Sorry Buxton put to the sword as their season ends with a whimper

NLD Plate final, Buxton v Boston (blue)

NLD Plate final, Buxton v Boston (blue)

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Buxton RUFC suffered a heavy defeat in the final of the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Plate, going down 41-0 to Boston last Saturday.

Although Boston were without several first-teamers for the contest, they convincingly ran out winners for the game which was staged at Matlock RFC.

NLD Plate final, Buxton v Boston (blue)

NLD Plate final, Buxton v Boston (blue)

Buxton exerted pressure in the opening 20 minutes, but their opponents weathered the storm before going on to dominate the contest.

Jake Brooks crossed the line and Tom Andrews converted to hand Boston a 25th-minute lead.

Michael Baldwin scored a try five minutes later, with Andrews converting yet again.

Buxton were evidently struggling to stay in the contest and after the interval things got worse.

Boston extended their lead to 19-0, with Kemp appearing to get the final touch.

Kemp went on to complete his hat-trick with Will Sharpe and Mark Hodgson also getting on the scoresheet.

Andrews kicked a further conversion to bump the scoreline up to 41-0.

Both sides made their own contribution to a good final, but Boston’s scrum advantage and good defensive play made a telling difference to the outcome as Buxton finished their season in disappointing style.