Buxton RUFC 26-21 Knutsford - match report

Buxton RUFC snatched a late win on Saturday.
Buxton RUFC snatched a late win on Saturday.
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Buxton travelled to Knutsford last Saturday for their penultimate league game of the season and it was a match that went right to the wire.

The visitors immediately went on the attack, producing some good phase play and attacking rugby.

It wasn’t long before Buxton got on the scoreboard and after a quick tap and go, Kieran Wain scored under the posts.

Soon after the restart Buxton lost three players, all owing to injury and as a result they had to carry on the game with just 14 men.

The away side held strong for the remainder of the half as Knutsford pounded the defence with wave after wave of attack.

Knutsford continued in the same manner after the restart and it wasn’t long before Buxton buckled.

Two converted tries edged the hosts ahead, but Ainsley Armstrong showed the team’s character when he ran over in the corner to level scores.

That parity didn’t last long though, as the man advantage was made use of by Knutsford and they took a 21-14 lead.

Buxton rallied and Ben Austin managed to score a try that reduced the deficit to two points.

Then with only a minute remaining and during the last play of the game, Buxton mounted a counter-attack and from it Armstrong broke free and found Sircar who touched down to seal a last-gasp win, before Summerfield added the extras.