In a first half marked by Buxton tending to play sideways and backwards, visitors Banbury United, moving from back to front with a strong passing game, scored after 26 minutes and emphasised their intent with another in first-half added time (Saturday November 12th). As a more positive Buxton battled to get back on terms after the break, Banbury scored twice more, ending their long losing run with a 4-0 victory.
The Bucks had been on a run of 11 league and cup matches with just one defeat, but only a flying save by Theo Richardson from a Banbury penalty kept their goals tally to four.
A bright spot for the 910 crowd was the pre-match awarding of October player of the month champagne to Connor Kirby, the prize sponsored by auction solutions company Bidpath. Connor started his career at Sheffield Wednesday. (Pictured)
Team Manager Jamie Vermiglio said the feeling of defeat had not been experienced for a while. He commented: "Our form coming in to the game was good, but it left us against this good footballing side, who caught us on a bad day.
"Theo's saves and the wide play of Declan Poole and Warren Clarke were the main positives, but little consolation overall. Banbury on Saturday was a reality check and we need to assess what went on in preparing for some tough games ahead in the league, Isuzu FA Trophy and Emirates FA Cup." Full Match Report HERE
Next up at the Tarmac Silverlands is Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm. Scarborough, 3-2 winners at Gloucester City on Saturday, lie fourth in the Vanarama National League North.