UCL: Goodwin says Buckby have score to settle with Shepshed

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Boss Scott Goodwin says Long Buckby have a score to settle when they go to Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.

The Bucks were beaten 5-0 in the reverse fixture back in October, a result Goodwin labelled ‘bizarre’.

Dynamo were 2-0 up at the break, going on to boss the second half, scoring three more before the end to claim a comprehensive victory.

And Buckby will be eager to set the record straight this weekend as they bid to end a run of six UCL Premier Division games without a win.

Goodwin said: “It was a bizarre one. We were tremendous for the first 25, 30 minutes and it was a very bizarre 5-0.

“It wasn’t as if we had played badly, it was just a freakish result. On paper it looked as though we’d got hammered, but that wasn’t the case. A defeat like that is always in the back of your mind because it’s never nice to have that sort of scoreline.

“We’re not talking about revenge, but we do have a score to settle.”

Buckby have 10 league games left as they bid to finish the season with a flourish.

And Goodwin admits he’ll take any kind of win on Saturday, with a tough fixture list lying in wait after the trip to Shepshed. He said: “If you get the three points and it’s a bit scruffy, of course you take it.

“I’d definitely take a smash and grab, even though that’s not our game plan.

“We’ve got 10 games left and we’ve got a lot of teams who are in the top 10 to play, so we know it’s going to be a battle.

“But our focus is on Saturday and you just train according to who you’re playing at the weekend.”