Bulls make it six wins on the spin

Buxton Bulls v Manchester Canalsiders
Buxton Bulls v Manchester Canalsiders
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Buxton Bulls welcomed Manchester Canalsiders to Sunnyfields last Saturday looking to claim their sixth win in as many games.

The visitors, who are a development team, turned up with depleted numbers but Buxton came to the rescue by allowing them to use a few players in order to ensure that both sides could field 13 men each.

Buxton Bulls v Manchester Canalsiders

Buxton Bulls v Manchester Canalsiders

The game started with both teams trading tries, with the less experienced visitors impressing early on.

Buxton saw Bell, Sircar, Twyford and Hooton all cross over for tries, before Hopkinson and Austin, playing for the opposition, got in on the act with scores of their own.

Teagle and Pope then proceeded to grab their first ever tries for the Bulls as they romped to a convincing 46-point winning margin in a game that was played out in good fashion.

The victory means it is now six victories from six for the Bulls.

A return fixture between the two sides is planned for Saturday July 5, at Manchester.

Buxton Bulls head coach Tommy McGuigan reflected after the match on his pride at seeing the side make it six on the spin.

He said: “The atmosphere has been quite serious over the last few weeks, so it was good for the lads to go out there and have some fun but still get the vital win.

“It was also nice to be able to pass on some valuable knowledge to the visitors and make it an enjoyable afternoon.

“Sometimes it’s good to give something back in what seems to be one big rugby league family.

“We made some good friends in this game and have vowed to help them out any way that we can in the future.”

Meanwhile, the Bulls will this weekend travel to Mancunians in what is a change to the original list of scheduled fixtures.

Mancunians play at a higher level so the Bulls are well aware that they will be up against a tough opposition as they bid to record a seventh straight victory.

Kick-off is 2.30pm.