Buxton Hitmen pull off shock win at high-flying Sheffield Saints

Dean Felton leads John Oliver as Sheffield nominated him to take a tactical ride. Photo: �2011 Ian Charles.
Dean Felton leads John Oliver as Sheffield nominated him to take a tactical ride. Photo: �2011 Ian Charles.

BUXTON Hitmen secured only their second National League win of the season with a shock victory at title contenders Sheffield Saints.

The Hitmen won Sunday’s meeting 55-33, the result standing despite the final heat being abandoned due to heavy rain.

Results: Buxton Hitmen 55: Robert Branford 11+1, Adam Allott 9+1, Ben Taylor 9+1, Dean Felton 8+2, Luke Priest 8+2, Ryan Blacklock 5+2, Paul Burnett 5. Sheffield 33: Steve Worrall 12, John Oliver 12, Lee Smethills 4, Adam Wrathall 3+2, Gary Irving 2, Adam Kirby 0, Richie Worrall R/R.

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