VIDEO: Workington 1-2 Buxton - Bucks keep play-off dreams alive with vital win

Liam Hardy found the net again for Buxton.
Liam Hardy found the net again for Buxton.
  • Tuton and Hardy seal win for Bucks
  • Buxton still six points shy of play-offs
  • Easter double-header coming up

Despite the 170-mile journey, Buxton secured a hard-earned victory at play-off rivals Workington to keep their top-five hopes alive.

The result put an end to the Reds’ admirable sequence of 10 wins and a draw in their last 11 home fixtures.

As on the previous two Saturdays, the Bucks were a match for higher-placed rivals and on this occasion found the net twice from their several scoring chances.

Lincoln loanee Todd Jordan did well on debut in midfield and behind a sound defence Arron Jameson had a good day.

But that could not be said for his similarly named counterpart at the other end.

Liam Hardy chased a seemingly lost cause down the middle but the advancing Jamieson’s touch was far too heavy allowing Hardy to intercept and net easily.

Then, just prior to the interval, he mishandled one of the many first half Buxton corners but caught the ball before Ash Palmer could add a vital touch.

Workington emerged positive in the second half but just shy of the hour Tuton’s composed low finish doubled the advantage after he latched on to a perfect pass from Joe McGee.

The Reds however were far from finished and were back in the game when Ash Palmer gave away a penalty.

Arnison netted confidently but was indeed fortunate to stay on the field following some nonsense on his way back to the restart.

Buxton continued to attack thereafter and Tuton was unlucky as he latched on to another fine McGee pass only to see a defender clear his firm low shot from the line.

The Reds exerted some late pressure but all it amounted to was a corner kick and two over struck free-kicks as Buxton completed a deserved ninth victory on the road.

Bucks: Jameson, Ludlam, Meynell, Jordan, Palmer, Young, Stevens, McGee (Niven), Tuton, Hardy (Burbeary), Green.

• Buxton host Marine on Saturday and then travel to Matlock on Easter Monday.