Botterill rings the changes to bag vital victory

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LONG Buckby manager Glenn Botterill rang the changes for Saturday’s home clash against Thrapston.

Squad rotation was the order of the day as Koriya, Ling and Wilkinson were rested to allow Ashton, Glass and Foster to come into the team.

Thrapston who occupied a relegation position at the start of play were rock bottom by the end of the day.

Buckby were awarded a penalty as early as the 10th minute when a darting run into the box by captain Richard Bunting was halted by an illegal challenge.

The penalty, taken by Dan Quigley, was saved by Thrapston keeper Walters.

On 36 minutes Dunkley headed in from a corner to give the home team the lead.

The second-half started as the first had finished with good efforts from Foster and Quigley deserving better reward.

A good move in the 57th minute resulted in a great ball from Craig Kelly putting Russell Dunkley through. He drilled a fine left foot shot low into the bottom of the net to increase the lead.

Ling, Koriya and O’Brien replaced Davis, Foster and Hewitt to try to give the game a bit more impetus

On 73 minutes following a good save from a Ling shot, the keeper threw the ball straight to Fazel Koriya who hit a poor shot. The ball was pushed out to Dunkley and the keeper redeemed himself with a good save.

Greg Ling increased the lead on 80 minutes when following a good interchange with Dunkley he hit a great shot low into the net.

The match was wrapped up on 92 minutes when once again Ling scored following good work from Dunkley, Koriya and Glass.

This was the fourth clean sheet on the bounce and helped improve the goal difference as Kings Lynn won by the only goal at Kempston.

At the moment Buckby are seven points behind with three games in hand and an inferior goal difference of only three goals.