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SSMFL D1; Ampthill Town 0-2 Buckingham Town

Ampthill Town – 0

Buckingham Town – 2


Ampthill Town succumbed to two first half strikes on Saturday as their guests took the points back to Milton Keynes on a wet and chilly afternoon at Ampthill Park, and despite creating numerous chances the hosts simply could not find a way past the vastly experienced Buckingham backline. Despite the club putting on an excellent show for Remembrance weekend, Ants manager Paul Toms admitted afterwards his sides performance was one to forget especially after a good showing midweek at Brimsdown, two goals from Jack Clarkson sealed the win and lifted his side away from the wrong end of the South Midlands League Division One table and to within a couple of points of their opponents.

The home side should have taken the lead in the third minute when a left wing cross from Tom Carter was flicked on in the middle by a red shirt straight into the path of the incoming Aaron Matthews but on the volley he screwed wide from twelve yards out, the away sides first chance fell to Drew Mitten whose low drive ricocheted off various boots before spiralling out for a corner. An Ampthill corner was half cleared out to Mark Smith who floated it back into the box where Carter headed back across keeper Bob White who had to dive to push around his post, the set piece wasn’t dealt with and from the penalty arc Ash Mead absolutely thumped over the crossbar.

A ball knocked over the yellow backline saw Gabrielius Judickas turn his marker before firing towards the bottom corner where it appeared Ampthill keeper Josh Thompson wouldn’t reach but covering across Smith cleared, from the corner the ball reached Alex Marius who over the shoulder fired high over the top. A cross from the Buckingham right then found Clarkson unmarked in the middle but without realising how much time he had he thumped his header high over the top, but on twenty-two minutes he did open the scoring when played down the middle he had the attention of two defenders however he managed to get his shot away that deflected up off the leg of Lee Neufville and looped over Thompson and in.

Minutes silence for Armistice 100

At the other end a rasping drive from Carter soared towards White’s net until Enoch Sare put his head in the way to deflect over, the home side were then nearly made to pay when a long ball upfield looked set to be cleared by Mead but he slipped allowing Judickas to strike first time but way over the bar, before Mitten again tried his luck from eighteen yards but lacking conviction it was a comfortable collection for Thompson. The Robins missed a guilt edged chance when Shane Uings played a good one-two with Judickas who fizzed his cross along the six yard box and running in at the back post Clarkson just couldn’t get on the end to convert.

Six minutes ahead of the interval Buckingham scored their second when Mitten out on the byline crossed into the middle where Clarkson slotted home, their hosts almost immediately responded when Matthews was sent scampering away towards goal and avoiding defender Sam Bearman he managed to get his shot away but White gathered with both hands down to his left. The home side were then denied a last minute goal back thanks to some bodies on the line defending, an initial shot from Brad Clarke was blocked and the ball rolled out to his fellow front man Ash Higgins who, with White committed to the first effort and out of the game, side footed towards the bottom corner but from nowhere Bearman threw himself in front of the shot to block. H/T: 0-2

The opening few minutes after the break saw the home side really struggle to make an impact on their visitors, the frontmen were having to drop deep to get on the ball meaning there was a lack of targets once they were on the front foot. A free kick some twenty-five yards out gave an opportunity for Carter to try and bend one around the wall but his effort was glanced away for a corner, Buckingham threatened again when Mitten crossed from the left and in front of goal Judickas accepted on his chest but to his dismay the power took it into the gloves of Thompson.

Sam Bearman in another goal saving block to deny

Ampthill midfielder Jack Mordecai was then equally disappointed when set away down the left channel after beating the offside trap, as the red shirts claimed he was off he simply rolled the ball towards White who gratefully smothered. The home side then went close when a throw found Clarke inside the area, he slipped a pass through for substitute Manny Obodo to attack the front post where he crossed into the middle and a shot from the incoming Matthews was gathered by White right on his goal line, a poor clearance allowed a cross back into the box where sandwiched between two red shirts Clarke got to the cross to firmly head down only to watch his effort bounce agonisingly wide of the back post.

Clarkson tried to seal his hatrick with a twenty-five yard low drive inside the near post which was inches wide, a minute later Marius tried a similar feat from the opposite side but he pulled his drive way wide of the target. With time running out the hosts suddenly burst into life, Obodo collecting the ball inside the own half he went on a mazy run that saw him evade four tackles and blocks and still he went on, as he neared the penalty area and with options either side he drove wildly past the post, their next attack saw a pass up to Higgins with his back to goal, he held up well but with options either side he tried to thread a pass through a crowded box which saw a block and long clearance and the chance was gone.

