Oving & District Villages Cup
3 April, 2018 13:26

Monday 2nd April

The overnight rain did not cause the cancellation of the final as many people assumed. Although, the goalmouths had standing water around 10.30, this was forked away and by 3 o'clock the pitch was perfectly playable. Both teams arrived at a reasonable time and were ready for kick off. A fairly even first half without too many chances saw Great Horwood take the lead after about 20 minutes. A ball through the middle saw the Great Horwood forward beat the Long Crendon goalkeeper to the ball to steer it in to the net. Long Crendon had the bulk of the second half but couldn't break down the Horwood defence with the Horwood goalkeeper having a relatively quiet game for a final.

That's how it stayed, so Great Horwood making their first appearance in the final were the cup winners.


Monday 26th March

Although overcast the weather was ideal for football and Saturday saw both the semi finals get played. Both games were competitive with some good football being played.

Great Horwood travelled to Wendover, where they came away with a 3-2 victory scoring the winner in the 89th minute. This was after taking the lead in the first half only to concede a goal with almost the last kick of the first half. Some stern words at half time saw Great Horwood come out motivated and instantly they were 2-1 up. Great Horwood had some half chances to kill the game off but didn't take them and were punished when they had a penalty harshly awarded against them for handball. Now at 2-2 Horwood raised their game and were rewarded with the last grasp winner.

The other semi final was just as close, Long Crendon going into a 2-0 lead at half-time only to be pegged back to 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes. Wingrave missing a number of chances to win the game before it went into extra time. Extra time then saw Crendon restore their two goal advantage, to come out 4-2 winners.

So a couple of teams in the final for the first time in a number of years. Good luck to them both.

Wednesday 14th March

The Beast from the East put paid to the two semi finals on the 3rd March, which meant some re-arranging. Everything seemed to be set for the 17th until the Hellanic decided not to release Long Crendon even though they made them play on a "free week" and then the North Bucks couldn't release Great Horwood as it wouuld have meant a financial loss to another team. So we are all set for the 24th March at Wendover and Wingrave with the final still scheduled for Easter Monday, 2nd April. If the 24th doesn't happen then the final will be moved and the semi final played on the Easter Monday.

The competition has a new committee member and he is Mr Harold Bone. Most of you will know "H" as a stalwart of Oving FC, and he still turns out for the odd game despite his age. We are glad that "H" has agreed to join the committee.

Howwever, the competition has lost one of its Vice Presidents with the passing of Rex Heley at the age of 99. Rex was passionate about local football and was involved with most local leagues in one form or another and he always supported the Oving Village Cup by attending the final whenever he could.

Sunday 4th February

The last quarter final tie was played yesterday, just. The overnight rain meant that the pitch at Marsh Gibbon was waterlogged and so the game was switched to Great Horwood. Considerable thanks to Marcelle, Marsh Gibbon, and Darren, Great Horwood for organising this and contacting all the relevant officials. It did mean that Great Horwood Reserves had to postpone their game but with the weather as it was I'm sure they didn't mind.

As for the game it turned out to be a classic. Great Horwood opned the scoring early and then were given a penalty. They then controlled the rest of the half and reached half time 2-0 up. Almost immediately from the restart Great Horwood made it 3-0, game over every one thought. But Marsh Gibbon continued to hang in there and were rewarded when the Marsh centre forward chased down a long ball, causing an error before crossing in to the box where a Marsh player along with a Great Horwood defender and goalkeeper all jumped at the same time with the result that the ball looped off them into the goal. Shortly afterwards Marsh Gibbon were awared a penalty, so 3-2.

Great Horwood then put the pressure on and started to create chances, that were not taken, which meant Marsh still had a chance. One they took in the last minute when a corner was headed home. Extra time saw both teams score again but no-one could find a winner, so penalties it was, with Great Horwood just edging it 5-4. They now play Wendover in the semi final.


Thursday 4th January

The semi final draw took place last night and the fixtures are Wingrave v Long Crendon and Wendover v Marsh Gibbon or Great Horwood. The last quarter final tie is scheduled for the 3rd February.

