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UCLD1; Stephen Gavrovski talks Olney Town v Buckingham Town

Tuesday 26th December 2017

Olney Town v Buckingham Town

United Counties League Division One

East Street

K.O. 1.00pm

Olney Town host Buckingham Town on Boxing Day with both clubs looking to bounce back from week-end defeats, in the first of this seasons UCL Division One Derbies. Both sides can climb the table with a win if other results go their way, and Buckingham can potentially reclaim second spot in the league table with three points in their battle for promotion. An early kick off (1pm) at East Street is eagerly awaited as both sides resume the fight for local pride.

Sports Shots spoke to Buckingham Towns Stephen Gavrovski ahead of the game, and asked what he expects:

We know we need to bounce back on Tuesday, and it’s always a big game when we play Olney. We go into the game after losing on Saturday but we all know what we have to do to put things right again. Both sides will see the game as a must win scenario

Steve Gavrovski

We asked if his squad are confident of getting a result at East Street?

I think with the depth of our squad now, and our strength, we can beat anyone on our day. It will be a battle on Tuesday like it is every year we play them, but I believe we will get back to winning ways and put Saturday behind us

Again, Stephen concentrated on the squad rather than individuals to win the game:

All our players need to turn up and be ready from the first whistle. We are a team and if everyone is on the job and on their game from the off then we will be very difficult to beat

Finally, we looked at the Christmas schedule for players:

Playing on Boxing Day has become the norm since moving to Buckingham, we’ve had this fixture every year since I’ve been here. We enjoy Christmas Day with family & friends but come Boxing Day morning your mind is on the game, it’s an early kick off so there is plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day

Sports Shots would like to thank Stephen for his time this week.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins 5-star display takes them back into second

By Darren Seaton

The Robins regained second spot in the United Counties League division one table following a five-star performance against Oakham United at Manor Fields on Saturday.

Following a morning inspection the Manor Fields pitch was just about playable and it was a credit to both teams that a decent match took place.

Buckingham forced the issue from the first whistle and Kelvin Osei-Addo was twice thwarted by visiting keeper Tom Beckford inside the first five minutes  but even he was powerless to stop Town’s top scorer sweeping home his 19th goal of the season just a minute later with a shot in off the post.

Buckingham continued to press for the majority of the half but Oakham, under new management and with some new faces in their line up, were dangerous on the break and Thrussell had to be alert on a couple of occasions to snuff out the treat from Oakham’s forwards.

Ryan Thrussell

Beckford continued to play out of his skin, making seven great saves to keep his team in the match until a minute before half time when Orlando Joao doubled Buckingham’s advantage, allowing the ball to run across him before hitting a first time shot into the bottom corner.

Orlando Joao

Oakham’s heads never dropped and they came out for the second half competing for every ball as they tried to get a foothold back in the match.

The in-form Chris Wreh all but ended any ideas of a comeback though as he held off two defenders before shooting low and hard past Beckford and into the net on 68 minutes.

Chris Wreh

The Robins management sensibly made full use of their squad and bought on three substitutes in the final twenty minutes and it was one of those subs, Daniel Silver who marked his introduction with a close range volley with just his second touch of the ball with 16 minutes remaining.

Daniel Silver

Sam Tamakloe almost opened his account for the season as he fired narrowly over the bar from the corner of the penalty area and Wreh had two clear chances to add to his tally but his shots lacked power on the heavy and badly cut up pitch.

It was Silver again who had the last word as he picked up the ball near the penalty spot before turning and drilling home his second of the afternoon in the last minute.

Robins: Ryan Thrussell, Jelani Blair, Stephen Gavrovski, Sam Bearman, Orlando Joao, Merdy Maki, Junior Muya, George Shrieves, Samuel Tamakloe, Chris Wreh, Kelvin Osei-Addo.

Subs: Salam Amoako, Enoch Sare, Daniel Silver

A satisfying afternoon for Town who now face two tough away matches over the holiday period starting with a visit to high flying Rushden and Higham Utd on Saturday and then a Boxing Day clash with local rivals Olney Town at East Street.

