Blues battle hard for vital point at Buxton

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TWO goals in four minutes helped the Blues to a 2-2 draw with Buxton and a vital point in their battle against the drop.

The Westfield Lane encounter was a thriller with Frickley dominating the second half and perhaps deserving more than the raw.

Buxton forced the issue in the first half and were rewarded when Neil Stevens have them the lead on 16 minutes while Chris Ovington should have doubled the tally a minute later but headed wide of an open goal.

It was a different story after the break with Frickley pushing hard.

Ashley Burbeary went close from 20 yards before latching onto a pass from on loan Alfreton defender Paul Lister and drilling a 30 yard effort home.

Buxton were in disarray and succumbed to a second from the Blues when Burbeary cut inside and found Ashley Longstaff who found the net from eight yards.

Andy Catton could have rounded things off but a fine save from Scott Hartley kept Buxton in it.

And they capitalised when Mark Reed curled in a 30 yard free kick.

Longstaff went close for the Blues before Michael Towey threatened for Buxton but it finished at 2-2.

The Blues travel to fellow strugglers Stocksbridge on Saturday before the visit of Nantwich Town on Tuesday.