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EXCELLENT START FADES INTO DEFEAT




Buxton were a goal up after two minutes at home to Chester in the Vanarama National League North on Good Friday, but the visitors equalised quickly, then moved up a gear in the second half to run out easy 4-1 winners.

Teenager Ben Andreucci was the Buxton scorer, his third goal in two games, and despite an early Chester goal on five minutes, further chances were created in a front-foot approach to the game. It was a different Chester after the break. They pushed the Bucks back with skilful play and a determination to get to the ball first.

With goalkeeper Joe Young missing through injury, Aleks Petrovic was between the posts. Although he conceded four times he played well. The problems were further forward, as the defence looked increasingly fragile. Chester's second-half goals tally came after 60, 64 and 71 minutes. It was all a disappointing outcome in front of a crowd of 2,042.

Sean Etaluku made his debut from the bench. The 20-year-old winger has arrived on loan from EFL side Barrow, after spending nine years as part of the Burnley set-up and a brief period with Mossley. Sean is welcomed to the Tarmac Silverlands. Match Report HERE

Team manager Craig Elliott said: "We started really well with a fantastic goal and entertained the crowd. It was a different story in the second half and the points started to mean more to Chester than they did to us, unfortunately.

"We struggled to contain them and the game drifted away from us. We defended poorly but we'll pick ourselves up. There's a long trip to Hereford on Monday and I want us to recover by then, The players know they must kick on."

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