UCL FOOTBALL: Huntingdon test for improving Long Buckby

Long Buckby manager Dan Stewart
Long Buckby manager Dan Stewart

Long Buckby will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host Huntingdon at Station Road.

Dan Stewart’s men’s mini revival was brought to a halt last weekend as they went down 3-1 at home to Deeping.

But Buckby, who saw their scheduled midweek clash postponsed due to a waterlogged pitch, will be aiming to claim a fourth win of the campaign on Saturday.

Against Deeping, Buckby competed well in the first half and went in at the break at 0-0, but with both sides also down to 10 men after Buckby’s Justin McKenzie and visiting defender Spencer Tinkler were dismissed.

Deeping took control in the second half, and went 3-0 ahead before Elliot Herbert’s late consolation.

Woodford United did title favourites Northampton Spencer a big favour at the weekend as they held second-placed Lutterworth Athletic to a 2-2 draw at Byfield Road.

The Reds have been struggling for results recently, but they showed what they are capable of with their result at the weekend. With Spencer not in action, Lutterworth were hoping to close to within two points of the Millers, and all looked to be going to plan when Dom Ivens fired the Leicestershire side in front on 40 minutes.

But Ben Foster levelled for the Reds a minute past the hour, and Woodford then took a 68th minute lead through Adam Creaney. The lead was short-lived though as Lutterworth were on terms two minutes later through top scorer Danny Laywood, and that was how it stayed.

Woodford are back in UCL Division One action on Saturday when they travel to Stamford to take on a Blackstones side just two places, but a big 10 points below them in the table.