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SSMFL D2: Skelton double gives Mursley three points

Mursley United entertained MK Gallacticos in Spartan South Midlands Division One on Saturday and won 2-1.

Nathan Skelton – Picture courtesy of Mursley United Football Club

Manager Anthony Lands had to make changes as neither Ellis Spence nor Tom Brazier were available and Ben Johnson and Glen Lacy came into the side.

The hosts went behind just before half-time through a goal from Mohamed, but galvanised themselves in the second period and a brace from Nathan Skelton, the second coming eight minutes from the end, secured the points.

MATCH DETAILS

SSMFLD2; Mursley United v Unite MK preview

With the football World Cup long forgotten from this summer, the new football season begins this week-end.

Mursley United begin their Spartan South Midlands Football League Division Two campaign this Saturday as they host Unite MK at Station Road.

Anthony Lands

After finishing last season in seventh position United will be looking to push the club further forward, and this week Sports Shots caught up with first team manager Anthony Lands to find out what’s been happening at the club:

Our pre season has gone well. We have had a good mix; training at the start then more recently a range of oppositions to give us different work outs. This has given us a good indication of where we are at & what needs to be addressed as the season starts.

We have had a huge change in adding a development team which has really made a difference to the club. Minimum numbers of just under 30 for training and we have taken large squads to all of the games.

We have also welcomed back some old faces and added in some real quality which we are looking forward to seeing. It’s exciting times!

We have parts of our side ready for Saturday but we are missing a huge amount of players due to holidays weddings etc. I don’t feel we will really have a true reflection until September.

This month is about trying to get as many points as possible and trying to establish some momentum as the line up and match day squad will continue to change throughout the month. Once settled the squad will be ready for sure!

I have some good friends at Unite MK and this will be a difficult test. They have some very strong players and have the ability to beat anyone in the league especially with them hanging onto Luke Little. However I feel we have enough quality and with our preparation I’m hoping this will be the case.

As for team news we have Adam out as the captain is suspended and we are missing 8 players from our first team squad. This being said we will have a very good 11 to take the field and will use the development team to add to the squad for this week.

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

NBDL; Meet the new Mursley United FC development manager Mitch Toyer

Mursley United continue their growth as a club, and for the 2018/19 season they will have a development side competing in the North Bucks & District League Intermediate Division.

The NBDL league allocations can be viewed below

Mitch Toyer has been appointed manager for the new Mursley team, and Sports Shots caught up with Mitch after last week’s opening pre-season friendly against Buckingham Athletic Development to find out more: 

Sports Shots would like to thank Mitch for his time last week

PSF; Mursley Utd Dev 0-4 Buckingham Athletic Dev

Mursley United Development – 0

Buckingham Athletic Development – 4

The first pre-season friendly for both these clubs development sides saw both managers using large squads to cast their eye over ahead of the 2018/19 season. For Mursley it’s their first season having a development team and they held their local neighbours out for forty-five minutes, but once Keiran Brady opened the scoring after the break there was only going to be one outcome, Brady bagged a second before Josh Hooper & Alex Kennard confirmed the Athletic domination in the second period.

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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: https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/features/away-days/34075/football-in-buckinghamshire/

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:

SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE

DOMESTIC CUP DRAWS 2018/19

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

 

LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY

FIRST ROUND

  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

SECOND ROUND

  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

THIRD ROUND

  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

QUARTER FINALS

  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

 SEMI FINALS

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

 FINAL

  1. Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1

 

 DUDLEY LATHAM MEMORIAL (PREMIER DIVISION) CUP

(Sponsored by S&T Sales and Marketing)

FIRST ROUND

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

SECOND ROUND

  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

QUARTER FINALS

  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

 SEMI FINALS

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

FINAL

  1. Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

 

DIVISION ONE CUP

FIRST ROUND

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

 SECOND ROUND

  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

QUARTER FINALS

  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

 SEMI FINALS

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

FINAL

Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1

 

 DIVISION TWO CUP

FIRST ROUND

  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

QUARTER FINALS

  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

 SEMI FINALS

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

FINAL

Winner Game 2 v Winner Game 1

 

