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Mursley United development out of Berks & Bucks Cup

Mursley United development were knocked out of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup on Saturday by a four goal home loss to Iver Heath.

Mitch Toyer’s men knocked out of county cup

After the heroics of the last round at Buckingham Athletic development they were brought back to earth with a bump with heavy defeat at Station Road, a brace for Paolo Cicero and a solitary effort from Mickey Mills along with an own goal saw the East Berkshire League Premier Division side progress.

Without a win in three now Mursley development travel to Deanshanger Athletic on Saturday back in North Bucks action.

BBFA IC; Mursley United Development v Iver Heath preview + United keeper Nick Bevans reveals all

Saturday 9th November 2019
Mursley United v Iver Heath
Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup 3rd Round
Station Road
MK17 OSA
K.O. 2.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (13 teams)

Mursley United Dev 2nd

 

East Berkshire Football League Premier Division (8 teams)

Iver Heath 6th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Mursley United Dev 7th

 

East Berkshire Football League Division One (9 teams)

Iver Heath 8th

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last five games:

Mursley United Dev:

L 2-0 away v Twyford United 2nd November NBDL

D 3-3 home v Blisworth James King Reserves 26th October NBDL

W 0-1 away v Buckingham Athletic Development 19th October BBIC

D 2-2 home v Unite MK Reserves 12th October NBDL

L 5-0 away v Great Horwood 5th October NBDL ITK

 

Iver Heath:

L 4-0 away v Old Windsor 2nd November EBFL

W 2-1 away v Penn & Tylers Green Development 19th October BBIC

L 3-1 away v FC Beaconsfield 21st September EBFL

D 3-3 home v Slough Heating Laurencians Reserves 7th September EBFL

W 11-2 home v Langley ‘A’ 31st August EBFL

 

Nick Bevans

Full Name: Nick Bevans

Age: 26

Nationality: British

Nickname at club: Bevans / Polo

Marital status: Single

Fave holiday destination: Italy

Preferred shirt number: 1

Most effective position on the pitch: Goalkeeper

Daytime job: Head chef

Former clubs: Bletchley Park, City Colts

 

We asked Nick:

 

Re-signed on for Mursley Development this season, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I really enjoyed my time here last season, there are plenty of good lads down here and I like what the club want to do going forward in the future

How do you feel your season has gone for you personally so far?

I started the season quite well to be honest, I’ve had a few good performances, but then you always have that couple of games where your performances drop and it’s hard to try and bring yourself back up from that

Coming into the winter months now, what is the minimum you expect from now until the end of the season for the squad?

To turn up week in week out and get the job done!

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

Probably my Dad, he’s always been quite tough on me, but with the right intentions

Describe how your last 2 games have been?

They’ve not been too great to be honest, in both games we just couldn’t get started. Last week we went three-nil down then we had a ten-minute spell where we pulled it back to three all, this week we were beaten by an alright Twyford team, they scored a decent freekick and we just couldn’t finish

Home to Iver Heath this week in cup action, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I don’t know anything about them, I think they’re a level above us. We’re expecting what we normally expect, every game is a cup final and we have got to go out there and get the job done!

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Sam Clubley … if there’s something to moan about then he will moan about it

Sam Clubley

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

I tend to go to work before football really, listen to a bit of music, just kind of relax to be honest

What has been the proudest moment for you in football to date?

I played at MK when I was younger, & played at an alright standard before getting injured

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

Gianni Palmiero, he’s come into the squad and when he’s played has been unreal

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Sam Cartwright without a shadow of a doubt!

What has been the worst piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

I don’t think I’ve ever had any bad advice

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

I’ll have a look at the Premier League games, and then have a look at the lower league teams

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

This one is a tough one, but I want to say Graham Anderson, he’s got a bit of everything on the playlist

What’s the one game left this season you most want to win and why?

We want to win every game, in this league every game is important, whether it’s a cup game or a league game

Finally, after you’ve saved a hatrick of penalties on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

Well it wouldn’t be a first time for me! A couple of bottles of Peroni will go down nicely!

