Buckby keep up their winning ways

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Long Buckby travelled to Deeping in the knowledge that they had never won at Outgang Road since Deeping came into the Premier Division 10 years ago.

Midweek games had decimated Buckby with crucial injuries to both Kelly and Bunting and it needed a revamp of the team to keep the season flying.

As it was on November 12 a minutes’ silence was impeccably observed by all present to remember all those who had been lost in previous conflicts.

Deeping started better with Crewe Alexandra trialist Mark Jones showing good touches but with no great reward.

After the initial Deeping pressure,

Buckby came into the game and Ling headed wide and Foster shot wide, when a goal kick was awarded when he was convinced it was a corner,

On 18 minutes Buckby were awarded a penalty when following a ball into the area the referee adjudged that Russell Dunkley had been fouled. Fazel Koriya took the penalty and gave the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The game ebbed and flowed both ways with both teams having chances without any real result.

Buckby came out all guns blazing at the start of the second-half, and in first 10 minutes had good chances from Quigley, Koriya and Foster and also two penalty appeals when both Smeathers and Allen were brought down in the area without just reward.

Deeping equalised on 65 minutes when a ball into the area was swept into the net by Gilbert to draw the hosts level, in all honesty it was no more than they deserved.

From the restart Buckby swept up field and Russell Dunkley gave Buckby the lead on 66 minutes, once again following a great cross from Greg Ling. No more than 60 seconded had evolved since the equaliser.

Deeping were somewhat taken aback by getting back on terms and then losing the lead, Try as they might, they launched attack upon attack on the Buckby goal until a cross from the right was converted by Matt Heron who gave Tom Stephanou no chance with a header from an unmarked position in the 89th minute.

Deeping thought they had secured a point when a ball up field in the 93rd minute was allowed to bounce by three different defenders as Fazel Koriya pounced to poke the ball into the net to give the visitors an unlikely 3-2 win.

Buckby are now within sight of Daventry Town’s record of 15 consecutive wins, although it will still take some beating.