UCL FOOTBALL: In-form Woodford ready for Peterborough Sports test

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Woodford United will be hoping to build on their impressive win over Irchester United when the entertain Peterborough Sports at Byfield Road on Saturday.

The Reds were 5-2 winners over Irchester last weekend, a result that has seen them climb to 13th in the UCL Division One table.

Peterborough Sports will be a tough nut to crack though, as they currently sit third.

Against Irchester, Woodford took an early grip with Ben Foster’s eighth minute opener and a second from Joe Henderson a minute later.

Mitch Blande put Irchester back in the game after 25 minutes, but an effective Woodford response brought two goals from Paul Beevor after 29 and 35 minutes.

After defending poorly in the opening half the Romans played much better after the break but failed to take chances.

Blande’s second goal five minutes past the hour closed the gap but Tommy Waldock had the last word for the Reds in the last minute.

LONG BUCKBY

Long Buckby remain rooted to the bottom of the UCL Premier Division after their 2-1 loss at Sileby Rangers last Saturday.

Two first-half goals were enough for the Northampton side, with Buckby’s consolation being too little, too late.

Sileby dominated the first half and were 1-0 up on 20 minutes through Stuart McMichael, and they doubled their lead seven minutes later through Joel Gyasi.

Buckby improved in the second half, and pulled a goal back in stoppage time theough a penalty from Wes Emery, but they couldn’t find an equaliser, despite Sileby playing out the closing stages with 10 men after Billy Shepherd’s sending off.

Buckby are without a game on Saturday, but travel to Oadby next midweek.