Sunday 31st December

Last year's cup winners, Wendover, are through to the semi finals after a 4-2 victory away to Twyford, from the North Bucks League. Three teams are now through to the semi finals with Marsh Gibbon and Great Horwood contesting the last place. The semi final draw will be made on Wednesday 3rd January.

Saturday 9th December

The first cold spell of the season claims the Twyford v Wendover quarter final. The game will now take place on Saturday 30th December.

Monday 16th October

The competition is uberway with Twyford and Oving winning their first round matches so are through to the quarter finals. Great Horwood and Wing meet this Saturday aimimg to join them.

Thursday 6th July

The competition has a new President and he is Mr Tom Munt. Most of you will know Tom from his refereeing days and some will have seen him out and about assessing new referees. We are glad that Tom has accepted this position and look forward to him representing the competition. As well as President the competition has a new Chairman, Jim Styles, and a new Vice Chairman, Kevin Saw. Their are a couple of vacancies on the committee but the secretary is writing to some possible candidates.

Also, the competition has a couple of new teams this season, Twyford United and Great Horwood will be competing along side Steeple Claydon who are making a return after missing last season.


Sunday 5th March

Wingrave and Oving met in last year's semi final and Wingrave were 30 seconds away from the final when Oving equalised and took the tie in to extra time, eventually winning on penalties. This year Wingrave got revenge with a 3-1 victory. Wingrave were 2-0 up at half time much against the run of play with Oving having the lions share of possession. This soon changed after the break as Oving pulled one back within five minutes of the restart and continued to dominate possession but they couldn't find the equaliser. Wingrave eventually started to get back in to the game and scored the important next goal, 15 minutes from time. Although, there was a little controversy as the ball went through a hole in the net, which gave the impression that the ball had missed the post. Oving couldn't find a way back in to the game and Wingrave took the victory and a place in the Easter Monday final.

Thursday 2nd March

Haddenham have had to call off their semi final againt Wendover as they are unable to raise a side due to unavailability and injuries to players. The committee will decide on the action that will be taken.

Tuesday 28th February

Both semi finals will be played on the 4th March following the cancellation on the 4th February. As a result the games will be played at the home ground of the team drawn first in the draw, Haddenham and Wingrave. Kick offs will be at 1.30, with extra time and penalties, if required.

Wednesday 18th January

The semi finals have been set for the 4th February and the 4th March. Wendover and Haddenham are up first followed by Wingrave and Oving. Both semi finals will be played at the Oving recreation ground.

Sunday 4th December

Oving are through to the semi finals for the second successive year following their 2-1 victory over Long Crendon yesterday.

Sunday 27th November

Wendover and Haddenham both had 3-2 victories against Quainton and Wing on Saturday to reach the semi finals of the competition. They now await the other quarter finals, one which is on the 3rd December and the other the 14th January.

Friday 28th October

Marsh Gibbon have had to forfeit their match against Long Crendon due to the unavailability of players. This means that Long Crendon will now play Oving in the quarter final. Two quarter finals are scheduled for the 26th November, see fixtures tab for information.

Friday 23rd September

The cup draw for this season has been drawn. See fixtures page.

Thursday 28th July

Oving Village Cup Chairman, Frank Crowdy, passed away recently. The competition wishes to express its condolences to his family at this time. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd August at 3.15 at the Amersham Crematorium. No flowers and no black. Donations to be the Cuddington Playing Fields Association.

Saturday 7th May

The final of the Oving Villages Cup took place today, five weeks after the original date was cancelled due to the weather, and a number of alternative dates proved unpopular with the two teams. On the hottest day of the year so far Long Marston took on Oving, Oving making their first appearance in the final since the 1981/82 season where they were the losing finalists and Long Marston their first since the 2007/08 season where again they were the losing finalists, so one team will go away happy this time.

