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CS&TFL,D1: Joao looking for Robins to bounce back for Blackstones visit

Buckingham Town’s Orlando Joao is looking for the Robins to bounce back as Blackstones visit Manor Fields this Saturday (21st October).

Orlando Joao

The pacey left-footed attacking wide man spoke to Sports Shots as the Robins return to league action.

Gary Ollard’s men are seventh in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 table having games in hand on the teams above them and face their fifth-placed opponents looking to start heading back up the division.

Joao told Sports Shots;

This weekend we will definitely bounce back from the loss last week against Winslow. They battled hard against us and we weren’t at our best. We have a great team and we just need to start showing this every week.

The Robins have enjoyed a positive week preparing.

Everyone trained hard this week, especially this Tuesday, when we had an intense session. We all worked hard because we looking to set things right this Saturday.

The Robins could go second, depending on results, and will be looking to get back at it.

We have had a great start due to everyone working hard and showing their ability on pitch when they had an chance too.

Sports Shots would like to thank Orlando for taking the time to speak to us, support the website and in turn aid our charity fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK.


B&B Snr Trophy, 2R: Winslow into the last 16 with local derby victory

Winslow United are into the last 16 of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

Buckingham Town v Winslow Utd

The Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 outfit ran out 4-1 winners in their county tie against Buckingham Town in a typical local derby at Manor Fields.

Simon King put the visitors ahead after he found himself in space on the edge of the area before drilling low past the advancing Ryan Thrussell on 14 minutes.

Six minutes later United’s leading scorer Aaron King found himself in the same position. He calmly sided-footed home into the far corner giving the exposed Thrussell no chance of saving and putting the visitors two-nil ahead.

Good opportunities came at both ends but the game swayed in the two minutes leading up to, and after, half-time.

With the Robins committing bodies forward it was Winslow who saw a counter-attack breakdown as they missed an opportunity to put the game beyond doubt.

Within sixty seconds Kelvin Osei-Addo had pulled a goal back for Town; the striker lifted the ball over Aaron White from an acute angle into the roof of the net.

With the Robins buoyed from getting back into the game, their expected positive emergence for the second period was short-lived as Sean Coles ran onto a diagonal ball, holding off a challenge, before firing home to restore Winslow’s two-goal advantage.

The Robins skipper Sam Bearman then saw red after receiving his second yellow card before Coles wrapped up the victory from close range just twelve minutes from time.

Buckingham Town: Ryan Thrussell, Levi Squillace, Murdy Maki, Steve Gavrovski, Sam Bearman, Jenali Blair, George Shrieves, Dan Bevis, Dan Simpson, Kelvin Osei-Addo, Orlando Joao.

Subs: Warren Garcia, Sam Tamakloe, Raheem Khan, Diego Vazquez.

Winslow United: Aaron White, Mitchell Collins, Ryan Freshwater, Steve Garbutt, Marcus Hussey, Alex Kedzierski, Sean Coles, Simon King, Aaron King, Daniel Delderfield, Grant Karwacinski.

Subs: Tom Brindley, Matt Cruse.

B&B Snr Trophy, 2R: Robins keeper previews derby visit of his former club

Buckingham Town goalkeeper Ryan Thrussell has previewed the local derby visit of Winslow United in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, second round this Saturday.

Ryan Thrussell

The Robins goalkeeper knows about both clubs, having donned the colours at Elmfields Gate and Manor Fields.

Thrussell has often been an unsung hero for the Robins and been part of the improving side that manager Gary Ollard and his assistant David Barron is building. Another penalty save this midweek went a long way towards the Robins not getting beaten.

Looking at their opponents this weekend, Thrussell told Sports Shots;

Winslow are a good side, plenty of pace, they are having a good league campaign like ourselves. It’s a big derby and I expect it to be an intense game.

Ryan Thrussell makes a penalty save for Buckingham Town against Long Buckby on Saturday 1st April 2017.


