Words: Alex Birch; Picture: Stefan Willoughby
WE return to the location of one of our recent triumphs this evening – Buxton FC – for a pre-season outing against another team from the Northern Premier League (Premier Division).
The Bucks have been putting together an experienced squad ahead of their NPL opener against Radcliffe on September 19 – former Leeds United defender Matthew Kilgallon the pick of the bunch.
Fans at football matches – is that new enough? It’s great whichever way you look at it. Pay on the gate will be in operation at Silverlands – £8 adults/£5 concessions.
Made up of first teamers, under-21s & BTEC Education Programme players..
- Chorley from Matt Urwin, Lewis Dutton, Arlen Birch, Leo Roberts Harvey Smith, Scott Leather (c), Andy Halls, Niall Moran (EP), Kai Shorrock (u21) Lewis Baines, Ollie Shenton, Mike Calveley, Elliot Newby, Malakai (u21), Lewis Reilly, Ollie Putnam, Sope Awe (u21) & Sean Miller.
Buxton have recruited very well and it’s no secret they’ll be pushing for promotion. On a 3G surface it’s another very good test for us. This is a team that would cope very well with the National League North. As for ourselves, we’re slowly building up fitness, tweaking formations and continuing to look at a number of our youngsters. We’ve got nearly four weeks to go until October 3, so the next couple of weeks are really important to try and get as many minutes as possible – Jamie Vermiglio
Last time we met
The day we were crowned NPL Champions – Saturday, April 26, 2014. Two goals from Josh Hine secured our second NPL title in club history in front of hundreds of travelling fans.
We will be live from the dizzy heights of the Peak District to bring you all the best of the action with as much coverage as possible across our social media channels. Reaction and highlights will follow the game.
A reminder: you’re officially allowed to join us. Pay on the gate – £8 adults/£5 concessions (kick-off 7:45pm). See you there!