BUXTON Hitmen went down to their third successive National League defeat on Thursday night at Sheffield.
The reigning champions are still searching for their first league win of the season after losing 50-43 to the Sheffield Prowlers, with Jason Garrity, a guest replacement for the injured Buxton number one rider Ben Taylor, top-scoring for his former team.
In a double header of fixtures at the Owlerton Stadium last night, Sheffield also beat Stoke 50-39 to climb to the top of the National League table.
The Hitmen are next in action away at Stoke on Saturday June 4 in their re-arranged second leg of the Knockout Cup, before hosting Dudley in the National League at Hi-Edge the following Sunday (June 5).
Sheffield 50: Ashley Birks 13, Gary Irving 9+3, Steve Worrall 9, Richie Worrall 9+2, Greg Blair 4+1, Adam Wrathall 4, Paul Cooper 2.
Buxton 43: Jason Garrity 12+1, Adam Allott 11+1, Robert Branford 8+3, Luke Priest 6, Dean Felton 4+1, Paul Burnett 2, Ryan Blacklock 0.