Boss Goodwin says Buckby’s minds are on final seven games

MIDFIELD BATTLE - action from Long Buckby's 2-2 draw with Huntingdon last weekend
MIDFIELD BATTLE - action from Long Buckby's 2-2 draw with Huntingdon last weekend

Scott Goodwin says there is no chance his Long Buckby players will have their ‘heads on the beach’ for the final seven games of the season.

The Bucks are approaching the final furlong in the UCL Premier Division season, sitting comfortably in mid-table.

Goodwin’s side, who play five of their final seven games at home, welcome Desborough Town to Station Road on Saturday (ko 3pm), eyeing a first win in 10 league games. And the boss is adamant his players haven’t already started to switch off and think about their summer holidays.

“Desborough are 10th at the moment and if we beat them on Saturday we will only be two points adrift of them,” said Goodwin.

“It’s not a case of just grinding out the final seven games.

“We’ve got five of them at home and we want to finish the season well.

“The lads won’t be on the beach in their heads because there are lots of points to play for and we’re playing lots of teams around us who we can catch.”

Buckby were close to ending their winless streak last weekend as they surrendered a 2-1 lead to draw with Huntingdon Town.

And Goodwin said: “We played some breathtaking football in the first half, but the second was scruffy.”