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Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Eoin McKeown with his first goal for the Bucks

Team manager Craig Elliott called Buxton's impressive 3-1 win at King's Lynn Town on Saturday (October 7th) the best result so far this season. Goals by Eoin McKeown after 55 minutes, Diego De Girolamo (76) and Scott Boden, on as a late substitute with his first kick (90+1), proved decisive.

Buxton have moved to seventh in the Vanarama National League North table, five points behind joint leaders Tamworth and Spennymoor Town.

Saturday's hosts King's Lynn finished as runners-up last season, losing to Kidderminster Harriers in the play-offs, but have found life more difficult this time around.

Under new manager Adam Lakeland they produced some lively football but without consistent pace or width and the Bucks were in control for much of the game, resisting a bright start by their hosts, helped by a notable sixth-minute save by goalkeeper Max Dearnley.

Jordan Burrow, Zaine Francis-Angol and McKeown went close in the first half before the latter nipped in to head home in the 55th minute. After an equaliser, an incredible 25-yarder by De Girolamo left the home 'keeper stranded, then Boden's late lob into the net confirmed the Bucks' superiority. Match Report HERE

Craig Elliott said: "I had been worried with so many players out with injuries and suspensions but the lads deserve lots of credit for the performance. Everybody is contributing and I know we're on the right track. I'm slightly disappointed we didn't keep a clean sheet, but King's Lynn is a difficult place and you can't argue with another good win. Now we've got a rest, before Scarborough away. It should help us get players back."

Saturday's scheduled home game against Tamworth has been re-arranged for Tuesday October 31st, kick-off 7.45pm, because of Tamworth's FA Cup commitments. Before that, the Bucks visit Scarborough Athletic on Saturday 21st (3pm) and entertain Peterborough Sports on Tuesday 24th (7.45pm) and Rushall Olympic, Saturday 28th (3pm).


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