A very strong wind blowed up heavy rain at the Tarmac Silverlands for the Vanarama National League North visit of Warrington (Tuesday January 23rd) but it was also raining goals, as the visitors scored six against an ever-weakening Buxton. For team manager Craig Elliott it was the first time in his career that he had suffered a 6-0 defeat and he was clearly bemused, but refused to criticise any player in public.
The Bucks, unchanged after a solid win at Chester, got off to a bad start, conceding in the third minute, but they looked like recovering and settled to their forward-running passing game, with Sam Osborne, Sam Minihan and Max Brogan going close to scoring.
After the break they dominated the early stages, then came Warrington's second goal in the 60th minute and it all fell apart. It was the first time Warrington had won away to the Bucks, with most previous meetings proving to be close encounters. Full Match Report HERE
Craig Elliott said he was upset and embarrassed, but he would take responsibility. "The first half was even and for quarter of an hour in the second half we were on the front foot and looked likely to get something out of the game.
"Warrington took control, though, and made us look poor. In the last 15 minutes it seemed that every shot they had went in. They ground us down and took our confidence away. I have to move us forward, quickly, to put it right. We're crying out for consistency and have to stop losing at home, as I want us to prove to everyone on Saturday against Brackley."
George Horbury has returned to Harrogate Town after his loan was completed and we have retaken midfielder Joe Ackroyd on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season. Joe made 23 (2) appearances last season, scoring 3 goals.
Brackley Town are visitors to the Tarmac Silverlands on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.