SSMFL: Newsletter No 10 Saturday 14th October 2017

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NEWSLETTTER NO 10

SAT 14th OCTOBER

Unfortunately the SSMFL Division Two Representative team bowed out of the  F.A Inter League Cup at the first hurdle, going down 3-2 away at Thames Valley Premier League. (Report lower down) This competition is held every two years, and the rules on eligibility changed this year, with no more than 5 players from any one club allowed. Four clubs ( Totternhoe, Old Bradwell, Unite MK and Park View ) were represented and all those players selected acquitted themselves well and were a credit to the League.  It was disappointing that 3 players selected for the squad made themselves unavailable. Lewis Workman (Aston Clinton), Kieran Doughty (Pitstone & Ivinghoe) and Mohammed Ahmed( MK Galacticos ) however all managed to turn out for their clubs on the same afternoon.

PREMIER DIVISION

Berkhamsted and Welwyn Garden City maintain their unbeaten starts to the league season and continue to lead the way at the top of the table. Berkhamsted won 3-1 at home to Stotfold thanks to first half goals from Stacey Field, Sean Coughlan and Stuart Deaton whilst Welwyn Garden  City beat Hadley 4-1 with Jon Clements and Josh Bronti among the goals. Early front runners Biggleswade FC lost their second league game on the trot, going down 3-1 away at London Tigers  but close neighbours   Biggleswade Utd recorded their 5th win of the season, winning 2-0 away at bottom club Colney Heath. Utd’s two goals both came in the second half –  a header from Alix Girdlestone  coming just after the break and Nick Elliott.converted a corner near the end. In between time, Colney’s Lee Armitt received a red card for a late challenge on Gareth Hunt. Tring Athletic’s poor start to the campaign continues after they lost 4-2 at home to local rivals Leighton Town despite leading 2-1 at half time. The visitors goals came from James Hatch in the first half, and Lewis McBride, Lorrel Smith and a penalty from Dom Marsala in the second half.  Mark Riddick and Chris Blunden were both on the scoresheet for Athletic. This win moves Leighton up to 4th place.   Oxhey Jets drew 2-2 at home to Holmer Green in an entertaining mid table encounter, despite trailing 2-0 to goals from Thomas Peddle- James and Dean Powles  at the interval.  The manager’s half time team talk clearly did the trick though as goals from Nick Kerly and Ned Clarke secured an excellent point. Elsewhere, Harpenden Town’s 2-1 win at Crawley Green sees them move into the top six, Cockfosters drew 0-0 at home to St Margaretsbury and Wembley shared the points with visitors Hoddesdon Town as their game ended 1-1. London Colney won their second game in 4 games when they beat Edgware Town 2-1 at home.

DIVISION ONE

Southall remain at the top of the table following their 5-1 home win against Brimsdown. Andrew Harewood notched a hat trick and Aaron McLeish added a brace. Enfield Boro relinquished their second place after they  were held to a 2-2 draw at home to lowly .Enfield’s goals came from Henderson Browne and Tage Kennedy. Taking advantage of Enfield’s slip up were  Ampthill Town who moved up into second spot on goal difference after their 6-1 thumping of Broxbourne Boro. Another side climbing the table are Risboro Rangers whose emphatic 5-0 win at home to Langford moved them up to 4th place. Goals from James Stevenson and Ryan Bishop  helped Wodson Park to a 2-1 away victory at Codicote, Daniel Dixon replying for the home side. Baldock Town’s unbeaten record remains intact following their 4-2 home win over Broadfields Utd. Liam Kenna and Mitch Foley  out  gave the Reds  a  two goal lead in the first half, but visitors reduced the deficit immediately after the break and on the hour mark they scored again to draw level. Ten minutes later, Joshua Coley restored Baldock’s lead and Zach Decker wrapped up the scoring with 5 minutes left. Harefield Utd leapfrogged over Hatfield Town after their 2-1 win at home, the goal scorers being Christian Barret and Stephen Green , but they finished the game with 10 men after the dismissal of Samuel Shaw. Another side to finish the game with only 10 men were Bedford who lost Mason Smith to a red card. However, they still ended up with all three points after their home win against Rayners Lane.  Bedford’s  goals came from Steven Karkan, Lewis Jones and Cameron Hyde, whilst Jamie Doolan replied for Rayners Lane.

