BUCKLAND Athletic made it two consecutive league wins last weekend with a 3-2 victory over Bristol outfit Winterbourne United, writes Amy Alford.
Bucks were lifted to third place in the table as a result of the win, their fourth from six league games in the first month of the 2013-14 season.
Adam Castle's men will have had an entire week's rest by the time they travel to Odd Down (Bath) on Saturday (3pm).
Central defender, Alex Jeannin misses the clash as he is serving a one-match ban after being shown two yellow cards a fortnight ago at Larkhall.
Last Saturday, Castle saw Gavin Hammon return to action, while Jordan Lam made an appearance for Athletic's Reserve side the night before, his first minutes of football this campaign.
Former Galmpton United midfielder Steven Bowker has returned from his travels and is available, however Marc Revell is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The scoring at Homers Heath was opened on 10 minutes, and for the fourth time this season it was Buckland's opposition that took the lead. Ben Dowdell met a square pass in the penalty area and tapped past a scrambling Kenny Griffiths.
Buckland got themselves back into the game just before the half-hour mark, with new signing Liam McAuley scoring his first goal for the club.
McAuley controlled a bouncing ball ahead of the onrushing Winterbourne central defender and goalkeeper, and lofted a shot over the stopper and into the top left hand corner of the net from 20 yards.
Buckland carried the momentum into the second half and took the lead on 52 minutes through Mike Booth.
A Danny Gaze corner came in from the right-hand side which was initially cleared by United. However, the ball rolled back out to defender Alex Jeannin who struck towards goal, an effort which was deflected in by Booth.
However, only 12 minutes later, the scores were level at Homers Heath once again. Alex Monks finished tidily past Kenny Griffiths with a shot across goal into the bottom right hand corner from inside the box.
This spurred on the hosts who went on to take the lead once more on 74 minutes to round off an entertaining game for the attendance of 84.
It was Booth who again proved the difference, striking past goalkeeper Tom Sheppard who awkwardly dived over the ball from 18 yards.
Sheppard was left looking into the net as the ball rolled underneath him.