I also just want to thank Sport Shots for all the coverage!

Sports Shots would like to thank Nick for his time this week

SSMFL D2C: Gallacticos head into next round of the league’s divisional cup

MK Gallacticos have progressed into the 2nd round of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 Cup.

They progressed after recording a 5-3 victory at Mursley United.

It was the home side who raced into a two-goal lead through Nathan Hawkins and Jack Bradford.

Demarlo Smith and Andrew Osei-Vondo combined to slip Josh Douglas Smith, who produced a lob over the goalkeeper to bring the deficit down to one goal before the half time.

Ten minutes into the second half it took a good free kick from the visiting captain Mohamed Mohamed to bring the sides level.

Three minutes later Salam Amoako put Gallacticos ahead before Osei-Vondo made it 2-4 on 75 minutes.

Abou Jobe scored the fifth for the Gallacticos in the 80th minute before Nathan Skelton pulled a goal back for Mursley to create a competitive close to the game.

SSMFL D2C; Mursley United v MK Gallacticos preview + United striker Nathan Skelton reveals all

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Mursley United v MK Gallacticos
Spartan South Midlands Division Two Cup
Station Road
MK17 OSA
K.O. 1.45pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 13th

MK Gallacticos 4th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 6th

MK Gallacticos 8th

 

This game last season:

18th August 2018 (league game)

Mursley United 2 (Nathan Skelton x 2)

MK Gallacticos 1 (Mohamed Mohamed)

 

Last six games:

Mursley United:

L 2-0 away v Galleywood 26th October ART

L 2-4 home v Tring Corinthians 19th October SSMFL

L 3-0 away v Unite MK 16th October SSMFL

L 1-0 away v Old Bradwell United 12th October BBST

L 1-5 home v Old Bradwell United 28th September SSMFL

W 4-0 home v Hanslope 14th September BBST

 

MK Gallacticos:

L 3-0 away v Bovingdon 26th October SSMFL

L 1-0 away v Old Bradwell United 19th October SSMFL

W 3-1 home v Berkhamsted Raiders 12th October SSMFL

W 7-0 home v Unite MK 5th October SSMFL

W 1-7 away v Pitstone & Ivinghoe 28th September SSMFL

L 1-2 home v Aston Clinton 14th September BBST

 

 

Nathan Skelton

Full Name: Nathan Skelton

Age: 26 – Some seem to think 36 probably due to my style of play

Nationality: English

Marital status: My girlfriend won’t see this so single

Preferred shirt number: I will take any at the minute

Most effective position on the pitch: CF

Daytime job: Operational Planning Development Specialist (Train Planning)

Former clubs: Oxford City, Winslow United, Buckingham Athletic

 

We asked Nathan:

 

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

The break always seems so short but it’s good to have a rest and concentrate on other hobbies, but it’s not normally long before the messages start flooding in regarding pre-season

Re-signed on for Mursley this season, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I re-signed for Jamie Lands as he was desperate for someone to lead the line and chip in with four or five goals a season. Jamie has ambitions of finishing in the middle of the table and that is something that really appealed to me, also the fact there’s some good lads down at the club in both squads!

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

It could always be better, but I am only two away from my season’s goals target so I can’t complain. The fact that division two only has fifteen teams doesn’t really help players create any momentum, especially when you have weekends with no matches scheduled, it’s been a bit stop/start

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

For myself the gaffer has set me a target of five goals and thankfully I am already on three, so I have nearly smashed that target out of the water. The teams aim is to finish as close to the middle of the table as we can, we are a lot better than our record indicates & we haven’t played that many league games

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

My Dad, & Mark Jones my youth coach at Oxford City

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

Morale is down currently due to a run of poor results, especially after getting knocked out of the Anagram Records Trophy with me being guilty of hitting the bar from a penalty. Personally, I feel if that had been a SSML approved match ball, it would have flown into the top corner with the extra weight compared to the air floater that Galleywood provided

