AWAY FORM DELIGHT

Buxton FC v Matlock Town , John Reed
Buxton FC v Matlock Town , John Reed
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BUXTON FC manager John Reed has been delighted with his side’s recent away form, which has seen them pick up seven points from their last three games.

Following wins over Burscough and Chasetown, the Bucks were held to a 1-1 draw by Evo-Stik Premier Division play-off hopefuls Kendal Town on Saturday, a match which saw Kieran Lugsden sent off for two bookable offences.

“Under the circumstances, I was happy to leave there with a point,” Reed (pictured right) said.

“For the second game on the trot, we have had to play with ten men for a large portion of the game, but I thought both of Kieran’s bookings were very harsh. However, there’s nothing we can do about that.

“Even when we were down to ten men, we still had a couple of chances, and the keeper made a cracking save when Chris Ovington came on, so we could have nicked it.

“I think it is testament to the players that after the game they were disappointed with a point, but from my point of view that is seven points out of a possible ten away from home, which is tremendous.”

Reed gave a debut on Saturday to 26-year-old striker Kevin Sanasy, 26, who joined from Frickley Athletic. On the books for Bradford City, he has since played for Farsley Celtic, Witton Albion, Guiseley, Bradford Park Avenue, Worksop Town and FC Halifax Town.

“Kevin played for Clive (Freeman) at Bradford, and he feels he will be a good addition to the squad,” said Reed.

“After seeing the pitch on Saturday, we felt three forwards was the better option.

“We only took Kevin off after we went down to ten men, and it wouldn’t be fair to judge him on that one performance. We haven’t finished adding to our squad yet, and hopefully Kevin will be playing his part, but how big a part who knows, because he is coming into a stable team.”

This Saturday, Buxton travel to Ashton Athletic (kick-off 3pm), before returning to the Silverlands on Tuesday (March 1, kick-off 7.45pm) to face Northwich Victoria.