A commanding 3-0 win at Witton Albion on Saturday (March 26) kept Buxton two points clear of rivals South Shields at the top of the Pitching In Premier League, with five games to play. A header from Dan Cowan after 13 minutes, a Warren Clarke volley three minutes into the second half and a Diego De Girolamo tap-in after 54 minutes eased the Bucks to an 11th consecutive unbeaten match. They've conceded only twice in the last nine fixtures. Full Match Report HERE
Team manager Steve Cunningham was enthusiastic about the outcome. "This was a professional performance and we were in full control in the second half, with no new injuries to report.
"It was good to have influential Sean Newton back and it shows how much competition there is for places. I was pleased with James Hardy's debut as well. He showed how technically gifted he is. Once we've got Jamie Ward and Ryan Taylor fit again we can attack those last few games with absolute strength."
Goalkeeper Theo Richardson kept the opposition out again. He said: "We've been solid as a rock in defence. Strength at the back, then the boys up front can finish it off for us. Add in our top-notch supporters and we deserve to be where we are in the league."
After another outstanding contribution, Ash Chambers added: "It was an enjoyable game. We were able to express ourselves with flowing football once our two quick second-half goals took the wind out of Witton's sails."
Next up for the Bucks is a home game on Saturday against mid-table Lancaster City, kick-off 3pm. Lancaster were the first side to beat the Bucks this season, 1-0 in November.