Home to MK Gallacticos this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I don’t know too much about MK Gallacticos, but they always have teams who can move the ball and like to play football. We all need to be on it for this one as I think it will be one of the toughest games of the campaign

Jamie Green

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Jamie “Jammers” Green loves a moan and we have had some funny ones over the last few weeks (Unite MK was the best), he normally lets off a bit of steam but is fine the next day which is the main thing. Having Jammers in the dressing room is fantastic as he leads by example & passes on helpful tips to the younger lads coming through

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

It normally involves a trip to Waitrose to pick up some pre-match food normally accompanied by a proper speciality coffee from my local shop in Towcester

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

From the development side a player who broke into the first team last season was Tom Lloyd-Roberts, the kid can pick a pass and has an eye for goal. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him break back into the first team again this season and start to get some appearances under his belt

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Sam Cartwright gets load of stick, but he has a bit of flair which is something I personally appreciate, most of the abuse is just jealousy from the other lads

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

It may surprise a few but I have become a bit disillusioned with modern football so after a game I try to avoid anything to do with it

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Jamie Lands has some horrific old school tunes and his karaoke isn’t much better!!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

After the start we have endured every game is like a cup final from now on. We are taking it one game at a time

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

I think the supporter’s money is safe at the weekend, if I were them, I would be more worried about their car windscreens if they decide to park in the car park!

Thanks to Sports Shots for all the coverage so far this season!

Sports Shots would like to thank Nathan for his time this week

BBFA IT; Buckingham Athletic Dev 0-1 Mursley United Dev

Buckingham Athletic Development – 0
Mursley United Development – 1

19.10.2019

Last season’s Berks & Bucks Intermediate Trophy finalists Buckingham Athletic Development were knocked out on Saturday at the first hurdle by Mursley United Development, a fourth minute goal being enough to see the North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division side triumph over their Hellenic Football League Division Two North near neighbours. Ath did everything but score, dominating the second period they just could not get the ball in the back of the net, the woodwork along with some inspired saves from United custodian Nick Bevans kept the blue frontline at bay, Mursley themselves had late chances to seal the game but two late sin bins for the hosts killed the game off.

Tolu Ikuyinminu made the most of some loose defending to roll into the bottom corner before either side had really settled into any sort of rhythm, the remainder of the first half became a battle in midfield with few chances created. After the break the home side dominated, however a promising attack broke down from where Mursley sent the ball long downfield & Ikuyinminu broke free from his marker to attack Hayden Coombs in goal, as the keeper advanced the goal scorer chipped over him but wide of the open target, from the restart a high ball into the United box saw a slip from a defender which set Kieran Brady away, from six-yards his thumping shot rebounded off the post and away to safety.

Ten minutes from time a cross from the right was met twelve yards out by Tom Marshall who flicked goalwards only to watch Bevans throw himself up to push over single handed, as much as Buckingham pushed for a leveller they were almost caught with a sucker punch late on when substitute Michael Fehsenfeld was sent sprinting downfield but nearing the eighteen yard box he screwed wide. In the final two minutes both Louie Walters & Charlie Willis were sin binned which eased the pressure allowing the visitor’s to see out the remaining time.

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Athletic midfielder Olly Golding:
Also with Mursley manager Mitch Toyer:

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BBFA IT; Buckingham Ath Dev v Mursley Utd Dev preview + Ath frontman Tom Marshall reveals all

Saturday 19th October 2019
Buckingham Athletic Development v Mursley United Development
Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup
Stratford Fields
MK18 1NY
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

Hellenic Football League Division Two North (14 teams)

Buckingham Athletic Development 8th

 

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (13 teams)

Mursley United Development 1st

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Development League (9 teams)

Buckingham Athletic 1st

 

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Mursley United Development 7th

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last six games:

Buckingham Athletic Development:

W 2-1 home v Long Crendon Reserves 12th October HL

W 1-4 away v Milton United Development 5th October HL

L 2-0 away v Milton United 27th September BSSC

L 2-4 home v Ardley United 17th September BSCC

L 0-2 home v Milton United 10th September BLFC

L 3-1 away v Adderbury Park 31st August HL

 