A throw then found the chest of Clarke inside the Robins area, he managed to control before turning his marker but then lifted over the crossbar, the final cross of the afternoon saw White lose track of the ball which found its way to Kieran Phillips who stabbed towards the unguarded net, but yet again Bearman was closest to throw himself in front of the shot to block and the danger was cleared. F/T: 0-2

Attendance: 65

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After the match Sports Shots spoke with Ampthill manager Paul Toms: 

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CL D6: Valambhia previews Town III’s encounter with Sandford

Buckingham Town III skipper Brij Valambhia has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare play host to Sandford St Martin II on Saturday.

Brijesh Valambhia

Valambhia stated:

Olly Peacock makes his 3rd team debut this weekend as we aim to keep the momentum going and keep this positive charge moving along. We hope and pray that Mike Taylor decides he has had enough of scoring each week and fancies staying in the middle for a lot longer this weekend.

Buckingham Town III:

Mike Taylor
Anant Peshawaria
Brij Valambhia
Vish Valambhia
Olly Peacock
Frank Johnson
Andy Humphries
Max Sutton
Matt Dipple
Raj Lall
Joe Clark

SSMFL D1: Silver & Spruce on target as Robins defeated in first game

Daniel Silver and Jordan Spruce were on target for Buckingham Town in their home defeat to Broadfields United on Saturday.

Daniel Silver

Under new manager Terry Shrieves, the Robins had Silver come off the bench to score while Spruce converted from the penalty spot.

Jordan Spruce


Buckinghamshire non-league grounds to visit

Two of Sports Shots friends have collaborated to report on 5 grounds in Buckinghamshire that shouldn’t be missed, for any ground hoppers out there that are yet to experience the scene in our local area.

New Bradwell St Peter FC stand

Football in Bracknell & FootballMK have come up with this brilliant article, click on the link:

The grounds covered are:

Stratford Fields, Buckingham

Ostlers Lane, Stony Stratford

The Recreation Ground, New Bradwell

Station Road, Mursley

Manor Fields, Fenney Stratford

2018/19 SSMFL Cup Competitions revealed

At Saturday’s South Midlands AGM the draws were made for the various cup competitions across the leagues:



As drawn Saturday 23rd June by

Mike Taylor and John Childley

(Members of the SSML Cup Finals Committee)

Dates of ties to be announced at later date




  1. Colney Heath v Broadfields United
  2. Buckingham Town v Berkhamsted Raiders
  3. MK Gallacticos v Stotfold *
  4. Harefield United v Edgware Town
  5. Park View v Mursley United
  6. Aston Clinton v Potton United *
  7. Wodson Park v Langford
  8. Amersham Town v Grendon Rangers
  9. Winslow United v Brimsdown
  10. Wembley v Enfield Borough
  11. Tring Corinthians v Biggleswade United *
  12. Oxhey Jets v Baldock Town
  13. Unite MK FC v Leverstock Green
  14. FC Broxbourne Borough v Hadley
  15. London Lions v Harpenden Town
  16. Hillingdon Borough v Codicote
  17. Risborough Rangers v Rayners Lane
  18. Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Clean Slate *
  19. Old Bradwell United v Bedford *
  20. Hatfield Town v Leighton Town
  21. Tring Athletic v London Colney
  22. Crawley Green v The 61FC (Luton)
  23. Totternhoe v Cockfosters *

Byes: Ampthill Town, Arlesey Town, Biggleswade FC, Bovingdon,

Buckingham Athletic, London Tigers, New Bradwell St Peter,

North Greenford United and Sarratt.

