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BUCKING THE BOSTON TREND




Buxton took all three points from Boston United on Tuesday February 27th, the 3-2 victory improving on an unfortunate trend which had seen them win only once in the last 16 visits to the Lincolnshire side.

Team manager Craig Elliott made changes after Saturday's reversal at Darlington, with starts for Connor Brown, Luke Shiels and Diego De Girolamo. The response to that defeat was positive from start to finish, although the defence had to withstand concerted pressure from their hosts and goalkeeper Joe Young was called on to make invaluable saves.

Dylan Mottley-Henry opened the Bucks' scoring with his first goal for the club, off the inside of a post after 25 minutes. More good work from Dylan led to Sam Minihan forcing an own goal midway through the second half, before Diego De Girolamo made sure with an 83rd minute penalty. Boston equalised straight after the break, thanks to Jai Rowe, and after the Bucks had taken a 3-1 lead Jimmy Knowles hit a consolation in the closing stages. It was their first home defeat since November. Full Match Report HERE

The result will have been particularly pleasing for Craig Elliott, previously in charge at Boston for four years. He said after the game: "It's a tough place to come and I know how difficult they are to play against. But we had the better chances and our opening goal was brilliant.

"We found a way to win and we've not always done that this season. I'm so pleased for the players and hopefully we can go on an unbroken winning run now. We are good enough to mix it with the play-off position teams."

The Bucks entertain Scarborough Athletic at the Tarmac Silverlands on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

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