Long Marston started the brighter and had most of the possession forcing Oving on ot the defensive and eventually took the lead when a long ball over the top saw the Long Marston forward win the race with the Oving defenders and goalkeeper to toe poke the ball into the net. Michael Bowen then made a brilliant save to deny Long Marston. Oving then had, as it turned out, their best chance of the match. A cross from Pat Hurst was missed by the Long Marston defenders and fell to Josh Dance just wide of the penalty spot. Josh chose to take the chance first time and smashed the ball wide of the upright with only the keeper to beat. This was to prove a costly miss as Long Marston went straight up the other end and scored to make it 2-0 at half time.

Long Marston were proving to be clinical in front of goal and made it 3-0 just after the break and despite Oving's best effort, they couldn't find the goal to bring them back into the game and Long Marston proceded to score two more and hit the woodwork twice before the final whistle blew and crown them champions.

Thanks to Paul Jenkins, Bernie Goodman and Dave Commander, the three officials who controlled the game well and to the crowd who turned up to watch the two teams.

Wednesday 16th March

Oving are through to their first final since the 1981/82 season after they defeated Wingrave 5-4 on penalties. The score was 2-2 after 90 minutes and 3-3 at the end of extra time. Josh Dance equalising for Oving in the last minute to secure a hat-trick.

Tuesday 8th March

At the fourth time of asking the last outstanding quarter final was played, with Wingrave beating close neighbours Wing 4-0 in an entertaining game. The scoreline a bit harsh on Wing as the game was closer than the score suggests, but quick goals at the start of each half putting Wing on the backfoot and despite trying they couldn't find the goal to get them back in to the game. Two goals late on sealed the win for Wingrave.

Now for Too Good Too Bad, first a big thank you to everyone who turned out to watch, a really good crowd and lets hope for the same at the semi final. To finish the disappointment of a Wing player needlessly destroying the advertising hoarding and earning his club a sizeable bill.

Saturday 5th March

Last Monday's attempt to get the second semi final played once again failed and not because of the weather, which was ideal, this time someone had spiked a water hose that meant that the pitch was flooded. A fourth attempt has been scheduled for Monday 7th March, once again at Tring Athletic FC. Lets see what happens this week.

Sunday 21st February 2016

Still trying to get the last quarter final played. It is now scheduled for Monday 29th February at Tring Athletic FC. Lets hope that the weather stays fair for the next week, so the game gets played and the we can get the second semi scheduled.

Sunday 20th December 2015

Long Marston are through to the Village Cup final after defeating Stewkley 4-1 in the first semi final played on the 12th December. The game was played at Long Marston, unfortunately the two assistant referees were pulled off the game to officiate elsewhere so a big thank you to both teams for providing the necessary assistants.

Sunday 15th November 2015

Yesterday saw four matches played, one first round and three quarter finals with two seeing a lot of goals and all ending in away wins. In the first round it was returning Wing who saw off Oakley, the winners of the previous two finals, 7 goals to 4. So no hat-trick for Oakley. Last year's losing finalists, Stewkley, are through following their 2 - 1 win against Long Crendon. New entrant Marsh Gibbon failed to progress to the semi finals losing out to Oving by 7 goals to 4, hopefully they will be back next season, which just left past winners Long Marston and Steeple Claydon. This game went the way of the others with the away team Long Marston winning 3 - 1.

Semi final draw is Wingrave or Wing versus Oving and Long Marston versus Stewkley. The next set of matches will be scheduled for the Saturday between Christmas and New Year.


Sunday 13th September 2015

The draw for this season's competition has been drawn and is should below. This season we welcome back Wing FC and say hello to Marsh Gibbon FC, whilst Haddenham FC have decided to try another competition and so will not be competing this season.

First Round

Wingrave v Quainton and Oakley v Wing.

Quarter Finals

Steeple Claydon v Long Marston, Long Crendon v Stewkley, Marsh Gibbon v Oving, Wingrave or Quainton v Oakley or Wing.

Ties to be played on a agreed date.

Since the AGM Phillip Shuffill has resigned from the committee. He will be missed for all his work that he has put in over the years especially the work around the extension of the pavilion. A big thank you from the committee.



Thursday 11th June 2015

The 2014/15 Annual General Meeting took place on the 11th June 2015 with Jim Styles in the chair. He thanked all the committee for their work during the season and for both finalists for an entertaining match, especially Oakley who retained the trophy. He also commented that it was the first time he could remember that both semi finals were played before the end of the calender year, so both finalists were known months before the final.