The Robins drew last time out at Potton United on Tuesday night with Thrussell’s penalty save, not for the first time, keeping his side from going three behind and effectively boosting them to gain a point that they looked unlikely to pick up.

Tuesday night we didn’t start well at all which has been a criticism of us on a few occasions already this season, but with a few adjustments we settled into the game and got ourselves back in it. A strong second half display proved that we can compete home and away with all the sides in our league and a draw was a fair result.

Like Winslow, the Robins have started the season brightly and are competing for silverware.

I believe on our day we can beat any side in this competition, depending on our attitude on the day. The Berks and Bucks would be a great opportunity for a good cup run as we are already out of the Vase and FA Cup.

We probably have the hardest draw we could as Winslow are in great form but we are also, so I can only imagine that it will be great game for all involved and with the right attitude and effort we have the squad to win.

We have a had great season so far, starting the league with some excellent results and, despite one blip, we could still be unbeaten.

This has been mixed with two poor performances in the Vase and FA Cup, which we should be doing better in.

Thrussell is determined to continue to try and improve on his own game and aid the team’s efforts.

On a personal level I’m enjoying my football and now have a specific goalkeeping coach working with me and trying to take my game to the next level and improving as much as I can for the team and myself. So as long as we keep working hard as a team and individuals I’m sure we can achieve some success this season.

In closing, Thrussell had these kind words;

Finally I just want to say thank you to sports shots guys for their continued support and coverage. I’m sure I speak for all those involved locally that you guys do a great job with your coverage of the local sports.

Thrussell will be a big player in the derby this weekend in what is expected to be a good advert for local football.

Sports Shots would like to thank Ryan for taking the time to speak to us, support the website and in turn aid our charity fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins boss lifts Manager of the month award

Buckingham Town manager Gary Ollard and his assistant David Barron have collected the September 2017 manager of the month award for their side’s displays in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1.

Ollard was delighted that the club had picked up the shield but was keen to point out that it has been very much a team effort from everybody that was behind the accolade being awarded.

Gary Ollard; September 2017 manager of the month for the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins show great character to come back twice to earn point at Potton

Buckingham Town showed great character as they come from behind twice to secure a 3-3 draw at Potton United last night.

Aaron Murrell

The Robins were left reeling as they trailed by two goals after just nine minutes; former Town player Aaron Murrell one of those on target for the home side.

On 20 minutes Ryan Thrussell became the hero for the visitors as the Robins goalkeeper produced a brilliant penalty save to keep his side in the game.

Ryan Thrussell

After the early onslaught it was a superb Danny Simpson header on 38 minutes that took the Robins in just a goal behind at the break.

Danny Simpson

Skipper Sam Bearman scored on 69 minutes for Town as the visitors finally recovered from their poor start to get back on level terms.

Sam Bearman

Potton appeared to have secured the points when they went ahead again as the took the lead close to the end of the game but the Robins showed great character again as Bearman converted from a corner in the 90th minute to gain a point.


CS&TFL KOC: Late Osei-Addo strike helps Robins send out premier division opponents

By Darren Seaton

Buckingham Town moved into the next round of the United Counties League knockout cup on Saturday at the expense of premier division side Oadby Town at Manor Fields.

Kelvin Osei-Addo

Buckingham took the game to Oadby from the first whistle and enjoyed good spells of possession and early chances fell to Kelvin Osei-Addo and Orlando Joao but neither were able to convert.

The Robins early dominance deserved a goal and twenty minutes in a slick passing move saw Osei-Addo played in for what looked like the opener but his shot struck the foot of the post with giant Oadby keeper Sam Lomax beaten. Danny Simpson was the next to try his luck from the edge of the penalty area but shot straight at Lomax and the concern was that the Robins had not taken their chances while in the driving seat.

Oadby seemed to have weathered the storm and began to cause a few problems of their own and Thrussell was forced to beat away a stinging shot from just outside the box and just before half time a whipped in cross evaded three Oadby forwards and skidded away to safety.

