MIDWEEK PREVIEW: Buxton FC v Rushall Olympic, Rainworth Miners Welfare v New Mills AFC, Poynton v Whaley Bridge FC

NEWLY-PROMOTED Rushall Olympic are the visitors to the Silverlands on Tuesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm) as Buxton FC continue the search for their first Evo-Stik Premier Division points of the season.

John Reed’s men have lost each of their opening three games by a single-goal margin, the latest being a 1-0 defeat at Chorley following a 72nd-minute Steve Foster penalty.

Rushall, meanwhile, last season’s First Division South play-off winners, are unbeaten after three matches, the highlight of which was a 1-1 draw at Chester FC on the opening day of the season. The Pics also drew 1-1 at home to Mickleover Sports, and on Saturday beat visitors Ashton United 1-0.

New Mills’ unbeaten start to life in the Evo-Stik First Division South continued on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Sheffield FC, a result which moved them to the league summit on goal difference from near-neighbours Leek Town.

The Millers travel to Rainworth MW on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm). The Wrens, who finished last season third from bottom, have brought in a number of new faces over the close season, a move which seems to have paid dividends as the side topped this season’s table after two matches, following wins at home over Shepshed Dynamo (2-1) and away to Grantham Town (1-0), before slipping up 1-0 at Belper Town on Saturday.

Another High Peak debutant off to a flying start is Whaley Bridge FC, who travel to Poynton on Tuesday night (kick-off 6.30pm) in search of a hat-trick of wins in Division Two of the Cheshire Football League.

Whaley opened their debut season in the league with wins over Maine Road Reserves (4-2) and Moore United FC (4-3), while Poynton, who finished mid-table last season, are also unbeaten after away trips to Rudheath Social (3-3) and Whitchurch Alport (5-2).

Whaley’s Ray Dwolitka is currently the joint leading goalscorer in Division Two after his four-goal haul over Maine Road Reserves.

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