Late Cockfosters’ goal denies Buckingham Athletic victory

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Boss Jim Gunn is hopeful of another good showing from his Athletic side when they entertain Chesham United Reserves this Saturday after coming close to grabbing the three points against Cockfosters.

Buckingham led through a Jonny Cater goal after 50 minutes in the Division One contest and were in the ascendancy in the second half but Dean Adams took advantage of a goalkeeping error in the 80th minute and fired home to level the scores.

Athletic continued to pressure the visitors and in the dying seconds could have sealed victory when what looked like a straightforward tap-in from a good cross into the box eluded Cater.

Gunn said afterwards: “It was a good performance by my players on Saturday and it was just a shame we couldn’t take the three points.

“Obviously I’d like to see draws converted into wins in the future but I’m very plaesed with the steady improvement of the team and their fitness levels.

“We’ve faced some tough sides in our last few league games and Chesham will be another test this Saturday. They have had a really good run of results and are riding high in the league. But I’m hopeful we can give a good account of ourselves against them.”

>>Athletic are hosting the Buckingham Junior Charity Cup at Stratford Road, with one game at Winslow, and matches are now at the quarter-final stage.

Fixtures are: Wednesday, November 16: Steeple Claydon v Brackley Sports at Buckingham Athletic , 7.30pm kick-off.

Wednesday, November 23: Great Horwood v Grendon Rangers at Winslow, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, November 30: Potterspury v Wicken Sports or Real Padbury at Buckingham Athletic 7-30pm..

Wednesday, December 7: Charlton v Stewkley at Buckingham Athletic 7-30pm..