s less than £1 per player per game!

CLICK HERE for more information

Steeple Claydon appoint Whiting & Gibbard as new management duo

Steeple Claydon Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark ‘Skip’ Whiting and Tony Gibbard as the new management team for the 2013/14 season.

Both men have been involved in and with the club for many years and will bring a wealth of experience with them. Mark Whiting was a highly successful and feared defender in his day and already has plans for the new season.

“We want to ensure we keep our better players and we have some new players we want to bring in to bolster the squad. We’re aiming to make the club stronger and move the club forward.”

Tony Gibbard has cut down on his on-field activities following surgery on his knee restricting him to one appearance last season. Tony was also extremely successful as a player with SCFC whether in the First Team or Reserves.

Both men are passionate about the club and are hungry to bring success back to the village.

Outgoing manager and Club Chairman, David Terry, noted, “It’s fantastic for us to be in a position where we have new management in early. Both Skip and Tony gave me and Tom Pitt a lot of advice and support last season and they also came to watch a number of games between them so they know the players we have and what we’re currently capable of. I’m excited to see what their plans are for the squad. I just hope I can be part of them!”

Pre-season training and additional details will be announced once known.


Claydon boss Terry to stand down at the end of the season

Steeple Claydon Football Club would like to announce that current First Team Manager, David Terry, has decided to leave his post at the end of the season.


“I’ve given it a lot of thought since the start of the year and I almost asked the committee if I could stay on for another year. However, a number of things have happened since that point, things which I won’t go into right now. The most important thing is for the players to know and to be reassured that there will be a club next season. It’s also important so that the club’s search for a new manager can begin now rather than when it’s too late.

Terry stepped into the fold at the 11th hour when the Magpies couldn’t secure a First Team manager for the current season.

“We’ve had a great season to date, we’re pushing for promotion from Div 2, we’re into the league trophy final and we reached the semi finals of the Oving Cup – for anyone interested in taking over, there is a great bunch of players here who are capable of taking things to the next level – am I the right man to do that? Personally, I don’t think I am.”

Assistant Manager, Tom Pitt, has stated his intentions to carry on in a managerial capacity into next season but anyone interested in the First Team Manager post should contact club secretary, Dave Whiting, or attend the clubs next committee meeting on Tuesday 23rd April at the New Inn, Buckingham 19:30 start.

“We must focus now on our league campaign, in fact, the players have been banned from talking about the cup final. If we get the right results between now and the end of the season, we can earn promotion on merit, rather than through application.”