UCL: Buckby ready for Pagnell trip after claiming first point

CLEARING THE DANGER - action from Long Buckby's 1-1 draw with Sileby Rangers (Picture: Dave Ikin)
CLEARING THE DANGER - action from Long Buckby's 1-1 draw with Sileby Rangers (Picture: Dave Ikin)
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Long Buckby claimed their first point of the UCL Premier Division season as they drew 1-1 with Sileby Rangers at Station Road on Saturday.

Sileby took a first-half lead on 22 minutes through Will Muzvimbiri, and the scoreline was still the same going into the final 10 minutes.

But Buckby’s perseverance paid off when Karlos Augustine netted a volley against his former club to make it 1-1.

Dan Stewart’s men then very nearly claimed all three points, but Wes Emery’s free-kick rattled the crossbar.

The point wasn’t enough to lift Sileby off the bottom of the table, but they are not just one point behind second-from-bottom Oadby, with 17th-placed Wisbech onlyt three points better off.

On Saturday, Buckby are back on the road as they travel to mid-table Newport Pagnell, who have claimed seven points from their six fixtures to date.

Long Buckby v Sileby Rangers: James Broadbent, Callum Burston, Dan Worton (Jamie Currille), Elliott Herbert, Jamie Love, Robson Kightley, Ash Stewart, Wes Emery, Karlos Augustine, Jordan Tambling-Peart, Amadeus Clements (Ryan Merrey).

WOODFORD UNITED

Woodford United will try to get back on the winning trail in UCL Division One on Saturday when they travel to St Neots Youth & Saints.

The Reds were beaten 2-0 at home by Thrapston on Saturday.

In what was a tight game, Curtis Taylor-Jacob put Thrapston ahead after 68 minutes.

Ben Morgan added the vital second goal 10 minutes from time.

Woodford v Thrapston: Darren Smith, Ryan Dufty, Perry Moore, Sam Wood, Matt Higgs (Martin Thompson), Paul Beevor, Henry Spears, Dan Childs, Adam Knight, Ben Foster, Leon Edwards (Richard Pannell).

WOODFORD have been drawn away to Tring Athletic in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.

Long Buckby have been handed a home game against Oxhey Jets.