First half goals from Tommy Elliott, Joe Ackroyd and Warren Clarke showed Buxton's dominance in a first-ever visit to Banbury United (Saturday March 11). It was almost but not quite a clean sheet as well. After benefitting from a stoppage time penalty against AFC Fylde last time out, the Bucks were on the wrong end of a late spot kick this time and the final score was 3-1.
The emphatic win was Buxton's sixth away from home this season and takes the unbeaten run to 11 matches. Conversely, it was a sixth home league game without a victory for Banbury, a run stretching back to last November. Full Match Report HERE
Buxton team manager Craig Elliott voiced his satisfaction with the performance and said: "We were clinical in taking our chances, another excellent win. All the lads did their bit. It's become a really good group. Tommy Elliott, for instance, has taken superbly well to being pushed further forward and is scoring great goals. He's working so hard with the rest of the team to make things happen.
"We'll be returning to Saturdays only in the league, without two matches every week, and that gives us time to prepare for games and allows players to recover. Hopefully, you'll see us get stronger."
The Bucks take a break from the league on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off) to welcome Belper United to the Tarmac Silverlands in the Cawarden Derbyshire Senior Cup semi-final. Craig Elliott said he would be putting out a strong side. "It's an important game because we want to reach a cup final to finish off our season," he said. Reduced admission prices of £10, £5 and £2 will be in operation for this match.