Buxton trailing to Hyde as game finally abandoned


For the second Saturday in a fortnight dreadfully wet weather forced a Buxton match to be abandoned.

Steady rather than the previous torrential rain fell all day from the steel grey sky and even starting was a debatable decision with surface water already becoming obvious.

By half-time there was a widespread view that abandonment was the only sensible action but the referee pressed on past the hour mark.

At the time Buxton were two goals in arrears without having played poorly.

They passed the ball with accuracy and conviction to create openings, but errors at the back were their undoing as all three Hyde goals were avoidable.

The Bucks fell behind in the ninth minute when Scott Spencer’s headed home/

Greg Young had a good chance to double his season’s goal tally from a free header at a corner, but the ball cleared the bar.

Then the centre-back’s penalty-area tackle on Spencer created home shouts for a spot-kick.

On 25 minutes Jamie Green cleared a header by ex-Silverlander Spencer Harris from the line.

But there was no escape 60 seconds later as skipper Shane Killock’s bullet free header from a corner-kick gave Barnes no chance.

Buxton’s captain went close with a glancing header,but it was Jamie Green who scored the visitors’ goal just prior to the interval with a free-kick swung in from nearly 40 yards out.

The ball zipped off the sodden surface to confound Huddersfield loanee ‘keeper,Ed Wilczynski.

Immediately afterwards he was tested by Alastair Taylor’s well-struck 25-yard ground shot.

There was much surprise when `play’ resumed after the interval, but there was none when the surface water directly created Hyde’s third goal.

It stopped a necessary back-pass and though Barnes was narrowly first to the ball his attempt to round midfielder Ben Jago came to grief as the Tranmere loanee robbed him and netted.

It was a further eight minutes before proceedings were at last halted,giving Buxton another opportunity to improve their dismal record at Ewen Fields.