Stimpson brace spurs Town win

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FOOTBALL: Kyle Stimpson scored a dramatic injury time winner to give Buckingham Town a narrow 4-3 success at Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday.

Jimi Enefua puts the hosts 1-0 up on 15 minutes in the UCL Division 0ne clash but Stimpson equalised four minutes later with a far post header from a Ben Shepherd corner.

Buckingham took a 34th minute lead after Shepherd hit the cross bar with a fierce shot only for the rebound to go straight to Rob Bannister to nestle the ball into the back of the net.

Town were forced into an early change as Chris Robson was poorly tackled and had to go to hospital due to a suspected broken ankle.Nick Bines replaced Robson.

Two minutes before the interval, indecision between Mike Bell and the defence allowed Enefua to get his second and the teams went in at 2-2.

The second half was as entertaining as the first, but it was Sileby who went 3-2 up, Shaun Daly was allowed too much space and without a challenge he shot past Mike Bell in the Buckingham goal.

A change was made and Joel McCormick came on for Bannister and Town started to work on the Sileby defence to try and get the equaliser.

Eighteen minutes from time Wardell attacked from the right and crossed the ball into the box only for Joe Rich to score an own goal to bring the teams level at 3-3.

Then with a formation change allowing Stimpson to go up front Town really started to carve the Sileby defence apart, McCormick, Bines and Stimpson all came close, and in the third minute of stoppage time Stimpson shot hard and low to get the dramatic late winner. Buckingham Town: Bell, Kaspryzk, Cross, Diamond, Stimpson (Phillips) Lee, Riley, Shepherd, Robson (Bines) Bannister (McCormick) Wardell.