League leaders King's Lynn Town, whose players are full-time, failed to get the better of Buxton on Tuesday (February 28th), as the visitors came back from going a goal behind just before half-time, lifted by a Diego De Girolamo strike in the 63rd minute. The game finished 1-1.
The Bucks made just one change from Saturday's draw at Chorley, with Declan Poole in for Brad Jackson, but Brad, on as a substitute, set up fellow sub Diego for the second-half goal that earned a valuable point and lifted the team to 15th in the table. Goalkeeper Theo Richardson had a busy first 20 minutes with King's Lynn controlling play, but the Bucks soon settled in to a forward-facing passing game and matched their promotion-chasing hosts for long periods.
Buxton's team manager Craig Elliott said it was his side's best performance since he took over near the end of last year. He said: "King's Lynn have some outstanding players but I am proud of mine and they put on their best show so far. We were resilient and had to ride our luck at times but we reacted very well, particularly after the break. The lads can be proud of themselves. Match Report HERE
"We've become a different team in the last few weeks and we stayed unbeaten in a tough February, in spite of a string of away fixtures. It will be good to get back home on Saturday and hopefully show our fans what we're capable of."
Visitors to the Tarmac Silverlands on Saturday will be Gloucester City, kick-off 3pm. Formed in 1883, six years after the Bucks, Gloucester – the Tigers – achieved their best league position in 1990/91, second in the Southern League Premier Division. They secured promotion to the National League system in 2009. Currently sitting in the top half of the North section table, they won 2-1 at Peterborough Sports in midweek.