 U25 DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE TROPHY

FIRST ROUND First Leg

Holmer Green Development v Biggleswade United Development

Buckingham Athletic Development v Harpenden Town Development

AFC Dunstable Development v Winslow United Development

FIRST ROUND Second Leg

Biggleswade United Development v Holmer Green Development

Harpenden Town Development v Buckingham Athletic Development

Winslow United Development v AFC Dunstable Development

 QUARTER FINAL First Leg

  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

 QUARTER FINAL Second Leg

  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

 SEMI FINAL First Leg

  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

 FINAL

Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2

SSMFLD2; Aston Clinton 5-0 Mursley United

Aston Clinton – 5

Mursley United – 0

For Aston Clinton this game was another routine win in the middle of their ridiculously busy schedule, whilst for Mursley United it was a heavy defeat to end their campaign. The first forty-five minutes saw Mursley enjoy their fair share of possession but fall behind to a Mitchell Collins strike on the quarter hour mark, however two quick fire goals after the break saw them broken down mentally & physically as Aston went on to dominate the remainder. United also had captain Adam Bone sent off for two yellow cards to compound their misery, although Clinton did only score once more after the skipper was sent from the field of play.

Mursley were first to threaten when Ryan Lee found player-manager Anthony Lands out on the right wing, he crossed into Kieron Roberts who first time effort flew past Clinton custodian Liam Smiths left hand post. Clinton first looked dangerous when a corner was pulled back by Joe Kittle into the path of Vinny Greco, but he drove wildly over the top. The next United attack saw the home defence clear to the edge of their box where Lee went for glory but off balance he could only help the ball spin away for a goal kick.

The hosts took the lead on fourteen minutes, when Mursley failed to clear their lines deep in their own half, Collins received the ball in space and was able to travel along the eighteen-yard line before slotting past United keeper Sam Jay into the bottom corner. Mursley retaliated immediately, a corner was swung into the back post where John Mullholland went up to challenge with Aston captain Alex McGowan, the ball half cleared to the edge of the area where Lee fired over his shoulder but wide.

Mitchell Collins opens scoring

On eighteen minutes the home side conceded possession again in their own half, Peter Macanaspie shrugged off the challenge before driving at & forcing Smith down to his right to save. A combination of Macanaspie & Lee then saw Mursley hit the post, the rebounded fell to Lee to shoot again but a defender in the six-yard box was handily placed to block then clear. Greco then fed in Chris Shennan at the other end with an inch perfect pass through the United backline, a great chance to double their lead but he pulled his shot across goal & wide of the back post.

Mursley hit back when Jamie Green tried a looping shot from twenty-five yards which Smith had to back pedal and jump underneath his own crossbar to tip over, before Bone tried his trademark free kick routine from distance, so often deadly this season but cleared the bar with ease this time. Aston then tried again with a cross from Collins which skidded across the box and whilst the keeper stood rooted Workman came sliding in; he was just inches away from connecting allowing Jay to stand his ground to gratefully accept the ball.

The last action of the half saw an in-swinging cross from the United right attract the attention of a sea of bodies in front of Smith, no one actually got anything on it and the keeper stood and watched the ball flash past him and away for a goal kick. H/T: 1-0

Just three minutes after the restart Workman was fed in front of goal but from six-yards he pulled his shot wide, before the striker took a free kick from twenty yards that Jay had to use both hands to push away for a corner. A long clearance from inside the Aston half then saw a great tussle on the edge of the Mursley box between Shennan and United defender Brett Harper, the Clinton front man got his shot away but straight into the gloves of Jay.

Luke Russell then fed in Workman out on the right, he cut into the area and as he lined up to shoot the ball hit a bobble resulting in his shot being high over the top. The roles were reversed moments later, Workman sent Russell away down the wing, as Jay came out to challenge the Mursley defender skipped round him, but Lee was on hand to get over & block the cross before the empty goal was endangered.

