Griffiths hails five-star Robins

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Buckingham Town manager Neil Griffiths said his side’s 5-0 win away to high-flying Bugbrooke St Michaels was “absolutely astounding”.

The win takes struggling Robins up a place to third from bottom in UCL Division One after goals from Joel McCormick, Ashley Wadhams, Ieuen Riley, Joe O’Reagan and Tony Ellis.

Griffiths said: “As you can imagine we are a very happy camp after yesterday’s win.

“It was made all the more special given the circumstances – Dan Lydiatt, our right back, played in goal, striker Kyle Stimpson played at centre back, after 15 minutes our left-back was injured so Ieuen Riley shifted there, then with 15 minutes to go, Kyle Stimpson went off injured and we were down to 10 men so we play Ieuen at CB with Dom Marsala an attacking winger at left back.

“So given this, what the 14 players achieved yesterday is absolutely astounding and epitomises everything I want from them.

“They didn’t give up, they didn’t become victims of circumstance, they worked their socks off and got a very convincing win.

“It also goes some way to justifying comments I feel I’m making every week that our results are not indicative of our performances.

“The result did not flatter us at all, we still missed two one-on-ones late on and hit the post. So 8-0 would not have been unjust.

“I’m normally keen on us remaining level headed and not to get too high when we win just as we shouldn’t get too low if we lose but the lads need to relish yesterday as they have worked so hard and deserve every bit of that win.

“We can now go into Oadby with confidence high and hope to cause an upset. They were a very good side and we will need to give everything as we have done today.”