With pre-match injuries robbing Buxton of the services of Josh Granite, Tommy Elliott, Declan Poole and Jack McKay it was going to be difficult to maintain the unbeaten record at Hereford on Saturday (August 20th) and so it proved, with the hosts finishing 2-0 winners.
The Bucks had their chances and were on top for much of the first half. Hereford, however, improved markedly in the second session and scored in the 67th and 85th minutes. Full Match Report HERE
A considerable bright spot for the Bucks was the debut of full-back Levi Andoh, signed just in time to play. Amsterdam-born Levi's last club was Hereford. He moved to England as a child and his emerging talent was spotted by Aston Villa. After being part of the Villa academy, Levi was released and played in non-league until he was given a two-year contract by Ipswich Town, November 2020. Since, 22-year-old Levi has been on loan at Lowestoft Town and Hereford. He was impressive for the Bucks on Saturday, both going forward and as a defender.
Manager Jamie Vermiglio: "Hereford turned the screw in the second half after we'd dominated before the break. In the end, we lost too many battles. It's all about goals, They took their chances, but we didn't.
"There were some good performances, though, and the lads put a shift in for their shirts. The travelling fans were great for us and they appreciated all the efforts.
"We're carrying injuries. That's not an excuse, just a fact. Next, there's a double header at the weekend and we'll be a solid test for both opponents, even if we can't be at full strength."