DIVISION TWO

No change at the top of the table as five  of the top six clubs were not in action. The days biggest winners were Loughton Manor who had an excellent 6-1 at home against Clean Slate. Dale Collins was the hero of the hour( well, 90 minutes) as he scored four of the goals. Mursley Utd won 3-0 away at Grendon Rangers, and two goals from Ryan Smith enabled The 61 FC to beat visiting Amersham Town 2-1. by There was an excellent performance from  bottom club Tring Corinthians who held  Aston Clinton to a 1-1 draw, whilst Pitstone & Ivinghoe won 4-1 at home to Berkhamsted Raiders. Sadly the match between Tring Town  and MK Galacticos was abandoned  after 87 minutes due to a mass altercation following the dismissal of a MK Galacticos  player.

BERKS & BUCKS SENIOR TROPHY- 2nd ROUND

Local rivals Winslow Utd and Buckingham Athletic were both in action, and both away from home. Winslow Utd ran out 4-1 winners 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 and  Six minutes later United’s leading scorer Aaron King found himself in the same position and sided-footed home to double the advantage. Good opportunities came at both ends but just before half-time. Kelvin Osei-Addo pulled a goal back for Town; the striker lifting the ball over keeper Aaron White. Sean Coles knocked any idea of a Town resurgence on the head just after half time  when he ran onto a diagonal ball, holding off a challenge, before firing home for  Winslow’s third. 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.  A very young Buckingham Athletic defeated Stewkley 1-4 to also progress into the last 16. Six of Mark Carter’s starting eleven are playing for the Athletic’s under 18 side this campaign. After going a goal down on 12 minutes it was one of the youngsters, Rory Busby, who tapped in from just two yards out when the chance was created by Tom McElroy. On 34 minutes, Ben Acquaye shot low into the net from 12 yards out to put the visitors in front. Twelve minutes from time Robbie Carter ran through from the halfway line to extend the Athletic’s lead and  Nathan Skelton added number four after good work by Jamie Sylvester just two minutes later.

3rd ROUND DRAW ( Bucks clubs)
Loughton Manor or Old Bradwell   v Newport Pagnell Res
Penn & Tylers Green                         v Buckingham Athletic
MK Galacticos                                  v Winslow Utd
Westwood Utd                                   v Aston Clinton

F.A. INTER LEAGUE 1st ROUND

Thames Valley Premier League 3 Spartan South Midlands Division Two 2

The pitch at Rivermoor Stadium,Reading,  home of Highmoor Ibis, has definitely improved over the past couple of years and looked in immaculate condition for this first round tie. The Thames Valley Premier League  fielded a team containing nine players from last season’s champions and runners up Reading YMCA and Marlow United.In the end though it was Carl Jenner the sole Newbury representative who stole the show with a brace of goals and a superb second half defensive display which ensured the hosts held on to their one goal lead and progressed into the next round.
TVPL began the game on the front foot went in front in the 3rd minute following a corner  kick to the far post where an unmarked Carl Jenner reacted first to guide the ball over the line from close range. It  was clear from the offset that the TVPL’s No 9 Liam Bushay was going to be a threat and so it proved as  the Spartan defence never really got to grips with his speed and trickery. The Spartans slowly forced their way back into the game, and equalised on 15 minutes  following a McCormick free kick which found the feet of an unmarked Ashley Farmer who smashed home from around ten yards. The Spartans  continued to look dangerous  and although forcing  a number of corners and free kicks  were unable provide the right service for the potentially though  outnumbered by defenders. A defensive reshuffle was forced upon the Spartan side when the elegant Aaron Bhasin pulled a hamstring and had to be  replaced by Chris Golding. Just before half time, the TVPL regained the lead with the goal of the game.  A Donegan pass picked out Bushay on the left, the recipient returning the ball to the provider who laid a perfect pass into the feet of the advancing Hardie who took the pass in his stride before hammering the ball past keeper Liam John.