The second half was a more even affair possession wise but with Buckingham still creating the better chances as they searched for the opening goal. Osei-Addo blazed a shot over the crossbar when well placed and Jelani Blair forced a flying save from Lomax who did well to turn his shot behind for a corner.

At the other end Oadby almost went in front but Thrussell was on hand to block a close range effort on the line and he had to be alert again five minutes later to smother another goalbound effort.

With ten minutes remaining Danny Simpson connected spectacularly with Joao’s cross but his volley from 12 yards bounced up off the Manor Fields turf and skimmed over the bar and it was starting to feel as if a goal wasn’t going to come.

With six minutes left on the clock and extra time looming Osei-Addo struck the decisive blow. The Robins top scorer received the ball with his back to goal twenty yards out and he turned and fired powerfully past Lomax and into the bottom corner to give Town the victory they deserved.

The next round sees Buckingham entertain Premier Division heavyweights Holbeach United, date to be confirmed.

Next up for the Robins is a trip to Potton United in the league before Winslow United visit Manor Fields for a mouth-watering Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 2nd round tie.

Non-League Day 2017

This Saturday see’s the annual celebration of non-league day, started seven years ago to promote non-league football during the ‘international break’ and to encourage people to “support their local team”.


Supporters up and down the country face a week-end of discontent with no top flight matches due to the international break, but are encouraged instead of sitting at home or going shopping to go out and discover just what their local non-league football scene offers.

Many clubs offer special deals in order to encourage more support this week-end, in the hope a few will come along and enjoy what they see and return again later in the season. Clubs often use the week-end to try and raise money for charity.

Read why ‘NLD’ was set up:

Non-League Day was set up by James Doe in 2010 as a social media experiment, after being inspired by a pre-season trip to Devon to watch Queens Park Rangers play at Tavistock. It has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar, backed by Premier League and Football League clubs, MPs, celebrities, media organisations, charities and most importantly the non-league clubs themselves and the fans who turn up on the day.

Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side.

Many non-league clubs are almost exclusively volunteer run, with money taken at the turnstiles often funding thriving youth set-ups, projects and facilities which are of benefit to the whole community. The level of skill on offer at non-league grounds will never compare to that at the Emirates Stadium or Old Trafford, for example, but there are other sides to the experience, from which the smaller club will always win hands down. The vast majority of games still kick off at 3pm, ticket prices are realistic, you can often stand (and drink!) anywhere in the ground and will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by people who run their clubs for a love of the game.

Whether you’re a Premier League or Championship fan without a game, a League One or League Two supporter who can’t make an away trip, or just someone who is curious about what their local club has to offer, there is sure to be something to interest everyone

If you are looking for a game to attend Saturday use link provided, all you need to tap in is your postcode:


Sports Shots urges everyone to get out this week-end and discover the teams that are local to you! You never know, you may find a new passion, and when entry costs anything from £4 you’ll have enough to take the kids, other half and some places even admit your pet dog if you ask nicely. (Twitter page ‘non-league dogs’ love these pictures if you do!)


To find out more information about the campaign click here:


CS&TFL,D1: Robins climb back to second with Melton victory

Buckingham Town climbed back into the top two of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League, division one table on Saturday with a 4-2 home success against a capable Melton Town at Manor Fields.

Following last week’s defeat it was important that Buckingham bounced back in the right way and they got off to a flyer against their Leicestershire guests.

Town, including new signings George Shrieves, Dan Bevis and Lyle Orange in their line up, dominated the opening exchanges and Kelvin Osei-Addo almost put them ahead on ten minutes but saw his angled shot hit the side netting rather than the back of the net.

Kelvin Osei-Addo

It was Osei-Addo who did make the breakthrough five minutes later after a fierce inswinging corner came back off the bar he was there to ram home the rebound.

Buckingham doubled their advantage within a minute as Danny Simpson swept home a Merdy Maki cross and it looked at that point as if the floodgates were about to open with the Robins in total control.

