Chris Roberts was working hard last night, coaching the very little ‘uns on the Astro, looking smart!
There are four games on at the Globe in a Big Weekend of Football across the age groups at the club:
10:30 BTJFC Girls U11 v BTJFC Girls U12
14:30 BTFC First Team v Llanrhaeadr
10:00 BTFC U19s v Penyffordd U19s
14:00 BTFC Vets v Caerwys Vets
Southdown County Primary and Buckley Town Football Club are pleased to announce our next event:
“A Night Celebrating The History Of Buckley”
Come along for a great evening of history:
- A talk given by Brian Bennet.
- A live performance from the Royal Buckley Town Band will feature also.
- Tickets are available from Southdown School or Buckley Town FC.
- £5 per ticket. Limited amount available.
Everyone at Buckley Town sends our best wishes to our former left-back Matty Roberts and hope that he recovers soon.
Matt was out on Thursday running but suffered a suspected cardiac arrest. He was found collapsed and unconscious by passers-by. He is currently in hospital recovering, is now awake after coming round but has been heavily sedated. He is responsive and would seem to be on the mend.
Matt is a local lad from Mynydd Isa and represented the club for many years and well known in local football community having also played in the Huws Gray Alliance for Mynydd Isa, Mold Alex, Holywell Town, and FC Nomads.
Get well soon Matt.
Today’s game between Buckley Town Reserves and Gresford Athletic Reserves ended in a 2-2 draw after Tom Gunson & Sam Spridgeon were on target for Buckley Town in a game of missed chances and decisions not given.
William Roberts scored both Gresford’s goals, the second being from the penalty spot.
Goals either side of the break from Callum Humphries and an Aled Bellis penalty were enough for Buckley Town to win an entertaining game at the Globe.
Dean Seager was also on the mark from the penalty spot for Llandudno but Buckley proved too strong in the end for their opponents and took an important three points seeing them move up the league to 11th position and looking forward to meeting leaders Pretayn Town at Bastion Gardens on Friday night.
All photos and video courtesy of Trevor Jones
Last week was one to remember for sport in Buckley.
McDonald’s FAW Trust Community Football Awards
On Thursday night, at the McDonald’s FAW Trust Community Football Awards (North East), our Junior counterparts were presented with the Club of the Year Award, proudly represented by Chairman and Club Secretary, Kev Holden and Emma Iball.
Our Junior Chairman has been quick to recognise the overall efforts of all stakeholders of the club, ‘After winning this prestigious regional award, we are automatically given the chance to win the Club of the Year Award across the whole of Wales.
This is something we should all be proud of and is in recognition of all managers, coaches, parent reps and everybody who contributes to the club. Well done!’
Under 19s Team
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide a pathway for our Junior players to move into senior football, this season has saw the implementation of an Under 19s boys team come into fruition.
We have successfully integrated the majority of last season’s Under 16s squad into our senior set up, a few of which have had experience of first team and reserve football already this season.
Sunday saw our Under 19s take part in their first competitive fixture, despite a 2-0 loss, this marks a huge step forward for our football club and the football community within Buckley.
Our first team manager, Dan Moore, had this to say, ‘having worked with our Under 16s of last season for a period last year, I knew that it would be vital to retain as many of them as possible, they’re a good group.
We’ve already seen a number of them play in our first and reserve teams this season and this is a trend we expect to continue, and hopefully we now have a big piece of the jigsaw in place for years to come.’
Buckley Cricket Club Success
Also on Sunday, our Cricket Club saw their Under 13s boys team lift the Welsh Cup.
Under 13s coach and former Buckley Town player, Rhys Jones, commented, ‘We played 5 knockout rounds before finals day on Sunday. We beat Carmarthen in the semi final by ten wickets (they beat us in the finals last year so that was nice!), and then an immense performance saw us beat Newport in the final. Easily the best day and feeling of my life!’
From everyone at Buckley Town Football Club, we would like to congratulate our friends at Buckley Cricket Club on this achievement, and for their continued progress and success in providing a top class environment for young players from the area to enjoy their sport!’