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After last week's 15th match in a row unbeaten, ridding Buxton of any lingering fears of being in a relegation fight, team manager Craig Elliott told his squad to relax and enjoy themselves for the remaining few games of this season.

There was no time to relax at Kidderminster Harriers on Good Friday, however, nor anything enjoyable about going behind in the first minute. The score remained 1-0 to the Worcestershire hosts and the Bucks' fine run was at an end.

It took until the second half for Buxton to show the composure and formidable attacking shape that has became a feature in recent months and they may well have taken a point, after Sam Osborne stung the home goalkeeper's hands and Diego De Girolamo (Pictured), in for the injured Tommy Elliott, planted a strong header just over the bar.

Then, Kidderminster came close to finishing as they started, bringing a fine stoppage-time save out of Theo Richardson. Full Match Report HERE

Craig Elliott commented that his players seemed lethargic and the first minute goal was a shock. "They pressed us hard and dominated the first half. Kidderminster deserved to win, but it was better for us after the break and we might have nicked a point.

"We have to regroup and I need the lads to do so in a positive way. The run has come to the end and the fans have been amazing all the way. We want to repay them with a good showing on Monday. I'm looking forward to trying to win the game for them."

The Bucks play host to Boston United on Monday, kick-off 3pm. Craig managed the Pilgrims for over four years and turned them into a solidly effective side. It's one that's been hard for the Bucks to beat down the years, winning just once in 28 league and cup encounters.


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