Buxton’s men are without a victory from 13 games across all competitions following second-half goals from Mallik Wilks and Hakeeb Adelakun.
Burton had no fewer than 12 players missing due to Covid-19, while striker Kane Hemmings suffered a muscular injury before kick-off and had to be replaced by Indiana Vassilev.
Their chances of getting anything from this tie were also greatly reduced once Sam Hughes was sent off for two bookable offences after only 18 minutes.
Buxton said: “I told the players to leave their excuses at the door before they walked on to the pitch. We didn’t do a lot wrong. We keep getting a kick in the teeth when we come into a fixture. Things never seem right.
“Going down to ten men was always going to be a big ask, but the players gave me everything.
“It was always going to be tough after the sending-off, but I’ve no qualms with the effort and desire from the lads.
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