Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 19th May 2012
....in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division next year.
Buckland played their final game in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League last week, going down 3-2 at Liskeard Athletic.
But having already confirmed second spot in the Premier Division – and also fulfilling criteria for promotion – the clash was a dead rubber for Buckland.
The entire Buckland management team were forced to pull on their boots and turn out at Lux Park, with the visitors unable to name a single substitute.
Even in their depleted state, Bucks took a 2-0 lead, and were only beaten by three late goals by the home side – with the league runners-up tiring fast.
Jaimie Carwardine played his last game for Buckland before moving away in the summer, while Liam Drew and a terrific strike from Dean Stevens were reward for travelling fans.
Lynch said the squad were now enjoying a deserved break after a hectic schedule which saw them play four games in eight days.
"We were 2-0 up with ten-men – we had two lads who were out injured," he said.
"We got the game done anyway – there are a few knocks a few tight hamstrings, but nothing that won't heal over the summer."
Lynch revealed he is also in talks with several players for next season's Western Premier Division campaign.
A centre half and a striker are expected to be among his targets for the season, which starts on August 8th.
Lynch is also trying to arrange pre-season friendlies against teams from various leagues, while they are hoping that npower Championship outfit Leeds United might squeeze them into their tour of the region.
"The next couple of weeks will be trying to sort out some players for next season," said Lynch.
"It will be nice to go into it without any pre-conceptions about us," he added.
"I expect us to get into the top six, and I've already spoken to a couple of players who can strengthen us for that goal.
"We're not going to go mad with bringing people in, as we don't need that many players, but it's just a case of strengthening in a couple of areas.
"As for the friendlies, we had QPR last season, and Neil Warnock loves coming down this way, so we're looking to tie something up with Leeds United."