Buxton win ‘no surprise’

BUXTON FC manager Martin McIntosh said last weekend’s outstanding performance at high-flying Witton Albion didn’t come as a surprise.

Lee Morris was Buxton’s hero as his hat-trick helped clinch an impressive 4-2 win at Wincham Park on Saturday to extend their unbeaten away run in all competitions to six games.

McIntosh said: “The players were excellent, from the first minute to the last.

“I think anyone watching us over the past couple of weeks would have said that with a bit of luck we could have won many of those games. We didn’t finish Kendal off, we missed some very good chances at Grantham, at Nantwich they scored with four minutes to go and against Stafford ill-discipline cost us.

“So beating Witton in the manner that we did wasn’t much of a surprise because that performance had been coming. We had our chances and we took them.”

This Saturday, Buxton welcome table-topping North Ferriby United to the Silverlands (kick-off 3pm). The meeting will be the third between the two teams this season, following a 1-1 draw at Grange Lane on the opening day of the season and the Bucks’ 2-1 home victory in the FA Trophy in October.

McIntosh said preparations for the league clash had not been ideal, following the late cancellation of Tuesday night’s Derbyshire Senior Cup tie at Alfreton Town, with the Bucks boss ‘disappointed’ at the late decision to call off the game - coming just over an hour before kick-off.

The Bucks are expected to be strengthened by a return to full fitness of forward Mark Reed, with midfielders Michael Towey and Kallum Keane also close to comebacks following injuries sustained during the FA Trophy double-header against Grimsby Town.