Buxton produced fast, flowing football and two early goals to excite their fans against visitors Gloucester City. A wisecrack shouted from the Railway End suggested that Gloucester "hadn't got off the bus". But the Tigers picked up their game in the second period to show their reputation for attractive, passing football, pulling back a goal and making the final score 2-1. Yet upbeat Buxton always looked comfortable in their victory, stretching the unbeaten run to nine games.
It was a 100th appearance for the Bucks by both Tommy Elliott and Warren Clarke and both gave outstanding displays, particularly during the Bucks' sparkling first half, in which they could have scored at least four times. They had to settle for two – a 10th minute close-in strike by Brad Jackson and a Jak Ackroyd penalty a few minutes later, after Max Conway had his legs swept from under him just inside the box.
This was an all-around polished performance by the Bucks, playing an exciting brand of attacking football, with a solid rearguard. Josh Granite, aided by centre-back partner Shaun Brisley, won just about everything in the air and co-defender Declan Poole capably completed the wall in front of Theo Richardson. After being little more than a spectator in the first half, Theo made two splendid saves after the break, although couldn't keep out Gloucester for their 75th-minute consolation goal. Full Match Report HERE
Team manager Craig Elliott said: "First half we were brilliant, a bit scrappy at times after the break, but overall I'm delighted for the fans, who continue to give us such a boost. Players are coming in to the side to contribute really well to our positive team performances, adding to the good spirit at the club. We play full-time AFC Fylde on Tuesday night. They're a good team, but then so are Buxton."
The home match with AFC Fylde on Tuesday evening kicks off at 7.45pm.