Buxton chief looking for a trophy tonic

Martin McIntosh
Martin McIntosh

Martin McIntosh is looking for his Buxton side to bounce back when they hit the FA Trophy trail on Saturday.

The Bucks host Ashton United in the first round qualifier as they look to recover from Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss away at Grantham.

McIntosh believes that despite the setback, his side are still in a good position ahead of the cup tie.

He said: “Grantham deserved to win, there’s no doubt about that.

“We didn’t start the game well and gave away two uncharacteristic goals.

“There were two really bad goals - one of them was a good finish from their lad.

“We never really got going but we have to take it on the chin and get on with it.

“We’ve got to get going again.

“We’re in a good position, we’re second and there’s no need to panic.”

The Bucks conceded twice inside the first 30 minutes before a third goal from the hosts effectively ended the contest just before the hour mark.

Liam Hardy climbed off the bench to notch a consolation strike five minutes from time, but the visitors couldn’t prevent a fourth reverse of the season.