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CS&TFL,D1: Ex-Robins striker preparing for Northampton Town’s 2017-18 campaign today

Former Buckingham Town striker Leon Lobjoit is working hard in preparation for the 2017-18 season with SkyBet League 1 Northampton Town.

Leon Lobjoit

Lobjoit, who netted 62 goals in the Robins 2016-17 campaign, was shown on Twitter working hard today (Thursday 11th May 2017) as he looks to take his chance in the professional game.

CS&TFL,D1: Final league table

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CS&TFL,D1: Robins set to wrap up season this Easter weekend

The Robins are set to wrap up their season this Easter weekend. Read more …

Buckingham Town’s chance of securing a top two finish came to an end at Raunds Town on Saturday following a narrow 1-0 reverse.

Raunds are on a long unbeaten run but it was Buckingham who had the better of the match and were it not for an inspired display from the home keeper would have come away with all three points.

The Robins started well and took the game to Raunds and early chances fell to Tshikuna, Wreh and Joao as Town dominated the early exchanges. Michael McKenzie’s all-action display up front looked to have borne fruit as he was taken down in the penalty area on 34 minutes but Sam Bearman’s well-struck penalty was brilliantly turned away by Jones in the home goal.

Buckingham Town – April 2017

Raunds were playing on the break and first Sare and then Joao were alert to make great tackles as well timed runs allowed home forwards to break through and bear down on the Robins goal. Buckingham continued to press and another rampaging run from Orlando Joao also ended with Jones saving well. Thrussell was a virtual spectator in the Buckingham goal and wasn’t required to make a single save during the first 45 minutes.

Tshikuna again shot narrowly wide before the half time break as the Robins tried hard to turn their dominance into a lead but the breakthrough just wouldn’t come.

The all important goal arrived four minutes into the second half. A raid down the left wing saw the ball played into the penalty area and after two Buckingham defenders lost their footing Dave Townsend gleefully fired home from six yards. Raunds then had their best spell of the match and Thrussell saved well to keep out a powerful close range effort and then dived low to his left to keep out a goalbound free kick.

Buckingham responded well and played some neat, precise football and Chris Wreh was unlucky as he wriggled through the home defence but again was thwarted by Jones. In an attempt to salvage something from the match Buckingham changed formation and went to three at the back and despite creating further chances for McKenzie and Tshikuna they were unable to find the back of the net. Jelani Blair broke clear in the last minute and looked odds on to equalise but yet again Jones saved well with his legs to ensure the points remained in Northants.

A very good performance from Buckingham Town that deserved some reward but Raunds proved hard to unlock and their unbeaten run continues. The Robins have two matches left, away at Oakham on Saturday and then away at Olney Town on Easter Monday in a 1pm kick off. As we look ahead to next season Buckingham Town are looking for new committee members and matchday heplers and would welcome anyone interested in joining us.

CS&TFL,D1: Robins head to Raunds pushing for promotion berth

Buckingham Town travel to Raunds Town tomorrow (Saturday) still pushing for a promotion place into the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Premier Division next season.

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CS&TFL,D1: Two emphatic strikes & a penalty save in Robins promotion push victory

Two emphatic strikes and a penalty save added to an eventful afternoon as Buckingham Town defeated Long Buckby 2-0 to maintain their promotion push last Saturday.

The match started with both teams observing a minutes silence to remember the Robins’ President Graham Rigby, who has recently passed away, and other supporters who had lost their life during the 2016-7 season.

62-goal Leon Lobjoit turned up to thank the club and support his former team mates after his midweek move to SkyBet League One Northampton Town.

On a sunny afternoon at Manor Fields it was the Robins who conceded a soft penalty as their goalkeeper Ryan Thrussell raced from his goal to intercept a through ball. He punched the ball into touch but his follow through naturally took him into the Buckby forward and a spot kick was awarded. Thrussell was alert as he produced a low save low to his right to keep the scores level.

Ryan Thrussell makes a penalty save for Buckingham Town against Long Buckby on Saturday 1st April 2017.

The game came to life in the 75th minute when Sam Bearman showed determination as he latched onto a corner only to see his shot canon back off a defender. The Robins skipper outmuscled his marker to be quickest to the rebound before he unleashed an unstoppable strike which flew past the goalkeeper.

Sam Bearman (left in red) unleashes an unstoppable shot to open the scoring for Buckingham Town against Long Buckby on Saturday 1st April 2017.

Seven minutes later, with the Robins in control, new signing Nathan Tshikuna came off the bench to curl in a brilliant free kick from 25 yards out.

Nathan Tshikuna curls in a free kick for Buckingham Town against long Buckby on Saturday 1st April 2017.

