Change of venue for Buxton Under-19s league clash with Ilkeston

BUXTON FC Under-19s Bluestar face table-topping Ilkeston FC U19s tonight (Thursday).

Due to a change of venue, the Baris North Midlands Division Three clash will now take place at Tideswell’s Pursglove ground instead of at the Silverlands in Buxton.

The match kicks-off at 7.45pm. Admission is £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions.

* Buxton Under-19s’ Danny Hopkins was handed his senior debut for Buxton FC during Saturday’s FA Trophy First Qualifying Round win over Garforth Town.

Hopkins came on as a second-half substitute for club legend Mark Reed and played the last 15 minutes for the Bucks, who won the tie 4-2.

And the manager was delighted to be able to give the young striker a run-out in the first team, after he was sat on the bench for the club’s last two league fixtures.

“Young Danny, I thought he might have even popped a goal in, but it just didn’t fall for him,” Reed said.

“He’s impressed me when I’ve watched the under-19s and it’s credit to Dave Bradbury for this under-19 side. We always said the under-19s would be great if we got one coming through, and who knows?”