Rag outplay the Christians

A Division

Buxton Christians 1

Blazing Rag 2

Christians were outplayed and outfought by local rivals Blazing Rag.

The hosts dominated the opening exchanges and top scorer Sullivan twice went close to putting them in front.

Rag gradually started to dominate proceedings and it was no surprise when they took the lead as Green deflected the ball past his own keeper as he tried to clear a dangerous cross.

Tactical changes at half time saw the Christians get more into the game, and Craig Owen forced home an equaliser after a goalmouth scramble.

However, playing into the wind the Christians were still on the back foot for much of the half and Rag scored a deserved winner from a long-range free kick.

The ex-Christians trio of Gould, Carr and Richardson all had excellent games.