Buckby set for FA Vase showdown

LONG Buckby will be one of only three UCL teams in the last 16 of the FA Vase competition a week on Saturday after St Neots won their delayed fourth round tie at Gresley on Saturday.

Two late goals from Shane Tolley took his seasonal tally to 37 as the Saints triumphed by 3-1 in south Derbyshire to earn a fifth round clash with the third UCL club still involved, King’s Lynn.

The Linnets attract huge support and a four-figure gate looks on the cards in nine days’ time when the Bucks will hope for sizeable travelling support at Leiston in deepest Suffolk.

A comfortable 3-0 home win over Ely City on Saturday left Leiston in second place in the Ridgeons Eastern League only three points behind Dereham Town with three games in hand.

Meanwhile St Neots were overtaken by Newport Pagnell at the top of the UCL table as a result of the weekend Vase game while the Bucks remain in fourth spot despite Saturday’s inactivity.

Daventry Town have put in a seven-day approach for Station Road play-anywhere defender Dan Quigley but the youngster is thought unlikely to move with the Bucks still heavily involved in the FA Vase.