Football: Buckingham Town want to play in Bletchley this season

Buckingham Town's Ford Meadow ground last year.
Buckingham Town's Ford Meadow ground last year.

BUCKINGHAM Town FC have applied to play their home league games at Manor Fields in Bletchley this season.

The United Counties League Division One side will play a friendly match against Kempston at the Milton Keynes Irish Centre-owned ground this Saturday lunchtime and are awaiting confirmation from the UCL that they can play their in 2012/13.

The Robins have not yet said why they wish to play at Manor Fields – home of Bletchley Town for the past couple of years before a row with the Irish Centre led to the club folding earlier this summer – having last season groundshared with Winslow United.

Buckingham Town have already played one pre-season game at Manor Fields, beating Old Bradwell United 2-1 on July 14, and the club hope to have confirmation from the UCL that they can play their league fixtures there by early next week.

Playing in UCL Division One this season, they will host the likes of Olney Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Their opening game is at home to Raunds Town on Saturday, August 18.