BUXTON Football Club’s rollercoaster season ended with defeat to Whitby Town on Saturday as the Seasiders completed a ‘Derbyshire double’ to guarantee their own Evo-Stik Premier Division survival.
Whitby, who two days earlier had defeated Matlock Town 4-2 on their own turf, beat the Bucks 1-0 at the Silverlands courtesy of a goal after 11 minutes from Tom Portas.
The result ended a run of five successive victories - and ten league wins in 14 - which had lifted Buxton from the brink of relegation and into a comfortable mid-table position.
And while disappointed with the Whitby defeat, Buxton boss Martin McIntosh, who after the match put pen to paper on a new two-year contract, said he was pleased with the effort his players had put in.
“I’m not going to judge the lads on this match, I’ll judge them over the time that I’ve been here. I’ve just said to them I think they’ve been tremendous for me and for the club,” he added.
For a full match report, pictures and more reaction from the Bucks manager, see Thursday’s Buxton Advertiser.