This was a much more positive Buxton performance at home to Scarborough Athletic (Tuesday November 15th) after Saturday's disappointment against Banbury. The visitors, however, took a 37th minute chance, one of few, while the Bucks couldn't convert any of theirs and slipped to a 1-0 defeat.
Team manager Jamie Vermiglio brought skipper Josh Granite (Pictured), Tommy Elliott and Diego de Girolamo back into the starting line-up and all contributed well. Matt Sargent appeared on the bench after his lay-off, the latest sign that the early-season injury crisis could soon be over.
"I thought we deserved something from the game," Jamie Vermiglio said. "Lots of possession and we created far more chances than Scarborough, but we couldn't take them.
"Our first-half quality of ball into feet wasn't good enough, but it was a strong performance after the break. We feel raw after another defeat but the boys will bounce back. We go to Blyth Spartans in the Isuzu FA Cup Trophy on Saturday and I feel we can do well. There'll be one hundred per cent concentration." Match Report HERE
After Blyth, it's the long trip to Ipswich Town of League One in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday 27th. Ipswich won the FA Cup in 1978, beating Arsenal 1-0 in front of 100,000 at Wembley Stadium.
Next at the Tarmac Silverlands is Bradford (Park Avenue) in the Vanarama National League North on Saturday December 3rd. Note the early 12.30pm kick-off.