UCL round-up: Long Buckby claim first win at 19th attempt

Bugbrooke battle it out with Burton Park Wanderers at Birds Close on Saturday (pictures: Dave Ikin)
Bugbrooke battle it out with Burton Park Wanderers at Birds Close on Saturday (pictures: Dave Ikin)
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Long Buckby claimed their first league success of the season at the 19th attempt as they claimed a 5-3 win at Harrowby.

A great start from the Bucks saw them take a fifth-minute lead through Ed Kostiuk.

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Bugbrook v Burton Park NNL-140712-171728009

Three minutes later Muzi Ndlovu-Nduna added a visiting second.

Lee Shaw reduced the arrears after 18 minutes.

The two goal Buckby lead was restored by Ndlovu-Nduna after 36 minutes, but two minutes later Martin Wormall cut the deficit to a single goal.

Scott Webb hauled Harrowby on terms in the first minute of the second half.

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Bugbrook v Burton Park NNL-140712-171656009

Buckby regained the lead through Amadeus Clements after 52 minutes.

The maiden win was secured by a third of the afternoon from Ndlovu-Nduna 13 minutes from time.

Sileby Rangers picked up a valuable point in their battle for survival, with a 1-1 draw against Wellingborough.

The Doughboys had the better of the first half possession but conceded to the visitors’ only clear chance of the first half.

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Stuart McMichael’s 32nd-minute goal had Sileby in front at half-time.

Jake Newman’s 50th-minute penalty, awarded for a foul on Scott Liebscher, earned Wellingborough their point.

Both sides had chances to win the contest late on.

In division one, Burton Park’s signing spree in the last few days paid off as their new look side ran out impressive 4-1 winners at Bugbrooke to avenge an earlier home defeat by the Badgers.

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Bugbrook v Burton Park NNL-140712-171717009

Former Sileby man Lynval Da Costa was quick to make an impact for his new club with the seventh-minute Burton opener.

Fellow newcomer Imad Abassi doubled the Burton lead six minutes before the interval.

Ex-Kettering man Abassi went on to complete a hat-trick with further goals after 65 and 70 minutes.

Brad Janes scored a Bugbrooke consolation from the penalty spot with two minutes remaining.

ON Chenecks’ title push suffered a setback with a 2-2 draw against Bourne at the Abbey Lawn.

All the goals were scored in a lively first half.

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Bugbrook v Burton Park NNL-140712-171623009

Montel Dore gave Chenecks the lead eight minutes in.

Within two minutes Bourne were level through Joe Bull.

Jones De Sousa put the Wakes in front after 20 minutes.

Adam Hancock restored parity eight minutes before the break.

Ten-man Spencer completed a double to boost their promotion prospects with a 1-0 win at Peterborough Sports.

It was second placed Sports who forced the early pace. with Tom Cooke in the Millers goal saving low shots from Dan Clements and new Sports recruit Matt Barber.

Spencer’s first meaningful attack saw Paul Pickering’s well struck shot tipped over by Luke McShane on his return to the Sports goal.

From the resulting corner Liam Tuck’s curling left foot delivery drifted over McShane and across the line despite Ryan Birtles’ attempts to clear.

After that it was Spencer who posed the greater threat. Ryan Dove’s fierce shot found McShane well placed to save, Matt Long’s run ended with his shot deflected onto a post and McShabe went full length to turn away a Pickering shot from a Ryan Lovell pull back.

The first chance of the second half fell to Spencer with Alex lowery heading over from a Lovell corner.

Nine minutes into the second period Spencer full back Jacob Gartland was dismissed for a late challenge on Barber.

The visitors dug in deep and with the pacy Lovell a useful outlet they created the better openings despite their man disadvantage.

Lovell broke clear on the left only for McShane to stand his ground well to save at the near post, and then a short back header by Wilkins Makate presented Lovell with another chance, McShane saving well to his left.

Sports struggled to create opening with their last chance of a point disappearing when Birtles struck a free-kick wide of the far post.

Lutterworth Athletic opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the division one table with a narrow 1-0 victory over Olney.

Danny Laywood maintained his good form in front of goal with the decisive strike nine minutes from the end.

Raunds Town completed a league double over Woodford United at Kiln Park.

Dave Townsend gave Raunds the lead from a Marc Harrison cross after 28 minutes.

Woodford equalised ten minutes later as Joe Henderson converted an Adam Knight flick.

A Jamie Russell penalty three minutes before the interval proved decisive.

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