Challenge Trophy win thrills Wiffin

Damien Wiffin

Damien Wiffin

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Buckingham Athletic turned in their best performance of the season on Tuesday evening when they convincingly beat Premier Division side London Colney in the second round of the South Midlands Challenge Trophy.

Athletic settled well and went ahead on 19 minutes when Ross Firth coolly converted a set piece before Chris Davies made it 2-0 at half-time from the penalty spot.

Colney sought desperately to get themselves back in the game, but Scott Latham’s goal five minutes into the second half securedAthletic’s passage through to the next round.

Manager Damien Wiffin said afterwards: “We set out with a game plan and shape that we hoped would frustrate them and play on the counter which worked perfectly.

“Frankey Tarrant was outstanding at centre half, Adam Bone was excellent and I was really pleased with Andy Hammond, who came in as a late replacement in goal and made some fantastic saves, but a class above everybody was new signing Ross Firth.

“We defended well as a team and were clinical with our chances. It was a really pleasing result and we have to remember that London Colney have the second best defensive record in the Premiership.”