LONG BUCKBY: Goodwin expecting a Blackstones onslaught

HEAD ON A STICK - Scott Goodwin played a key role in defence as Long Buckby beat Peterborough Northern Star last weekend (Picture: Dave Ikin)
HEAD ON A STICK - Scott Goodwin played a key role in defence as Long Buckby beat Peterborough Northern Star last weekend (Picture: Dave Ikin)
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Long Buckby boss Scott Goodwin has told his players to expect an onslaught when Blackstones come calling tomorrow (ko 3pm).

The clash is between two of the UCL Premier Division’s relegation-threatened teams, with Stones three points behind Buckby with just Saturday’s game to go.

5,MNCE-20-04-13-UCL football. Long Buckby v Peterborough Northern Star,Long Buckby FC, Station Road, Long Buckby'Action pix of Long Buckby v Peterborough Northern Star. Plus pix of Buckby manager Scott Goodwin please

5,MNCE-20-04-13-UCL football. Long Buckby v Peterborough Northern Star,Long Buckby FC, Station Road, Long Buckby'Action pix of Long Buckby v Peterborough Northern Star. Plus pix of Buckby manager Scott Goodwin please

Goodwin’s men know a draw will be enough to secure another season at step five, while the away team must go all out for victory to ensure survival.

And, consequently, the Buckby manager knows this weekend’s opposition will launch a full scale attack at Station Road.

“Blackstones have to come at us,” said Goodwin. “We were supposed to play this game earlier in the season and at that time I said they would park the bus, but they won’t this time.

“They’ve got to win to make sure they’re not relying on anyone else and we are expecting them to be very attacking.”

Goodwin selected himself at centre-back last weekend and helped the Bucks record their first win in 15 games, against Peterborough Northern Star.

But he wasn’t giving himself too much credit for that 1-0 win, instead summing up his role in succinct manner.

“I was a head on a stick,” said Goodwin.

“I just did a Peter Kay and booted it away.

“The back four were defenders, not players.

“They just won everything and we looked a very well organised team.

“It was nice to get a clean sheet and it was nice to get a win.”