Buckingham Town kick-started their season this week with four points from two UCL Division One matches.
On Saturday, the Robins picked up their first point of the season against Blackstones, although it could so easily have been better as Neil Walton’s 63rd minute goal put them on course for what would have been a deserved victory, only for Della Russo to stab home a late equaliser.
Buckingham didn’t have to wait long for their first victory of 2015/16, though, as a great attacking display saw them overcome Wellingborough Whitworth 4-3 on Tuesday.
The visitors made a dream start when skipper Dan Delderfield rose above all others to power a header home and put Town ahead inside a minute, however Wellingborough replied instantly through Deven Ellwood.
It remained 1-1 through to half-time before Buckingham gained the upperhand in the early stages of the second half as Tariq Kotey kept his call when through on goal to restore the away side’s lead.
Kotey then added a quick second to seemingly put his side in control, but two goals in six minutes brought Wellingborough back to 3-3 and made it all to play with 15 minutes of the game still remaining.
The home side sened they could go on and win the game but a crucial save from Buckingham’s Jo Burdiak proved key as the Robins went back up the other end and bagged the winning goal six minutes from full-time when debutant Sodiq Thompson stabbed home Lewis Hallford’s free-kick to snatch the points.
Buckingham manager Chris Robson said afterwards: “Obviously coming to a place like Whitworth and getting a victory is pleasing.
“They are a top side in this division and will be up there. I took a bit of a risk as I knew we had to out-score them to get anything from the game.
“With so many defenders out, we had to go attacking and thankfully it paid off. I felt we were exceptional going forward and played some real good stuff in the final third.
“The pace and power we had with the front three caused them all sorts of problems. Tariq was superb and he offers us a whole new dimension going forward.
“I am so pleased for him that he got his goals and is now off the mark as his performances have deserved the goals.
“That is two good performances on the bounce now and we need to continue with them as if we are consistent we have the talent to do well.
“We have another tough game on Saturday at Rushden who have made a great start to the campaign, but if we can take the past two performances into that match, again there is no reason why we cannot get something from it.”