Buckby targeting back-to-back UCL victories

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Long Buckby will be aiming for back-to-back wins in the UCL Premier Division when they travel to fellow strugglers Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Phil Mason’s men have endured a difficult season to date, but they wrapped up 2013 in some style last Saturday with a handsome 5-1 win over seventh-placed Wisbech at Station Road.

It was Wisbech’s first visit to Buckby, and it ended in a drubbing.

A great start by the hosts saw Robson Kightley open the scoring four minutes in and Joe Power add a second after 12.

Callum Stocks reduced the deficit seven minutes into the second half.

Debutant Leon Edwards scored a Buckby third after 69 minutes and they wrapped up the win five minutes later through Matt Hayes.

The Buckby tally was completed by Power with eight minutes to play.

The result sees Buckby up to 13th in the premier division table.

Long Buckby: Paul Warnecki, Ridge Essilfie, Dan Bucciero Matt Hayes, Robson Kightley, Dan Childs, Jean Dakouri, Joe Power, Josh Crawley (Leon Edwards), Nathan Stewart, Jon Crockett.

IN DIVISION One, six second half goals condemned Woodford United to another heavy defeat as they were buried 8-0 at Lutterworth Athletic.

Woodford put up stern early resistance until George Lee made the Athletic breakthrough after 33 minutes.

Lee doubled the home lead five minutes later, and then in the second half it was one-way traffic.

This Saturday, Woodford are back on home soil when they host Irchester United at Byfield Road (ko 3pm).

Woodford: Dom Roggero, Ebenezer Adelanna, Jakub Przewozniak, Giwa Lateef (Anthony Fawunda), Karlo Morgan, Liam Naven-Jones, Tom Queripel, Tom Davies, Tyler Morgan, Tobi Ojutalo, Elabbas Eltigani (Elliott Magrath)