BEATING THE WEATHER AND THE OPPONENTS


The hard work of over 30 volunteers cleared the ground of snow for Saturday's (February 19) visit of Gainsborough Trinity. The big-investment 4G pitch paid dividends once again, with most other Pitching In Northern Premier League matches called off. This one produced three points for the Buxton, putting them back on top of the table.

The Bucks dominated a lack-lustre game played in a mix of rain, snow and mist in front of a loyal crowd of over 500. They were rewarded with a 29th minute Jason Gilchrist goal. Apart from a 1-0 victory, the other boost was the return of Diego De Girolamo after his lengthy injury absence. Diego came on for the last 10 minutes. Full Match Report HERE

Defender Dan Cowan, part of a strong back line with another clean sheet, said: "It's great to be top of the league again. There's great belief amongst the lads. We're really enjoying it and keeping the opposition out is always important."

Team manager Steve Cunningham added: "A massive thank you to all the volunteers for getting the game on. They were at it for five hours. That table-topping win is for all of you.

"We're getting our fire power back from injuries and could have been three up within the first few minutes. In spite of the scoreline, it wasn't a close game."

The next match is away at Atherton Collieries on Saturday, 3pm kick-off. In the earlier encounter between the two, the Bucks won 2-0 with goals from Jamie Ward and Diego De Girolamo.

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