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Luke Shiels with his first goal for the club

With a point seeming secure, Buxton fell to a Brackley Town winner four minutes into added time, final score 2-1 to the Northamptonshire club (Saturday September 12). Buxton had looked the more likely to score a decisive goal so it was a disappointing outcome, not least for the strong contingent of travelling fans. Last week against Boston United it was concession of another last-ditch goal that cost the Bucks points.

Team manager Craig Elliott said: "Disappointing, that late goal. First half we were nowhere near what is needed but were easily the best team throughout the second half and the game should have been a draw.

"We need to get our injured lads back but we've played well against two of the best teams in the league and showed up well. Next, it will be a difficult fixture at Warrington. They've got a good manager and a strong squad, but we'll work hard at preparations for that game, regrouping to try to get full points on board. We want to move forward quickly."

The Bucks suffered more injuries during the Brackley game. Sam Smart went off after 34 minutes and Sam Minihan couldn't continue into the second half. Luke Shiels, on for Smart, scored in the 81st minute, a goal sandwiched between those of Brackley's Riccardo Calder after half an hour and the late winner by Danny Newton, minutes after Connor Kirby almost scored for the visitors.

The Bucks travel to Warrington Town on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm. Curzon Ashton will be at the Tarmac Silverlands on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.


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