All the committee were re-elected, although the competition was looking for some younger blood to join the committee if anyone was interested.

The final had seen a better gate compared to previous years but it was decided that the admission charge would be £3 for anyone over 16 and under 16s would be £1. Also, this year saw the kick off delayed by 5 minutes, in the future the decision would be made by the committee not solely the referees secretary and there would have to be a good reason to delay it. This year the kick off should not have been delayed to accommodate one player.

New applications were always welcome especially as Haddenham had decided not to enter in 2015/16, although there was talk of maybe Grendon Rangers and Wing re-entering.

Monday 6th April 2015

The weather finally came good on Easter Monday, making perfect conditions for the final. The kick off was delayed by five minutes as Oakley waited for a player to arrive. The game itself was a low key affair with limited chances being created by either side. Oakley took the lead 15 minutes before half time by playing the ball out to the left, a tactic they employed all through the half, taking the ball to the goal line and cutting it back for a simple tap in. Stewkley created a great chance just before half time but hit the post. The second half saw Stewkley more in the game and pushed Oakley back but they couldn't find the equaliser and then with six minutes to go a long ranch strike by Shayne Almond secured the cup for Oakley. The trophies were presented to the teams and officials by Neil Robinson, the former Wing FC player who has ten Oving Village Cup winner medals.

Monday 29th December 2014

Saturday 27th December saw both semi finals played with Oakley and Stewkley making it through to the final on Easter Monday, which is on the 6th April. This is the first time I can remember that all the rounds of the cup have been played before the end of December, this has been achieved as a result of the good weather and the league fixture secretaries releasing the teams.

Let's hope the weather is good on Easter Monday and we can attract a suitable crowd. Hopefully, both teams will appreciate the work that is being carried out to the pavilion at the Oving Recreation Ground, increasing the size of the changing rooms and generally tidying up the appearence of the building.

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Saturday the 6th December saw all four quarter finals played and four teams progressing to the semi finals. There were a large number of goals scored in the four games. Stewkley put eight past Oving, Long Marston scored six against Steeple Claydon, Haddenham five against Wingrave and Oakley four against Quainton.

This meant that the semi final draw was Stewkley v Long Marston (at Oving) and Haddenham v Oakley (at Haddenham). Games to take place on Saturday 27th December.

Wednesday 10th September 2014

The draw for the 2014-15 season is as follows:

First Round - Wingrave v Long Crendon

Quarter Finals - Stewkley v Oving, Steeple Claydon v Long Marston, Haddenham Utd v First Round Winners and Oakley v Quainton.

Fixtures will be arranged shortly, with the possibility that games will be played between Christmas and the New Year.

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Oakley defeated Haddenham 3-0 in the final on Easter Monday. In a low key game short of incident, two first half errors from Haddenham gifted Oakley their goals. Haddenham were unable to make an impression in the second half and a late third goal sealed victory for Oakley.

Wednesday 26th March 2014

The finalists for this year's final are known - Haddenham FC will play Oakley FC. Haddenham overcame Wingrave, 3-1, 10 days ago whilst Oakley overcame Stewkley, 3-2, on Monday night, this after being 2-0 down at half time. The game ended with a bad injury to a Stewkley player, thankfully there was no break or dislocation, just severe swelling. So the final will go ahead on Easter Monday.

Saturday 22nd February 2014

Finally, at the fourth time of asking Oving and Oakley managed to get their quarter final tie played, under lights at Chinnor FC. Oakley proved too strong for Oving and ran out 6-0 winners. They will now meet Stewkley in the second semi final. It is hoped that the semi finals can be scheduled during March but I appreciate all teams are going to have a back log of games due to the terrible weather.

Sunday 5th January 2014

Wingrave and Haddenham are through to the semi finals after both won their quarter final ties played between Christmas and the New Year. Wingrave winning 2-0 at Quainton whilst Haddenham won 3-1 at Long Marston. That just leaves the Oving v Oakley tie to be arranged. But at least one semi final tie should, hopefully, be able to arranged shortly.

