In-form Athletic keep rolling out the wins

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Buckingham Athletic continued their excellent form since the turn of the year this week when they recorded back-to-back wins to remain seventh in Spartan South Midlands League, Division One.

On Saturday, Athletic visited in-form and promotion-chasing Baldock Town.

Jack Cater almost gave the visitors a dream start, just failing to get enough on Simon King’s low cross, before Baldock grew into the game.

Robertson saw his shot comfortably saved by Athletic goalkeeper Bennion while King’s stray cross almost sneaked in before Neil King fired a free-kick straight at the home keeper as the first half ended goalless.

The evenly-matched, keenly-fought nature of the contest continued into the second half, however it was Buckingham who got their noses 14 minutes after the restart.

Matt Cruse chased a long ball down the left flank, gained control, and drove into the Baldock penalty area where he was hauled down for a penalty and though King’s initial effort was saved, Cruse was first to react to squeeze the ball home.

Having taken the lead, and with the home side unsettled, Athletic should have doubled their advantage just three minutes later but Cruse got his effort horribly wrong with only Farmer to beat.

However, while Baldock then enjoyed more possession, Athletic held firm before putting the game to bed when, on 79 minutes, his rasping drive from 25-yards flew into the bottom corner.

Buckingham then backed up that win on Tuesday evening when a first half goal from King was enough to beat Brimsdown 1-0.

This week Athletic travel to Risborough Rangers who are one place and four points below them in the table.