Olney Town name Steve Kuhne as boss

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Olney Town have moved quickly to name former St Neots Town manager Steve Kuhne as the new man in charge at East Street.

With former boss Ed Wheatley stepping down from his role as manager due to work commitments, Kuhne was unveiled as the new boss on Sunday.

Having started his career as a schoolboy with Tottenham, he went on to play at St Neots and Arlesey Town before moving to London playing over 10 years in the Conference and Isthmian Leagues.

After moving back to Bedfordshire Steve played for Bedford Town before moving to Arlesey Town and helping them win the South Midlands Premier League. After another move to Stamford Steve won the UCL Premier League before once again playing for St Neots and Potton United.

Steve has scored over 650 semi professional goals with over 350 in the UCL.

Steve’s managerial career then continued at St Neots guiding them to 4th place in the UCL Premier Division before managing the development squad-St Neot’s Saints and Youth.

Olney Town chairman Paul Tough said: “We have worked really hard to bring Steve into the club and we hope that this is a major statement in terms of further development at the club both on and off the field.

“From the moment we met we realised that our football philosophy was the same and we looking forward to working together.”

Town though missed out on the chance to make it eight wins in a row on Saturday as they went down 2-1 to Thrapston Town, leaving them in 11th in UCL Division 1.

>> New Bradwell St Peter celebrated being named Spartan South Midlands Division 2’s team of the month by continuing their fine form, berating The 61 3-1 on Saturday - their eighth in a row.

Gary Ollard’s side have sailed up the league table, and now sit third, having played fewer games than both Hale Leys United and Kent Athletic above them.

And despite the award, Ollard believes there is still room for improvement for St Peter.

“I’m over the moon that the team’s won the award, but we could still be better,” he said. “We’re winning, so it’s not too bad -- but I don’t think we’ve played our best. I’m always looking for improvement.”

Elsewhere in Division 2, Old Bradwell drew 1-1 with Pitstone & Ivinghoe, while Willen shared the spoils with Tring Corinthians in a 2-2 draw. Mursley United lost 2-0 to Grendon Rangers.

In Division 1, Stony Stratford Town’s dismal season continued with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of FC Broxbourne Borough to leave them bottom of the pile.

North Bucks & District Football League

Premier Division

Comet MK 5-2 Stewkley

Hanslope 2-1 Deanshanger Athletic

Loughton Manor 2-0 MK Wanderers

Marsh Gibbon 2-3 Great Horwood

Potterspury 5-1 Syresham

Silverstone 1-0 Great Linford

Intermediate Division

Clean Slate 1-7 Charlton & District

Grendon Rangers Res 0-7 MK Titans

Southcott Village 2-1 Yardley Gobion

Wicken Sports 3-2 Potterspury Res

Wolverton Town ‘A’ 0-6 Towcester Town

Division One

Deanshanger Ath Res 2-0 Hanslope Res

Great Linford Res 1-2 Olney

Syresham Res 0-2 Wicken Sports Res

Tattenhoe 0-3 Brackley Old Boys

Division Two

Brackley Sports Res 0-4 City Colts ‘A’

New City Stars 2-2 Silverstone Res

Steeple Claydon 6-2 Marsh Gibbon Res

Stewkley Res 2-5 MK Wanderers Res

Yardley Gobion Res 4-1 Padbury Village Res

Berks & Bucks Junior Cup

Second Round

Brill United 3-4 AFC Santander

Great Horwood Res 7-0 Rivets

Longwick Sports Club 1-0 MK Gallacticos

MK Wanderers Res 2-1 Aylsebury Sports

Oving 6-1 Westbury

Stoke Hammond 2-4 Bow Brickhill

Wendover 5-2 Twyford United

Wing Village 2-10 FC Mandeville