Preview: Buxton travel to York for huge FA Cup game

Buxton are in the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1962. They beat Kettering Town 3-1 in the last round.

Recent games for The Bucks

Buxton lost there first game of the season 2-1 to Colne last weekend so are looking to bounce back from that result. However The Bucks are still on fine form in the league last time out beating title favourites South Shields with Ash Chambers getting the only goal in a 1-0 win.

New manager

What a game it is for Steve Cunningham to take charge in as his first game for Buxton. Announced on Wednesday as the new manager of the club, Steve is the ex Curzon Ashton boss. As well as that he also spent 6 years at Colne.


York last reached the second round of the FA Cup in 2010-11 after beating Rotherham United in a replay.

They play their games at their new stadium the LNER community stadium and a record crowd is expected this weekend with 1000 travelling fans.

Nicknamed the mistermen York City play in the National league North.

They currently sit 7th in the league after beating Blyth Spartans 4-0 last week.

One to watch

Clayton Donaldson returned to York City in the summer after playing with them in 2005. Donaldson has 10 international caps for Jamaica. Last time at York City he scored 41 goals in 85 games.

What the players have to say!

Tommy Elliott on the game: “ I think I’ve seen already we are in the history books getting here for the first time since 1962. York obviously in the league above but we have already took on Kettering and beaten them. But we will go into the game respecting York but we will fancy ourselves we know our threats so let’s get into the second or third round I keep joking about wanting to play at the Emirates so let’s keep going”

Jack Dillingham on how important it is for the club to progress: “ I think it’s massive it’s a massive thing for the club the players and even the fans against Kettering in the replay the fans were brilliant I think we definitely have the beating of York and it’s a competition to show actually how good we are not only for the league but the next season’s if we do go up we have a real force”

Previous meeting

You don’t have to go back far to find the previous meeting with the 2 sides facing off in 2019 in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup. It was York who came away with the victory that day winning 2-1.

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