FOCUS IS ON THE FA CUP VISIT TO YORK


Ash Chambers gave Buxton the lead on Saturday

Buxton's manager Gary Hayward said the team will put Saturday's first home defeat of the season well behind them as they get ready for the FA Cup first round encounter at York City this weekend. Full Match Report HERE

"We were too slow out from the back against Colne," he said. "There was too much sideways football, whereas the Buxton philosophy is to go forwards at every opportunity. There will be two intense training sessions ahead of the York game, including appraisals of the opposition's style and plenty about tactics.

"The Bucks will miss the aerial dominance of injured centre-half Ben Turner, but we're hopeful Ben Milnes will have recovered in time. Ben's got a 50/50 chance, otherwise we have a fit squad, ready for what's going to be a big challenge. Everyone is looking forward to it."

York City of the National League North were reformed into the current structure 99 years ago, although the club dates back to 1908. Admission into the FA Cup came in just the second season and York's claim to fame is that in the 1954/55 competition they reached the semi-final, going out to eventual cup winners Newcastle United after a replay.

York sit seventh in the National League North and are second-top scorers in the division. They prepared for the cup encounter with the Bucks by beating Blyth Spartans 4-0 at home on Saturday.

In other news; the home match with Hyde United has been brought forward 3 days and will now be played on Saturday 13th of November at 3pm. Any potential replay with York City will be played on Tuesday the 16th.