Winslow knock out rivals Buckingham

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A SECOND half strike by Joe Donaldson helped Winslow United progress into the semi-final of the Buckingham Charity Cup with a 3-2 aggregate victory against Buckingham Town, winning 2-1 at Manor Fields on Wednesday.

After Buckingham had dominated the opening leg but only come away with a draw, it was Winslow who started the better on Wednesday with James Wardell and Donaldson both going close before Matthew Brady unleashed a 30-yard drive to give United a deserved lead.

The Robins then benefited for a brief lull in the game after a clash of heads as Demarlo Smith was put through and he calmly slotted past George Anderson in the United goal. Buoyed by the goal, Drew Mitten’s shot was saved by Anderson’s legs before Ben Shepherd struck a free kick over the crossbar.

Ex-Robin Wardell also hit the bar as Winslow ended the half on a high with Nick Bines’ effort being gathered by Anderson.

The visitors started the second half as they did the first – Brady blazing over following a chest down from Nick Farrow.

Shepherd responded with an effort that went narrowly wide as both teams battled for a winner and it came from the Ploughman when Fraser’s corner fell to Donaldson, who rifled the ball past Bines. The Robins went in search of an equaliser but they failed to find it, leaving United to progress through.

Winslow will face either Cogenhoe United or Banbury United in the semi-final.