Buxton Advertiser sport review of 2014: Part Two

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We take a look back at the sporting highlights that made the Advertiser headlines in the second half of 2014, from July to December.

You can also read the sport review of the year Part One.

JULY

At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Bakewell’s Annie Last narrowly misses out on a medal after finishing fourth in the women’s cross-country cycling final.

Elsewhere at the Games, Hadfield pole vaulter Katie Byres saw her debut at the event ruined by weather as rain blighted the women’s final. Byres failed to register a mark, with only four competitors managing to clear 3.80m.

Buxton open up their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against League One side Chesterfield at the Silverlands.

The inaugural Peak District Triathlon takes place at Chatsworth, with over 500 athletes flocking to the country estate from as far away as Singapore and the United States.

AUGUST

Buxton open the campaign with a defeat to Nantwich at home, but go on an unbeaten run to climb the table after a good string of results.

Glossop North End start the season in fine form, including a 7-0 win over Maltby Main in the FA Cup.

New Mills meanwhile exit the FA Cup, after letting a two-goal lead slip at home to Squires Gate.

Buxton Bulls end their debut season with a 100% record after ending the campaign with a 34-16 win against Boston Buccaneers at Sunnyfields.

Luke Guess, 16, becomes Buxton and District Bowling Association’s youngest-ever winner of its annual individual handicap competition.

SEPTEMBER

Buxton go top of the league after chalking up nine wins on the spin - equalling a 34-year club record.

Glossop North End put up a good fight, but eventually go down 1-0 at Conference North side Chorley in the FA Cup.

In the DCCL, Hawk Green scoop the Division One title with Birch Vale and Dove Holes tasting relegation.

New Mills and Hadfield were promoted from the second tier, with the Millers’ second string scooping top prize in Division Three. Newton won Division Four.

Jack Massey maintains his unbeaten record thanks to a straightforward points win over Moses Matovu in Manchester.

OCTOBER

Mark Reed hits a landmark 250th goal for Buxton. The veteran striker hits the winner against Halesowen in a 2-1 success for Martin McIntosh’s side.

Elsewhere, the Bucks exit the FA Cup in the third round of qualifying after a 1-0 loss at Fylde but end the month still second in the table.

Buxton Hitmen end the 2014 National League season with a narrow loss at Devon Demons.

Jack Massey overcomes Mitch Mitchell to record his sixth pro win and is 
quickly invited to Spain to spar with World Champion Youri Kalenga.

Cavendish golfer George Bloor breaks the course record in the Open 36 hole Palace Trophy/Chatsworth Bowl event, carding a morning score of 63 to beat his father’s course record which was set 12 years previously.

NOVEMBER

Buxton mark the halfway point in the season with a sloppy 3-0 reverse at home to Witton Albion. Boss Martin McIntosh calls for his side to get back to basics as they aim to rediscover their early-season form.

GNE see an 11-game winning streak come to an end with a defeat at 1874 Northwich.

New Mills remain in a relegation fight with just two wins from their opening 18 league games.

There are four High Peak winners at the 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards. Gongs go to Buxton swimmer Abbie Wood, Glossop cricket coach Richard Ball, junior football team Glossop North End AFC juniors and Furness Vale-based business Cadtek Systems.

Buxton RUFC end the month on a high as they claim a sixth win in nine.

In fishing, Ian Waterhouse scooped victory at the 13th annual Paul Wallis Memorial match.

DECEMBER

Buxton FC end the calendar year second in the standings, with games in hand on leaders Skelmersdale, after a terrific 3-2 win over Matlock at the Silverlands. Strikers Shaun Tuton and Liam Hardy hit 30 league goals by Boxing Day.

New Mills end 2014 sitting seven points from safety after a torrid first half of the campaign, while Glossop North End smash six goals past Stockport Sports.

Buxton darts duo Dean and Lorraine Winstanley both plot world title joy as the couple prepare for the PDC and BDO World Championships respectively.

Buxton ABC’s annual amateur show is once again staged at the Devonshire Dome, with eight homegrown fighters on the bill.

Buxton RUFC end 2014 with a dazzling ten victories on the bounce, with a historic cup tie against Rugby Lions to come in the new year.