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Ravenhill reaches Buxton century in 'corner-turning' victory

Martin McIntosh believes Buxton's defeat of high-flying Warrington at Silverlands suggests his side has "turned the corner" at home.

A second half goal from Anthony Wilson proved the difference after the visitors' Jamie McDonald had cancelled out Liam Hardy's opener on Tuesday night.

It was a second victory in as many Evo-Stik League Northern Premier matches for McIntosh's men who moved up to eighth in the standings with the points.

It has been a Marmite season so far for the Bucks at home, having won four and lost four from eight, but McIntosh says there's reason for optimism now.

He said: "It was a fantastic performance and having spoken to a few of the fans after they were very happy with last night (Tuesday).

"We've won or lost at home and sometimes not really performed as well as we can but I thought last night suggests we may have turned the corner at home.

"The fans are not daft. They watch every week and know when it's good and when it's not good. Last night was very good and I'm sure they enjoyed it.

"We rode our luck at times, Warrington are a club I think will definitely be in the top five, just before we made it 2-1 they hit the bar and the rebound went straight into (goalkeeper) Jan Budtz's hands."

The match also brought up a milestone for one of football's longest serving players.

Ricky Ravenhill has more than 450 professional appearances to his name with the likes of former clubs Doncaster Rovers, Notts County and Bradford City.

And on Tuesday night he racked up 100 appearances for Buxton.

"He was fantastic again last night," said McIntosh. "He's a joy to work with because you always know what you're going to get from him.

"You're going to get 100 per cent every week, whether it's training or it's matches, he's just that type of character and we're lucky to have him.

"He's a great leader, although Greg's our captain, Rav's our other captain we've got on the field."

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