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Match Preview :- Buxton - Saturday August 31st, 2019 (15:00:00)

On Saturday Celtic travel to Derbyshire to face Buxton in the league. Buxton have not had the best of starts. Although they drew their opening match 1-1 away at Scarborough, theyhave gone on to lose their next three matches leaving them second bottom.

Only a last minute goal prevented them from grabbing all three points at Scarborough after going ahead through Martin Pilkington's goal, whilst Callum Chippendale could only grab them a consolation in a 2-1 defeat at home to Nantwich. At home to Whitby they took the lead thrtee times, only to be defeated with a late goal to lose 4-3. Their most recent match was a 3-1 defeat away at Hyde, after taking an early lead. In their opening four games they have scored six goals, and had six different scorers. They have conceded ten goals.

Last season was very different, finishing in the top five only to lose out in the play-offs. They had a much better start, too; although they lost their opening match 1-0 away at Whitby, they went on an unbeaten run of seven games, which would have been eleven unbeaten, had they not lost 2-1 at home to Lancaster. They lost just six games last season, with only Witton and Marine beating them by more than one goal. Their top scorer was Liam Hardy with fifteen goals, the joint seventh highest goal scorer in the league. They scored sixty (thirty-one at home) at a rate of 1.5 goals per game (1.6 at home), whilst conceding forty-five (twenty-four at home) at a rate of 1.1 goals per game (1.2 at home).

We played Buxton four times last season, twice in the league with both games finishing 1-1, and twice in the Trophy after they held us to a 0-0 draw at home, only for Celtic to win in the replay and win 2-1. We've visited seven competitive times in recent history, Celtic have won twice: once in the FA Trophy replay and again in 1992, with both games finishing 2-1 to Celtic. Buxton have won twice, the most recent being in 1989. There have been two draws, with the most recent being in 2018 when we drew 2-2.

In their last match, the 3-1 away defeat by Hyde, they lined up as:
1. Grant Shenton
2. Alex Brown
3. Brad Roscoe
4. Greg Young
5. Nico DeGriolamo
6. Billy Priestley
7. Reece Fishwick
8. Callum Chippendale
9. Liam Hardy
10. Diego DeGirolamo
11. Jake Hibbs

In Celtic's last match, the 5-1 home win over Scarborough Athletic, we lined up as:
1. Alex Fojtíček
2. Declan Walker
3. Kallum Mantack
4. Anthony Whitehead
5. Mark Lees
6. Stephen O'Halloran
7. Scott Bakkor
8. Ross Dent
9. Craig Hobson
10. Nathan Valentine
11. Neil Kengni

Celtic's start has been pretty good, compared to last season, with two wins marred by the opening day loss at Mickleover. Hopefully, this can continue as Celtic have a reasonable record at The Silverlands.

P Pts
17 Gainsborough Trinity 5 4
18 Bamber Bridge 4 3
19 Buxton 5 2
20 Ashton United 5 2
21 Radcliffe 3 1
Sat 31 Aug 2019Stalybridge Celtic0-0
Mon 26 Aug 2019Hyde United1-3
Sat 24 Aug 2019Whitby Town3-4
Tue 20 Aug 2019Nantwich Town1-2
Sat 17 Aug 2019Scarborough Athletic1-1
Goal Scorers
Chippendale, Callum1
De Girolamo, Nico1
Young, Ashley1
Roscoe, Bradley1
Pilkington, Martin1
Previous Meetings
Saturday October 10, 2020
Saturday November 23, 2019
Saturday August 31, 2019
Saturday January 26, 2019
Tuesday November 13, 2018
Home win Never won at home
Away win Never won away
Home defeat Whitby Town3-4Sat 24th Aug
Away defeat Hyde United3-1Mon 26th Aug
Home score Whitby Town3-4Sat 24th Aug
Away score Hyde United3-1Mon 26th Aug
Games Since... Overall Home Away
Last Scored 111
Last Conceded 111
Last Won n/an/an/a
Last Drew 111
Distance: 20
Time: 40 minutes

Head towards Glossop on the A57, turning right at the lights toward Glossop to stay on the A57.
AT the double roundabout, turn right onto Primrose Lane towards Chapel-en-le-Frith (A6016).
After a mile turn right onto A624 by O Sole Mio.
After 7 miles, join the A6 in Chapel-en-le-Frith following signs for Buxton.
After 5 1/2 miles, at the roundabout, turn left (exit 1 of 3) to stay on the A6.
At the next roundabout, turn right (exit 3 of 4) onto Dale Road.
Take the next right onto Pevril Road, turn right onto Silverlands, and the ground is on the right.

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