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Blyth Spartans 0-3 Buxton: Bucks cash in with Croft Park thrashing

Brad Jackson scored a brace as Buxton comfortably won a crucial relegation six-pointer away to fellow strugglers Blyth Spartans.

Sam Osborne gave the Bucks the lead ten minutes before half-time with a low strike into the bottom corner.

Jackson stole the show in the second half, tapping into an empty net for the second before his well-struck effort rounded off the scoring.

Buxton were almost ahead after a quarter of an hour, as Joe Ackroyd found Tom Elliott after pouncing on Alex Mitchell’s mistake before Elliott hit the crossbar from close-range.

Buxton dominated and found their reward just before half-time as Osborne drove past the Spartans’ backline before lashing his effort past a helpless Mitchell.

The Bucks doubled the lead just after the break, as Elliott intercepted a sloppy pass from Ryan Barnett, before squaring the ball to Jackson for a tap-in.

Blyth rarely threatened throughout the game and their misery was complete as Jackson found the top corner from the edge of the box for 3-0.

Buxton almost made it 4-0 in added time, after Mitchell sloppily gave the ball away after being pressured by Osborne, but a last-ditch challenge saved his blushes.

Buxton move up to 19th and three points of the drop zone, while Blyth remain 23rd.