REPORT: Buxton fall at the last hurdle against FC United Of Manchester

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Buxton were forced to settle for a draw after a late FC United of Manchester strike secured a 2-2 draw at the Silverlands.

FC United Of Manchester were forced into an early change in the 8th minute with Alex Curran being stretched off with Michael Donohue.

Both teams continued to play some great football with action coming at both ends of the field. The best of which came when Buxton had a bit of a goalmouth scramble from a corner which was dealt with well and cleared away by FC United.

Buxton’s next big opportunity of the game was in the 19th minute of the game when Alex Byrne did some amazing dribbling to beat his man and got his shot turned behind for a corner.

The Bucks soon found the back of the net with Diego De Girolamo continue his fine scoring form after the FC United defence gifted him the ball and he slotted it just under the keeper.

Buxton continued to have a lot of the ball however just not quite being to get there shots away. Unfortunately for them FC United created many breakthroughs with Tunde Owolabi having the best of these just hitting it into the side netting after a great run.

The visitors continued with this and won themselves a penalty just before the break when Michael Donohue got brought down in the box. Regan Linney stepped up to take the penalty and calmly finished it off to make it 1-1 at half time.

The second half started very fast paced with lots happening one after another. The first of which being 2 minutes in when De Girolamo getting his second of the game from the penalty spot.

However, the home side were reduced to ten-men Connor O'Grady was shown a ref card despite originally receiving a yellow.

Buxton although did come back from this with good play creating an opening but the FC United players did well to recover and intercept the pass. After a good period from both teams FC United came close after Mike Potts' effort whistled just over the bar.

The game continued to be very even for much of the second half with counter attack after counter attack from both sides. Sadly for Buxton, FC United of Manchester found their equaliser with Paul Ennis' drilled effort.

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