Buxton manager happy with side after they close gap on league leaders

Martin McIntosh.
Martin McIntosh.

Buxton boss Martin McIntosh praised his side as they returned to form with Saturday’s 4-1 win over Stourbridge.

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Buxton FC v Stourbridge (yellow), Shaun Tuton

Buxton FC v Stourbridge (yellow), Shaun Tuton

They picked up only their second victory in ten league outings with the Silverlands success at the weekend.

A brace from Liam Hardy and goals from Shaun Tuton and Laurie Wilson secured a morale-boosting win that closed the gap on leaders Skelmersdale to seven points.

“We’ve been through a sticky patch lately but there was never any real panic,” said the Bucks manager.

“I thought we got back to the way we were earlier on in the season.

“We played with a lot of high energy, we pressed the ball really well and looked as if we were back to our old selves.

“I’ve got no complaints about Stourbridge’s goal.

“I thought it was as good a goal as you’ll see all season.

“They then had a go at us for a five-minute spell and I think 4-1 flattered us a little bit, but Laurie’s late goal was a bonus.

“I’ve seen Laurie do that in the past against us so we know he’s got that in his locker.

“You don’t expect them to go in but we’ve had a few like that this season.

“Tim and I were slightly worried at half-time that at 2-0 up the fog might have been a problem.

“It was getting a bit touchy with the visibility, but thankfully that was okay.”

McIntosh says that the side’s recent below-par spell could be down to the sheer amount of games his side have faced recently.

He added: “The players have had a lot of games recently.

“Mentally and physically it’s (amount of games) taken a lot out of them but today we were back at it and I was delighted to get the points.

“The game against Witton was really disappointing for everyone at the club.

“But, we’ve had six defeats in 24 games in the league and that’s not bad.

“With the amount of games the players have had and will have, there is going to be hiccups because they’re human beings and not robots at the end of the day.”

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