Match ends in acrimony

A Division

Buxton Christians 2

Dronfield Woodhouse Res 4

BUXTON Christians fell to a third successive league defeat in a game marred by incidents which are the subject of a complaint to the league.

Christians played excellent flowing football in the first half, creating numerous chances and forcing the Woodhouse keeper to make several fine saves.

The hosts eventually broke through when Craig Owen floated a ball on to the head of his brother Leon, whose clever header across the six-yard box was skilfully converted by Sullivan.

Christians’ top scorer made it 2-0 five minutes later when he latched onto a long ball from Mellor to round the keeper.

Woodhouse converted a penalty to make it 2-1 at half time, but Christians started brightly after the interval and it looked as if Sullivan had completed his hat-trick after being cleverly set-up by Roberts, but the Woodhouse manager surprised everyone by flagging for offside.

This proved to be a key turning point as Woodhouse took control, scoring twice to go 3-2 ahead and creating several other chances. However Christians weathered the storm and laid siege to the Woodhouse goal in their quest for an equaliser.

A Buxton player was injured in an incident which resulted in a red card for a Woodhouse player, and the behaviour which followed is subject of a complaint to the league.

Woodhouse scored another to win 4-2.