Sunday 1st December 2013

The first round matches took place yesterday and the two teams going through to the quarter finals are Oakley and Quainton. Oakley saw off Steeple Claydon 3-0, whilst Quaiton overcame Brill 5-1. This means that the quarter final line up is known, with the first game taking place on the 6th December with another, Long Marston v Haddenham, scheduled for the 28th December. It may be that Quainton v Wingrave will also take place that day.

Thursday 17th October 2013

The draw for this season's competition has been made and is as follows:

First Round - Brill v Quainton (1) and Oakley v Steeple Claydon (2).

Quarter Finals - Oving v (2), (1) v Wingrave, Long Crendon v Stewkley and Long Marston v Haddenham.

Some dates have already been set.

30 November - Oakley v Steeple Claydon and Brill v Quainton.

7 December - Long Crendon v Stewkley.

Sunday 16th June 2013

The annual general meeting took place last Thursday, 13th June, and was well attended and with most OVC AGMs it didn't last long. There was no changes to the committee with all current members being re-elected, although there is a vacancy on the committee if anyone is interested. Only three meetings a year with attendance on Easter Monday required.

There were three rule changes this year that were all passed. 1. The entrance fee will increase to £20 in season 2014/15. 2. Updating the rule to confirm penalties will be taken if the match is level after extra time. 3. The fine for failing to phone the result in increases to £10. Usually this isn't a problem but this year a number of clubs failed to ring the result through.

For next season there will be a proposal to select substitutes from 5 players rather than the 3 at present.


Friday 5th April 2013

We now have two finalists following the semi finals on Easter Monday. On another cold windy day both games went ahead without any problems. Grendon Rangers entertained Wingrave and got off to the perfect start scoring in the first five minutes and then continued to have most of the play, eventually Wingrave started to get more into the game and equalised after 30 minutes. The second half started with Grendon missing a great opportunity to retake the lead. They continued to dominate possession and were creating the better chances until, with extra time looming, Wingrave broke away and scored the decisive second goal.

Over at Steeple Claydon, Stewkley were soon leading 2-1and held the lead until half-time. Steeple Claydon equalised by way of a penalty, but neither side could find a winner in the 90 minutes, so into extra time. The tie was decided five minutes before the end when Stewkley grabbed the winner.

The final will now take place on May Day Monday, 6th May at Oving recreation ground with a 2.30 kick off.

Monday 25th March 2013

Following the snow at the weekend, which saw the cancellation of both the semi-finals, the final will not take place on Easter Monday. A date will be arranged as soon as the semi finals have been played. It is hoped the semi finals will now take place on Easter Monday, weather permitting.

Sunday 10th March 2013

Following Stewkley's 3-1 win over Haddenham on Wednesday night, the line up for the semi finals is now complete. They will now both take place on Saturday 23rd March, this is following the North Bucks League committee releasing their teams from their scheduled fixtures. This is very much appreciated by the competition. As both semi finals are on the same day, they will not take place at Oving but at the grounds of the team first out in the draw, in this case Grendon Rangers and Steeple Claydon.

Monday 4th March 2013

Grendon Rangers make it through to the semi finals with a 1-0 win over Long Crendon. Thanks to both clubs for playing on a Sunday. Tonight Stewkley and Oakley finally played their first round match and came away with 2-1 victory after extra time. Stewkley took the lead with a penalty on the stroke of half time and held the lead until 15 minutes from time when Oakley equalised. Both teams had great opportunities to win the game in normal time but were denied by the respective keepers. Stewkley regained the lead 5 minutes into extra time and held on despite a few scares late on in the game. Well done to referee Kevin Saw, who had an excellant game. Stewkley now take on Haddenham on Wednesday 6th March at Tring Athletic.

Saturday 23rd February 2013

Since Christmas the weather has meant no games have been possible, even playing midweek was not possible, as the likes of Thame and Winslow also suffered. But now as we approach March some games have been scheduled with the Stewkley v Oakley game now due to take place on Monday 4th March with the winners playing the quarter final on the following Wednesday. The other quarter final, Long Crendon v Grendon Rangers, is due to take place on Sunday 3rd March.

