Outstanding goals by Jake Wright and Connor Kirby, with the scoring finished off by a typically skilful Diego De Girolamo penalty in stoppage time, gave Buxton a deserved 3-2 win in a sometimes fiery Vanarama National League North encounter at Spennymoor Town (Saturday December 16th).
The home side equalised twice, with a dubious-decision penalty by Glen Taylor and an opportunist second by Keenan Ferguson, before Tommy Elliott was scythed down in the box and Diego gave the goalkeeper no chance from the spot. The Moors had Rob Ramshaw sent off for a second yellow. He was one of six home players to be booked. Full Report HERE
The Bucks gave a debut to latest signing Dylan Mottley-Henry. The 26-year-old has joined from South Shields after earlier spells with Bradford City, Barnsley, Larne and several loan appearances, most notably with Bradford PA.
Team manager Crag Elliott was relieved to notch up a win after a poor run for the Bucks and welcomed the return to fitness of key players.
He said: "We've been in a rough patch but it's great to have players back. We've got a really good bunch of players and strong dressing room and I had tough selection decisions to make.
"It was a cracking game, plenty of incidents and lots for the away supporters to cheer. We looked strong with starters and subs alike playing so very well. New signing Dylan had a great debut. I've been after him for a long time and he helped make the difference.
"We still have to get better but this was a really good win. Difficult game against Scunthorpe next time but I hope we can do our fans proud with another good performance, against the promotion favourites."
Saturday's game against Scunthorpe at the Tarmac Silverlands kicks off at 3pm.