UCL round-up: Long Buckby pay penalty as Sleaford claim draw

Tempers flare in the UCL Premier Division match between Long Buckby and Sleaford at Station Road (pictures: Dave Ikin)
Tempers flare in the UCL Premier Division match between Long Buckby and Sleaford at Station Road (pictures: Dave Ikin)

Two vital points slipped through Long Buckby’s grasp in added time as a penalty saw Sleaford claim a 2-2 draw at Station Road.

converted by gave the visitors a vital point which inched them eight points clear off the drop zone.

Brad Hockin’s left footed strike after nine minutes gave Sleaford a great start, but they were pegged back by a Nkosi Mzungwana reply three minutes before the interval.

Ryan Merrey’s penalty gave Buckby the lead with 20 minutes remaining but Greens skipper Scott Coupland converted from the spot late on to make it 2-2.

Rampant Cogenhoe United produced a superb display as they swept aside Peterborough Northern Star 5-1 at The Mick George Arena.

Karl Bates headed the visitors in front after 34 minutes.

Cogenhoe quickly took a stranglehold on the game with a Lewis Leslie header after 36 minutes and Alfie Taylor effort a minute later.

There was no let up from the Cooks in the second half.

Taylor Orosz netted from 20 yards after 63 minutes and a minute later Taylor scored his second.

Luke Hunnings headed a 73rd-minute consolation on his return to the Star line up.

In division one, Spencer moved 10 points clear at the top of division one with a 3-1 win at St Neots Saints as they expended their unbeaten run to 22 games.

The Millers were quick out of the blocks to build a winning lead.

Akex Lowery gave Spencer a fifth-minute lead which was doubled by the division’s leading marksman Ryan Lovell six minutes later.

Saints replied with an 86th-minute penalty from Tyler Prince.

Spencer sealed the win through Paul Pickering three minutes into time added.

Mid-table Bugbrooke dented Peterborough Sports’ promotion prospects with a 1-0 victory at Birds Close.

Ryan Ansell’s goal after just five minutes was enough to end Sports’ eight-match unbeaten run.