In 1999-2000 Shaun was joined by Phil Bayliss as his assistant and this was to prove our year when we won the Premier Championship for a second time and realized a club dream of being promoted to the Westward Developments Devon League.
We only lost three games this season winning the title by 14 points scoring 108 whilst only conceding 16 in 18 league games a record to be proud of.
Now in our first season in the Devon League Shaun stepped down at the start of the season and Phil was joined by Gary Taylor as his assistant, we had been knocked out of the Devon Premier Cup at the semi-final stage and we finished runners-up in the league, we also picked up the Sportsmanship Cup and Programme Award.
2001-2002 was great season for the club as the Reserves went through the season undefeated in the Devon and Exeter Senior Division Two and were promoted to Senior One.
The first team ended the season in sixth place in the league table and were beaten finalists in the Throgmorton Cup.
2002-2003 was another successful season in the life of Buckland, the Reserves won the Devon FA Senior Cup at Coach Road, beating Princess Yachts International 3-0.
They were also promoted to the Premier Division of the Devon and Exeter League after finishing in third place, that was only decided on their last game of the season when the top three sides were all in with a chance of securing the title.
The First team finished up third in the table which at the start of the season was, as many supporters said beyond them but the managers got good players in at the right times through the season. We also won the Devon League programme award and finished 29th out of a total of 1100 non league programme in the renowned Wirral awards.
2003-2004 was a new era in the club’s history, a third senior side was established and went on to win The South Devon League Division Seven Championship with ease.
The First team finished in eighth place, with Gary Taylor stepping down from his assistant manager position, their lowest position since joining the Devon League.
The Reserves finished in fourth spot in The Devon and Exeter Premier Division, Manager Simon Glanfield stood down as manager. The programme finished first in the Devon League section of the Wirral programme awards and 11th out of 1100 non-league programmes.
2004-05 we did better than the previous season by finishing in 7th place.
Throughout this season the new ground was being worked on by a loyal band of club people. In the final year of the Wirral programme awards we finished in our highest position of sixth out of 1100, winners were Exeter City.