Buckley Haack out victory at Conway
Buckley secure a first double of the season with a clean sheet and move off the bottom of the league
There were shouts of jubilation in the Buckley Town dressing room today after they won the basement game, gaining all three points against a resolute Conway Borough team. This was Buckley's double of the season with the added bonus of a clean sheet.
For the first time in weeks Buckley showed total commitment and desire, fighting for every ball as players put their bodies on the line.
The opening minutes saw Buckley create a number of opportunities which were well defended by Conwy’s defence. The best three chances fell to Mike Cronshaw, Asa Hamilton and Jacob Evans. Slowly Conway worked their way into the game with their player Neil Harvey keeping tight tabs on the Buckley forwards.
After twenty minutes Joel Haack moved forward and his rasping shot hit the crossbar well beating the Conwy goalkeeper. On the stroke of halftime Asa wriggled through the Conwy defence but his shot went tantalisingly one foot wide of the post.
Conwy started the second half taking the game to Buckley, but with Phil Molyneux and Dylan Roberts holding firm Conwy only had one real chance of note when they hit the post.
With most of the play down the left side of the pitch Dan Moore, on seventy minutes, made a substitution, bringing on Mike Thomson on for Mike Cronshaw. Buckley then started to gain a foothold in the final third with the ball being played on the ground. Chances fell to both Asa and Jacob Evans as Thomo threaded through two lovely passes but neither player was able to convert.
A draw was looking very likely as time began to run out but then Buckley won a corner. The resulting corner kick by Thomo was inch perfect as Joel Haack rose feet above the Conwy defence and majestically put the ball away, earning Buckley three valuable points.