Vital win for Buckingham

Connor Ecclestone
Connor Ecclestone

Goals from Tom Hill and Dom Marsala saw Buckingham Town clinch a crucial 2-0 away victory at Thrapston in their battle to avoid relegation from UCL Division One.

Following a disappointing 2-0 home loss to Rushden & Higham at the weekend, Robins boss Griffiths demanded a reaction from his side and he got exactly that at mid-table Thrapston.

He said: “I am very, very pleased with players after Tuesday.

“It was about a reaction to a below-par performance on Saturday, and to say our preparation wasn’t ideal would be an understatement.

“Due to roadworks, we only had seven players there for 6.45, the rest arrived at around 7.15 and then the kit was also caught up on the A45 so Thrapston kindly lent us there away kit to use.

“The warm-up was 10 minutes at best before starting the match with only 12 players.

“However, once again through adversity the players stuck together, worked twice as hard and returned to the quality levels we have seen this season.”

Buckingham remain second from bottom despite the result, but they are only three points behind Wootton Blue Cross, who are directly above them, with two games in hand.

Griffiths added: “I cannot say how proud I am of everyone involved on Tuesday night, it would have been so easy to have been beaten. The lads showed the fight we need to win games.

“All other teams around us won, which makes the win even more important as to lose another three points on teams around us would have been a disaster.”