TVPL had the ball in the back of the net within two minutes of the restart only for Bushay’s headed effort to be ruled out for offside. The game was more open with play switching back and forth but it was the Spartan side who equalised on the hour as following a Jenner clearance from his penalty area,  the ball was played back into into Tommy  Cooke who evaded a defender and scored with a crisp shot that gave keeper Rundle no chance and restored parity. TVPL responded with Bushay firing wide and Piercy having an  overhead effort being deflected for a corner.  Spartans broke quickly,  and  Cooke, who was the most dangerous of the SSMFL forwards fired over the bar. The crucial goal came with about 20 minutes left when  Donegan’s corner was met with a towering header from the unmarked Jenner that flew into the back of the net to put  the home side back in front.  The SSMFL side tried hard to up their game as they searched for the equaliser, but just seemed to lack that extra quality in the final third to break down an obdurate TVPL defence. The job in hand became even more difficult when Paul Blackwell was dismissed for a rash challenge with  just a few minutes left – a harsh decision it must be said given other similar challenges went unpunished.

SUBSTITUTE BOARDS

A reminder to all clubs, particularly those in Division Two , that the use of Substitute Boards in a match is a League requirement. The home side are responsible for providing the Boards, and they are normally placed on the half way line, so that they can be used by both sides as required.

Grateful thanks  to Chris Mitchell for his report .

Still looking for someone to do a write up / summary of either Division One or Division Two. I’m sure there are some budding scribes out there – hand up and two paces forward. It is of course a good way to ensure that your club always gets a write up!

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

Amersham Town more than held their own against table topping Old Bradwell in a tight match which either side could have won.

Amersham’s Evans Lamboh almost scored with a spectacular volley from a Kenny Acquah cross on eleven minutes but the ball just cleared the bar.  Two minutes later Amersham went one better. A long kick from Town keeper Rob Munn was headed on to Leon Parkes. He took one touch and hammered the ball across Liam Jahn in the Old Bradwell goal and into the net off the far post.

Town’s lead lasted only four minutes. A long ball from the Old Bradwell left eluded the Amersham defence allowing Aaron Murray to direct a skilful header past Munn. The half continued to be hotly contested with neither side able to muster a clear cut chance.

The second half continued in much the same vein. After fifteen minutes Amersham’s Bertie Squires-Adams cut in from the right but scuffed his shot wide. Five minutes later a delightful cross from Acquah was dummied by Germaine Agyemang but Parkes’ shot was blocked.  A minute later, out of the blue, Amersham retook the lead. Joe Debayo collected the ball thirty five yards out and unleashed a pile driver which beat Jahn and rebounded into the net off the bottom of the bar. Again, Amersham could not hold onto their lead. They failed to clear a long hopeful ball leaving the Old Bradwell forward to nod past Munn.

Debayo then tried his luck again but this time Jahn just got his fingertips to the ball to touch it onto the post and out. It was a fine shot and save. Old Bradwell then could and probably should have won the game in extra time when poor defending left Pete Bentley with only Munn to beat but he sliced his shot well wide. The gasps of relief from the Amersham faithful sucked the leaves off the trees: a goal at that late stage would have been harsh indeed on the home side.

 

All news, views items of interest, tittle tattle etc are welcome, particularly from our refereeing fraternity.

Enjoy your football this season and remember MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

Bill Scholes

Ath fundraiser makes £200 for Sports Shots charity

Sports Shots would like to thank Buckingham Athletic Football Club for donating the proceeds of a recent fundraiser to one of our charities, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The club held a silent auction for a football signed by MK Dons players, which raised £200.

SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden name 2017 season award winners

Following a successful season, which saw them reach the South Northants League Div 3/4 Cup final for the second year in succession, Gawcott and Hillesden Cricket Club recently held their end of season dinner at The Crown in Gawcott.

