Buxton boss delighted with FA Trophy win over Ashton United

Martin McIntosh
Martin McIntosh

Martin McIntosh was in buoyant mood after watching his side ease into the next round of the FA Trophy.

The Bucks overcame fellow Evo-Stik Premier Division side Ashton United 2-0 at the Silverlands on Saturday thanks to second half strikes from Liam Hardy and Laurie Wilson.

Manager McIntosh said afterwards that his team thoroughly deserved their win as they secured a safe passage in the first round qualifier.

He said: “I thought it was a good response from the players.

“I was looking for a big performance and I think they gave us that.

“The FA Trophy is huge to us. As soon as you leave the FA Cup then the Trophy is the biggest competition and it can do wonders for a club in terms of crowd and momentum.

“We’re desperate to stay in the competition.”

McIntosh, whose side welcome FC United of Manchester on Tuesday evening, says that his players dominated the game against Ashton - a side that he thinks will be competing for promotion along with the Bucks.

He added: “I thought we dominated the game from start to finish.

“They had one effort but other than that they didn’t really cause us a problem.

“I think Ashton will be competing for the play-off places so for us to restrict them like we did was brilliant.

“To get through means another big chunk of money for the club, which is superb.

“Hopefully we’ll get another home draw.

“I think we’ve been brilliant this season..

“We’ve won 15 matches already and it’s been an incredible start, but that’s all it is - a start.”