Mursley United Development:

D 2-2 home v Unite MK Reserves 12th October NBDL

L 5-0 away v Great Horwood 5th October NBDL ITK

W 5-2 home v Wing Village 21st September NBDL

W 0-6 away v New Bradwell St Peter Reserves 7th September NBDL

W 3-4 away v Hanslope Reserves 31st August NBDL

W 4-2 home v Buckingham United Reserves 27th August NBDL

 

Tom Marshall

Full Name: Tom Marshall

Age: 21

Nationality: English

Marital status: Single

Preferred shirt number: 7

Most effective position on the pitch: Wide midfield

Daytime job: PE Teacher

Former clubs: Grendon Rangers, Winslow Development

 

We asked Tom:

 

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

It is good to get away from it all for a few weeks and relax, but it is always a buzz to get back to it and start pre-season games and training again

Signed on for Athletic this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

I knew a fair few of the boys and seeing what they achieved last year made me want to get involved with the club again and so far, it’s been great. I also wanted to try a different league in the Hellenic and see what the standard is like compared to the South Midlands

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

Individually they have been okay I wouldn’t say I have played that well and still feel I have a lot more to contribute to the team. As a team we have started to gel in recent games and started picking up some valuable wins which has raised confidence in the squad

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

Expectations for the team is to hopefully finish in the top four or five in the league. As it’s our first season in this league it will take time to adapt to the difference in standard, but as a squad we are confident that we can achieve this. On a personal note my targets would be to score some goals and help the team as much as possible

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

My parents I would say, as they have supported me a lot growing up and come to a lot of my games still, my dad also coached me when I was younger, so he had a big influence

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

Belief is high and as a squad we are confident that we can achieve a lot this year, we all need to pull our weight of course but if Wrighty can keep scoring goals for us that would help. We are a young squad so the more experienced in the group such as Macca & Hass will be important to keep everyone motivated and disciplined

Home to Mursley Development this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

No, I don’t to be honest, they will be up for it as it’s a local derby, they will be probably be quite physical so we will have to deal with that. This is a cup that we want to go far in and potentially win, so we must turn up and get the win

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Tough one as I haven’t been with the team long, but I would probs say either Willis or Harry Heritage. Most of the time they are moaning at each other to be fair

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

Every Saturday I coach a team at Moretonville so normally I am rushing back from coaching them so rarely have much time to relax before the game

Olly Golding

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

Another hard question… everyone respects each other in the team but I would say Olly Golding, he does the jobs in midfield that nobody really wants to do, and it can go unnoticed

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

I have heard some rumours that this may be Charlie Wright…

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

I always check the Arsenal result if they are playing and if I have had a bet, I will have a look at my acca to see if my teams in that won

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

The music hasn’t been that bad so far, but I know from previous experience that Sol’s tunes in the car can be questionable sometimes!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

I would say either Southam or Adderbury, we didn’t show up against either of them two and we would like to put it right in the return fixtures. Both will be tough games of course but we set ourselves high standards

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

If they could pay for my fines which I get after the game that would be great…

Sports Shots would like to thank Tom for his time this week

BBFA IT; Buckingham Ath Dev v Mursley Utd Dev preview + Mursley defender Dan Finnis reveals all

Saturday 19th October 2019
Buckingham Athletic Development v Mursley United Development
Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup
Stratford Fields
MK18 1NY
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (13 teams)

Mursley United Development 1st

 

Hellenic Football League Division Two North (14 teams)

Buckingham Athletic Development 8th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Mursley United Development 7th

 

Spartan South Midlands Development League (9 teams)

Buckingham Athletic 1st

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last six games:

Mursley United Development:

D 2-2 home v Unite MK Reserves 12th October NBDL

L 5-0 away v Great Horwood 5th October NBDL ITK

W 5-2 home v Wing Village 21st September NBDL

W 0-6 away v New Bradwell St Peter Reserves 7th September NBDL

W 3-4 away v Hanslope Reserves 31st August NBDL

W 4-2 home v Buckingham United Reserves 27th August NBDL

 

Buckingham Athletic Development:

W 2-1 home v Long Crendon Reserves 12th October HL

W 1-4 away v Milton United Development 5th October HL

L 2-0 away v Milton United 27th September BSSC

L 2-4 home v Ardley United 17th September BSCC

L 0-2 home v Milton United 10th September BLFC

L 3-1 away v Adderbury Park 31st August HL

 

 

Dan Finnis

Full Name: Dan Finnis

Age: 27

Nationality: English (although most think I’m Chinese!)

