Record crowd see Bucks win

Russell Dunkley in another attacking move
Russell Dunkley in another attacking move

A RECORD-BREAKING attendance of 784 was present to see The Bucks down the colours of the league leaders.

Kings Lynn, led by their massive support, had two corners in the first 10 minutes which they were ably dealt with. Buckby’s first attack resulted in a fierce shot from captain Richard Bunting which was parried by goalkeeper Street. Russell Dunkley was flagged offside as he followed up to challenge.

On 17 minutes the Bucks were rocked as Jack Defty flicked on a long clearance and Jason Turner clipped the ball over Darren Watts to give the visitors the lead.

But the lead only lasted three minutes as good work on the left between Craig Kelly and Greg Ling caught the Kings Lynn defence in a panic. As the centre half attempted a header back to the keeper, leading scorer, Russell Dunkley nipped in to fire the ball past a startled Street.

Buckby controlled the rest of the first-half winning the battle in midfield.

The pace of Fazel Koriya was causing consternation to the visitors and this gave the left back problems.

Kings Lynn had the first chance of the second-half when Craig Kelly was penalised for handball. The resulting free kick ended in the safe hands of keeper Watts.

On 60 minutes a foul by Mark Hewitt resulted in a fracas in the middle of the pitch. The referee consulted both his assistants and decided to send off Mark Hewitt of Buckby and caution Ross Watson of Kings Lynn.

Four minutes later another fracas after a foul on Ollie Wilkinson resulted in Jordan Yong of Kings Lynn being cautioned.

The loss of Hewitt did not stop Buckby from committing players forward and it did not look like they only had 10 men. Josh Davis was introduced on 67 minutes at the expense of Michael Byrne to give the team more balance.

On 76 minutes Fazel Koriya was fouled and the resulting free kick taken by Josh Davis was cleared for a corner. Greg Ling took the corner which was headed away on the near post for another.

The next corner was a beauty that sailed straight into the top corner with the merest hint of a flick from the keeper’s gloves.

Manager Botterill now decided to bring on Tom O’Brien in place of Fazel Koriya which resulted in Ollie Wilkinson moving inside.

Buckby saw the clock down to achieve a famous victory being the only team to have beaten them twice this season.

Still four games to go and a three-goal difference to make up, but Buckby can still win the league.