Please see below a list of their prizewinners:

Saturday
Batsman – John Richardson
Bowler- Colin Piggott
Player’s player – John Richardson

John Richardson

Colin Piggott

Midweek 
Batsman – John Patterson
Bowler – Tim Hawkes
Player’s player – Tim Hawkes

Matt Folkes smashes a six in Gawcott & Hillesden’s cup final defeat to Gayton. Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Most Improved – Matt Folkes
Captain’s player – Colin Piggott
Clubman – Alex Piggott
Oar (Most Ducks) – Matt Griffiths

Alex Piggott

FA Youth Cup, 3QR: Ath U18’s make history with stunning seven-goal win

Buckingham Athletic are in the draw for the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

 

Match report by Sam Pateman

A performance that highlighted the fantastic commitment to improving on every week by all the players involved, with some outstanding performances all over the pitch!

The game started well for the home side from the off, with a well marshalled defensive line mopping up the long balls from Hampton and Richmond, coupled with some early pressure in the opposition half by Buckingham. Once the game settled, Buckingham really came into their own with some great football, playing combination passes and utilising the pace and power of individuals to really threaten the away side.

Robbie Carter

Carter opened the scoring with a good finish to polish off a brilliantly worked Acquaye move, after he brushed off the defenders to drive in a low cross for a clear opportunity at goal!

Ben Acquaye

Around 10 minutes later Carter returned the favour as Acquaye doubled the Buckingham lead with more dominating attacking play that the away side were not able to deal with all night! Buckingham weren’t finished there though as Carter bagged a first half brace with another quality finish, after a great pass from Atkinson found Acquaye, who’s eventual shot was blocked and fell nicely into the path of Carter the recipient.

Moments later another assist for Acquaye as his well struck corner was headed home by McElroy, with a brilliant leap and bullet header to affirm Buckingham’s lead.

Tom McElroy

Hampton did however have a chance that they did not capitalise on as a set piece scramble in the box was well defended eventually by young 16 year old right back Pike at the back post.

Half time: 4-0.

The second half started against the run of play as Hampton nabbed a goal back shortly after kick off, as a lapse in concentration led to a well taken finish by the big striker for the away side, seconds after Buckingham had the opportunity to score their fifth! Nevertheless it didn’t take long for the 4-goal advantage to be restored as Acquaye worked another ball into the area for Minney to finish well. Great play again by Buckingham.

At this point changes were beginning to be made and as his replacement was being readied on the sideline, Carter managed to complete a quality strikers performance with his well taken hat trick, after McElroy played a scintillating pass through the defensive line of Hampton and Richmond, for Carter to finish calmly.

The away side to their credit continued to try and attack spiritedly but in doing so left gaps for the brilliant ‘Ath’ side to convert one final goal, thanks to a brilliant through ball from sub Olawale, into the path of Minney who made it 7-1 on the night.

Full time.

The performance was of a high standard by the home side, who laid down a marker with their application throughout. The attacking quartet of Minney, McElroy, Acquaye and Carter were untouchable on the night, scoring all the goals between them and assisting all but two of them.

MOTM goes to Atkinson however, as his performance was pivotal in the midfield in the way that Buckingham look to play football, his role never undervalued by those around him.

Buckingham Athletic U18s

Buckingham Athletic FC u18’s Squad:
Larry Mills
Aaron Pike
Luke McAndrew
Harry Byron
Caleb Adegbola
Matt Chew (c) (Sub: Sam Olawale)
Chris Atkinson
Geraint Minney
Tom McElroy (Sub: Harvey Thorne)
Ben Acquaye
Robbie Carter (Sub: Rory Busby)
Unused Subs:
Ethan McKop
Thomas Baldwin

Thank you to everyone who made the journey to support both teams, a pleasure to have you all as part of this journey so far!

FA Youth Cup, 3QR: Ath produce stunning seven-goal win

Buckingham Athletic U18s are into the FA Youth Cup, first round proper for the first time in their history.

The Stratford Fields-based outfit delivered a stunning display to win 7-1 against their Hampton & Richmond Borough counterparts.