CS&TFL,D1: Raunds Town 2 Buckingham Town 1

The Robins travelled to fourth placed Raunds Town on Saturday and were edged out in a tight but entertaining match. Buckingham were excellent in the first half and could well have gone in at the break with a comfortable lead as first Chris Wreh and then Murdy Maki had chances in the opening seven minutes but found the home keeper in good form to keep their efforts out. Orlando Joao was in great form too and he fashioned three super crosses that just needed tapping home but no finish was applied. Thrussell in the Buckingham goal was rarely troubled as Towns defence handled everything that was thrown at it and with Judickas and Blair probing from midfield it was Buckingham that were asking all the questions.

The breakthrough came on 27 minutes as the home defence scrambled away another Robins attack the ball fell to Chris Wreh who placed a precise shot high into the net from just inside the penalty area. Buckingham richly deserved the lead after totally dominating the opening half hour but Raunds are a good experienced side who themselves have their sights firmly set on promotion and another goal would have been handy before the break knowing that they would have much more of a say in the second half.

As expected it was a different Raunds that came out for the second half and they took the game to the Robins from the off. The equaliser arrived seven minutes after the restart after a quick break and accurate cross was thumped home at the far post. Buckingham were finding it hard to recapture their first half form and struggled for a spell so it was no surprise when Raunds took the lead although it has to be said it came in fortuitous circumstances. At Towns defence took the sting out of another Raunds raid a backpass to Thrussell was charged down by a home forward as the Buckingham keeper cleared and although the ball could have gone anywhere it fell nicely to the striker who rolled it into an empty net. Going behind focussed the mind of the Buckingham lads and they again began to carve out opportunities with Wreh, Judickas and Osei-Addo all having efforts either saved or blocked while at the other end Thrussell  made three great saves as Raunds exploited the space that was available as Buckingham pushed for the leveller. In the end time ran out for Town and they will feel unlucky as they were certainly worthy of a point, maybe even all three but it is Raunds who leapfrogged them into second spot in the table.

CS&TFL,D1: Gavrovski previews 3rd placed Robins clash at the top with Raunds in fourth

Stephen Gavrovski has spoken to Sports Shots as third-place Buckingham Town head to Raunds Town, who are fourth in the ChromaSport & Trophies league, division 1, for a big game on Saturday (9th December) afternoon.

Steve Gavrovski

The Robins defender netted a goal, described in the match report as a worldy, as Gary Ollard’s men defeated S&L Corby 5-1 to continue their incredible league run at Manor Fields.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the third-placed Town go to face a Raunds side who are just a place below them in the table, one point behind, but having played two games more. Even at this early stage of the season the Robins must look to win games against side’s in their mini-league at the top of the division.

We started the season very well picking up maximum points. Our home form is incredible and we are still unbeaten in over a year now so its a tough place for teams to come.

Gavrovski has enjoyed a good start to the campaign and is looking forward to the Robins competing for honours this season.

My season’s started well, plus we have a strong squad with depth. We have added key players throughout, where we needed to strengthen. We are focused and know what we have to do over the Christmas period, starting with Raunds this Saturday. We dropped points against Pinchbeck so we need to ensure we gain maximum points where we can.

We are pushing for promotion and I personally believe we have the quality and depth to ensure we do go up this year. We were unlucky last season but we all believe this is our year.

In closing, Gavrovski added.

Thanks also for the support we have from Sports Shots.



CS&TFL,D1: Robins fire five-star victory!

Buckingham Town were in-form as they defeated S&L Corby 5-1 at Manor Fields this afternoon.

The Robins are third in the ChromaSport & Trophies, Division 1 table.

The Robins smashed their visitors with a double-whammy as Dan Silver (12) and Salam Amoako (13) put the Robins two goals ahead within the space of just over 60 seconds.

Murdy Maki

Two absolute stunning strikes either side of the break all-but gave the Robins victory; Murdy Maki (42) and Steve Gavrovski (54) with the strikes.

Steve Gavrovski

Juan Jose Bosoka Pinto 75 made it five before S&L scored a consolation in injury time.

A comprehensive win with Kelvin Osei-Addo, Chris Wreh, Enoch Sare, George Shrieves and Junior Muya all missing.

A full report to be published tomorrow.


CS&TFL,D1: Robins defeat Potton to go third – Next up S&L Corby

Buckingham Town are back up to third in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1.

