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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.

 

CS&TFL,D1: Robins suffer only second league defeat of the campaign

Buckingham Town travelled to league new boys Lutterworth Town on Saturday and came away on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline.

Having beaten Lutterworth 1-0 at Manor Fields earlier in the season the Robins knew that they were in for a tough afternoon but they aquitted themselves well overall and could consider themselves unfortunate not to have come away with a point.

Buckingham were the better side in the first half and played some attractive and assured football and could well have gone into the break with an advantage.

Chris Wreh was the first to test the home keeper as he jinked into the penalty area and hit a shot with the outside of his boot that the goalkeeper did well to turn around the post and then Kelvin Osei-Addo saw a free kick hit the crossbar and bounce away to safety after Wreh had been fouled on the edge of the box.

Gabrielius Judickas saw his shot clear the crossbar as Town sought to gain the lead but it was the hosts who would break the deadlock five minutes from half-time as top scorer Tendai Daire headed home a deep cross.

Ryan Thrussell

The Robins were caught cold after half time and Lutterworth could have put the game to bed in a ten minute spell that saw the post and Ryan Thrussell keep Buckingham in the game. The Robins stopper pulling off three superb saves to keep the home team at bay but even he was powerless to stop Lutterworth from extending their lead with an hour gone as a Buckingham attack broke down and the hosts countered to double their advantage.

Rather than feel sorry for themselves Buckingham got themselves back into the game eight minutes later when George Shrieves fired a cracking shot into the top corner from 15 yards and the belief crept back into the Robins play.

George Shrieves

With ten minutes left Wreh was taken down in the box and it seemed certain that a penalty was going to be the outcome but the referee waved play on while at the other end Lutterworth also had a valid penalty appeal waved away much to the relief of the visiting defence.

The Robins final chance came in injury time as a free kick was awarded on the edge of the penalty area but rather than have an attempt on goal something more elaborate was tried which didn’t come off and seconds later the final whistle signalled Buckingham Town’s second league defeat of the season.

All-in-all a close and entertaining game in which Town were worthy of at least a point but had to take defeat on the chin for only the second time this season.

CS&TFL,D1: Squillace looks ahead to the Robins encounter with Bourne

Buckingham Town’s Levi Squillace has spoken to Sports Shots as the Robins return to league action tomorrow (Saturday).

Levi Squillace

Gary Ollard’s side are currently third in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division One on 28 points, five points behind the leaders with four games in hand.

Ninth-placed Bourne Town are the visitors to Manor Fields and Squillace is looking forward to the game with the Robins having prepared well for the game.

No one likes training they prefer to play, as you know, but the boys have been working hard after the loss on the weekend and we’ve been showing that this week with good attitude and desire on Thursday night.

Being in such a good position, the Robins defender knows they have to be at it every game if they want to push for promotion.

All the lads know that Saturday’s another big one, we will be looking for 3 points, and that’s it! We have worked on a few things at the training ground and will implement that on the weekend. Every week we are building and looking stronger.

Tomorrow’s visitors will again be another tough game, something Squillace acknowledges.

Bourne will be a team that’ll be up there this season as the table still looks tight. They are one of the teams I remember from last season where Leon (Lobjoit) didn’t play and we won 4-3 away. A lot of graft will go into Saturday’s game and we are the team to beat, everyone wants to play Buckingham and win this season.

Squillace has been pleased with the Robins campaign to-date.

This season has been very positive, with a lot of good players coming into the squad. We’ve just had the likes of Chris Wreh join, giving us more goals with Kelvin, who’s having a great season too. From front-to-back the squad, in my opinion, is one of the strongest in the league.

The Robins have arrived in November in a good position and Squillace is looking for more to come from the Robins.

There is still a long way to go as we are approaching the halfway point in the league. I’ll be looking to try and have a better half having not been involved for a few games due to injury. This hasn’t let me kick off my season yet, personally, but on to Saturday and expect more from us and I believe we have more to come.

CS&TFL,KOC: Robins exit league cup to premier division outfit

Buckingham Town went out of the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Knockout Cup to a Holbeach side in the division above on Saturday.

The Robins went out 0-6 at Manor Fields to their premier division opponents.

Gary Ollard’s side return to league action this Saturday when Bourne Town are the visitors. Kick-off at Manor Fields is 3pm.

 

CS&TFL, KOC: Silver talks all things Robins ahead of Holbeach visit in Knockout cup

Sports Shots has spoken to Daniel Silver after the Robins went second in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 in midweek.