Marital status: Engaged (if that’s a status)

Preferred shirt number: 7

Most effective position on the pitch: Anywhere wide

Daytime job: Account Manager

Former clubs: Stony Stratford, Wolverton Town, New Bradwell, Cranfield. The list goes on

 

We asked Dan:

 

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

It was nice to get away and enjoy weekends off from it, I don’t miss it for the first few weeks as its nice for my body to recover, I’ve been playing for a long time now and had a few nasty injuries so it takes a bit longer to recover after matches, but once it hits July/August I’m ready to go again

Re-signed on for Mursley this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

They’re all good lads down here, it’s a friendly, well run club and it’s a short drive from my house to home games. I’ve played a decent level in the past and now I am this level I’m enjoying football more as it is a bit more relaxed

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

I missed the first three league games due to a couple of reasons but have come in for the last two league games and the level we have been playing is a lot better than last year, the lads that have been there every week have done brilliantly and long may it continue as the season goes on

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

To keep clean sheets, score goals and win the league, simple as that! I have now dropped into the RB position which is arguably my best position (that’s what they tell me, rather than I’m just fatter and slower now), so targets personally are to keep as many clean sheets as possible and stay as solid as possible

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

There isn’t any one person really, but I would say my biggest influence was my very first season in men’s football at Stony Stratford Town when I was seventeen, this is back when Stony were a strong team in South Midlands Division One. Playing in that team with all the older players taught me how to approach a game and how to handle myself on the pitch

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

There is huge belief that we can have a successful season, top three is the absolute bare minimum we should be aiming for. Realistically we have the belief that if we play how we know we can all season, the title is ours and every player is key to achieving this

Away at Buckingham Athletic Development this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I must admit I know absolutely nothing about them but having a first team who is at a decent level you can expect them to have some decent young players who will be fit and hungry. I’m not expecting an easy game at all and we will have to give 110% to get a result

Ben Johnson

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

To be honest I can name a few but Ben Johnson this year so far has been the moaner

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

Usually get a coffee in bed, watch Soccer AM, stick a bet on, have some food then off I go!

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

I would say Gabriel Fehsenfeld isn’t really getting a good run of games to really get kick started, you can see in training and in the small glimpses on the pitch that he has got some serious talent with the ball, you can’t tackle him! He just needs a bit more confidence, make some better decisions with the ball and get a good run of games and then we have a dangerous player

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

There are a couple…Sam Cartwright turns up with no shoes, whilst Ben Johnson turns up in the shirt he wore the night before. The play well every week so who cares!

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

You always need to check the results of the teams around you

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

I stay well away from the music, judging by the stuff that’s played before a game my music/playlists aren’t to the taste of the other lads at all

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

After the two-two draw against Unite MK on Saturday just gone, in which we should have scored at last six in the first half, I can’t wait to go to their place and make up for it. Other than that, I think Willen will be our biggest rivals this year so would love to get a result against them

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

As I’m now playing right back a hat-trick isn’t looking likely, but when we keep a clean sheet a nice cold refreshing pint of lager would go down quite

Sports Shots would like to thank Dan for his time this week

Mursley come apart at Unite MK

Unite MK claimed only their second league win of the season on Wednesday night by beating Mursley United by three goals to nil at Manor Fields.

Manor Fields

Cole Rawson opened the scoring in first half added time, after the break he doubled his tally followed shortly by an own goal to leave both sides on six points in the Spartan South Midlands Football League Division Two table.

