Grantham & District Saturday League
Buckminster United 5
Buckminster were looking for a marked improvement in performance and result against the team that had inflicted their first league defeat on them.
From the off there was a better tempo and enthusiasm about the home side’s performance, and it was not long before chances were being created.
Moore, Jaques and Kettle all had great opportunities to give Bucky the lead, but a combination of poor finishing and great goalkeeping from Coles kept the scores level.
Then on a rare break into the Bucky half, Greyhounders found themselves in the lead when a 20-yard strike clipped the post and went in, leaving Nicholls helpless.
Moore soon scored his first of the game to tie things up quickly. But the referee turned the game by awarding a penalty to the visitors, which they duly despatched to regain the lead.
Greyhounders grew into the game and Bucky were knocked off their stride. But having had a poor 10 minunites, the home side started to come to grips with the match once more and the last 10 minutes of the first half turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead.
Firstly Hollingworth rose like a salmon at the back post to loop in a great header, and Moore then raced through and finished smartly when one-on-one with the keeper.
The second half started well for the home side and they kept possession well and created chances aplenty. Moore had a half volley smash against the bar and the pacey Jaques had a few opportunties to open his account too.
Bucky’s fourth eventually came when a great move involving Howe, Parker and Moore set up a chance at the back post for Jaques to find the net and settle the nerves.
Moore was desperate to make amends for a poor show the previous week and slammed home a fifth to complete his hat trick and put the tie to bed.
Buckminster man of the match was Liam Jaques
Buckminster: Nicholls, Miller, Martini, Hollingworth, Bowers, Chambers, Howe, Kettle, Parker, Moore, Jaques, Fyfe, Le Hair, Tam, Chlopek.