Bucks hit three to seal victory

Action from Station Road in Long Buckby's match against Holbeach United
Action from Station Road in Long Buckby's match against Holbeach United

FOLLOWING Tuesday night’s defeat to Newport Pagnell, Long Buckby manager Glenn Botterill has entered the transfer market.

Botterill has signed up Michael Byrne from S & L Corby and Kyle Cartwright from Bedworth United to ensure cover is available for the title run in.

Stuart Smeathers was again absent with illness and Jack Ashton was away.

Craig Kelly made his 200th appearance for the Bucks to join captain Richard Bunting who achieved the same milestone earlier in the month.

The game started at a fast pace and Buckby took the lead in the fifth minute.

Following a good left wing move with Greg Ling, Craig Kelly hit a low cross which Russell Dunkley drilled into the bottom corner.

The lead increased on 20 minutes, when once again, Russell Dunkley chased a ball down the left.

When the keeper came he calmly lobbed the ball into the net for his 30th goal of the season.

A change was required on 32 minutes when Mark Hewitt received an arm injury and was replaced by Tom O’Brien.

The change required Ollie Wilkinson to move into the middle of the back four with O’Brien fitting in at right back.

Holbeach took some comfort from the change and keeper Darren Watts had to be alert when tipping a long range shot over the bar for a corner.

Greg Ling made the game safe for Buckby when on 39 minutes he interchanged passes with new boy Byrne to fire into the roof of the net to make the score 3-0.

The second-half never quite lived up to the action of the first.

Neither keeper had a real shot to save and Buckby introduced both Foster and Glass for Byrne and Koriya respectively and saw the game out comfortably.

With Kings Lynn beating Daventry United 3-0 the season is still set up for the showdown at Station Road on April 14.