Wintry weather wipes out region’s football

Teams in the North Bucks region saw their league games wiped out by the big freeze last Saturday and prospects for play over the festive period look poor.

A number of sides are due to play on Monday, December 27, but these games may be in doubt unless temperatures rise.

UCL Division One side Buckingham Town saw their fixture at AFC Kempston Rovers postponed last Saturday, their fourth consecutive game lost to the weather.

The Robins are hoping to travel to Bugbrooke St Michaels in Northants this Monday, kick-off 3pm, and then to Potton United on Wednesday January 5.

Robins boss Phil Simons said: “We are keeping our fingers crossed for the Bugbrooke game being on, but it’s all down what the weather does.

“To keep fit the squad has been doing some indoor training during the freeze-up in the gym at our sponsors, the Buckingham Hotel, and earlier we managed to get a run out on the Ford Meadow pitch.

“It’s a pity the freeze has come at a time when things were going well and we were starting to climb up the table.”

In the South Midlands league Division One, Buckingham Athletic saw their game against Sun Postal Sports postponed last Saturday. Weather permitting, they travel to Amersham Town next Monday, kick-off 2pm, and after that are next in action at home against New Bradwell St Peter on Monday January 3.

In the South Midlands League Division Two, tabletopping Padbury United’s home game against Totternhoe was a casualty of the weather last Saturday.

They next play Reading YMCA at home on Saturday January 8 in the fourth round of the Berks and Bucks FA Intermediate cup.

Mursley United’s game at Kent Athletic was postponed last weekend. They travel to Totternhoe on Saturday January 8 for their next game.

Winslow United, who had no fixture last Saturday, are next in action also on Saturday January 8 when they visit Bletchley Town.

In the Zamaretto Premier Division, Brackley Town visit Banbury United for a local derby on Monday December 27, kick-off 3pm, weather permitting. They then host Oxford City on Monday January 3.