Mason says previous big win means nothing as Buckby prepare for Pagnell trip

Long Buckby manager Phil Mason
Long Buckby manager Phil Mason

Phil Mason has urged his Long Buckby players to block out their 6-1 success against Newport Pagnell when they travel to take on the same opponents this weekend.

The Bucks blitzed Pagnell at Station Road in August, thanks to a hat-trick from Josh Crawley and single strikes from Daniel Bucchiero, Jean Dakouri and Aaron Donaldson.

But plenty of fresh faces have been brought in since then, with Mason attempting to steer his side clear of relegation.

And he has urged the ones who were part of that Pagnell thrashing to put it to the back of their mind as they prepare for the return fixture.

“We beat them 6-1 at home and they will be dying to get their own back,” said Mason.

“But we’re not too worried about what they do because if we do the basics right then we should get something out of the game.

“We’ve got to block the win we got against them out and pretend we haven’t played them yet.”

Buckby go into the game on the back of a positive performance against Wellingborough Town last weekend.

Crawley’s goal gave Mason’s men a 1-1 draw, but the manager feels his team should have got more from the game.

“We deserved to win the game,” he said. “We hit the woodwork three times and had other clear-cut chances to score.

“We did everything but score, but I’m very pleased with our performance against a good side.”