Wardell strike bags draw for the Robins

Graham Sands in action against Eynesbury Rovers
Graham Sands in action against Eynesbury Rovers

FOOTBALL: A 71st minute strike from substitute James Wardell grabbed a 1-1 draw for Buckingham Town against Eynesbury Rovers at the Winslow Centre on Saturday.

Buckingham got off to a bright start in the UCL Division One clash and dominated possession early on, but found it difficult to break down the visitors’ defence.

Rob Bannister came close with a header after Chris Robson’s cross, but despite Town’s ascendancy they were unable to find the net in a goalless first half.

After the break Buckingham made an early change as Graham Sands came off with a groin injury and was replaced by Ieuan Riley.

On 55 minutes Robson was caught on the ball in midfield and Eynesbury’s leading scorer Lee Bassett fired home to put his side 1-0 up..

Kyle Stimpson then made way for James Wardell and in the 71st minute the substitute went past three defenders to level matters to 1-1.

There was no further score in the game with both sides earning a point.

Buckingham Town: M. Bines, Cross, Gale, Diamond, Jakub, Sands, (Riley) Robson (Phillips) N. Bines, Shepherd, Stimpson ( Wardell ) Bannister.

Robins’ boss Kit Bamber said afterwards: “All in all it was a fair result, but I was disappointed that with so much possession in the first half we did not create enough chances and secure a couple of goals.

“In the last two games it has been our errors whoch have gifted teams goals. Players have been made aware of this and need to remember that overplaying the ball in certain areas can cause problems.”