Preview: Buxton v Moors

We turn our focus to the weekend action with a full and in-depth preview of Moors’ National League North trip to Tarmac Silverlands Stadium.

Buxton v Spennymoor Town
Saturday 1st April 2023, 3pm
National League North
Tarmac Silverlands Stadium

In Opposition
Buxton have breathed new impetus into their drive for a play-off place with three successive National League North victories ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Moors.

The Bucks have enjoyed an astonishing turnaround in form under new boss Craig Elliott, who took over from Jamie Vermiglio at the beginning of December.

Having gone eight games without a win and four successive defeats, Buxton have now gone 13 unbeaten in a run which has seen them win eight times since the last week in January.

They currently lie two points ahead of Moors and just four points from a play-off spot so Saturday’s showdown at The Tarmac Silverlands Stadium could be pivotal to both sides’ seasons.

One To Watch
Attacking midfielder Tom Elliott has been one of the standout performers for Buxton as they put together a fine unbeaten run to carry them within touching distance of the play-offs.

Elliott scored three and set-up a further three during March and his form will be one of the key factors at The Bucks chase down a place inside the top seven.

Head To Head
Moors head to Buxton hoping to avenge a defeat suffered at The Brewery Field back in October when Connor Kirby’s first half goal was enough to separate the sides.

When the two teams last shared division back in 2016/17, both games ended all-square with Moors last visit to Buxton finishing 2-2 in October 2016.

On The Whistle
The referee for Saturday’s game at Buxton will be Jonathan Maskrey, and he will be assisted by David Critchlow and Bradley Maw.

Moors fans can buy their tickets on the turnstiles prior to kick-off at Buxton, where they can take cash or card payments.

Click here for full ticket information ahead of Saturday’s game.

Live Coverage
Don’t worry if you can’t get along to the game this weekend – because we’ve once again got you covered with full live and uninterrupted commentary on Durham OnAir.

We’ll be live from 2.50pm, with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.

Buxton have been installed as favourites for victory on Saturday at odds of 11/10, while Moors are rated an 85/40 shot for the three points and a draw is available at a price of 12/5.

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