Their victory was their fourth in the last six games in all competition; this weekend they return to cup competition as they host The 61 FC (Luton) in the Division Two Cup.

For United this was their third successive defeat in all formats (subject to result confirmation of their abandonment against Buckingham United), this Saturday they host Tring Corinthians in league action.

SSMFL D2; Mursley United 3-0 Buckingham United

Mursley United – 3
Buckingham United – 0

(Match abandoned on 85 mins)

05.10.2019

This local derby was brought to a premature end as tempers flared nine minutes from time, a late foul sparked a brawl on the pitch that took a few minutes to calm down before the referee brandished five red cards in total, as both sets of players protested that their team mates were being hard done by, the official blew his whistle and abandoned the game. With Spartan South Midlands Football League officials in attendance, various reports will now be submitted before a decision is made on what happens next.

The first half opened with chances for both sides & both keepers were called upon in the early exchanges, the hosts became more threatening as the game wore on and took the lead just past the half hour mark when a cross from their right was headed to the edge of the box where Tom Brazier had all the time in the world to volley first time into the top corner. Mursley were then denied what they thought was a stonewall penalty when a long range shot was blocked by a defender in the area but their calls for a spot kick were waved away, despite what they saw as a blatant handball.

Just four minutes into the second period a free kick awarded to the home side right on the eighteen yard line, just to the left of goal, saw Adam Bone curl around the wall and into the top corner to double his sides lead. The game was then put to bed with just under twenty minutes left when Bone collected a pass from Brazier and in turn he drilled the ball towards Nathan Skelton who had a defender on his back, he deftly flicked the ball into the path of Brazier who had continued his run into the box and he fired past George Zammit in the Buckingham goal to kill the game off as a contest.

Adam Bones shapes up to take free kick to double hosts lead

As the game appeared to be drifting to a close, a late tackle from Bone saw a twenty man brawl erupt, bodies from both benches got involved and for a while the officials could not get control, eventually things calmed down at which point Bone was shown a red card for the initial foul, but then the Mursley keeper Green & two goal hero Brazier were also shown red cards. Not done there it was then the visitor’s turn, the injured Nick Walton was next to be sent off as he lay getting treatment, and also Sonny Devine who had already been subbed off the pitch but was deemed to be involved in the disturbance enough to be ordered off.

As both parties tried to argue that their players were being wrongly identified, the ref called the game off, whilst both clubs await a decision the red cards will stand; Mursley next week face high flying Old Bradwell United in the Berks & Bucks senior trophy whilst Buckingham United face Sarratt whom they lost to in their first fixture of the season.

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Mursley manager Jamie Lands:

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SSMFL D2; Mursley Utd v Buckingham Utd preview + Mursley defender Nathan Hawkins reveals all

Saturday 5th October 2019
Mursley United v Buckingham United
Spartan South Midlands Division Two
Station Road
MK17 OSA
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 9th

Buckingham United 13th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 6th

 

North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (11 teams)

Buckingham United 4th

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last five games:

Mursley United:

L 1-5 home v Old Bradwell United 28th September SSMFL

W 4-0 home v Hanslope 14th September BBST

W 2-0 home v Totternhoe 31st August SSMFL

L 3-6 home v Park View 24th August SSMFL LCT

W 2-3 away v Bovingdon 17th August SSMFL

 

Buckingham United:

W 0-1 away v New Bradwell St Peter 28th September SSMFL

L 4-1 away v Tring Corinthians 21st September SSMFL

W 10-1 home v Clean Slate 14th September BBST

L 5-0 away v Harefield United 10th September SSMFL LCT

L 2-1 away v Sarratt 7th September SSMFL

 

Full Name: Nathan Hawkins

Age: 26

Nationality: English

Marital status: Married

Preferred shirt number: 11 is my lucky number, 5 as a centre half

Most effective position on the pitch: Defensive

Daytime job: Assistant Manager

Former clubs: Buckingham Athletic

 

Nathan Hawkins

We asked Nathan:

How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?

