AFC Bridgnorth equalled their best ever run in the FA Vase with a 1-0 win over Harrowby United.
Kevin Buxton’s second half goal and relentless no nonsense defensive work aided the Meadowmen’s history making surge into the hat for the second round draw.
1 November 2020 @chaguejones
On the performance and result:
“The performance was everything we wanted. When we were in possession we controlled the game and without the ball we controlled the game, limiting them to half chances, and at the same time creating some very good chances ourselves.
“We’ve took some justified criticism lately for our inability to keep the back door shut, but yesterday we showed leadership, resilience and stubbornness, and those lads would’ve defended all night if they had to.”
On Kevin Buxton:
“Bukka has been immense the last few games. His energy and combativeness in the middle of the park has been exceptional, and on top of that he’s a very good footballer. His finish yesterday was first class and was something his recent performances deserved. He’s happy and enjoying his football, which can only be for the benefit of the club.”
On the injury list slowly dissolving and Hartlebury’s return:
“With the amount of injuries we’ve had with defenders and lads having to self-isolate, we haven’t been able to field the same defensive unit for consecutive games. When this is the case you have to have an organiser and a leader to direct the ever changing personnel.
“Andy is that guy, just his presence demands that, and everyone around him feels ‘safer’. Not just his leadership skills though, he is a very good defender. He rarely gets beaten in the air and reads the game so he is able to pull the strings with the other 2 centre backs. We’ll be doing everything we can to keep him fit and healthy to keep him available, such is his importance to the squad.”