 

Nathan Tshikuna celebrates his goal for Buckingham Town against Long Buckby much to the joy of Robins manager Gary Ollard.

The Robins head to Raunds Town on Saturday with four games remaining looking to be promoted into the Premier Division next season.

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GALLERY Buckingham Town v Long Buckby

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CS&TFL,D1: Robins chairman speaks on season, remembering & final home game

Buckingham Town last home game today please come down show your support & help cheers the lads on KO 3pm be good to see all my friends & Robins supporters.

Graham Rigby (right) watching Buckingham Town with chairman Vince Hyde.

From the chairman, Vince Hyde;

We would love to see you at our last home game of the season this weekend against Long Buckby, the day will fall into two parts one to commemorate the passing of our president last month, Graham Rigby, and to celebrate the season we have had in qualifying for next season’s FA cup with a top six finish.

Due to Leon signing for Northampton Town he will not take part in the game but will be there to cheer us on ,

This is in no small part due to Leon Lobjoit who has been breaking records this season with 10 hat tricks.

Leon’s 8 goals against Woodford equalled a record that has stood since 1932 for the most goals scored in a competitive match.

So far Leon is on 62 this season with four games left which puts him currently in second spot of all-time scoring charts for goals scored in a season. The record is 70 goals set by Lewis Cracknell in 1949.

Last week Leon had a trial for Northampton town in a behind doors friendly against Peterborough where the cobblers won 3-0 and Leon had one assist and scored on his debut so this will be the last opportunity to see play for Buckingham Town.

With at Buckingham Town thank you for your support this season.

Please share let’s get Buckingham Town back in UCL prem !!!

BREAKING … CS&TFL,D1: Robins scoring sensation Leon Lobjoit signs for Northampton Town

Buckingham Town striker Leon Lobjoit has signed for SkyBet League One side Northampton Town on a two-year deal today.

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Leon Lobjoit scores Buckingham Town’s second goal against Eversley & California in the FA Vase on Saturday 24th September 2016.

Leon Lobjoit heads in Buckingham town’s second against Melton town in the ChromaSport & Trophies League, Division 1 on Saturday 4th March 2017.

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CS&TFL,D1: Lobjoit performs in Cobblers trial against Peterborough

Buckingham Town striker Leon Lobjoit produced an excellent display in his trial for Northampton Town against Peterborough United this lunchtime.

Leon Lobjoit

After an incredible season which has seen the former QPR, MK Dons and Coventry City frontman score 62 goals in 36 games, Lobjoit lined up for the Cobblers on trial in their 3-0 victory.

The Robins Facebook page says:

Leon was involved in the first goal, set up the second & scored the third so hats off to Leon on his trial, over the moon for him !!!

CS&TFL,D1: Match report Lutterworth 1 Buckingham Town 1

By Darren Seaton

Buckingham Town’s promotion push suffered a setback as they drew 1-1 at Lutterworth Athletic on Saturday. Earning a point at Lutterworth is normally considered a good result but Town were looking for all three to keep themselves in the picture as the promotion race hots up.

There was little to separate the sides over the 90 minutes but it was the home team who started the better and it took the Robins a while to settle with Lutterworth denying them space and time on the ball. Ryan Thrussell produced a superb save after twenty minutes to tip over a swerving shot from distance that was destined for the top corner and both Squillance and Gavrovski made last ditch tackles to keep the scores even.

Ryan Thrussell

Buckingham grew into the game and began to probe, looking for the breakthrough and it looked as though Leon Lobjoit would open the scoring on the half hour after collecting Archer’s flick on but his low shot went the wrong side of the far post. Five minutes later Lobjoit atoned for the miss as he slotted home after great work from Chris Wreh who held off two defenders before playing him in.

Leon Lobjoit

With Buckingham now in the ascendancy another goal before the break would have been very welcome but efforts from Watts, Archer and Lobjoit again failed to trouble the home goalkeeper.

The Robins almost doubled their advantage two minutes after the restart as Ziann Watts crashed a header against the post with the keeper beaten and when Lobjoit tricked his way into the box ten minutes later he was just unable to cut the ball back for what would have been a great opportunity. Lutterworth  were never out of the game and looked dangerous whenever they attacked the Robins goal and they found the equaliser with twenty minutes remaining.

A break down the Robins left ended up with the ball diverted past Thrussell at the near post and into the net. Buckingham worked hard to try and get themselves in front again but despite a couple of free kicks on the edge of the penalty area couldn’t find the breakthrough.

Probably a fair result on the day but Buckingham needed maximum points with just four games now remaining.