Morris praises Bucks’ fighting spirit

Lee Morris
Lee Morris

Buxton striker Lee Morris says the team is eager to maintain their recent upturn in form.

The Bucks’ win at Blyth Spartans last month brought to a halt an eight-game losing streak in all competitions that stretched back to late December.

Morris told the Advertiser that he believes the side is finally on the up after a barren period.

He said: “After that bad run it was important that we got back on track and I think we are now.

“We got back to basics and have started picking up points.

“Hopefully we can finish the season strongly and push on and see where it takes us.”

Morris was on the scoresheet twice against Stamford last Wednesday as the Bucks recovered from 2-0 down and an Alastair Taylor sending-off to grab a point.

He then captained the side during the 2-2 draw at Rushall last weekend, when the Bucks surrendered a two-goal lead after a 90th-minute penalty.

Despite that collapse, Morris, on 18 goals for the season, says that the performance at Rushall was pleasing especially given the physical exertions of the Stamford game.

He added: “To be honest we would have taken a point at Rushall before kick-off, but when you’re 2-0 up and you don’t win then it’s always a kick in the teeth.

“I think if you look at the bigger picture then we had pretty much the same side out that played against Stamford a few days earlier.

“We maybe just ran out of steam but I think the performances over the past few matches have been excellent and hopefully that continues.”

Bucks chief Martin McIntosh echoed Morris’ statements and says the performances over the past few games have been hugely pleasing.

He said: “I knew it would be difficult at Rushall and so for us to go 2-0 up was terrific.

“However, when they got their goal just before the break it was a turning point.

“They then came out all guns blazing second half and unfortunately they got the second goal.

“Over the two games though, (Stamford and Rushall) I thought the players were brilliant. They dug in massively and I was delighted with their workrate.”

Buxton now face a double-header at home, with Trafford the visitors on Saturday before King’s Lynn visit the Silverlands on Wednesday night.

He added: “Our home form hasn’t been great this season so that’s something we need to improve on.”