Battling Bucks bag all three vital points

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LONG Buckby made it only one defeat in eight league games, as they came from behind to take all three points against Harborough Town in their midweek encounter.

The home team gifted the visitors the lead as early as the second minute. Keeper Ash Malhorta dropped the ball and watched agonisingly as Ben Barton rolled the ball into the empty net to give the visitors the lead.

No heads went down and the home team were level within four minutes.

Good work by John Debouri and Mike Houghton created a chance for Nkosi Mzungwana to fire an equaliser low into the corner of the net.

Craig Jackson, given a rare start, went through one-on-one with the keeper.

He delayed his shot and this allowed the keeper to save with his feet at the expense of a corner.

There were claims for a penalty as Craig Jackson appeared to be up ended in the box but the referee denied the shout.

As the ball bounced around, Buckby were awarded a free kick and the keeper tipped over a shot from Nkosi Mzungwana to keep the scores level.

The second half started as the first had finished with the home team on top.

Following Nathan Wills coming on as substitute for Kiernan Nugent the home team took the lead with good work on the right between Wills and Mullarky allowing the latter to fire a low shot past the keeper.

Nerves were taking over now as Harborough came at Buckby.

But the home team held out for a famous victory. As the visitors attacked, Buckby had ample opportunity to increase their lead but it was not to be.