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In front of Buxton FC's largest season-opener crowd for 49 years, hard work in difficult climatic conditions ensured all three Vanarama National League North points against Curzon Ashton. The game's only goal for the 680 in attendance was a 71st minute penalty by Diego de Girolamo. Full Match Report HERE

Fans were introduced to a host of newcomers making their home debuts, as Bucks busily moved forward at every opportunity and skipper Josh Granite marshalled the defence to ensure that goalkeeper Theo Richardson did not have a save to make.

Manager Jamie Vermiglio was well satisfied with his first encounter in front of the Buxton faithful. "It wasn't easy, Curzon defended well from the front," he said.

"But we put in a positive performance and edged the game, although we should have scored more than once. Good to keep a clean sheet and the excellent crowd enjoyed the leg work put in by the lads. Now we move on to the next home game against good passing side Leamington. They are unbeaten and will be trying to pose us problems, of course. We'll be well prepared and ready for them."

Director of football David Brindley added his appreciation for both the teamwork and Silverlands crowd. He said: "Superb on and off the pitch. It was a great opening crowd and thanks to all those who braved the heat. Please come back on Tuesday evening, 7.45pm kick-off against Leamington."


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