Orchard wants more after first win

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BUCKINGHAM Town manager Steve Orchard believes there is a lot more to come from his side after his first win as Robins manager last weekend.

Two first half goals from Nick Bines and a second half strike by Ben Shepherd saw Town notch their first win of the season against Northampton Spencer.

Bines put Buckingham into a 2-0 lead at half time with Shepherd extended that lead straight after the break before the visitors pulled two goals back but Buckingham held on.

Orchard, who took over in the summer, said: “We played well in the first half and we controlled the game.

“We stroked the ball around well and the second goal was a really good move that was well finished off by Nick Bines.

“We deservedly led 2-0 at half time and then we made it 3-0 straight after half time but we fell asleep and they could have nicked a draw at the end.

“We looked dangerous on the break and we missed a couple of really good chances and our keeper made two good saves so 3-2 was probably a fair result.

“It’s always nice to be up and running. We’ve had a disruptive pre-season and football is about a journey, we don’t know how good we are and there are several things we need to work on.”

Despite losing their opening two matches against Raunds Town and Rothwell Corinthians, Orchard was encouraged by his side’s performances.

He added: “We’ve been playing good football, which is encouraging.

“We didn’t deserve to lose our first two games and we’ve let in late goals which is a concentration issue.

“We have some really, really good players at this club and we know there’s a lot more to come.

“Nothing is won or lost at the start of the season, we’re still settling down and I’m still getting used to my squad because there are players here who I’m still finding out about.”

Tomorrow Buckingham go to fourth-placed Wellingborough Whitworth hoping to move up from 13th in UCL Division One.

Orchard added: “All games at this level are tough but I’m looking forward to going back to my old club.

“They’re one of the best sides in the division but hopefully we can go there and give them a game.”