Daniel Silver

Silver said;

We had 10 players missing from the squad we had against Rushden which forced us to change things. The whole team showed great character and determination to get the win and this put us in a great position in the league, and also means we are now unbeaten in the league at home for a whole year.

This weekend the Robins take a break from league action and face a tough Holbeach United side in the league’s knockout cup.

I don’t know a great deal about Holbeach but they have only lost 2 games in their league so it will be a massive test for the lads. Even though they’re a league above we still go into the game knowing we can cause an upset with the form we are on at the moment.

The mood in the Robins camp is certainly high at present.

Positive, everyone is enjoying it on and off the pitch but we know we can’t get complacent and we must stay focused if we want to continue to challenge for promotion which was our target at the start of the season.

Silver is enjoying life at Manor Fields with a healthy attitude which benefits the club.

Within football it always has its highs and lows. The fact we have exceeded our own expectations this season already it’s hard not to enjoy it, at the same time we have a lot of depth within the squad so everyone is fighting for places.

Sports Shots would like to thank Daniel 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 go second + unbeaten in league at home for one calendar year

Buckingham Town are up to second and have now gone one calendar year unbeaten in the ChromaSport and Trophies League Division 1.

Danny Simpson

Gary Ollard’s side are second, just three points behind the leaders Raunds Town with three games in hand.

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

The Robins, who were third at start of play, faced a Rushden & Higham side just one place below them in a tough, important, early season encounter.

After going behind to a penalty on 12 minutes Kelvin Osei-Addo put the Robins back on level terms within six minutes.

Kelvin Osei-Addo; In action for Buckingham Town.

Danny Simpson put the Robins back in front on 31 minutes but the visitors fought back to level 18 minutes into the second half.

The Robins reaction was immediate as Chris Wreh fired them back in front with two minutes.

Merdy Maki

Wreh than put away a free-kick seven minutes from time to get Town a two-goal cushion before Osei-Addo wrapped up the victory with his thirteenth goal of the season just two minutes from time.

 

 

 

CS&TFL,D1: Robins fly up to third with late, late treble + latest table

Buckingham Town climbed back into the top three of the United Counties League, division one table on Saturday with a hard fought victory over promotion contenders Blackstones at Manor Fields.

On a very windy afternoon Buckingham were quick out of the blocks and they took the game to their visitors from the off.

Danny Simpson almost opened the scoring after just eight minutes but saw his header crash against the angle of post and crossbar.

Orlando Joao then tried his luck from 20 yards but his shot skimmed the crossbar and minutes later Jelani Blair shot straight at keeper Bellairs as Town ramped up the pressure on the visitors goal.

Blackstones are a good side and they played themselves into the contest well, forcing Thrussell into a flying save and then watching the home stopper turn a header onto the post and away to safety.

Thrussell was again called into action as half-time approached, falling backwards after clutching a shot but just keeping the ball the right side of the line.

Steve Gavrovski

Steve Gavrovski then made a superb tackle inside the penalty area as a Blackstones striker was about to pull the trigger as the men from Lincolnshire finished the half strongly.

Blackstones started the second half the way they finished the first but the Town defence held firm until the hour-mark when the deadlock was broken by Jack Bates who broke at pace into the penalty area before shooting low and hard past Thrussell.

The goal seemed to fire Buckingham up and they took the game by the scruff of the neck as they went in search of the equaliser.

First Kelvin Osei-Addo curled a shot just the wrong side of the post and Dan Bevis saw a thunderous effort blocked before it could trouble Bellairs.

With only eight minutes left and time running out for Town Orlando Joao did well to find Osei-Addo who made no mistake with an accurate strike from 15 yards to bring Buckingham level.

Murdy Maki

A minute later the game was turned on its head as Murdy Maki found Joao who cut inside and hit a fierce shot that Bellairs couldn’t hold and Danny Simpson arrived on cue to fire the ball into the roof of the net.

Danny Simpson

Any thoughts Blackstones had of a comeback were dashed in the last minute as Joao again tricked his way past two players before cutting the ball back for Chris Wreh to neatly curl home .

A decent game of football played in the right spirit and three valuable points for Town who keep themselves in the mix at the top of the table.

NEXT UP: 4th place Rushden & Higham United visit the Robins on Wednesday evening. Kick-off at Manor Fields 7.45pm.

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.