Buckingham Town trio scoop awards after excellent September

Leon Lobjoit in action for Buckingham
Leon Lobjoit in action for Buckingham

Buckingham Town Football Club have picked up two awards from the United Counties League for September.

Manager Gary Ollard and assistant Dave Barron were recognised for the club’s sparkling league form and also for winning through two rounds of the FA Vase by being named the Managers of the month.

They were jointly recognised by the league after taking charge of an equal number of games in September.

Also picking up an award is Leon Lobjoit who topped the Division One scoring charts for September, finding the net 10 times in seven matches. The striker has been in unstoppable form and the club hopes that he can continue his lethal finishing with a tough run of matches coming up.

Typically, though, the club were unable to maintain their impressive form in the following match when they were beaten 3-2 by Raunds Town at Manor Fields on Saturday.

Buckingham struggled to get a foothold and were behind on six minutes and although Dan Mullins replied instantly, another set-piece put Raunds 2-1 ahead inside 15 minutes.

The end-to-end nature of the match continued on 20 minutes when Town clawed themselves level again thanks to a fine strike from that man Leon Lobjoit, his cracking half volley from almost 30 yards flying over the goalkeeper and into the roof of the net.

Despite not being at their best, Buckingham were still well in the game and began to find a bit of the rhythm that had been missing for half an hour, but they slipped behind yet again ten minutes before half-time as another set piece found Raunds forward Russel in space and his first-time shot put the visitors back ahead.

After five were scored in the first-half, more goals were expected in the second but whilst Buckingham completely dominated proceedings, they couldn’t get back on level terms and went down to a defeat that keeps them seventh in UCL Division One.