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Late goals cost Buxton dearly twice in a row

Buxton twice collapsed late on from winning positions to only take one point from their encounters with Nantwich Town and Whitby.

Against the Seasiders on Saturday at the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium, three points looked firmly on the cards with 11 minutes to go before the Bucks allowed Whitby to score twice late on and take a share of the spoils.

Buxton led on 14 minutes, Diego de Girolamo squaring for Reece King who finished well from 15 yards out.

Eight minutes into the second-half it was 2-0, as de Girolamo was fouled in the penalty area following a through ball from King and picked himself up to double the lead.

But two goals in three minutes would then haul Whitby level. On 79 minutes, Marcus Giles slotted home after finding space 15 yards out.

Two minutes later, former Buxton man Jacob Hazel returned to haunt his old club as he made the most of a defensive error to level the scores and ensure the points were shared.

Having turned three points into one on Saturday, the Bucks then turned another seemingly certain three points into none at all at Nantwich as two goals in the last three minutes turned the game around.

It had all begun well for Buxton six minutes in as James Hurst cut inside from the right and fired in a powerful shot that found the net.

However, despite being the better side in the first-half, the Bucks couldn't match the hosts in the second although it took until very late on for the points to be won.

First, Troy Bourne was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area and James Lawrie beat Tommy Taylor from the spot on 87 minutes.

Then, two minutes later, Lawrie's free-kick from out wide was met by Joel Stair's header and he found the net to complete the comeback.

Buxton host Stafford Rangers in the FA Cup on Saturday.