Court tartgets consistency after Robins stop the rot

Joel McCormick
Joel McCormick

Buckingham Town assistant manager Alex Court is targeting a consistent run of results after the Robins ended their torrid recent form with a 5-2 win over St Neots Saints on Saturday.

After four defeats in their past five games, Buckingham made the ideal start with Enoch Snare finishing well from 18 yards before Joel mcCormick marked his return to the club with a second goal.

Saints centre forward Kelvin Osei-Addo reduced the arrears to one at the break but second half goals from Andy Cleere, McCormick and Mitch Brent secured Buckingham’s second victory of the season.

It takes the Robins up to 15th in UCL Division One.

Court said: “It was one of those rare occasions where a game plan worked near enough to perfection.

“We found ourselves 2-0 up and cruising, in complete control for 25 minutes before we switched off and were punished.

“The last 20 minutes of the half were understandably nervy, given our form, and the lads started to panic a little and allowed St Neots back into the game. In truth, we should have gone into half time at 2-2.

“I calmed the lads down at half time and asked them to replicate what they had done for the first quarter of the game. They did exactly that and we grabbed a goal early in the second half.

“We should have killed the game off, but again failed to defend a long ball and conceded as a result.

“Another nervy patch ensued and we looked like we may undo all of our hard work, but thankfully, we killed the game off and quashed the fightback.

“It was pleasing to see us play good attacking football and a win will give a much-needed confidence boost.

“We need to eradicate the sloppy defending and lack of concentration, all around the pitch, as at the moment we are having to outscore teams and that’s no foundation for success.

“Now the players need to replicate this type of performance on a more regular basis. They’ve proved that they are capable on a number of occasions, now it’s up to them to get us where we should be – in the top half of the table.”

Buckingham are at Raunds Town this weekend.