With Jordan Cole out injured Lee Cropper returned to the starting line-up as did Danny Cocks who returned after a match suspension. Little did we realise how significant these selections would be later in the evening.
Was this performance inspired by the presence of Tony Hopper or of their own making? Either way, it was compelling viewing for the Reds’ faithful and, after a ninety-minute slog in tricky underfoot conditions, both teams occupied a play-off berth.
Martin McIntosh and his promotion chasing Buxton side could be playing on the latest artificial at the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League club's Tarmac Silverlands Stadium when the 2018-19 season kicks off.
The EVO-STIK Northern Premier League's First Division South title race took a twist on Saturday after a defeat for long-time leaders Shaw Lane AFC and a late win for second-placed Witton Albion, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.