REPORT & PICS: Buxton 1-1 Barwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Ash Palmer and Shamari Doyle leave the pitch for the last time this season after the 1-1 draw.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Ash Palmer and Shamari Doyle leave the pitch for the last time this season after the 1-1 draw.''Pic by Dan Westwell

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Buxton rounded off their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Barwell at the Silverlands, to ensure a tenth-placed finish in 2014-15.

The two former play-off hopefuls were in contention for a final seventh-place finish and the match provided ample effort and commitment as well as plenty of goalmouth action.

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Ash Burbeary (11) celebrates making it 1-1 ''Pic by Dan Westwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Ash Burbeary (11) celebrates making it 1-1 ''Pic by Dan Westwell

Liam Hardy and Ash Burbeary were prominent for Buxton early on but Arron Jameson’s challenge on the lively Anthony Carney earned a spot-kick for the visitors after only seven minutes.

However the booked ‘keeper got up to save Alex Tomkinson’s effort as first choice penalty taker Carney had been forced by the referee to leave the field after treatment for injury.

Barwell continued to threaten and Jameson saved with his legs before fisting away Tomkinison’s cross.

For the hosts, Hardy fired in a cross from the left from which Burbeary’s sweetly-struck volley was blocked.

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Alex Stacey & Barwell's Brady Hickey''Pic by Dan Westwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Alex Stacey & Barwell's Brady Hickey''Pic by Dan Westwell

The second half opened with Buxton finding the net first but an offside decision ruled our Shaun Tuton’s finish after Liam Castle had parried Hardy’s 25-yard piledriver.

In the 53rd minute it was Barwell who took the lead as defender Danny Jenno headed home an inswinging cross from the right.

The Bucks had a clear opportunity to equalise just past the hour but Jamie Green fired over the bar from 10 yards as a Hardy cross was touched on to him by Burbeary.

Green’s glancing header from a deep Stuart Ludlam cross then went close before Buxton eventually levelled with five minutes of the season remaining.

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Jamie Green fires over the bar when it looked easier to score.''Pic by Dan Westwell

Buxton v Barwell'Evo-Stik Premier Division'Saturday 25th April 2015''Buxton's Jamie Green fires over the bar when it looked easier to score.''Pic by Dan Westwell

A right flank move led to Green heading the ball on and Burbeary finished with aplomb.

Substitute Shomari Doyle nearly won it for the Bucks but his effort went narrowly wide as both sides had to make do with a share of the Silverlands spoils.

Bucks: Jameson, Ludlam, Green, Niven, Palmer, Young, Stevens, Jordan (Meynell 60), Tuton (Stacey 51), Hardy (Doyle 70), Burbeary.