Buxton aim to become history boys

Buxton v Belper Town FC'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'20th September 2014''Buxton's Jamie Green is mobbed after making it 3-0.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
Buxton v Belper Town FC'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'20th September 2014''Buxton's Jamie Green is mobbed after making it 3-0.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140

Buxton aim to create a slice of history this Saturday, as they bid for a tenth victory on the trot.

Martin McIntosh’s side equalled a 34-year record of nine wins on the bounce after their 2-1 success over Curzon Ashton on Tuesday.

Colin Whitaker’s team had a run of nine straight victories during the 1980/81 season, and now the current side aim to go one better.

Ahead of the visit of Skelmersdale on Saturday, McIntosh says his players are in high spirits as they aim to become record breakers.

He said: “The players are loving it at the minute.

“When you’re doing well you have to keep the ball rolling, so we’ve got to capitalise on the good form we’ve got.

“Hopefully we can just keep it going.

“The record is a great thing to have to play for but I’m just looking at the Skelmersdale game as another chance for three points.

“Obviously, it (the streak) will come to an end at some point, but we want to keep it going for as long as we possibly can.”

The victory over Curzon was a display of fine attacking and solid defending, as the Bucks replaced Curzon at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

McIntosh was pleased with the victory and feels the team always look a threat whenever they go forward.

He also believes the high-tempo game that his side deploys has been paramount to their winning streak.

He said: “I thought we were excellent, especially in the first half against Curzon.

“Overall we could have scored three or four because we had numerous chances and we should have been out of sight really.

“But the players have been excellent; we defend from the front and they’re all key performers at the minute.

“We’ve worked an awful lot on fitness.

“In pre-season Tim and I got to them to real good levels of fitness.

“We like to press ball when we’ve not got it and we work hard when we’ve not got it.

“That’s what we’re trying to drum into the players, that workrate is the base of everything.

“The squad has showed tremendous attitude.”

The Bucks overcame Newcastle Benfield last Saturday in the FA Cup to set up an away trip to Conference North high-fliers AFC Fylde.

The third round qualifier takes place on Saturday October 11 and will replace the proposed league fixture against Witton Albion.

McIntosh added: “Fylde are one of the better teams in non-league, but we can go there with no fear.

“They’ve strengthened over the summer but we’ve got a good record there, and we’ve always played well there.

“Some people may say it’s not a great draw, but Fylde won’t have been delighted to see us come out of the hat either.”