Buckby targeting Sixfields final date against Daventry Town

FINAL CHANCE - Long Buckby boss Phil Mason
FINAL CHANCE - Long Buckby boss Phil Mason

Long Buckby will be aiming to set up a Sixfields date with Daventry Town next week.

Phil Mason’s travel to UCL Premier Division rivals Cogenhoe United in the semi-final of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup next Tuesday night.

Calor League outfit Daventry Town await the winners in the final, which is set to be staged in April at the home of Northampton Town.

Buckby, who are without a fixture on Saturday, will go into the game at Compton Park on the back of a 2-0 premier division defeat at Yaxley last weekend, but they will be boosted by the fact they have already won at the home of the Cooks this season.

In September, Buckby were 2-1 winners over the Cooks in the premier division thanks to goals from Howard Forinton and Joe Power.

Last weekend’s defeat was a disappointing one for Bucks, and Power in particular.

Yaxley went ahead through a long-range Rob Hughes effort, but Power missed a brilliant chance to level the match when Yaxley goalkeeper Aaron Butcher saved the Buckby man’s penalty.

Ricky Hailstone sealed the home success with six minutes remaining.

Buckby team: Justin Cergy, Dan Childs, Dan Bucciero (Callum Burston), Matt Hayes, Robson Kightley (Amadeus Clements), Howard Forinton, Jean Dakouri, Joe Power, Josh Crawley, Leon Edwards, Jon Crockett

WOODFORD UNITED were denied the chance to claim only their second UCL Division One win of the season last weekend when their home clash with fellow strugglers Bugbrooke St Michael’s was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Woodford are at home again on Saturday when they entertain Thrapston, but they will again be without a manager after Marcus Townsend resigned from the post last weekend.