Boss happy with top-of-the-table Bucks

Buxton v Frickley Athletic'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'9th September 2014''Buxton Manager Martin McIntosh.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
Buxton v Frickley Athletic'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'9th September 2014''Buxton Manager Martin McIntosh.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140

Martin McIntosh insists there is a feelgood factor about the club after they went top of the league earlier this week.

The Buxton boss saw his side win 2-1 at King’s Lynn on Tuesday to go top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division, thanks to goals from in-form strike duo Shaun Tuton and Liam Hardy.

That was the Bucks’ sixth consecutive win in all competitions and the boss says the players are full of confidence right now.

He said: “It’s evident that the players are enjoying their football.

“The main base of that is the sheer hard work every one of them is putting in.

“They all drive each other on. Against King’s Lynn it was tough, make no mistake about that.

“But I thought all the players were terrific, especially the back four and midfield three.

“Even though Liam and Shaun will get the headlines, the whole team stood firm and when you’re winning and scoring plenty of goals, that creates a positive attitude around the place.”

Tuton and Hardy’s efforts saw them move to 15 goals combined for the season already.

The duo will be looking to continue their red-hot form on Saturday, when local rivals Belper visit the Silverlands.

The game pits top against bottom, with newly-promoted Belper winless in eight league games so far.

Despite that fact, McIntosh predicts a potential banana skin.

He added: “I’ve known the manager Peter Duffield a long time and I think they are in a false position so it will be a tough task.”

Meanwhile, the Bucks’ reward for their FA Cup first qualifying round 3-2 win over Ramsbottom is another home tie, against Newcastle Benfield.

This will take place on Saturday September 27 and replaces the league trip to Trafford, which has now moved to October 14.