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Theo Richardson with 3 clean sheets on the bounce

Buxton kept a clean sheet for the third game in a row, as they fought out a close encounter at Kettering Town, ending 0-0 (Saturday February 11). There were few chances, but the Bucks hit the woodwork twice and many thought a well-worked Diego de Girolamo shot early in the game had crossed the line for the Bucks.

Recent signing Jordan Barnett from Matlock Town started in place of the injured Sam Osborne and fit-again Diego was in for the unwell Tommy Elliott. Full Match Report HERE

Team manager Craig Elliott voiced his satisfaction with the result. He said after the game: "I never sniff at an away point in this league. We had good chances but the teams cancelled each other out. Three clean sheets on the trot, three games unbeaten, so we're going in the right direction. It wasn't a classic game but we deserved the point.

"We were missing Tommy Elliott and Sam Osborne, who have been among our best players in the last few weeks, but it gave chances for other to come in and contribute. All the lads put in a real shift for the Buxton cause.

"Now for Leamington on Tuesday. We're starting to look solid and can present a threat to any opponents. There's confidence we will keep on improving.

"A boost is that Warren Clarke should soon be off the injured list, hopefully Tommy Elliott will be fit again for Tuesday, Sam Osborne is making progress and Shaun Brisley was back in the squad at Kettering. We've had a tough time with injuries, but the signs are positive."

Max Conway's loan from Bolton Wanderers and that of Joe Ackroyd from Barnsley have been extended to the end of the season. Bucks' midfielder Harry Bunn has joined Aston United.

Next at the Tarmac Silverlands will be Southport on Saturday 18th, kick-off 3pm.


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