Then on sixty-six minutes the game changed in the favour of the home side, when a dubious goal decision left the away side furious. Collins fired a shot at goal from twenty-five yards out, the ball took a huge deflection off McGowan before looping over everyone including Jay and nestling in the back of the net, United claimed that there were bodies in front of the keeper that were surely offside, but the referee took the time to consult his assistant before signalling the goal stood.

Adam Bone free kick

Aston took control from this point, Collins robbed a defender inside the Mursley half and headed for goal, however some great defending saw him pushed out wide where Jay arrived to help and between them got the ball out for a corner. From the corner a glancing header saw the ball flash across goal where an initial shot was cleared off the line by Jordan MacDougall but the follow up was fired in by Alex Little.

A Crossman attack down the right saw him swing the ball over which eluded Jay but came back off the crossbar, following up McGowan fired straight into the gloves of Jay. Aston grabbed their fourth on seventy-seven minutes when Workman cut in from the Aston right and his cross cum shot was saved by Jay, the ball looped up nicely for the incoming Ryan Binnee to head into the empty goal.

With eight minutes left Bone was dismissed for his second bookable offence, before Binnee on the edge of the box pulled back for Michael Harper to shoot straight at Jay. Just a minute later came the goal of the game from man of the match Collins, receiving the ball just inside the United half he took a step forward before looking up and seeing Jay on the edge of his area, one delicate chip and the ball sailed over the keeper and underneath the crossbar.

There was still time for Jay to meet Workman on the attack to make a great tackle on the edge of his own box, before another cross from Collins was met by Harper but he never really connected and simply scuffed into Jay’s hands. The last action of the game saw Macanaspie thump a free kick high over Smith’s crossbar. F/T: 5-0

Attendance: 62

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After the game Sports Shots caught up with Clinton management team Jordan King & Ken Hazell: 
We also spoke to United boss Anthony Lands: 

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SSMFL,D2: McCormick & Cleere on target as Tottenhoe defeat Mursley

By Justin Daley
Mursley United slipped to their second narrow defeat in six days, but retained their second position in the table, for the time being, as they lost 2-1 at Totternhoe.

After ten minutes, a long ball forward saw James Wardell glance a back-header towards Jamie Lands in the Mursley goal, but Joel McCormick nipped in to intercept the ball and slide it into the net.

Joel McCormick

Ten minutes later, the hosts extended their lead when former Mursley striker, Andy Cleere was set up to roll the ball home from ten yards.

Andy Cleere

After this, Mursley came back into the game, pressurising the home defence and looking to create chances and were rewarded after thirty eight minutes, when Lewis Delahaye rifled home a loose ball from eight yards following a corner.

Lewis Delahaye

The second period was virtually all Mursley as they dominated possession, leaving Lands a spectator, as they continued to win balls in midfield and attack and it took a great save from Bowley in the Totternhoe goal to deny Harry Stewart-Procter and retaining all three points for his side.

SSMFL, D2: New Mursley United Development Team Manager Position Available!

Join Mursley United FC and be part of a growing and ambitious Club! For more information on the position, contact our club Secretary, Craig Turnbull at secretarymufc@gmail.com
Closing Date is the 4th May 2018.

For more information on the club, please visit our website at www.mursleyunitedfc.co.uk

SSMFL,D2: Williamson looking for Mursley to finish on a high

Luke Williamson is looking for Mursley United to finish their Spartan South Midlands League, Division 2 campaign on a high.

The former Winslow United man has enjoyed his time at Station road after signing up with the Lands brothers this season.

Luke Williamson

Williamson told Sports Shots;

This season has shown that we can compete with the best of teams in the league. We have worked hard and dug in to grind out results which has been key to our success this season.

It was easy for Williamson to become part of the green army.

After being at a couple of clubs earlier this season it was great to settle in quickly at Mursley. It’s been nice to notch a few goals this season and feel I have put in some good performances, which has given me confidence.

With being settled at Station road, Williamson has aims on a personal and team level.

Well one goal has already been knocked out the park and that’s scoring more then last season (2), however seeing the lads win a cup last season spurs me on to help be a part of a cup run next season and a big push for top three which I feel is achievable. With a few games left we hope to take as many points as possible and end the season on a high.