JACK­SON IS BUX­TON HERO

HALESOWEN T 2 BUX­TON 4

The Non-League Football Paper - - EVO-STIK NPL PREMIER - By David John­son

HEROIC sub­sti­tute Jamie Jack­son sent Bux­ton to the top of the ta­ble af­ter the ten-man vis­i­tors came from be­hind.

Kaiman An­der­son put Halesowen ahead from close range in the 30th minute against the run of play af­ter Bux­ton goal­keeper Jan Budtz failed to hold Jor­dan God­dard’s shot. The Bucks were then re­duced to ten men when for­ward Brad Grayson re­ceived a straight red card for dis­sent.

But Bux­ton made an in­spired 38th-minute change and their sub­sti­tute Jack­son fired two goals in six min­utes as the Yeltz col­lapsed. Jack­son equalised in the 39th minute with a su­perb drive from the right with his first touch of the game.

Jack­son then held off a static home de­fence to slot Bux­ton’s sec­ond goal past goal­keeper John Bate­man down the mid­dle six min­utes later.

Bux­ton skip­per Greg Young bun­dled home a re­bound to make it a re­mark­able 3-1 in the 51st minute af­ter Jack­son surged for­ward yet again and Bate­man couldn’t hold his shot.

Halesowen’s Asa Charl­ton made it 3-2 in the 72nd minute by re­act­ing to touch home af­ter Bux­ton’s Budtz failed to gather Matt Bir­ley’s free-kick.

But livewire Jack­son com­pleted a stun­ning af­ter­noon when he skipped down the right and squared for sub­sti­tute Nicky Walker to tap home Bux­ton’s fourth goal in the fi­nal minute of the game.

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