Ties will be played midweek unless stated with a * in which case will be played on a Saturday


  1. Buckingham Athletic v Unite MK FC or Leverstock Green
  2. Wembley or Enfield Borough v Arlesey Town
  3. Risborough Rangers or Rayners Lane v Tring Athletic or London Colney
  4. Pitstone & Ivinghoe or Clean Slate v Oxhey Jets or Baldock Town
  5. Park View or Mursley United v Aston Clinton or Potton United
  6. Harefield United or Edgware Town v Winslow United or Brimsdown
  7. Wodson Park or Langford v MK Gallacticos or Stotfold
  8. Biggleswade FC v New Bradwell St Peter
  9. Hatfield Town or Leighton Town v Hillingdon Borough or Codicote
  10. Crawley Green or The 61FC (Luton) v Amersham Town or Grendon Rangers
  11. Ampthill Town v London Tigers
  12. Old Bradwell United or Bedford v Colney Heath or Broadfields United
  13. Totternhoe or Cockfosters v Sarratt
  14. Tring Corinthians or Biggleswade United v FC Broxbourne Borough or Hadley
  15. Buckingham Town or Berkhamsted Raiders v North Greenford United
  16. Bovingdon v London Lions or Harpenden Town


  1. Winner Game 16 v Winner Game 14
  2. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 1
  3. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 13
  4. Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 15
  5. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 9
  6. Winner Game 8 v Winner Game 7
  7. Winner Game 11 v Winner Game 12
  8. Winner Game 10 v Winner Game 4


  1. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 2
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 1
  3. Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 4
  4. Winner Game 6 v Winner Game 8


  1. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4
  2. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1



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  1. Arlesey Town v Hadley
  2. Biggleswade FC v Edgware Town
  3. Baldock Town v Colney Heath
  4. Crawley Green v Potton United


  1. Biggleswade United v Wembley
  2. London Tigers v Arlesey Town or Hadley
  3. Leighton Town v Baldock Town or Colney Heath
  4. Crawley Green or Potton United v Biggleswade FC or Edgware Town
  5. London Colney v Leverstock Green
  6. Oxhey Jets v Harpenden Town
  7. Tring Athletic v Stotfold
  8. Cockfosters v North Greenford United


  1. Winner Game 8 v Winner Game 7
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 2
  3. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 6
  4. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 1


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4


  1. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2




  1. Hillingdon Borough v Ampthill Town
  2. Buckingham Town v Park View
  3. Enfield Borough v FC Broxbourne Borough
  4. Codicote v Rayners Lane


  1. Enfield Borough or FC Broxbourne Borough v Amersham Town
  2. Broadfields United v Bedford
  3. Langford v Brimsdown
  4. Wodson Park v Buckingham Athletic
  5. London Lions v Codicote or Rayners Lane
  6. Hillingdon Borough or Ampthill Town v Buckingham Town or Park View
  7. Winslow United v Harefield United
  8. Hatfield Town v Risborough Rangers


  1. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 6
  2. Winner Game 7 v Winner Game 8
  3. Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 3
  4. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3


Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1




  1. New Bradwell St Peter v Bovingdon
  2. Pitstone & Ivinghoe v Grendon Rangers
  3. Totternhoe v Old Bradwell United
  4. Unite MK FC v MK Gallacticos
  5. Clean Slate v The 61FC (Luton)
  6. Mursley United v Aston Clinton
  7. Tring Corinthians v Sarratt

Bye: Berkhamsted Raiders


  1. Unite MK FC or MK Gallacticos v Berkhamsted Raiders
  2. Clean Slate or The 61FC (Luton) v Totternhoe or Old Bradwell United
  3. Tring Corinthians or Sarratt v Mursley United or Aston Clinton
  4. New Bradwell St Peter or Bovingdon v Pitstone & Ivinghoe or Grendon Rangers


  1. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3
  2. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2


Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1




Holmer Green Development v Biggleswade United Development

Buckingham Athletic Development v Harpenden Town Development

AFC Dunstable Development v Winslow United Development


Biggleswade United Development v Holmer Green Development

Harpenden Town Development v Buckingham Athletic Development

Winslow United Development v AFC Dunstable Development


  1. Leighton Town Development v Ampthill Town Development
  2. Buckingham Athletic Development or Harpenden Town Development v Kempston Rovers Development
  3. Berkhamsted Development v Holmer Green Development or Biggleswade United Development
  4. Stotfold Development v AFC Dunstable Development or Winslow United Development


  1. Ampthill Town Development v Leighton Town Development
  2. Kempston Rovers Development v Buckingham Athletic Development or Harpenden Town Development
  3. Holmer Green Development or Biggleswade United Development v Berkhamsted Development
  4. AFC Dunstable Development or Winslow United Development v Stotfold Development


  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1
  2. Winner Game 3 v Winner Game 4

 SEMI FINAL Second Leg

  1. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2
  2. Winner Game 4 v Winner Game 3


Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

Sports Shots exclusively meet the new Buckingham Town FC

Sports Shots reported back at the beginning of May that UCL side Buckingham Town FC had folded, then three weeks later when the new league constitutions were announced there was the surprise that in South Midlands League Division One sat Buckingham Town!

