FOOTBALL: Buckminster triumph in ‘must-win’game at Ancaster

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Grantham & District Saturday League

Premier Division

Ancaster 1

Buckminster United 5

Buckminster started brightly in this must win game for them, stroking the ball around nicely and creating some good chances. Parker hit the side netting and Moore had a couple of half-chances.

The lead came when a long ball in the box was not dealt with by the keeper and Moore swivelled to lash home from eight yards. The visitors did not build on this lead though and the passing game seemed to go out of the window for 20 minutes before half time, with Bowers looking particularly troubled by the pace and power of veteran striker Reid.

Ancaster got their reward for an improved spell when a long ball over the visiting right-back saw Watson lob the keeper from 25 yards to equalise before the break.

The second half saw a return to Bucky’s possession style of play and dominance. Finally the floodgates opened and with a slick move down the left involving skipper Martini and Jaques, the ball was whipped into the box for Moore to finish neatly first time.

Moore completed his hat trick after great work from Martini, cracking home a half-volley from the edge of the box. Moore grabbed a fourth with a well directed header.

A great cross from the left saw Hollingworth nod home at the back post to secure a great three points on the road for the league leaders.

Buckminster’s man of the match was Jason Bowers.

Buckminster: Nicholls, Miller, Martini, Hollingworth, Bowers, Chambers, Howe, Le Hair, Parker, D. Moore, Jaques, Fyfe, Tam, Adamson, C. Moore, Chlopek.