LONG BUCKBY: Mason hails loan star Worby as Bucks end losing streak

BIG MOMENT - Alastair Worby is interviewed by Jake Humphrey of BT Sport following his performance for Brackley Town in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Gillingham. Six days later the goalkeeper played for Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division
BIG MOMENT - Alastair Worby is interviewed by Jake Humphrey of BT Sport following his performance for Brackley Town in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Gillingham. Six days later the goalkeeper played for Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division
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Phil Mason says it was fantastic to have Brackley’s FA Cup hero Alastair Worby in goal for Long Buckby last weekend.

And the Bucks boss has thanked Brackley for allowing his club to borrow the 20-year-old goalkeeper, who enjoyed a shut-out in the 1-0 win against Boston Town.

Worby, who was standing in for suspended stopper Jack Riley, went into the UCL Premier Division clash buoyed by his Cup heroics.

The former St Johnstone player helped Skrill North Brackley beat Sky Bet League One Gillingham 1-0 in a replay at St James’ Park five days earlier.

And Mason was delighted to have such a talented keeper in his squad as Buckby ended a run of seven successive defeats.

“Alastair had a bit of television exposure in the Cup game and he’s clearly a confident young boy,” said Mason.

“He didn’t have to do too much but he did make one good save with his legs late on and his kicking was good.

“Hopefully there’s a chance we can keep him for another week because it was fantastic to have him.

“We really appreciate the help from Brackley because I was running around everywhere trying to get a keeper.”

Substitute Joe Power was the last-gasp goal hero as Buckby ended their run of seven straight defeats with the hard-fought 1-0 win over Boston.

The match was drifting towards stalemate, but Power won the game for the Bucks in the final minute as they moved seven points clear of the Poachers.

Phil Mason’s men are back in premier division action on Saturday when they travel to high-flying Rushden & Diamonds.

Long Buckby v Boston: Alastair Worby, Dan Bucciero (Todd Sawko), Dan Childs, Ridge Essilfie, Jon Crockett, Robson Kightley, Jean Dakouri (Joe Power), Wes Emery, Howard Forinton, Josh Crawley, Nathan Liburd.