This week we met up with the new manager and committee to find out what’s been happening and the future of the club, and we would like to thank 1st team manager Terry Shrieves for this exclusive interview:

The club are looking for a physio ahead of the 2018/19 season, if anyone would like to take on the role, let Sports Shots know privately and we’ll pass on your details.

New step 5 & 6 non-league football allocations revealed

The new divisional provisional allocations for our local step 5 & 6 clubs have finally been revealed today by the FA and their relevant football leagues.

South Midlands League:

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Premier Division

  • Arlesey Town,  Baldock, North Greenford United and Potton United in
  • No club relegated – both Cockfosters and Stotfold reprieved.

Division One

  • Amersham Town, Park View – promotions confirmed
  • Buckingham Town and Hashtag United new clubs in
  • FC Broxbourne Borough, St Neots Town Reserves both relegated to Step 7


United Counties League:

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Premier Division

  • Pinchbeck (promoted) & Rugby Town (moved across) in
  • Northampton Sileby Rangers & St Andrews relegated
  • League reduced from 22 teams to 20

Division One

  • Anstey Nomads, Aylestone Park, Birstall United Social & Holwell Sports in
  • Northampton Sileby Rangers & St Andrews in relegated from Premier Division


Hellenic League:

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Premier Division

  • Ardley United, Bishop’s Cleeve, Holmer Green, Shrivenham & Virginia Water in
  • Burnham & Woodley United relegated

Division One East

  • Abingdon Town, Burnham & Chalvey Sports in

Division One West

  • Almondsbury, Carterton, Malmesbury Victoria & Woodley United in
  • Division increased to 14 from 13


All clubs have seven days to appeal, step 7 allocations to be discussed w/c 28th May.


The entire allocation for steps 5 & 6 nationwide can be viewed by clicking here: NLS 5.6 Club Allocations 2018-19 v25.5.18 FINAL


UCLD1; Buckingham Town 2-1 AFC Long Buckby (played at Long Buckby – Town’s last ever game)

Buckingham Town – 2

AFC Long Buckby – 1

(played at Long Buckby)

Buckingham Town rounded off their season with a narrow victory at AFC Long Buckby on Monday evening, but left it late to secure all three points with substitute Dan Silver coming off the bench to grab a brace after his side trailed at the break to an early Tom Mellor strike. Long Buckby defied their lowly league status by causing Town problems for most of the match and will feel they should have gained something from the game for their efforts, but once Silver equalised the odds were always on The Robins going on to win the game with their confidence visibly lifted by the goal.

The opening fifteen minutes saw Buckby dominate the play, a cross was headed over by Fahmi Mohammed, and a corner cleared out to Calum Yeates saw the defender curl away from goal from twenty yards out. Buckingham relieved some pressure when George Shrieves drove into the Buckby area though shielded by three defenders he twisted & turned but could not find a way through.

The home side took the lead on fourteen minutes, a throw out on their right saw the ball played in to Mellor, as Town full back Sam Tamakloe went to challenge he slipped allowing Mellor to advance a yard before smashing home past Buckingham custodian Ryan Thrussell.

Another cross was then met acrobatically by Mohammed, but his overhead effort bounced wide, whilst at the other end a cross from Town winger Connor Collins saw Buckby keeper Jason Lee call for the ball, however Sam Bearman crept in unnoticed and got the slightest of touches taking the ball past the keeper and it bounced just a few inches the wrong side of the back post.

Buckingham Town FC 

Buckby almost increased their lead on twenty-four minutes when a throw on their left saw the Buckingham back line so busy contesting the position of the throw that their hosts took it quickly and fed in Simon Barby to race away on goal, his cross cum shot flashed across the box and wide, despite the best efforts of Mohammed who was inches away from connecting in front of goal.

Pat O’Brien was next to try, receiving a pass on the edge of the box he twisted away from his marker before blazing over Thrussell’s crossbar, & home keeper Lee then came to the rescue for his side when a long clearance from a corner threatened to see the Town strike force break the offside trap, meeting the ball way out of his area he headed away to safety.

