Buckland Eye Cup Consolation Prize – Local Football Round-Up Part 1/3

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Buckland Eye Cup Consolation Prize – Local Football Round-Up Part 1/3

Buckland may have lost out on their main target of promotion to the Southern League, but the Les Philips Cup is still a possible consolation, and the Yellows also signed off their league campaign in style with a 5-0 victory.

Saturday’s home win against next-to-bottom Clevedon Town may have been as expected as it was irrelevant, but the comfortable win will have given the Yellows confidence ahead of their Bank Holiday cup quarter-final. Charlie Johansen, Buckland’s 17-year old goalscorer, gave his side the perfect start with a goal within the first five minutes, meeting Lloyd Gardner’s cross with a fine header. Liam Moseley made it two with a superb individual effort shortly afterwards before completing his brace before the half-time whistle. After the break it was the reliable Gavin Hammon’s turn to shine. The substitute scored goal number 199 for the club after one-on-one with the visiting ‘keeper and then just had to round it up to a tidy 200 with a neat flick for Buckland’s fifth.

That was Adam Castle’s last league game in charge, but he may have two more games yet to oversee as Buckland went on to edge their Les Phillips Cup quarter-final at home to Bristol Manor Farm on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite plenty of goalmouth action, both defences held firm until the break. The deadlock was finally broken on 73 minutes, Jared Lewington with the decisive strike that sees Buckland away at Willand Rovers on Saturday with the winners meeting either Hengrove Athletic or Melksham Town in the final.

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