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Mat Hudson With A Clean Sheet On His Return To Bamber Bridge

An opening, first-half goal from Scott Boden and a brace by Connor Kirby after the break eased Buxton past hosts Bamber Bridge in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying (Saturday October 1). Goals were in the 27th, 50th and 90th minutes.

The many travelling fans at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, loudly behind their team, were treated to a solid performance against lively opposition that contributed to an always-entertaining cup tie.

There was a welcome return from Tommy Elliott after protracted injury and he assisted with two of the goals, playing for 70 minutes. Another key player back from injury, skipper Josh Granite, made the bench, although Harry Bunn was hurt in the warm-up, to be replaced by Serhat Tasdemir. Full Match Report HERE

Buxton team manager Jamie Vermiglio was well satisfied with the performance. He said: "It was a tough game against a good footballing side but our lads were excellent. The work-rate was outstanding. We went from back to front quickly and won most of the battles all around the pitch. There were many good performances and that's four games unbeaten now.

"The newcomers have been great for us and Connor Kirby's work-rate is phenomenal. But for me another highlight was the return of Tommy Elliott. He will be a massive part of our ever-improving team, playing on the front foot as he always does.

"It's great to be pushing forward in the FA Cup again but next we've got an important league game at Spennymoor and there's hard work ahead to get ready."


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