SSMFL,D1: Athletic produce five-star display to ease to derby day victory

Buckingham Athletic earned the local bragging rights as they defeated near-neighbours Winslow United 5-0 with a dominant performance at Stratford Fields this afternoon.

Buckingham Athletic celebrate their fifth goal against Winslow United in the derby on Easter Saturday 2017.

The Athletic enjoyed the perfect start as they raced into a two-goal lead in the opening nine minutes and, realistically, they never looked back.

The home side took the lead when Robbie Carter’s powerful run took him past the Winslow defence. United’s Will Hornby’s attempts to challenge the striker ended with him bringing Carter down and it was Jack Menday who slotted home the spot kick.

Within a minute Ryan Marsden had sidefooted the Athletic two-goals ahead.

Winslow slowly came into the game as player-manager John Mulholland headed a corner wide of the far post.

It was the home side who were a constant threat going forward and they scored their third in the 28th minute. Skipper Dan Staley’s near post flick from Menday’s corner, a training ground move, had increased the Athletic’s advantage.

On 39 minutes a well-worked move down the Athletic’s left involving Rory Busby saw Jack Carter given space to curl a shot which United goalkeeper Owusu Boeteng could only parry and it was Robbie Carter who was alert to stroke in goal number four.

Ben Acquaye fired in the Athletic’s fifth from an acute angle on 51 minutes as the home side started the second half brightly.

Nine minutes later Boeteng saved Menday’s second penalty.

It was the Athletic who stood firm to record the double over United for the current campaign in front of a good crowd at Stratford Fields.

Buckingham Athletic: 1. Lewis Dench, 2. Nathan Hawkins, 3. Jack Carter, 4. Dan Hassell, 5. Dan Staley, 6. Ben Acquaye, 7. Mason Trowell, 8. Jack Menday, 9. Ryan Marsden, 10. Robbie Carter, 11. Rory Busby.
Subs: Jamie Sylvester, Juyin Oluwayemi, Ziahn Watts.

Winslow United: 1. Owusu Boeteng, 2. Dan Chittenden, 3. George Ford, 4. Will Hornby, 5. John Mulholland, 6. Ollie Golding, 7. Harry Heritage, 8. Nick Farrow (captain), 9. Tom Brindley, 10. Ben Baines, 11. Joey Acheampong.
Subs: Nathan Perna, Dan Pounds, Tom Cleaver, Chris Setterfield.

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