Third win on the spin for Athletic

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Buckingham Athletic continued their recent resurgence with a 3-2 win over Amersham Town that catapulted them up to 12th in SSML Division One.

Damian Wiffin was forced into a number of changes for the trip, but Athletic’s confidence was evident early on with Luke Tavener using his pace to cause the home side problems.

Despite that, neither side created much of a goal threat as the teams went into half time goalless, but Athletic needed just two minutes of the second half to go ahead when Tavener smashed in.

Buckingham doubled their lead moments later as a long-range effort from Patch Hooper was fumbled by the home goalkeeper, but Amersham responded through Broadway’s neat finish.

It looked as though Athletic had twice restored their two-goal cushion but Hooper’s effort was ruled out for offside before Tavener hit the bar.

Athletic then paid for those missed chances as a well-struck shot from 25 yards brought the hosts level, but Tavener’s flicked header found Simon King who fired home what turned out to be the winner as the visitors saw out the remaining 10 minutes despite having Dave O’Dell sent off for a straight red card.

Athletic will hope to continue their winning form at home to seventh-placed Southall this weekend.