Buxton held promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde to a 2-2 draw at the Tarmac Silverlands (Tuesday March 7th) and stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.
They had to come from behind twice in an entertaining game, with the second equaliser a last-gasp penalty. It was a good value point against full-time visitors, consolidating a mid-table place. AFC Fylde remain top.
The Bucks went behind after only two minutes when a 30-yard shot went in off the crossbar. Half an hour later Tommy Elliott was perfectly placed to head home Max Conway's pin-point cross. That's how it stayed until 69 minutes, with the visitors netting from close range after prolonged pressure. Diego De Girolamo, on as a substitute, stepped up in the dying seconds of the contest to convert his penalty in typically confident style. Full Match Report HERE
Team manager Craig Elliott was pleased with his team. He said: "I'm happy to get a point against probably the best team we've played since I came in. I'm proud of the lads and their togetherness. They deserve a lot of credit.
"We went behind right at the start but came back with a really exceptional goal by Tommy Elliott, who was playing through an injury. The second half tended to be scrappy. We kept going and deserved to equalise. It was a fair result.
"There's a good spirit throughout the squad and we're looking forward to the next challenge, away to Banbury United on Saturday. They ran out easy winners here in November, so we want to turn the tables and keep our unbeaten run going."