Athletic and Rangers play out draw in final friendly

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Buckingham Athletic and Grendon Rangers played out a 2-2 draw in their final pre-season friendly at Stratford Fields on Tuesday evening.

Dave O’Dell fired a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to give Athletic the lead before Josh Thompson levelled within four minutes.

Craig Rumble restored the home side’s advantage in the second half but Ian McCorie’s late header earned Grendon a draw.

Athletic open their SSML Division One season at Kings Langley this weekend while Rangers host Launton Sports in the GRFC Invitational Cup.