A last-minute lapse by Buxton, 2-1 up with stoppage time about to start, let visitors Kettering Town in for a share of the points in a 2-2 draw (Saturday September 3rd), undoing the good work of earlier scorers Serhat Tasdemir and Jason Gilchrist.
It was a hard-fought encounter, with the usual out-and-out-effort of the Bucks and an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Theo Richardson, who produced a string of saves as Kettering upped their game in the second half. Their goals came from star performer Andrew Oluwabori, on loan from League One Peterborough United. Full Match Report HERE
Still suffering from injuries, the Bucks could not field a full complement of substitutes, but newcomer Matthew Sargent, signed earlier in the week from Salford City, came on in the second half. Midfielder Matthew, 21, is a former Wales Under-17 international. His loan spells have included six games at Matlock Town.
Team manager Jamie Vermiglio said he was disappointed with the 2-2 draw. "We let the game slip after moving the ball well and enjoying possession for long periods of the first half. It's tough to take, but Serhat and Jason scored excellent goals, we should have had a third and the work rate was exemplary.
"We're not seeing games out, though, and are inviting pressure. That has to change. The lads are determined to make it change. Of course, we've got seven players out injured and that's a big factor. We've got a week before King's Lynn to get some of them back and we'll try to bring in new faces as well."
The Bucks travel to King's Lynn Town in Norfolk next Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.
The draw has been made for the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup and the Bucks will be at home to Alfreton Town. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th of September.
The club was also saddened to hear of the death of former player Derek Burton, who was thought to be the oldest surviving former player. Derek played in the immediate years following World War 2 and died at the age of 99. Condolences from all at the club to his family and friends.