Robins stun the leaders but exit FA Vase

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Buckingham Town picked up an impressive three points when beating Bugbrooke St Michaels 4-3, but followed that by crashing out of the FA Vase.

Table-topping Bugbrooke went into the game flying high at the top but were undone by a determined Robins side who are now seventh in UCL Division One with games in hand over the teams above them.

Dan Mullins sent Town ahead on nine minutes when great work by Lobjoit left him with a simple tap-in, however despite Buckingham’s good play, Bugrbooke turned the match around and went into half-time 2-1 to the good.

The half-time scoreline was harsh on the Robins but parity was restored three minutes after the interval as Michael McKenzie fired home.

Bugbrooke re-established their lead two minutes later as the game ebbed and flowed and it became impossible to predict how it would finish up.

Both teams were playing some great football and it was Tariq Kotey who hauled the Robins level again just before the hour-mark, converting Mullins’ right-wing cross and at this point there was only going to be one winner.

Buckingham’s attacks were becoming ever more dangerous and as Lobjoit carried the ball into the home penalty area with nine minutes left, he was hauled down and the referee pointed to the spot.

Captain Sam Bearmanpowered in the spot-kick to give Town the advantage and despite a late Bugbrooke rally, Buckingham held on tot ake home three valuable points.

Town then crashed out of the FA Vase after a 5-4 defeat at Combined Counties Premier Division side Bedfont Sports.

Two Leon Lobjoit goals meant Town led their high-ranked opponents at the break but a second-half blitz from Bedfont earned them victory despite Lobjoit completing his hat-trick and Dan Silver also scoring.