Danny Simpson

Melton somehow steadied the ship and began to play themselves into the game and they enjoyed a spell of decent possession which resulted in them halving the deficit on 31 minutes. The Robins conceded a corner and then failed to pick up Ben Lapworth who had the easiest of headers to put his side back in the match.

The second half saw Melton start well sensing there was something to be had from this game and after a couple of half chances found themselves level just before the hour-mark when Josh Clark wriggled through and shot low across Thrussell and just inside the far post.

Ryan Thrussell

Thrussell then brilliantly turned a point-blank effort onto the crossbar and Bearman cleared off the line as Melton piled forward looking to take the points.

Buckingham however had other ideas and seized back the momentum with first Simpson and then Maki going close to restoring their lead.

Eleven minutes from time Buckingham were ahead as Merdy Maki picked up the ball on the edge of the box and fired home his first goal in Robins colours.

The icing on the cake arrived in the 90th minute through Orlando Joao as he found himself in acres of space and while the home defence waited for an offside whistle Joao strode forward and cooly slotted home to secure the three points.


The Robins entertain premier division side Oadby Town next Saturday in the league knockout cup at Manor Fields.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins transfer dealings; In/Out

Buckingham Town are pleased to welcome new signings George Shrieves who has transferred from Newport Pagnell Town and Dan Bevis who joins us from Olney Town. Lyle Orange has also signed for the Robins along with Tobi Osobu as the squad continues to take shape.

Dan Bevis – Image courtesy of Dale James.

Going the other way are Jamie Nicholls who has signed for St Ives Town and Raheem Khan who has joined Arlesey Town. All the best to these lads as they try their luck at a higher level.

Jamie Nicholls

CS&TFL,D1: Robins drop first points of the campaign with Bugbrooke defeat

Buckingham Town travelled to Bugbrooke on Saturday looking for their seventh straight win of the season and the possibility of going three points clear at the top of the table.

Bugbrooke sat just one from bottom of the league and had only won once this season but through hard work and application had no trouble in inflicting a heavy defeat on Town.

The writing was on the wall after just 50 seconds as a hopeful cross came back off Thrussell in the Buckingham goal and was tapped home from a yard, not the ideal start and that was about to get worse as four minutes later a quick break down Bugbrooke’s right resulted in the home side doubling their advantage.

Buckingham were struggling to find any rhythm and rode their luck three times in the next ten minutes as Bugbrooke missed chances to wrap the points up very early in the game.

The Robins were thrown a lifeline on 28 minutes as Jelani Blair hit a thunderbolt from 30 yards into the top corner and this seemed to spark Town into life.

Jelani Blair

Sam Bearman headed narrowly wide from a corner and Dan Silver saw his shot saved by the keeper. Orlando Joao then robbed a defender and drove into the box before seeing his shot cannon back off the post and as the rebound fell to Danny Simpson his effort came back off the other post to send Buckingham in at half time just one goal behind and very much in the game.

The second half followed the pattern of the first with Bugbrooke playing with high intensity, chasing every ball whether a lost cause or not and giving Buckingham no opportunity to build any sustained pressure on their goal. They went further ahead on 58 minutes as their centre forward found himself in acres of space and he fired home from 15 yards. Number four and the fatal blow was dealt ten minutes later as again the home forwards found time and space among the Buckingham defenders and the ball was planted firmly into the Town net.

Buckingham upped their game in an effort to salvage something from the afternoon and a Jamie Nicholls effort and a header from Sam Bearman both failed to trouble the home keeper and a long range effort from Kelvin Osei-Addo was easily gathered.

With the Robins trying to claw the game back Bugbrooke broke away and added a fifth eleven minutes from time and Thrussell then saved well to prevent the humiliation from being even worse.

Jamie Nicholls headed home a Danny Simpson cross five minutes from time but it was too little too late for Town.

Jamie Nicholls

A poor performance from Buckingham and a heavy defeat as a result, Bugbrooke worked hard all afternoon and deserved their win.

The Robins must now pick themselves up in preparation for the visit of Melton Town next Saturday.