Buxton RUFC impress during cup rout

Buxton RUFC, pictured here against Worksop.
Buxton RUFC, pictured here against Worksop.
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Buxton RUFC powered through to the last 16 of the Midlands section of the RFU Junior Vase Cup, after a 37-8 win at Rugeley.

Buxton’s forwards produced a display of controlled aggression and power to completely overwhelm the Midlands West outfit.

The tight group of five laid the foundations early on, allowing the Buxton back-row trio of Scott, Wain and Austin to run riot with an early try from Kieran Wain from the base of a scrum deep in the Rugeley half.

Lomas converted to propel Buxton into an early 7-0 lead.

Rugeley then hit back with what was their only successful period of play all game, when a series of driving mauls earned them a penalty in front of the posts which was duly scored to reduce the arrears to four points.

Buxton hit back and Lomas kicked a penalty before Wain was in his stride once more as he went over to make it 15-3 after 20 minutes.

Wain followed with another two tries shortly after, with Lomas kicking the extras on the first as Buxton led 27-3 at half-time.

Three changes were made at the interval as Buxton looked to sustain their momentum.

They went on to soak up the Rugeley pressure before Austin went over in the corner, off a tap penalty.

Lomas saw the wind take his conversion wide, but Buxton still had a healthy 32-3 lead.

Rugeley were now feeling the pressure as Buxton’s pack remained resolute.

Paul Storer thought he had scored only for it be ruled out by the referee, but Meek soon made amends as he ran in the Bucks’ final try.

Rugeley scored a consolation late in the day, but Buxton were already home and dry by then.

• On Saturday, the Bucks travel to Skegness.