Mellor saw a long-range shot saved one handed by Thrussell diving away to his right turning away for a corner, and when ever Buckingham had the ball in their half the Buckby front line were hounding them ferociously at such a high tempo, earning them much applause from their bench. Mellor got down the Buckby left late in the half, his ball across the goal face was ahead of any colleagues & cleared, & on the stroke of half-time a long ball upfield saw Barby cushion down to Mohammed who lifted over the top. H/T: 1-0

Just three minutes after the break, George Shrieves made a driving run from the half-way line into the Long Buckby box, again heavily shadowed by two defenders he did manage to get a shot away, but the ball cannoned off a yellow sock and away for a corner. The corner swung right into the goal mouth and attacked by Chris Wreh, but Lee managed to punch up & away, Dan Bevis then fired over the bar from twelve yards.

At the other end the Town defence cleared a cross out as far as O’Brien whose looping shot cleared the crossbar, then just past the hour mark a header from Town centre forward Danny Simpson was heading top corner until Lee leaped to push away brilliantly one handed. Within a minute another looping cross from the Town right saw Simpson again head for goal but this time Lee stuck out a boot at his near post to divert away.

Town piled on the pressure at the end

The hosts were then in again when a ball into the Town half saw Tamakloe slip and lose possession to Barby who headed into the area, as Tamakloe tried to recover he challenged which saw the striker go down giving Charlie Dolden the chance to get back & clear, and despite furious claims for a penalty, the referee waved them all away.

Mellor saw another low drive from the eighteen-yard line turned away by Thrussell, and the game began to open up. A huge goal kick from Lee then set the home side away in behind, despite the claims off offside from the Robins back line the flag stayed down, Barby got his shot away which took the slightest of deflections to flash across goal and away for a corner.

Buckby won a free kick some twenty-five yards from goal which Yeates drove over the crossbar, before a throw saw Mohammed released in behind the Town defence but from six-yards he lifted over the top.

Town equalised with just fifteen minutes left, with a goal the home side were furious was allowed to stand. A challenge in the middle of the pitch saw a Buckby player go down, and whilst all his team mates called for the free kick Collins took the ball on and sent in long for Silver to gallop after, his shot saved by Lee, but the power took the ball into the bottom corner.

Dan Silver scores last ever Robins goal

The goal certainly lifted the visitors and they began sensing a winner, although did have Bevis to thank for two crucial blocks inside his own penalty area when Buckby threatened on two counter attacks, before Collins took on a long searching run at goal but fired straight into the waiting gloves of Lee.

Then in the ninetieth minute Buckby hearts were broken when a long ball into the bottom corner was chased down by Simpson, he turned and fizzed a cross into the area where running in Silver met the ball first to lift past Lee and into the roof of the net. F/T: 2-1

Just three days after the game, Buckingham Town FC announced it was folding with immediate effect.

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Robins manager David Barron: 

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BREAKING … Buckingham Town Football Club announces closure

It is with great sadness that we announce the news that Buckingham Town Football Club has closed it’s door for the last time.

In a statement released to Sports Shots at 8.30am this morning, the Robins informed us that they have been forced to close.

More reaction to follow.

Buckingham Town FC Statement

In light of the impromptu stepping down of Buckingham Town Chairman Vince Hyde it is with great sadness that the following announcement is being made.

Due to a lack of sponsorship, funding and volunteers Buckingham Town Football Club has no choice but to close its doors with immediate effect.

Any media or press enquiries please contact Vince Hyde.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins draw their final home game of the season

Buckingham Town were held to a 2-2 home draw by third-placed Raunds Town in their final game at Manor Fields on Saturday.

Kelvin Osei-Addo picked himself up after he was fouled to put the Robins ahead from the penalty spot before Raunds equalised.

Ryan Thrussell in the Robins goal made a smart save to keep his side in the game while at the other end the home side went ahead in the second half; Osei-Addo’s shot was saved with the alert Gabrielius Judickas pouncing to slot home the rebound.

Raunds came back again to level before Thrussell’s clearance was charged down with the Robins goalkeeper making a brilliant diving stop to keep his side on level terms in injury time.

Amazingly there was still time for the Robins Daniel Simpson’s hard-drilled shot to hit the underside of the crossbar and somehow not go in before being cleared to safety.

Match images from the game below:

Buckingham Town v Raunds Town