Athletic to host MK Dons in pre-season friendly

Buckingham Athletic's new management team. L to R - Paul Hassell, Colin Howkins secretary, Mark Carter, Tony Checkley, Micky Marshall. Picture by Andy Bone
Buckingham Athletic's new management team. L to R - Paul Hassell, Colin Howkins secretary, Mark Carter, Tony Checkley, Micky Marshall. Picture by Andy Bone

Buckingham Athletic have confirmed that they will host a pre-season friendly against SkyBet Championship side MK Dons on July 18.

Dons boss Karl Robinson will bring a mixture of first team players and youngsters from the academy to Stratford Fields for a 5pm kick-off.

Ticket details for this fixture have been announced. Adults will be priced at £5 with U14s and OAPs £3.

The club will also be running competitions via social media in the build-up to the game, by giving away match day tickets to all the winners.

Chairman Tony Checkley said: “We are extremely lucky and excited that MK Dons have agreed this fixture, we have a great relationship with our friends at MK Dons and are incredibly grateful in the way that they continue to support us as a club and grassroots football in general.

“It will give local fans and neutrals who are not always able to attend games a chance of seeing professional footballers playing in a live game.”

Athletic will begin pre-season with an away friendly at Wolverton on July 11, with more friendlies to be announced in the coming weeks.