Preview: Buxton (A)

    Calum McIntyre’s men will look to get back to winning ways on Good Friday as we head to Derbyshire to face Buxton.

    The Bucks currently sit 14th in the National League North, comfortably in mid-table after just missing out on the play-offs by one point last season.

    The Seals will be out for revenge at The Silverlands following a 1-0 defeat to Buxton in January courtesy of an early Sam Osborne goal.


    As previously mentioned, an inconsistent campaign has left the Bucks in mid-table.

    The side’s recent form has mirrored this, after a four match unbeaten run Craig Elliot’s men are without a win in three, picking up just one point in that time.

    Last Saturday, Buxton were involved in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Southport, with the Sandgrounders equalising in the 90th minute despite ending the game with nine men after having Luke Burgess and Marcus Carver sent off in the final few minutes.

    The Silverlands holds the record for being the highest football ground in England, sitting 310 metres above sea level.


    Craig Elliot has been in the hot seat at the club since December 2022 but has recently announced that he will be departing at the end of the season.

    Elliott’s tenure has certainly been successful, leading the team up the table in their first season in the National League North and overseeing the club’s first Derbyshire Cup win in 11 years.

    In his managerial career, the boss has previously spent time at Matlock Town, Boston United and Shaw Lane.


    Teenager Ben Andreucci has impressed since joining the club on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

    The forward originally joined the Bucks in February on a one-month loan deal but it was later announced that would remain in Derbyshire until the end of the season.

    The 19-year-old starred in the draw at Southport on Saturday, when he scored either side of half time to secure a point for Craig Elliot’s men.

    Andreucci, who is a Scottish U19 international, joined Bolton in June 2023 after progressing through the Leeds United academy.


    Chester FC | W16 D14 L11 | F47 A30 | Pos: 10th 

    Last three

    Southport (H) | L 0-1 | Scorers: None

    Tamworth (A) | D 0-0 | Scorers: None

    South Shields (H) | L 0-1 | Scorers: None

    Buxton | W15 D10 L16 | F62 A54 | Pos: 14th

    Last three

    South Shields (H) | L 0-2 | Scorers: None

    Blyth Spartans (A) | L 3-2 | Scorers: Luke Shiels, Connor Kirby

    Southport (A) | D 2-2 | Scorers: Ben Andreucci x 2

    Match preview by Tom Bird.

    Feature photo by Millie Johnson.


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    Kick off is 3pm at the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium on Friday. The postcode for the ground is SK17 6QH.

    Segregation is in place for this fixture and tickets are now available to purchase online.



    The Online Admission Prices are…

    • Adult – £15
    • Concession – £10
    • 16-21 Years Old – £5
    • 5-15 Years Old – £2
    • Under 5’s – FREE

    ID will be required for all ticket purchases that aren’t full price (£15)*

    Any Chester supporters who want to sit in the main stand can be transferred from the away end.**


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