It would be good if the semi finals could take place on Saturday 23rd March, if it was at all possible.

Saturday 29th December 2012

The Steeple Claydon v Quainton escapes the wet weather, just. The game was switched to Quainton and as the overnight rain failed to arrive the game went ahead. Despite the wet and muddy pitch both teams tried to play football and were rewarded with well taken goals in the first half. The second half continued in the same vain but it was Steeple Claydon who got the breaks to run out 3-1 winners. Thanks must go to both teams and the referee, Kevin Saw, for getting the gane played.

Sunday 16th December 2012

Weather causes the postponement of two games, one, Steeple Claydon v Quainton, is now scheduled for Saturday 29th December whilst Stewkley v Oakley will, hopefully, take place in January.

Thursday 11th October 2012

The first set of fixtures have been set for next month and December. Clubs should ensure that they get their registration sheets back to the secretary as soon as possible. Clubs should be aware that they must be available to play over the Christmas / New Year period if their respectative Leagues do not set fixtures.

Wednesday 20th June 2012

Oving Village Cup President, Percy Young aged 96, passed away yesterday, 19th June. The competition wishes to express its condolences to his family at this time. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 3rd July at 11.30 at the Oving Parish Church. Family flowers only. Donations to be the British Heart Foundation.

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

The 2012-13 online entry form is now available. Please see the link on the homepage.

Monday 14th May 2012

The 2012-13 season entry form is available to download and complete from the 'Downloads' page. I am currently working on producing an 'online form' which emails the details to me but it isn't quite ready yet. If I can get it to work, I will look into trying to produce an online result sheet and maybe registration form.

Tuesday 13th March 2012

The second semi final will now take place on Wednesday 14th March at Thame United's new stadium, kick off at 7.30. The game will be decided on the night. Entry is free so please come along and support one of the teams.

Sunday 4th March 2012

Steeple Claydon conceded their quarter final tie against Haddenham yesterday as they were unable to raise a side due to injuries. This means that Haddenham will play Long Crendon in the semi final to take place over next couple of weeks.

Thursday 1st March 2012

This Saturday sees the quarter final tie between Steeple Claydon and Haddenham, re-arranged following the bad weather last month. A big thank you to Steeple Claydon for agreeing to switch the game to Haddenham. The winners will play Long Crendon in the semi final, which will probably have to be played midweek, in order to meet the Easter Monday final.

Saturday 17th December 2011

Grendon Rangers book their place in the semi final with a 3-0 win against Wingrave. They will now play Oving sometime in the new year.

Tuesday 6th December 2011

Long Crendon were the first team through to the semi finals when their opponents, Brill United, had to concede the game as they were unable to raise a team. They were followed by Oving who overcame near neighbours, Quainton, 2-1 on Saturday. The third quarter final is scheduled for the 17th December with the last one involving Steeple Claydon and Haddenham probably taking place in January.

Monday 10th October 2011

The draw for the 2011/12 season is as follows:

First Round - Haddenham Utd v Stewkley.

Quarter Finals -

Steeple Claydon v Haddenham Utd or Stewkley

Quainton v Oving

Grendon Rangers v Wingrave

Brill v Long Crendon

Monday 25th April 2011

Grendon Rangers won their first Oving Villages Cup trophy when they defeated Stewkley 1-0 in the Easter Monday final. In front of a large crowd a Shawn Alderman goal five minutes before half time was enough for Grendon Rangers to lift the trophy. In a game with very few clear cut chances Grendon Rangers just edged it although Stewkley hit the ball twice, the second time deep into injury time which would have forced extra time.

Saturday 16th April 2011

Grendon Rangers made it through to their second successive final with a 2-0 win over Long Marston. In a game, which saw no clear cut chances in the first half, Grendon took the lead three minutes into the second half and sealed victory 10 minutes from the end but this was after the Grendon had made two good saves to keep Long Marston from equalising. Grendon now face Stewkley in the final on Easter Monday hoping to go one better than last season when they well beaten by Steeple Claydon.

