Buxton Bulls made it eight wins from eight, after a narrow 36-34 victory away at Bury Broncos.
The Bulls were in action for the first time in three weeks after a prolonged period of rest due to fixture cancellations.
Tommy McGuigan’s side made the short trip with a new-look squad, with four players making their league debuts.
The game didn’t get off to the best of starts, with Bury claiming a couple of quick tries early on.
It was evident that there was ring rust within the Bulls camp, understandable after a prolonged break.
A stern warning from the head coach prompted his side to get some attacks started and Downings and Rees provided Scott Robinson with the chance to bulldoze his way over the line to reduce the deficit.
The torrential rain was playing its part as both teams played out the rest of the mistake-ridden first 40 minutes.
As the weather eased up a little both teams could now start to play expansive rugby and next to score was Jay McGuigan, after some quick-thinking from a short kick saw him regather the ball and step his way to the line.
The game was being played at a frantic pace with some tough tackling and strong running as the two teams started to trade try for try.
However, it was the link-up between Dan Hooton and debutant Henri Packard that stole the show, with Packard scoring five tries in his first-ever rugby league game that was to prove too much for the Broncos.
The Bulls will be looking to maintain their outstanding form this Saturday, when they travel to Runcorn.