An 89th minute goal by substitute Scott Boden (Pictured) at Scarborough Athletic on Saturday (April 15th) added three more points to Buxton's league tally and left them outside the sixth and final play-off spot, held by Alfreton Town, by goal difference, although Alfreton have two games in hand.
The 1-0 win was another composed performance by the Bucks, demonstrated by skipper Josh Granite marshalling his often under-pressure attack, alongside the outstanding Shaun Brisley, Jak McCourt in particular showing inventiveness in midfield, and positive movement in the attacking third of the pitch. As goalscorer Scott Boden put it: "It's satisfying to gain another three points, now we have to back it up again against Brackley." Match Report HERE
Team manager Craig Elliott pointed out that Scarborough are one of the best teams in the league and victory was anything but easy to achieve.
He said: "We are on a remarkable run and I'm so proud of everyone. We had to ride our luck today. They're good, but left gaps for us and we had a really big chance a couple of minutes before Scott slotted home the winner.
"Next Saturday it's the last home game of the season, against notoriously effective Brackley. We need our fans to give us another lift. The lads are a bit weary after a tough run of games, some playing through pain barriers, and it would be good to be out there in front of a packed crowd.
"Come and support us in the cup final on Wednesday as well. It will be a bit different and a great occasion against Derby County Under-21s, in a fine stadium. There's a lot of excitement around the place about this match."
The final of the Cawarden Derbyshire Senior Cup at Pride Park on Wednesday kicks off at 7.45pm, then it's Brackley Town at the Tarmac Silverlands on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.