Robins boss Griffiths satisfied with start

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Buckingham Town boss Neil Griffiths say he is satisfied with his side’s start to the season after their goalless draw against Raunds Town on Tuesday evening.

The Robins, who lost 3-0 to top-of-the-table Harrowby United on Saturday, are currently 11th after six games with two wins, two draws and two defeats.

The first half was an evenly-contested affair against Harrowby with chances few and far between before Buckingham were blown away by three second half goals scored by Lee Shaw, Liam Harper and Dan Reidy.

Griffiths said afterwards: “Harrowby were a strong side and are up there for a reason, however we didn’t perform to our maximum and if you don’t against good sides you get punished.

“Individual errors cost us for the second and third goals which gave the scoreline a more convincing feel.”

Buckingham produced a better display against Raunds on Tuesday and came away with a point following an entertaining 0-0 draw.

“Our game against Raunds was a much better show from us,” added Griffiths. “It was a performance that deserved the win. We created some good openings away from home against an unbeaten Raunds side.”

Having aimed to compete in the top half this season, Griffiths is happy enough with Buckingham’s start to the season, but is now keen for his side to kick on.

He added: “We are six games in and I think 11th is probably a fair reflection of how we have started, we have been a mixed bag and not had a fully settled side out yet.

“I have no doubt we will continue to improve and certainly use our performance last night as a very good starting point for that.

“It is still very early days, with the table changing all the time and couple of wins in our next two games, something that we are more than capable of will push us back into the mix of the top four.”

Buckingham host Irchester United tomorrow, Saturday, before entertaining Wellingborough Whitworth on Wednesday.