Blues aiming to spring back into form at home to Buxton

Whitby Town face fellow promotion-chasers Buxton at the Turnbull Ground this Saturday.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 9:41 am
Whitby Town v Buxton preview by Andrew Snaith

The Bucks lost one of their two games in hand on Whitby, and their unbeaten home league record, to Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night.

Second-placed Buxton are only two points ahead of the Seasiders, who sit fourth after their 3-1 reverse against Stafford, as skipper Greg Young was sent off in the second half.

At the same time, Blyth extended their lead, at the top, to six points, with a crushing 4-1 victory at Skelmersdale United.

Honours were even last season between Buxton and the Blues.

Dale Hopson’s late penalty sent the Seasiders to a 1-0 victory at the Turnbull Ground, before the Bucks’ 3-2 win in the return, despite goals from Mikey Roberts and Callum Martin almost securing a dramatic comeback.

Centre-half Andrew May is doubtful and expected to return a week later for the trip to Workington.

Kick-off at the Turnbull Ground is 3pm with admission set at £10 for adults, £6 for concessions, £3 Under-18s and Under-16s go free when accompanied by a full-price paying adult.