An all-attack Buxton did just about everything but score against New Year's Day visitors Alfreton Town, the game ending goalless. It was a significant step-up by the Bucks from a disappointing defeat away to Alfreton on Boxing Day.
There was forward-facing entertainment for the holiday crowd of 810, with crisp passing, individual runs and a readiness to shoot, yet the visiting goalkeeper, arguably, had no more to do than the Bucks' stopper Theo Richardson, as Alfreton broke free from defence to create possibilities of their own. Full Match Report HERE
Fans had a first chance to see Hull City forward and loanee Jim Simms at the home ground, on as a second-half substitute.
Team manager Craig Elliott thought Buxton were worth all three points. He said: "We had clear-cut chances and I'm disappointing we couldn't find the net. We were strong at the back with Theo giving us a really good platform. It was an improved and generally exciting performance. I enjoyed it.
"We're starting to put combinations together, now need to do that consistently. There's plenty of talent here and we will get sharper, so we'll start to knock in the goals and add up the points, I feel sure."
Next home game at the Tarmac Silverlands will be on Tuesday January 10th, kick-off 7.45 pm against Chorley. Before that, the Bucks visit Curzon Ashton on Saturday.