Superb Buckby earn their victory

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MANAGER Scott Goodwin announced an unchanged team for the first time this season, and was rewarded with a stunning second-half display to send the Doughboys to defeat.

The game in the first half was dominated by the home team and they hit the woodwork twice with early efforts.

On 21 minutes the home team took the lead when a ball over the top caught out the visitors’ defence and Dan Stewart fired a low shot to give Wellingborough the lead.

Buckby hit back and a great shot by captain Mike Houghton was parried by the keeper and Leo Adams fired over from a good position.

Nathan Wills had good shot tipped away for a corner as the Bucks came more into the game as the first half closed.

The second half started with a long through ball from Louis Dupree, collected by Mike Houghton who turned and shot low into the net – the half was only 38 seconds old.

The Bucks had their tails up and Mike Houghton was brought down just inside the box.

Dan Rogers blasted the ball from the penalty spot to give them the lead on 51 minutes.

Four minutes later a great interchange between Jean Deboori and Dan Rogers ended with a curling shot from Rogers to give the keeper no chance.

Wellingborough had no answer and the Bucks were well on top but did not increase their lead.

Instead the home team made the score 2-3 on 70 minutes when Dan Stewart once again found himself unmarked and fired into the net.

On 83 minutes full-back Mzungwana broke clear and found Mike Houghton whose shot 
hit the underside of the bar.

He felt it had crossed the line but to make sure the full-back thundered his shot into the net to make it 4-2 to the Bucks.

Manager Goodwin brought on James Harrison and Matt Thornber, for their Buckby debuts, and Craig Jackson also came on.