UCL: Mason wants Buckby to keep up the ‘us against the world’ mentality

BATTLING PERFORMANCE - action from Long Buckby's 1-0 win at Boston last Saturday

BATTLING PERFORMANCE - action from Long Buckby's 1-0 win at Boston last Saturday

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Phil Mason has urged his Long Buckby players to maintain the ‘us against the world’ mentality they showed in their superb away win last weekend.

The Bucks squad, made up of just 12 players after three players withdrew before the game, headed to Boston Town and claimed a gritty 1-0 win.

Joe Power’s late strike secured a vital three points in the battle against the UCL Premier Division drop.

And Mason is hoping for more of the same when his 15th-placed side travel to Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday.

“We need to put in the same effort as we did last weekend,” said the Buckby boss.

“There was a great camaraderie and we had an us against the world approach that we need to keep.

“It was one of the best wins of the season for us because we had a very young side who proved their doubters 
wrong.

“We need to keep picking up as many points as we can and we won’t throw in the towel. We’ll keep fighting.”

The Bucks are currently eight points clear of the trapdoor, but the sides below have plenty of games in hand.

Mason’s men refused to show any fear at Boston last weekend, though, and the manager will find it tough to change a winning team for this Saturday’s scrap.

“It’s all hands to the pump now,” he said.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up and the three points we got last weekend were unexpected.

“It’s fantastic for the boys who went and they were a credit to themselves.

“We were under the cosh, but Joe Power popped up to score a fantastic goal. I’m really pleased for him and the rest of the lads.

“They’ve made it difficult for me to change the side now because everyone who went did exceptionally well.”

In division one, the woe continues for Woodford United, who now have a goal difference of exactly minus-100 following their 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Olney Town.

Olney took 27 minutes to score their first, but were 3-0 up by half-time and 5-0 ahead before Ian Anderson’s second-half consolation goal.

The defeat means Woodford are still without a home point this season.

This Saturday the Reds, who travelled to Bugbrooke last night (Weds) are at home to Peterborough Sports.