Returning Lawless inspires Buckingham to first win in two months

Dominic Lawless
Dominic Lawless

Buckingham Town returned to winning ways for the first time in more than two months with a 2-1 victory over Rushden & Higham on Saturday.

The home side went into the game nine points ahead of Town in UCL Division One, but the final result flattered the hosts as Buckingham produced a well-drilled first half display and deservedly earned a victory that takes Neil Griffiths’ side up to 13th.

Returning striker Dominic Lawless raced onto a through ball on 27 minutes and clinically beat the home keeper to break the deadlock. Other chances came and went as Buckingham maintained their grip on the game but it was not until the 40th minute that the second goal arrived.

A rash challenge by a Rushden defender resulted in a penalty and although his initial effort was saved, Lawless controlled the rebound well and drove home his second.

The Robins conceded a penalty themselves early in the second half and Jory Mann reduced the arrears, but the visitors held on to claim all three points, before on Wednesday, they earned a 1-1 draw with Raunds.

Lawless again put Buckingham ahead on 43 minutes after a dominant first half display, but Raunds equalised with a close range Ferdinand Bass effort shortly after half-time.

Town next play on Tuesday when they host Rothwell.