Buxton 1-1 Ilkeston - match report

FOOTBALL Buxton v Ilkeston.
FOOTBALL Buxton v Ilkeston.
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Buxton recorded a third 1-1 draw in as many games, in an entertaining Bank Holiday clash with Ilkeston.

Jamie Green’s superb free-kick saw the hosts earn a share of the spoils after Ilkeston had earlier taken the lead through Callum Chettle.

FOOTBALL Buxton v Ilkeston.

FOOTBALL Buxton v Ilkeston.

A worrying statistic for the Bucks was that for the fourth time this season they conceded the opening goal.

However, just as they did against FC United and Ashton, Martin McIntosh’s side fought back to earn a point.

The opening ten minutes saw the hosts lay siege on Ilkeston’s goal.

Shaun Tuton won a corner, from which Mark Reed’s inventive back heel was cleared off the line.

Shortly after Greg Young saw his header hit a post, before Ash Palmer saw a shot hacked away from the area.

The Bucks were made to pay for their profligacy ten minutes before the interval when Chettle fired home from inside the area.

Steve Istead then hit the post as the Bucks again went close.

McIntosh’s half-time teamtalk was still ringing in the Bucks’ ears when they drew level on 53 minutes.

Green netted via a free-kick 30 yards out for his maiden goal in a Buxton shirt.

The former Rotherham man executed the set-piece brilliantly, with the Robins’ stopper given no chance.

Young again saw a header cleared off the line, before he then gave away a penalty on 63 minutes.

James Reid stepped up for Ilkeston, but Arron Jameson pulled off a save low to his right.

Mark Reed and Alastair Taylor went the closest to grabbing a winner for the Bucks late on, but the game ended in a draw as McIntosh’s side made it three stalemates in a row.

Bucks: Jameson, Stevens, Palmer, Young, Green, Istead, Williams (Taylor 48), Niven, King, Reed, Tuton.

Att: 248