Buxton returned to Glanford Park, Scunthorpe on Saturday (September 30) for the replay of the Vanarama National League North match against United, abandoned three weeks ago in stoppage time because of a downturn in the weather, with the Bucks leading 2-1. This time, the result counted and it was a fully deserved 3-0 victory for Buxton, with two second-half goals from Diego De Girolamo, the second one a penalty, sandwiching a successful Sam Minihan volley.
Still hard hit by injuries, meaning the absence of six squad players, plus one suspended, there was a determination by the Bucks to take all three points after the exasperation of that earlier abandonment. Although Scunthorpe enjoyed more possession, they played their game in front of the strong-willed Buxton defence and gave goalkeeper Max Dearnley a quiet afternoon.
It was a fine team effort by the visitors, urged on by the travelling fans, who were able to welcome debut-making Ethan Wenayeto towards the end. Ethan signed in midweek after showing outstanding promise in the Academy. Full Match Report HERE
Team Manager Craig Elliott was delighted. He said: "It was hard enough to go there and beat them once but to do it twice was exceptional. I'm really proud of the players. Our game plan worked a treat with some big performances.
"We had to weather early storms but we had a job to do. Good goals, a clean sheet and superb midfield play added up to the right result for us, second time around.
"There are still improvements to make but we're on the right track. I'd like to get the full team available for selection, of course."
In other news; the scheduled home league match against Tamworth on the 14th of October is now cancelled due to Tamworth's continued participation in the FA Cup.