Buxton winger Lindon Meikle looking for one more FA Cup glory day against Morecambe

Flying Buxton winger Lindon Meikle perhaps knows better than anyone how FA Cup dreams can come true.

By Stephen Thirkill
Friday, 26th November 2021, 11:07 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 1:05 pm
Lindon Meikle celebrates after Eastwood Town shocked League Two leaders Wycombe in the 2008 FA Cup second round.
Lindon Meikle celebrates after Eastwood Town shocked League Two leaders Wycombe in the 2008 FA Cup second round.

Meikle was on the scoresheet as then Unibond League side Eastwood Town knocked League Two leaders Wycombe out of the 2008 FA Cup to reach the third round.

And the former Mansfield Town man sees no reason why Buxton cannot serve up more of the same against Morecambe.

“It’s a similar task we have on Saturday,” he said. “Wycombe were the only unbeaten team in all leagues and we beat them.

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“We were a much lesser team than what Buxton are now and we were able to do that, so it is possible for Buxton to beat Morecambe.

“We were a powerhouse. We all worked for each other and we had the right formula for the players we had. Everyone knew what they were doing under Paul Cox.

“We had good players individually, but we were very strong as a team.

“Back then teams coming to non-league could expect a bad pitch. We play better on a good pitch and the pitch will be in our favour and it should be a good game of football.

“We have got good experienced players who are all capable of doing a bit. If we turn up on the day and don’t make mistakes in key areas and take our chances then we can get the win.

“I believe we can get the win.”

Meike is no stranger to FA Cup glamour ties after being part of the Mansfield side who pushed Liverpool all the way before losing 2-1 at the third round stage in January 2013.

It was an occasion which many associated with the Stags believed helped them to go on and win what is now the National League Premier.

And Meikle believes Buxton can benefit from a similar effect when their FA Cup journey comes to an end.

“Before the Liverpool game we had a really slow start to the season,” he added. “I remember maybe October time Paul Cox said in the dressing room how we could be in for a relegation battle.

“We were right down there and then we just went on a great unbeaten run after the Liverpool game.

“The Liverpool game helped us kick on, it gave us confidence and showed us just how good we were really.”