Buckby see points slip

Long Buckby in action against Deeping Rangers at Station Road
Long Buckby in action against Deeping Rangers at Station Road
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LONG Buckby welcomed back Tom Rawlings, although they were without Rob Clarke, who broke two metatarsals in the midweek win at Desborough.

Ash Malhorta returned in goal following his two-match ban, and the whole afternoon revolved around his superb performance to constantly defy the attacks of Deeping.

Both teams had a lot of the ball in the first-half, and the home team thought they could have had a couple of penalties as an apparent handball and a foul on Dan Rogers were denied.

Buckby finished the stronger at the end of the first-half. Tom Rawlings headed wide and then, following good work on the left, he broke into the box and curled a right foot shot just past the post as the first-half finished goal-less.

Deeping upped their game in the second-half and a great save from Malhorta denied David Burton-Jones.

Manager Goodwin rung the changes and gave Kiernan Nugent his debut bringing on Brad Jones at right back. The manager pushed Mike Houghton up front and Dan Malarkey switched to left back.

Malhorta was again at his best to deny Deeping on 74 minutes. But he was powerless three minutes later as a break on the right enabled Matt Heron to get in a low cross that was connected perfectly by Harry Deane.

This time Ash Malhorta was unable to keep out the shot to give the visitors the lead.

Deeping had another couple of chances to increase their lead, none more so than substitute Lawrence Lambley, who blazed over an open goal four minutes from the end.

Buckby try as they might could not raise their game as the points were denied them.