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SAM'S GOALS PAVE WAY FOR WIN


Sam Osborne brace of goals v Spennymoor.

Two first half goals by Sam Osborne against visiting Spennymoor Town on Saturday (April 1st) paved the way for Buxton's 2-1 victory and stretched the unbeaten run to 15 games.

Sam's strikes after 20 and 41 minutes gave the Bucks a cushion which proved to be needed against a much improved second period performance by Spennymoor, who pulled back a goal three minutes from time, during a sustained period of attacking the home goal.

Unchanged Buxton dominated early exchanges and Sam Osborne had a potential hat-trick ruled out for offside. Spennymoor showed they are a well above-average side after the break and forced the Bucks to defend, which they did capably in front of goalkeeper Theo Richardson, then were grateful to Theo for three fine saves.

The Bucks had their second-half chances to stretch the lead, with Max Conway and substitute Scott Boden going close, in a hard-fought struggle for the points. Full Match Report HERE

Team manager Craig Elliott said his team were best in the first half, the visitors took the second half, but the Bucks were able stay resolute for the points.

He said: "We tired in the second half but we kept digging in and got the job done. To go 15 games in a row unbeaten is remarkable. Today's result makes us safe in the league which was the remit I was given when I took over.

"Now we can enjoy the last five games and see where they take us. Congratulations to everybody, not just the players, but all the work behind the scenes and our incredible fans."

The Bucks have two Easter matches. They have a first-ever trip to Kidderminster Harriers on Good Friday, then host Boston United on Easter Monday, both matches kicking off at 3pm. Craig was team boss at Boston for four years.

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