Buxton drew 0-0 at home to Lancaster City on Saturday (April 2nd), unable to break through the visitors' deep defence. But with promotion rivals South Shields also dropping two points, there's no change at the top of the Pitching In Northern Premier League table.
The Bucks remain two points clear, have kept eight clean sheets in the last 10 games and scored often enough before Saturday to have a considerably better goal difference than the Tyneside contenders.
While Lancaster failed to muster a single shot on target, the home side pushed forward for much of the game, playing flowing football to create a series of openings, only to be denied by inspired goalkeeping and last-ditch clearances. Mackenzie Heaney thought he had beaten the packed defence to score early in the second half, but the referee disallowed the effort for what he decided was a foul on the goalie. Full Match Report HERE
Assistant manager Damian Crossley summed it up: "It was scrappy, but it's another point. We missed three or four first-half chances. Getting the first goal would have been key, but it didn't happen. So, we'll be working hard to prepare for next Saturday."
"Another clean sheet and one more point," added skipper Josh Granite. "It was a bit frustrating against a tough team today. Lancaster are a good side. We created chances, we just couldn't take them."
Next for the Bucks is a home game on Saturday against already-relegated Grantham Town, kick-off 3pm.