McIntosh praises players’ response after their ‘worst’ performance

Buxton FC Martin McIntosh
Buxton FC Martin McIntosh

BUXTON manager Martin McIntosh and assistant Scott Maxfield, were delighted with the way the team responded on Wednesday night, against Ashton United, after Saturday’s heavy defeat.

McIntosh said: “We needed a massive reaction from Saturday because that was the worst performance since I have been at the club.

“The performance wasn’t acceptable to the two of us, but fair play to the players they have responded.

“I am delighted with the win and delighted to improve our goal difference.”

The Buxton manager was also full of praise for the impact made by the returning Lee Morris.

“I am delighted for Lee Morris. I thought he gave us something different that we have not had before. He held the ball up very well and I think Kieran benefitted from that.”

McIntosh said the visitors had struggled with ill discipline after being put under pressure from Buxton.

However to make sure his team did not become complacent they were reminded at half-time of their own famous victory over Telford on penalties after being reduced to nine-men.

“Maxi having played in that match, with a few players who still here, was reminding players it can still be dangerous,” said McIntosh.

Attention now turns to Saturday’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round match away at Stamford.