It’s been a long time coming but Buckingham Town finally claimed their first home win of the season at the weekend thanks to Lukasz Filipiak’s first-half goal which was enough to beat Irchester 1-0.
Previous to this game, Buckingham had drawn seven, lost five and won none of their 12 home games what has been a frustrating UCL Division One campaign so far.
But 14 minutes into Saturday’s game, Filipiak reacted quickest to net his fourth goal in six games after Sam Bearman’s header had been saved.
Tariq Kotey, who had something of a private battle with the Irchester goalkeeper throughout, missed several chances to make it a more comfortable afternoon for Chris Robson’s men, but one goal was sufficient as Town defended doggedly to restrict the visitors to very few chances.
Robson said: “To be honest it was a poor game of football but we’ll take it as in our position it’s about the wins.
“For us we need to be winning games, and that is now three out of the last four.
“The players had to work hard and most were shattered from Tuesday’s game, and we embarrassingly had only myself on the bench, so we had to grind out a result.
“We looked solid as a unit which resulted in Irchester not having a shot on target.
“If you are solid and defend properly, you give yourself a chance, and since we got beaten heavily at Peterborough Sports we have addressed this and stopped leaking goals.
“As mentioned, the only negative was the size of the squad. We have a core of 19 or 20 players, so for only 11 to make themselves available was disappointing.”
“It is the first time that’s happened this season and thankfully we managed to grab a win, so hopefully it will not happen again.”
Buckingham, who are 17th, visit Thrapston this weekend.