Christians put six of the best past Red Lion

Buxton Christians 6, Red Lion 2

BUXTON Christians saw off Red Lion with six of the best on Saturday.

Red Lion were always in the game and created plenty of chances in both halves. In contrast to recent weeks, Christians were incisive up front, with Taylor and Carr working superbly together and Bagguley a constant threat down the right flank.

Christians were 3-0 up at the interval after scoring some well constructed goals. The opener after ten minutes came when Carr crossed from the right and Dunn lost his marker to finish smartly on the half volley.

The second came after half an hour when Carr picked out Bagguley with a cross-field pass and Bagguley, cutting in from the right, beat the keeper with a low shot.

After 38 minutes, Christians made it 3-0 from another Carr cross. This time it was Scott Beswick who got on the end of it to head home from close range.

Christians had been fortunate to keep a clean sheet in the first half, but their luck ran out at the start of the second half when a misunderstanding in defence led to Red Lion pulling a goal back. Good work by Green and Roberts down the left set up Mat Bagguley to make it 4-1, but a tap-in following a free-kick at the other end made it 4-2.

Christians found another gear near the end and scored two more. Firstly Roberts finished cleanly when put through by Stanway and then Christians’ star men on the day combined for number six; Bagguley crossed from the right and Ricky Carr headed home.