This weekend the Robins host S&L Corby at Manor Fields, 3pm start.

In midweek the Robins secure a vital three points against a very strong Potton United, inflicting just their third league defeat of the season.

Kelvin Osei-Addo converted a penalty on 26 minutes to put the Robins in front.

Kelvin Osei-Addo; In action for Buckingham Town.

Former Robins frontman Aaron Murrell headed home an equaliser on 38 minutes to take his Potton side in level with his old club at the break.

Aaron Murrell

Chris Wreh put the Robins back in front on 65 minutes but Danny Webb levelled again just five minutes later for the visitors.

Wreh got the winner 13 minutes from time with a curling shot that nestled into the bottom corner.

Chris Wreh

George Shrieves hit the post for the Robins in injury-time but it was the Manor Fields club who took the three points to go third.

Pinchbeck United 3-0 Buckingham Town

Pinchbeck United – 3

Buckingham Town – 0

A heavily depleted Buckingham Town side went down to a heavy defeat in this top of the table clash with Pinchbeck United at Spalding, and were defending for most of the game yet for a while looked as though they could keep their hosts at bay. Whilst the home side created numerous chances early on, nothing really looked that dangerous and it took a piece of luck for them to then open the scoring on nineteen minutes. With regular keeper Ryan Thrussell failing a late fitness test, goalkeeping coach Diego Vazquez stood in between the posts, and the first goal came rather fortuitously when the experienced shot stopper misjudged a shot that opened the scoring. Town rarely threatened on a bitterly cold afternoon, with the United defence comfortably dealing with anything thrown at them.

It took ten minutes for the first chance for either side to materialise when a right wing cross found Oliver Maltby unmarked in the middle however he could only head up in the air and stand in keeper Vazquez had time to back pedal before gathering. A corner from their left then saw Chris Shipley head at goal but again Vazquez was behind it all the way.

Maltby had a chance on seventeen minutes to break the deadlock when a ball through midfield saw the Town backline completely miss the ball and the Pinchbeck striker was in on goal, spotting the keeper off his line he went for the long range lob but only managed to lift the ball over the crossbar.

Two minutes later the home side took the lead, despite creating the opening chances it took some luck to open the scoring when Josh Smith collected the ball inside the Town box, initially looking as if he’d missed his chance to shoot when Junior Maya got back to cover, he then cut back on the defender and took the shot on which eluded Vazquez and went in.

Opening goal

Pinchbeck continued to threaten and a clever pass through the Buckingham back line played in Smith on the right hand side of the penalty area, Vazquez advanced to narrow the angle and could only watch as the shot rolled inches wide of the far post.

Town had a half chance with ten minutes of the half left when Jelani Blair crossed from their right and running in at the back post Ricardo Archer climbed high but could only help the ball out for a goal kick. On the stroke of half time another cross this time from Samuel Tamakloe was met with a firm header by Chris Wreh but a defender managed to get a block and deflect for a corner. H/T: 1-0

Buckingham attacked early in the second period and driving forward from defence Enock Sare went for goal from twenty five yards but drove over the bar. It then went sour for the visitors just four minutes later as Pinchbeck attacked down their left and as a block came in from Steve Gavrovski the home side appealed for handball, and the referee pointed to the spot.

Pinchbeck double their lead from spot

Maltby took on the responsibility and duly sent Vazquez the wrong way as he planted the ball in the bottom corner. The United striker had another chance moments later after turning his marker but blasted his shot wide of goal.

As the hosts pushed on looking for further goals another good pass into Andrew Tidswell at the front post saw him closely attended by two Buckingham defenders, but he somehow managed to turn and fire the ball across the six yard box but no red shirts were forward enough to get close to tap home.

Town almost got one back when a decent passing move down their left slipped in Kelvin Osei-Addo but United keeper Dan Swan advanced and made a good block with his feet, and a defender was on hand to thump the loose ball to safety.

