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Buxton's visit to Scarborough Athletic (Saturday October 21) had looked all over a goalless draw until the home side took advantage of a defensive lapse to strike with an 86th minute goal by substitute Harry Green. The Bucks had deserved a point from what was a well-matched encounter by the seaside, largely played out in midfield.

Travelling fans made a noisy contribution, yet it was an otherwise quiet game with few chances. Danger man Diego De Girolamo had what seemed a good goal disallowed, two more shots blocked and another skimmed the bar. Jake Hull and Luke Shiels went close but neither goalkeeper had a busy afternoon.

Bucks' team manager Craig Elliott thought a draw would have been the fairest result. He said: "It wasn't a great game, always tight, and the teams cancelled one another out, but we lost out in a tight game. That's the way it is sometimes, we just have to roll our sleeves up and go again.

"I'm disappointed we couldn't have got an away point. I thought we played well in the first half and were right where we needed to be at half-time. We didn't improve after the break, however.

"There's another chance to put things right at home on Tuesday. We've got a good home record and hopefully we'll be back on top by then."


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