The Oving Village Cup Committee is looking for new members to join the working committee. The main duties are being available for the semi finals and final to prepare the ground, sort the teams out and clear up afterwards. Anybody interested should contact the secretary, Tony Skeggs 01296 428392, or attend the AGM on the 16th June.


Saturday 19th March 2011

Stewkley booked their place in the Easter Monday final with a 2-1 victory over Haddenham. In an open competitive game which saw both teams keen to attack when given the opportunity, it was Stewkley that started the brightest and they took the lead after 15 minutes. They should have made it two five minutes later but missed the opportunity, this miss seem to wake Haddenham up and they started to take control of the game. They thought they had a good case for a penalty when their player went over in the box but this was waved away by the referee. However, on the half hour mark Haddenham equalised. The second half followed the pattern of the first with Stewkley retaking the lead 10 minutes into the half. Haddenham's best opportunities were directed straight at the Stewkley goalkeeper, who had an excellent game, and despite battling to the end they were unable to find the equaliser.

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

One of the semi finals, Haddenham v Stewkley, has been set for the 19th March at Oving Recreation Ground. The other semi final, Grendon Rangers v Long Marston, looks likely to be played midweek as Grendon Rangers cannot be released until Saturday 16th April. Further details of when and where will follow.

Saturday 29th January 2011

We now have the teams for the semi finals following todays remaining quarter finals. Grendon Underwood and Long Marston had both made it through before Christmas as Cheddington overcame Cheddington 3-0, whilst Long Marston progressed following Quainton's decision to withdraw due to insufficient eligible players. Steeple Claydon's dominance of the competition comes to an end as they fail to make it to their eighth final in succession as Haddenham beat them 3-1. Haddenham will play Stewkley, who beat Long Crendon 4-0 in the other quarter final.

Friday 10th September 2010

The draw for the 2010/11 season is as follows:

First Round - Oving v Stewkley and Wingrave v Haddenham.

Quarter Finals - Wingrave or Haddenham v Steeple Claydon

Long Crendon v Oving or Stewkley

Grendon Rangers v Cheddington

Long Marston v Quainton

Saturday 10th July 2010

This season will see ten teams competing for the cup. We welcome back Cheddington and Haddenham but Wing have decided not to enter as they under go a period of transition.

Sunday 20th June 2010

The AGM was held last Thursday. The main points to report are that Michael Curtis stood down as treasurer after 42 years in the position, he now becomes a Life Vice President. Stuart Skeggs is now the new treasurer. Jim Styles was also made a Life Vice President. All other positions remain the same.

Cheddington FC and Haddenham FC have re-entered the competition, whilst enquiries from Fairford Leys FC and P&IC FC were discussed. It was decided that they would not be allowed to enter at this time, due to potential qualification and village issues.

It was decided that the list of villages that could participate in the competition be drawn up and circulated to the clubs, for them to use during the season. The list would also be published on the website.

Thursday 10th June 2010

The redesigned website has been lauched today, if you find any problems with the website or mistake please contact us and we will try and correct the problems. All club details will be updated after the AGM once all the entries have been recieved.

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Thursday 3rd June 2010

The AGM will take place on Thursday 17th June at Oving FC. The agenda can balance sheet can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section of the website.

Wednesday 31st March 2010

The final is nearly upon us, hopefully the weather will warm up on Easter Monday. This year there will be an under eleven game between the junior sides of Grendon Rangers and Steeple Claydon, kick off at 1.30.

Just a reminder that the admission fee will be £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Saturday 27th February 2010

Steeple Claydon and Grendon Rangers will contest this year's final as both had convincing wins in their semi finals. Both scored six as they battled through the rain to reach the final, Steeple Claydon for the seventh successive year and Grendon Rangers for the first time since the 1983-84 season.

Friday 26th February 2010

The Grendon Rangers v Long Crendon semi final has been switched to the Oving recreation ground due to Grendon's pitch being waterlogged. Kick off is still 2.00 pm.

Tuesday 16th February 2010

The semi finals will take place as drawn with Wingrave and Grendon Rangers playing at home. The kick off will be at 2.00 pm, with extra time and penalties if required. The officials have been appointed and confirmation will be done by the Competition, who will also arrange payment of the officials.

