Solitary goal wins it!

Long Buckby in action against S and L Corby in the FA Cup
Long Buckby in action against S and L Corby in the FA Cup

A LONE goal was enough for Long Buckby to snatch victory in their FA Cup encounter against S and L Corby, writes Garry McGurk.

Buckby manager Glenn Botterill said his side had got off to an “excellent start” in their league campaign which meant players were “fighting for places” in the first-team line-up.

Saturday’s latest success came about thanks to a goal from Russell Dunkley who proved a constant thorn in the S and L Corby side’s defence.

After numerous potential goal-scoring chances he eventually found the back of the net which proved to be the only goal of the game.

The winning strike followed a long clearance from the Buckby keeper which fell nicely at the feet of Dunkley who calmly rounded the centre-back and found the back of the net.

Greg Ling later had a shot on goal which rattled the opposition’s crossbar.

The only downside for the Station Road outfit was an injury to Rob Foster who fell akwardly after only five minutes of play and dislocated his shoulder.

Botterill was delighted with the early results and the squad numbers at the moment.