Goodwin expects spicy derby as Buckby go to Cogenhoe

Scott Goodwin
Scott Goodwin

Scott Goodwin says there will be ‘added spice’ when his Long Buckby team face local rivals Cogenhoe United on Easter Monday.

The sides drew 3-3 at Station Road earlier in January and both will be hoping to secure the bragging rights this time round.

Buckby go into the game on the back of a four-match unbeaten streak, with all of those games ending in draws.

And Goodwin is hoping to end the wait for a league win, which stretches back to December 8, at Compton Park.

He said: “It’s our local derby and we know that they’ll want to rectify the fact they came to our place and drew 3-3.

“There will be a little bit of added spice involved but there’ll be a lot of good football played.

“There will be a few more people at the game than usual, and I know my lads are chomping at the bit to get out there.”

The Bucks have not played since March 9 due to the big freeze as well as waterlogging, but Goodwin has used the free time to add to his coaching staff and his squad.

He has brought Dan Ainsworth into the managerial set-up and snapped up Kettering midfielder Mark Prior.

And he has also been boosted by the news that Louis Dupree and Leo Adams have rejected moves to Wellingborough Town and Desborough Town respectively.

“We had seven-day approaches go in for Louis and Leo, but both wanted to stay,” said Goodwin.

“The fact they want to remain with us shows we’re making progress and it’s satisfying for me and the rest of the players.”