Oving Village Cup committee members will be at the semi finals - Tony Skeggs and Roger Small will be at Wingrave whilst Philip Ginger and Michael Curtis will be at Grendon Rangers.

Tuesday 5th January 2010

Both semi finals will take place on Saturday 27th February, one at Grendon Rangers and one at Wingrave. The fixtures may be reversed in order that there is no home advantage. Details to be confirmed later this month.

Sunday 27th December 2009

Roger Ball, committee member, passed away suddenly before Christmas after a short illness. On behalf of the competition we offer our condolences to his family at this time.

Sunday 13th December 2009

The draw for the semi finals is:

Wingrave v Steeple Claydon

Grendon Rangers v Long Crendon

The fixtures to be arranged shortly.

Saturday 12th December 2009

Grendon Rangers are through to the semi finals after defeating Stewkley 2-1 in today's last quarter final.

Having secured Winslow Utd's ground owing to Steeple Claydon reserves continued involvement in the Berks and Bucks cup Wing, unfortunately, have had to withdraw from the competition as they were unable to raise a side for their quarter final tie against Steeple Claydon.

Sunday 22nd November 2009

Long Crendon are through to the semi finals after a 2-0 victory away at Quainton.

Tuesday 20th October 2009

This season teamsheets will not be sent out to clubs, they can be downloaded and printed out for the "Downloads" section of the website.

Also the Home team must phone the result to Tony after the match, unless Tony is at the game at full time. ADL teams are also reminded to phone the result to Marc Thoday,regardless of playing home and away.

Sunday 18th October 2009

Wingrave are through to the semi finals after beating Oving 4-2 after extra time. Wingrave were taken to extra time by a spirited Oving side that came back from 2-0 down to give the holders a scare. Wingrave went 2-0 up with half hour to play, then Paul Perkins left the field injuryed and Oving started to get into the game and were rewarded with two goals from Jesse Beck. Extra time was an even affair and with penalties looking the likely option, Wingrave scored midway throught the second period. With that goal Oving run out of steam and Wingrave sealed the victory in the dying minutes.

Thursday 1st October 2009

Following the publication of the photograph of the 1971/72 winners in the Bucks Herald recently, this can now be seen on the website. Go to "Past Finals" and click on the year.

For match dates follow link "Fixtures"

Saturday 19th September 2009

Long Marston will be not be able to field a side in the this season's competition , so have withdrawn from the competition. Oving will now play wingrave in the quarter finals.

Wednesday 16th September 2009

The draw is as follows:

First Round

Oving v Long Marston (Withdrawn)

Quarter Finals

Oving v Wingrave

Quainton v Long Crendon

Steeple Claydon v Wing

Grendon Rangers v Stewkley

The dates will be confirmed once the respective leagues have released the teams.

Saturday 12th September 2009

The Draw for this seasons comptition will be posted online by Tuesday (15th).

Team in the draw this season are: Grendon Rangers, Long Crendon, Long Marston, Oving, Quainton, Steeple Claydon, Stewkley, Wing and Wingrave.

Friday 11th September 2009

We have a new team competing this season, Grendon Rangers FC, from the North Bucks League who have been given the okay from the league. Unfortunately, this is the only new entry despite sending out the competition details to a few clubs. This season there will be a more active campaign to attract new teams to the competition.

 Final Easter Monday 13th April 2009

This year's final is between Steeple Claydon from the North Bucks Football League and Wingrave from the Aylesbury and District Football League.

Steeple Claydon are making their sixth appearence in a row, having won four of the last five finals, Wingrave, on the other hand, are making their first appearence in the final since the 1952/53 final. Wingrave last won the trophy back in the 1934/35 season when they defeated Wing Village 2 - 1.

Hopefully, the weather will be on our side and there will be a large crowd to watch the traditional Easter Monday final.

The trophy will be awarded to the captain of the winning team immediately after the final whistle by the President of the Competition, Mr Percy Young.

Admission Prices on the day will be £3.00 Adults and £1.00 Children.


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