Buxton Hockey Club round-up

Buxton Hockey firsts v Macclesfield (pink)
Buxton Hockey firsts v Macclesfield (pink)

Buxton firsts suffered a 4-1 loss at home to Coalville last weekend; their third setback of the season.

Last year’s champions proved too strong for Buxton, who put in a good performance but ultimately fell short.

In the first half Buxton fell behind to two well-taken short corners from M Chiu.

Just before half-time, Orritt reduced the arrears following Talbot’s cut back.

Buxton battled hard in the second and had some opportunities to pull level, but Bedworth spurned a glorious chance midway through the second period.

It was Coalville who went on to score next, M Gee putting yet another short corner away, before a similar move created the fourth and final strike.

Squad: D Robins (GK), M Thompson, W Mather, S Lomas, P Jones, D Denby- Bedworth, J E Wilton, P Ainscow, M Curzon, J Talbot, S Meaton, H Sherlock, W Orritt, S Rowlands

• Buxton seconds had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Leamington.

The Bucks went into the lead when striker Longden dribbled into the circle and fired home, albeit via a deflection.

Buxton made it difficult for themselves to dominate the game though, and Leamington drew level before half-time.

The Bucks took the lead again when Collins dribbled past several defenders before scoring in the right hand corner.

They thought they had done enough to get the win but, in the closing stages, the hosts performed a slick move allowing a forward to score from close range.

• Buxton thirds were held to a 1-1 draw with Stockport Bramhall.

Due to demands from their other teams, Stockport arrived with only eight players so Buxton loaned them three players of theirs.

Joe Grindey scored for the hosts, but Stockport hit back for the draw.

• Buxton fourths hammered Stone Badgers 13-1 - their biggest-ever win.

Stone actually opened the scoring, but Buxton hit back in emphatic fashion with Joe Uprichard notching four and Louis Forshaw-Perring and Jack Edwards both grabbing trebles.

• Buxton fifths overcame Lichfield Badgers A, 6-1 at home.