Buxton played in changed blue and yellow at Bamber Bridge on Saturday (March 5) to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
A 4-0 win means that if they beat Witton Albion at the Tarmac Silverlands on Tuesday evening they will return to the top of the Pitching In Premier League table. Promotion rivals South Shields slipped up at the weekend, held 1-1 by Stafford Rangers.
Diego De Girolamo showed how well he has recovered from lengthy injury by striking twice against Bamber Bridge, after 25 and 51 minutes. Warren Clarke scored with a back-heel in the opening minute of the second half and the Bucks' dominance was underlined by a 79th goal by substitute Jason Gilchrist, beating two defenders, then goalkeeper Jason Cottam. Straight after, Mackenzie Heaney was denied by a brilliant Cottam save. Another Bucks forward coming back from injury, Jamie Ward, set up Clarke's goal. Full Match Report HERE
Nonetheless, Buxton manager Steve Cunningham was unhappy with his side's first-half performance and demanded a higher work-rate. "There is no room for complacency. The players listened to what I said and acted on it," Steve said. "So our quality shone through after the break and the 4-0 score is a fair reflection of our eventual superiority."
Tuesday's match at home to Witton Albion kicks off at 7.45pm. Witton, threatened by relegation, lie second bottom.