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Can Bucks Pip Melksham to Top Three Finish?

Apr 24, 17 Can Bucks Pip Melksham to Top Three Finish?

  Buckland Athletic travel to deposed champions Odd Down of Bath in their final game of the season and a result could mean a second top three finish in three seasons.

After finishing runners-up to Melksham Town in 2015, the Yellows were two points shy of third spot last season. This season they are neck-in-neck with Melksham again, only behind the third-placed club on goal difference. While Melksham were at home to lowly Longwell Green Sports last Saturday, a scratch Buckland side faced a tough trip to fifth-placed Bradford Town and the game started in dramatic fashion with two goals in the opening couple of minutes. Dan Cottle crossed for Laurent Davis-Wilson to open the scoring in the very first minute but Buckland responded from the kick-off with Richard Groves applying the finishing touch. After Davis-Wilson saw a great effort saved by Grant Fisher around the ten-minute mark, Nick Rudge and Charlie Johansson combined to set up Si Revell for the 21st minute winner.

  With Melksham predictably winning their penultimate game 3-1, they remain in the driving seat for third place but if they slip up at home to Wells City – who drew 3-3 in the reverse fixture – victory at Odd Down would see Buckland move above them.

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