MORE TO FOLLOW THURSDAY …

NB&DFL: Latest tables after Saturday 14th October 2017

FA Youth Cup, 3QR: Ath U18 to play biggest youth game in club’s history

Buckingham Athletic are looking to make history when they face Hampton & Richmond Borough in the F.A.Youth Cup, 3rd qualifying round on Wednesday evening.

The Athletic youngsters are just 90 minutes away from a place in the first round proper and facing a plum tie against a professional club.

Manager Steve Farmborough (left) & assistant Sam Pateman (right) celebrate the Buckingham Athletic U18s Allied Counties Youth League, Central Division title with Athletic chairman Tony Checkley.

Manager Steve Farmborough told Sports Shots;

We are all extremely excited at the prospect that awaits us on Wednesday. Not only will it be a great opportunity for our squad once more, but for those who attend it will be a great occasion as the victors take their place in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup.

Our preparation has been good and we have a full strength squad to choose from for the first time this season, after injuries and suspensions have come to an end! We are in high spirits for the game and look forward to the challenge it poses!

We would fully appreciate all support for us on the day, it’s a great occasion for everyone to get behind a local side who have a lot of talent to showcase!

I would also like to take the time to say how great it is for the club, myself and the players to work alongside Head Coach Sam Pateman, Goalkeeper Coach Pete Riches and Coach Kit Bamber. Having them involved will benefit everyone massively each week!

B&B Womens Jnr Cup: Ath Ladies smash in TEN in county cup victory

Buckingham Athletic Ladies are into the next round of the Berks & Bucks Womens Junior Cup after defeating Aylesbury United Ladies 10-0 at Stratford Fields on Sunday.

Buckingham Athletic Ladies

On a bright, sunny afternoon Jordan Heron netted five times, Kerry Stapleton hit four and Kay-Leigh Harwood was also on target as Carmen Robinson’s side progressed into the next round. While much talk will be of some brilliant goals, the goalkeeper and back four kept another clean sheet in the excellent advert for the women’s game.

It took until the 33rd minute for the Athletic to break the deadlock. The ball was cleared from a visiting attack and it was Stapleton who allowed the ball to run across her body in her own half before dribbling through, holding off three challenges, and drilling low past the visiting goalkeeper.

Kerry Stapleton

Three minutes before the break Heron struck to take the Athletic in two goals ahead at the break.

Jordan Heron

Stapleton volleyed home early in the second half to make it three before Harwood produced an exquisite chip to lob the goalkeeper to make it four.

Heron and Stapleton then both completed their hat-tricks before going onto to score five and four goals respectively; Heron’s curling effort from twenty-five yards out the pick of the bunch.

Buckingham Athletic Ladies: Ellen Fenables, Jade Copas, Katie French, Lily Hamp, Kay-Leigh Harwood, Jordan Heron, Jade Hurst-Holdsworth, Samantha Jolley, Chelsea Markwell, Danielle Roberts, Kerry Stapleton.

Subs: Lara Ericsson-Nicholls, Georgia Howell, Emma Marshall, Nicola Ryan

 

B&B Snr Trophy, 2R: Young Ath progress into the last 16

A very young Buckingham Athletic defeated Stewkley 1-4 to progress into the last 16 of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

Six of Mark Carter’s starting eleven are playing for the Athletic’s under 18 side this campaign.

After going a goal down on 12 minutes it was one of the youngsters, Rory Busby, who tapped in from just two yards out when the chance was created by Tom McElroy.

Rory Busby

Ben Acquaye

On 34 minutes, Ben Acquaye shot low into the net from 12 yards out to put the visitors in front.

Robbie Carter

Twelve minutes from time Robbie Carter ran through from the halfway line to extend the Athletic’s lead.

Nathan Skelton

Nathan Skelton added number four after good work by Jamie Sylvester just two minutes later.

Buckingham Athletic: Larry Mills, Aaron Pike, Ryan Kelsey, Solly Janecki, Dan Staley, Dan Hassell, Ben Acquaye, Ryan Marsden, Rory Busby, Tom McElroy, Robbie Carter.

Subs: Nathan Hawkins, Jack Menday, Nathan Skelton, Jamie Sylvester.

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.

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.