Stafford HC 1st team suffered another disappointing result last week losing 3-0 to Buxton HC in a pre-season friendly. Despite the result, Stafford dominated the possession but were unable to score for the third consecutive week.
Buxton were well organized and confident on the ball, Stafford pressed high in the early stages but the opposition defence held firm. A lapse in defence saw Stafford concede, the ball flicked past Gareth Minton in goal. After this Stafford pressed forward and were extremely unlucky not to score after a Dan Howe pass saw Jack Ball get a stick on the ball and the Buxton goalie pulling off an amazing save.
In the second half, Stafford kept pushing forward and chances were created, Jack Ball thwarted twice more by the goal keeper after being put through. Stafford then thought they had scored, through Dan Rennie but for the third week in a row, the goal was bizarrely ruled out!
Stafford then got caught on the break twice to allow Buxton a flattering victory.
Next week Stafford are away at Wednesbury HC for their last pre-season game.