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Max Hunt scored his first two goals for the Bucks against Rushall

Buxton produced their second 2-2 home draw of the week, this time against Rushall Olympic (Saturday October 28th), something of a bogey team from Northern Premier League days. Both of the Bucks goals, equalisers, were headers from defender Max Hunt, after 43 and 64 minutes.

It was an entertaining affair for the 700-plus crowd and the Bucks had 65% possession, 15 attempts at goal, five on target, producing 11 corners. After nine minutes Diego De Girolamo appeared to be fouled in the penalty area, but the referee disagreed. Visitors Rushall, however, were often dangerous with crosses and long throws into the box, hitting the post in stoppage time. Neither side deserved to lose. Full Match Report HERE

Team manager Craig Elliott described the conceded goals as frustrating, when the Bucks were on top. He said: "We were the better team in the first half and Rushall's goals were against the run of play. I am pleased with Max Hunt's equalisers and I thought we might go on to win it. Max is a super young player. The fans were great and I would have loved to have found a winner for them. We need them to turn up and push us on again this Tuesday.

"Next, it's the visit of league leaders Tamworth. We're getting players back from injury, which is encouraging, although we've lost Luke Shiels and it will be tough, but every game in this league is tough. I am interested to see what the best team in the division looks like and we know what we need to do."

Tamworth, "the Lambs", have been lion-hearted this season, notching up 10 league wins so far and are unbeaten away from home. They are five points clear at the top of the table. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm on Tuesday.


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