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Shortly after Buxton's 3-2 defeat at home to Bradford (Park Avenue) in the Vanarama National League North (Saturday December 3rd) team manager Jamie Vermiglio announced he had offered his resignation to the board earlier in the week and it was confirmed that this had been accepted. The search for a new manager starts in the wake of a game that slipped away in stoppage time, with the visitors scoring twice in quick succession.

Buxton led through Sam Osborne after 14 minutes, Bradford equalised in the 29th, then substitute Serhat Tasdemir restored the advantage in the 83rd. Tommy Elliott was sent off for a second yellow card shortly before the end of normal time and Bradford scored twice more.

Eventually, nothing to show for it, but the Bucks enjoyed the bulk of possession, moved the ball well and with attacking intent. Jamie Vermiglio claimed afterwards they should have scored three or four goals. He said: "We were much the better team, dominated and had the chances."

The losing run in all competitions has stretched to five games, but Jamie led the Bucks to a promising start in their first season in the National League North as well as to Round Two Proper in the Emirates FA Cup.

With his job as a headmaster and family home in Lancashire, he cited the need to prioritise and refocus as the main reason for resigning, with reluctance. "I would like to thank the board of directors, supporters and amazing volunteers who have made me feel so welcome."

On Tuesday, the Bucks visit Matlock Town in the Derbyshire Senior Cup. Both boards of directors have agreed to donate the first £1,000 of gate receipts to end-of-life charities Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen's Trust. Next at home will be Peterborough Sports on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.


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