Buxton dominated their National League North opener but failed to find the winning touch, having to settle for a 1-1 draw at Peterborough Sports (Saturday August 6).
Peterborough, also newly promoted, scored from a disputed penalty before Jason Gilchrist equalised in the 41st minute. The hosts went down to 10 men straight after the break, with Kyle Barker, a new signing from the EFL, picking up a second yellow. That signalled one-way traffic for the rest of the game. The Bucks created a string of chances, but nothing stuck, as home players threw themselves around to block shots.
Manager Jamie Vermiglio's match day squad included seven newcomers, Declan Poole, Shane Brisley, Jake Moult, Connor Kirby, Mace Goodridge, Jack McKay and Harry Bunn. Diego de Girolamo and Tommy Elliot were missing through injury.
Jamie said afterwards: "It's a point on the board, a positive start to the season. We deserved more, but it was a really well-worked goal. We didn't turn the screw tight enough after the opposition went down to 10 men, although I am pleased with the performance overall and the lads worked hard for one another, start to finish.
"Recruitment's never really done and we are looking to strengthen the squad further. It is still on the small side."
The Bucks kick off their home campaign this Saturday, taking on Curzon Ashton in a 3pm kick-off.