In a match preceded by a minute's silence, Boston United under new manager Ian Culverhouse ran out 3-0 winners over Buxton (Tuesday September 13th). That made it 22 wins from 29 encounters with Buxton for the Lincolnshire side. The Bucks were sunk by three goals in a 13 minute period either side of half-time, with two from Jordon Crawford and a third by Scott Pollock.
Nearly 50 Buxton fans made the long trip to Boston, only to be disappointed as their team slipped to 18th place in the Vanarama National League North, still without an away win.
However, they had a first glimpse of new signings Zak Dearnley, wearing shirt number 28, and Luke Burke, number 3. Forward Zak has signed from FC Halifax Town in the National League, having stepped out on his career at Old Trafford. From Sheffield, 23-year-old Zak was capped by England at Under-16 and Schools Under-18 levels. Strong defender Luke Burke has joined on loan from AFC Fylde, having graduated at Wigan Athletic's academy. Aged 24, Luke hails from Liverpool. Zak and Luke came on as substitutes at Boston.
Director of football David Brindley said there were no excuses for the defeat. "We have to continue working hard and need to get a settled side, as newcomers settle in and injuries start to mend.
"But there were plenty of positives to take from the Boston game. We were on top for the first half hour, knocked back by a dubious goal which surely was offside. The lads kept going, even when we went further behind and there was no lack of endeavour. It was good to see newcomers Zak and Luke. We've been watching them for quite some time and they'll add considerable strength to the squad.
"Thank you to our travelling fans. They urged the team on throughout the game. Next up is the FA Cup and the visit of Alfreton on Saturday, kick-off 3pm."