Buxton Hockey first team lose out after long journey

Hockey - East Midlands Premier Mansfield v Buxton.
Hockey - East Midlands Premier Mansfield v Buxton.

Buxton fell to a 3-1 loss after a long trip to Market Harborough on Saturday.

At the start of the match neither side could get through, with Harborough having lots of trouble trying to get past Buxton’s solid defence.

But after one long attack of continued pressure by Harborough they scored.

However Buxton soon started to attack with runs by S Meaton and L Forshaw.

Finally J Talbot went on a brilliant skill run taking out several players before putting a cross which J Uprichard then deflected it in.

Buxton continued to pressure and won a short corner, where M Thompson hit the ball just above the backboard.

After half-time Harborough started to attack and would have scored had S Lomas not managed a goal line save.

Buxton had a great chance and scored but it was disallowed as the whistle had already gone.

Harborough got a series of short corners which were denied by D Robins however he couldn’t stop Harborough’s final goal.

• On Sunday the first team hammered Ashby 5-0.

Braces from Wilton and Sewell, along with a strike from Wilton, ensured the thrashing.

On Saturday, Buxton host Ramgarhia (2pm).

• Buxton seconds beat Mansfield 3-1, arguably their best win of the season so far.

Mansfield scored early on from a quick break-away, but Buxton responded instantly through a Browett short corner.

Another short corner then deflected off a defender’s foot and into the net for Buxton’s second.

Mansfield had several attacks, but the defence held firm and Buxton went further ahead when Orritt was illegally tacked inside the D and he scored from the ensuing penally stroke.

• Buxton thirds romped to a 7-3 win over Triton fourths.

Strikes from T Lowton (2), Schofield, Saunders (2), D Lowton and Grindey did the damage.

Elsewhere, the fourth team escaped Ashby Badgers B with a 3-0 friendly success despite being depleted.

Their goals came from Clayton, Gibbs and Watson.

Buxton fifths also recorded an away victory, as Kai Gilbride scored the contest’s only goal in a 1-0 win at Stone Badgers.