It’s nice to get a break & spend some quality time with my wife & kids but ultimately after a few weeks I miss the routine & then can’t wait to get back to it

Re-signed on for Mursley this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?

To be honest the break at the end of the season gave me a lot of thinking time, I was invited to pre-season at a couple of clubs which I was contemplating. Last season didn’t go as planned for us in terms of our goals however our pick up in form & our style of play really improved in the last ten games of the season & all of us involved at the club could see us building the foundations for a very strong season this time around. Being first team captain influenced my choice as I enjoy the responsibility whilst having a very good relationship with the gaffer Jamie, and club Captain Jammers; we really want to see if we can take the club to the next level, we feel we have a great bunch of lads & the best squad we have had in years

How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?

We have started the season well, we picked up a few very good results in pre-season building on the style of play we implemented at the back end of last season & we have carried that through so far this season. Beating last year’s champions Bovingdon in our first game showed us we can be competitive this season, we also kept back to back clean sheets in wins over Totternhoe & Hanslope in the cup which is very important for us. Taking out the game against Old Bradwell last Saturday which we just didn’t turn up for, it has been mostly positive. Personally, I haven’t hit my best form yet, but I am sure I will if I stay fit

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

Our main aim is to finish minimum top three this season & to have a decent cup run & hopefully pick up a trophy, but ultimately we want to get promoted. Our keeper James Green, our defence & I are targeting a minimum of ten clean sheets. I would also like to chip in with a few goals this season, luckily netting v Hanslope so I’ve already avoided another season fine for not scoring

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

My family have had a big influence due to the time and commitment they put into me playing. My favourite player was Steven Gerrard, a fantastic leader & player

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

We have big belief that we can be successful this season and hit our targets! We have a great squad & a great bunch of lads; every single player will be hugely important for us to stick together and achieve our goals. We could do with everyone chipping in with a goal here & there to take the pressure off our main goal scorers. Skelly finding his form from last season is vital for us too & I’m sure he will

Home to Buckingham United this week, do you know anything about them this season & what are you expecting from them?

Obviously they have jumped from North Bucks into the South Midlands league which is great for them & they have had a couple positive results in the last few weeks. I only know one of their lads in Jason Riddell who I played at the Ath, so I look forward to facing him & having a catch up afterwards. We expect it to be a tough match as every game will be this season for different reasons, we try to look at ourselves rather than our opponent’s as that’s all we can control. If we turn up with the right attitude, then the talent we have will hopefully see us win games

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Everyone in the squad likes to have a little moan especially when myself & Jammers (Jamie Green) are issuing their fines

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

Saturday mornings for me see me coach my boys under nines team so it can sometimes be quite hectic going from his to my game in the afternoon. I tend to have a little something to eat and chill out watching the early kick-off before getting to the ground

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

I think we have a few really as most players in the team could easily play at a higher level, we have a lot of potential for that to happen. I wouldn’t say under rated as we know what they can do but our keeper James Green has impressed me since coming into the team, Tom Brazier has bags of potential and has started this season well. Finally, Jammers in his seventeenth senior football season still has enough in the tank yet

Sam Cartwright

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

By far Sam Cartwright, it would be nice to see him wear some shoes for a start & his collection of shirts are impressive

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Liverpool is the first I look for & the Premier League games in general, gotta check my Super 6! In the clubhouse we always check through our divisions results to see if there’s any surprises! I also follow Buckingham Athletic results as I like to see how they’re getting on

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Gotta be the Gaffer Jamie, he was banned from the tunes last season!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

Every game! To achieve what we want to this season every game is equally as important. We look forward to the more local derbies of course but none more than any other. We know the top teams in the division won’t drop too many points, so we need to make sure we don’t either. We have a nice away cup draw coming up down in Essex so that should be a good day out

Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A beer would be perfect! But If that was to happen, I think I’d have to buy everyone in the clubhouse a drink, that’s how confident I am it wouldn’t happen ha-ha

Thank you to Sport Shots once again for your great Local coverage!

Sports Shots would like to thank Nathan for his time this week