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Luke Shiels scores the second goal against Chorley

Buxton played with confidence and competence at home to promotion-chasing Chorley on Saturday April 6th and team manager Craig Elliott said the only disappointment was that once again they slipped up later on. Chorley took away the clean sheet with a 73rd minute consolation goal, but the Bucks ran out worthy 3-1 winners.

The three home goals came at key moments in the game, each time as well-drilled Chorley started challenges. Diego De Girolamo with a penalty, Luke Shiels and Max Hunt scored after 35, 56 and 71 minutes.

Right from the start, the Bucks were a threat to the opposition goal, birthday-boy Tommy Elliott forcing early saves from Chorley's Matt Urwin, although the visitors always looked able to respond positively, thwarted by those well-timed Buxton strikes in what was an enjoyable game for the noisy supporters, total attendance 844. Full Match Report HERE

Craig Elliott said: "All season long we've done well against the top teams. We've just lacked consistency. Chorley are a good team worthy of respect but over the course of the game we deserved the victory, defending well, dominating midfield and creating excellent chances. We scored at good times to kill the game off. It was very much a team effort with everyone playing their full part.

"There are three more games for us to finish the season positively. We could still get to 65 points in the league and we've got a cup final to play. We'll be ready."

The Bucks play their last home game of the season next Saturday, with a 3pm kick-off against Bishop's Stortford. Then it's on to Derby County's Pride Park for the Cawarden Derbyshire Senior Cup Final, Wednesday 17th at 7.30pm, taking on Heanor Town. (More tickets for this match will be available on Monday 8th of April on the Derby County ticket website) The season closes on Saturday 20th and a trip to Farsley Celtic, kick-off 3pm.


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