Belper Town boss Peter Duffield resings after Buxton drubbing

Buxton v Belper Town FC'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'20th September 2014''Buxton's Mark Reed celebrates his 2nd goal to make it 5-1.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
Buxton v Belper Town FC'Evo-Stik Premier Division'The Silverlands, Buxton.'20th September 2014''Buxton's Mark Reed celebrates his 2nd goal to make it 5-1.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
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Belper Town manager Peter Duffield has resigned from his role after watching his side getting hammered 5-1 at Buxton.

The game began in a bad way for Belper as new boy Burgin played a loose back pass to goalkeeper James Martin, who went on to foul Liam Hardy inside the box.

However, Hardy stepped up to take the penalty and James Martin pulled off a brilliant save, getting down low to his right hand side to take the ball in his grasp.

Belper had their warning, but failed to keep out the home side just two minutes later, as Buxton took the lead through Liam Hardy.

A corner was whipped in with pace towards the penalty spot, and Hardy rose well to bullet his headed into the right hand corner, despite the defender’s attempts to keep the ball out.

James Martin proved something of a first half hero for Belper as the number one went on to pull off three top draw saves before half-time to seemingly keep the Nailers in the game.

The first was a brilliant lunge to his left as Hardy aimed another header on goal from a Shaun Tuton cross, and the next two came in quick succession as Hardy and Tuton both had good strikes cancelled out inside the box.

The second half proved a painful one for Belper, as former Nailer Shaun Tuton strut his stuff, and all but destroyed the away side in a classy performance.

Buxton doubled their lead on the hour mark as Tuton cross the ball from right to left, before Mark Reed sent the ball back in to centre for Liam Hardy who poached a goal from close range.

It was soon three as Tuton ran riot again on 65 minutes. Similarly, a good run on the right hand side to the by-line saw a cut back to Jamie Green, who fired in his volley to the far corner, with no hope for keeper’ Martin.

Belper got their goal on the 68th minute to attempt a similar comeback to the one they produced last week against Coalville.

A good turn by Marrison on the left hand side produced a neat cross, which Jon Froggatt attacked from six yards out, heading the ball beyond Jameson.

However, another moment of magic from Tuton on the 77th minute killed the game off as a samba-style turn on the right hand side took him away from two defenders to run through towards the penalty area.

Tuton then fired the ball across goal where substitute Mark Reed fired in the shot from close range, leaving the Nailers flat on their feet.

The final piece of the straw came with four minutes left to play as Alastair Taylor crossed low from the right hand side where Mark Reed drilled home an almost identical goal to the previous.

Buxton: Arron Jameson, Neil Stevens, Jamie Green, Jonathan Williams, Ash Palmer, Greg Young, Alastair Taylor, Derek Niven, Shaun Tuton, Liam Hardy (Steve Istead 76), Craig King (Mark Reed 54). Subs: Tim Ryan, David Reay.

Belper Town: James Martin, Aaron Pride, Billy Bennett, Ian Ross, Tom Burgin, Kieran Walker, Aaron Cole (Rob Stevenson 57), Steve Warne, Jon Froggatt (Kieran Wells 78), Jordan Nadat (Evan Garnett 67), Colin Marrison. Subs: Regan Edridge, Scott Low.

Referee: Mr L Watson (Barnsley).

Attendance: 432.