Robins beaten by leaders

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Buckingham Town suffered a third successive defeat when they were beaten 2-0 by UCL Division One league leaders Northampton Sileby Rangers last night.

The Robins, who handed a debut to new signing and goalkeeper Joe Pursell, went behind on 25 minutes through Phil Cassidy’s strike.

In response, Joel McCormick went close for Buckingham before Rob Foster put the visitors two ahead at half time.

Kyle Stimpson (pictured) forced a fine save out of the visiting goalkeeper midway through the second half as the Robins were unable prevent defeat.

Griffiths said afterwards: “It’s fair to say I’m becoming more and more frustrated with our fixture list, it was and still is a challenge and I’ve done what I can to embrace the run of games we’ve had against top sides.

“We have to play the top sides at some point and we shouldn’t hide from that and I’ve seen it as a good opportunity to test ourselves against the best the division has to offer.

“I still maintain that as I do not want to be seen to be making excuses or shying away from tougher games.

“However, we are a side brought together and trying to develop an understanding, a confidence and a togetherness in the most strenuous of circumstances.

“It makes it very hard but not impossible. We spoke after the game that we are a side lacking confidence, we know that, we cannot however lack belief and we cannot give up on each other.

“There is a talented dressing room at our club. Once again, if a couple of events had gone another way last night we could have got the win we needed. We had a one-on-one and hit the bar. We are testing these top sides.

“The horrific fixture schedule doesn’t let up as we go to sixth-placed Bugbrooke and then fourth-placed Oadby.

“We can’t write these games off just because our chips are down, Bugbrooke is a good pitch and it’s a fantastic opportunity to once again turn the corner and showcase what we can do.

“Things will click and they will come together, this spell will soon feel like a distant memory. The sooner that happens the better.

“When things aren’t quite going our way, the only acceptable response is to work harder than ever to put that right. That we are a doing.”