Buckby keep up pressure at the top

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AS Long Buckby haved played their 21st game out of 38 in the last week of January the way ahead looks tortuous to say the least.

Buckby have played Irchester twice within three weeks accumulating 10 goals in the process.

On Saturday Buckby took the lead as early as the seventh minute when Greg Ling pounced on a loose ball from a corner giving the keeper no chance.

The lead was increased on 32 minutes when following a free-kick Tom O’Brian swept a shot into the net to make the score 0-2.

The away team completely dominated play and keeper Watts was rarely troubled.

The second-half started in dramatic fashion, when Irchester full-back Ben Wilson put the ball past his own keeper in a vain attempt to stop a goal.

Within 90 seconds Rob Foster scored Buckby’s fourth following a great move down the right.

On 55 minutes Rob Foster hit the bar as the away team continued to put the home side to the sword.

Buckby made a couple of substitutions on 57 minutes with Kelly and Dunkley replacing Wilkinson and Davis.

Goal number five arrived on 61 minutes when Dan Quigley fed Rob Foster and he made no mistake.

The scoring was completed on 63 minutes when Russ Dunkley met a right-wing free-kick to power a header into the roof of the net.

On 66 minutes David Glass replaced Fazel Koriya.

The game continued in a similar pattern and before the final whistle Craig Kelly, Rob Foster, Dan Quigley, Greg Ling and Russ Dunkley all had shots saved by the overworked home keeper.

After the game Bucks’ boss Glenn Botterill told the Gusher he was delighted with the result and was pleased with the second-half performance.

“Nice to keep a clean sheet but to be fair it should have been double figures,” he added.