Kingston believes he can keep Buckingham up

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BUCKINGHAM Town manager Daniel Kingston still has faith that his side can avoid relegation despite having won just a single game this season.

The Robins are bottom of United Counties League Division One after 12 games and suffered more misery on Tuesday when they were hammered 6-0 by Olney Town.

Kingston said: “We didn’t start well, we conceded after a minute and whenever we have concede early we’ve lost heavily and that happened again.

“We have a very young side and they’re in a fragile state so it knocks them when we go behind so early.

“Olney were able to bring in better players, they had a striker who was a class above. We were never in the game and we didn’t battle and showed no fight.

“There seems to be a pattern – we get to within a whisker of taking something from a game and then we get hammered.

“I take some of the blame for the defeat. I got the balance between technical players and players who’ll put a shift in wrong, we had too many technical players.

“We had no luck either – we hit the post three times and had two goals disallowed so we are testing teams but we’re not taking our chances and then letting teams score against us.”

Town’s troubles have been well-documented this season – the most urgent issue is a lack of a home ground in Buckingham – and things don’t look like getting better any time soon.

Kingston added: “We had five subs on Tuesday so we have enough numbers at the moment but it’s on a knife-edge. If we keep losing then more players will leave – it creates a bad atmosphere.

“We have another tough game on Saturday but I still have faith we can stay up. We haven’t been cut adrift yet but we will be soon if we keep losing.”

Buckingham host 12th-placed Wellingborough Whitworth tomorrow as they look to win their first game since September 1.