SSMFL D2; Mursley United v Buckingham United preview + Buckingham No. 1 Harry White reveals all

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


(This season’s) League standings:

South Midlands League Division Two (15 teams)

Buckingham United 13th

Mursley United 9th


(Last season’s) League standings:

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

Buckingham United 4th


Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 6th


This game last season:



Last five games:

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


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


Harry White

Full Name: Harry White

Age: 22

Nationality: English 

Preferred shirt number: 1

Most effective position on the pitch: Goalkeeper 

Daytime job: PE Teacher / Football coach 

Former clubs: Westbury fc


We asked Harry:


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 always nice to have a break from football, but I do really miss it after a couple of weeks without it

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

I believe that the club is growing and it’s great to be a part of it, simple choice really

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

The games are slowly getting better, we have a very young side and we are learning as each game comes

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

As a squad I think we are aiming to finish as high as possible, but I really think it’s important we establish ourselves in the league this season, and if we can achieve a place in the top half of the division then it will be a success

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

I’m not sure on an individual that has really influenced me, but I do enjoy & try to learn from keepers who are good with their feet, and look to play when they can

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?

The belief in the squad is high and we all want to achieve the highest position possible. We are a very confident group of players and I think we all want the team to push as high as we can. I believe our CB Paolo (Bagatti) is key to the team, he holds the shape of the defence and is a real influence on the team

Away at Mursley United this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?

I’m expecting a tough game from a very established team in this league

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Sonny Devine is easily the biggest moaner in the team, he loves a moan

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

I coach in the morning so I’m usually doing that, then I drive straight to the ground, usually stopping off for a coffee before the game

Lewis Parkin

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

Lewis Parkin. Great player when he’s in the squad and has a lot of good qualities

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Nick (Walton), he must get changed in the dark, its shocking!

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

I always look at the Coventry City score as they’re the team I follow

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

Nick currently does the music for the team, and I think he needs to up his game

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

MK Robins (in BBFA Senior Trophy) as it’s the old Buckingham Town, so it’s kind of a derby but it should be a good game

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

Well, being a goalkeeper & scoring a hat trick would be unreal so I would expect a statue outside the ground!

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

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