Buxton's 1-0 victory at Spennymoor Town (Saturday October 8th) was the club's first away win in the Vanarama National League North, inflicting the season's first home defeat on the Moors.
Sean Newton had a 15th minute penalty saved but two minutes later Scott Boden bundled home the game's only goal after a his header had been beaten out.
Home goalkeeper Gio Bellagambi, on loan from Championship side Huddersfield Town, made further, outstanding saves from outstanding debut-maker Sam Osborne, defensive kingpin Sean Newton and ever-mobile sub Jason Gilchrist, to prevent the Bucks being rewarded for their attacking play with a second goal.
Bucks' goalkeeper Theo Richardson was also called on for heroics in injury time, to the relief of the team and travelling fans, ensuring three hard-earned points from this entertaining match. Full Match Report HERE
"Well deserved," is how Buxton's team manager Jamie Vermiglio summed it up. "It was a real team effort, creating chances and with all around game management in front of our dedicated, visiting fans. It feels good to get a gritty win like that."
Jamie highlighted the quality of his team's defensive work and singled out contributions of Tommy Elliott, Sam Osborne and Theo Richardson. "Tommy's work rate was terrific, Sam was unlucky not to get on the score sheet and had a very good debut, while Theo's handling was exemplary as part of his outstanding display."
Next for the Bucks is the FA Cup on Saturday (October 15th) at home to Hyde United, kick-off 3pm.