With ten minutes remaining Pinchbeck put the contest to bed when a throw on their left wasn’t cleared by the Town defence, the ball eventually fell to Liam Ogden who thumped home. F/T: 3-0

Attendance: 67

After the game Sports Shots spoke to David Barron: 

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CS&TFL,D1: Wreh & Shrieves speak as fourth-placed Robins head to leaders Pinchbeck United

Saturday 25th November 2017

UCL Division One

Pinchbeck United v Buckingham Town

Kick-Off: 3.00pm

The United Counties League Division One on Saturday will see fourth play top, when Buckingham Town visit Pinchbeck United. Although six points separate the two clubs, Town have two games in hand, so Saturday could see them reel their title contenders in closer as the race for promotion hots up.

Sports Shots this week caught up with Chris Wreh and George Shrieves ahead of the game.

Chris Wreh

Wreh said;

Saturday will be a big game for us, our momentum is good, and confidence is high, we are playing some very good football of late.

George Shrieves

Shrieves, son of former Robins legend Terry, also discussed the preparations:

They are all tough games in this division, we need to prepare the same as any other game really as every game we play, and every team we face wants to win. We are playing well of late and the lads are buzzing for the game.

Wreh hasn’t been at Buckingham that long but feels he has settled in well.

I feel at home here, and I’m definitely enjoying my football at the moment, but I do still have a lot more to offer and with the quality of players here I feel I will step up my game even more.

Likewise, Shrieves is also enjoying his time at Manor Fields.

Since I joined Buckingham I’ve settled in really well and am enjoying playing football with young and positive players, it suits me.

Wreh has began his Robins career in a positive manner.

I have got off to a really good start scoring goals since I came here, but the main thing for us is to keep our confidence going and winning games. We do have goals in us across the whole team though which is a bonus. My main aim personally is to get over twenty-five goals this season, and help the club get promotion.

Shrieves agrees they can push on.

If we keep playing as we have been, and working together as a team we can hopefully be right up there in the mix at the end of the season, although there is still a very long way to go.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins produce impressive display to go fourth in the table

By Darren Seaton

The Robins returned to winning ways on Saturday and in doing so played some of their best football of the season so far.

Harrowby arrived at Manor Fields in sixth place in the United Counties League, division one table, and with Buckingham’s head-to-head record against them far from impressive a testing afternoon looked set.

In reality Buckingham took control of the match from the first whistle and didn’t allow their visitors any time or space either with or without the ball.

Despite Town’s dominance it was Harrowby who created two golden opportunities to take a surprise lead but Thrussell in the home goal produced two superb saves to first turn a shot around the post and then tip a bullet header onto the bar and away.

Ryan Thrussell

The Harrowby defence were stretched for much of the first half as Buckingham moved the ball well as first Chris Wreh and then Kelvin Osei-Addo had chances to break the deadlock but neither could convert.

A free-kick from Judickas was then well held by the Harrowby stopper as it arrowed towards the top corner and despite Buckingham’s great all-round play it looked as though they would go into the break goalless.

Daniel Silver

Dan Silver was found by Thrussell’s goal-kick with two minutes of the half remaining and he ran on to the ball and fired home a low accurate shot to give Buckingham a deserved lead.

Better was to come as from the restart Town won back possession and Jelani Blair cut in from the left to curl home a superb second and put the Robins firmly in the driving seat as the halftime whistle sounded.

Jelani Blair

Buckingham emerged from the dressing rooms knowing that a third goal would probably sew up the points and they didn’t have to wait long for it as four minutes into the second half Chris Wreh found himself some space inside the penalty area when there seemed to be none and clipped the ball into the bottom corner.

Chris Wreh

Three goals in six minutes knocked the stuffing out of Harrowby but to their credit they continued to compete well as rather than settle for 3-0 Buckingham continued to play some sparkling football.

Wreh scored his second of the afternoon and Buckingham’s fourth as he drifted in field before drilling home from the edge of the penalty area and it looked as though Town would rack up a big score.

In the end a very pleasing afternoon for the Robins, four goals, a clean sheet, no injuries and no bookings.

Bugbrooke make the short trip to Manor Fields on Wednesday evening and the Robins will be hoping to continue this form.


CS&TFL,D1: Robins prepare to host Harrowby

Buckingham Town will play host to Harrowby United as they look to bounce back from only the second defeat of their ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 campaign.

Striker Danny Simpson is set to return while Sam Bearman is suspended for the league encounter.