United Counties Football League
2007-2008 Season

F.A. Vase
Round 1

Long Buckby  3    Welwyn Garden City  2

Saturday, 06 October 2007

Buckby had to dig deep to book a place in Monday's Second Round draw.

Lee Botterill gave the Bucks the lead after 13 minutes, firing home from just inside the box from Jon Crocket's centre, and Buckby went on to dominate the first half without adding to their tally. Welwyn equalised three minutes into the second half through Richard Morton's equaliser, a well struck effort, and they enjoyed the better of the play after the interval.

Welwyn took the lead twelve minutes into extra time through Carl Ashton who converted a rebound but Jamie Wright equalised for Buckby three minutes later, firing home from the edge of the box from top scorer Ben Foster's pass. Foster popped up with their 110th minute clincher from 15 yards after Carl Holmes's effort was blocked.

Long Buckby: Paul Shepherd, Dan Burke, Stuart Smeathers, Darren Harmon (Andreas Kattos), Danny Duggan, Jon Crockett, Ryan Nash, Richard Bunting, Carl Holmes, Ben Foster, Lee Botterill (Jamie Wright).