Buxton Bulls 34-10 Bury Broncos - match report

Buxton v Bury Broncos (white sleeves)
Buxton v Bury Broncos (white sleeves)

Buxton Bulls RLFC picked up a comfortable victory on their first outing last Saturday, as they stormed to a 34-10 win at home to Bury Broncos.

The newly-created side ran in seven tries as they stormed to a memorable win.

Buxton v Bury Broncos (white sleeves)

Buxton v Bury Broncos (white sleeves)

The day didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Bulls, when a mistake from the kick-off put them under early pressure near their own try-line.

However, some strong defensive work set the tone for the day as the hosts managed to repel any danger.

Quick thinking from Jay McGuigan saw him earn the honour of first-ever scorer for the Bulls. He collected his own chip over the oncoming defence before racing under the posts; he then duly stepped up to convert his own try.

After the restart it was Bury’s chance to attack but some big tackles from Ben Austin and Lee Orton soon stopped the visitors in their tracks.

Skipper Tom Bell then broke through to race away for the second try of the afternoon.

The hosts then increased their lead through Austin as he crashed over, before McGuigan contributed a further six points to give Buxton a healthy advantage.

A few changes from the home side resulted in the momentum swinging to the Broncos, and they broke away to grab two quickfire tries.

With the comeback looking likely, Austin found a gap to grab his second try of the day and give the Bulls a much-needed boost.

With the win now in the bag, head coach Tommy McGuigan introduced his 16-year-old son Cameron Oates to the action and the youngster didn’t disappoint.

Oates fed the ball to Simeon Meek, who crashed over from close range before Oates stepped up to convert.

Dan Hay then broke from inside his own half for the final try of a memorable and historic day for the Bulls.

Coach Tommy McGuigan said afterwards: “I can’t believe how well the lads played.

“They stuck together and with the character they showed they can go far as a group.

“I’d never imagined we could be that good when I started to set this club up.

“I would also like to thank all the spectators that turned up on such a miserable day to support us and we hope to see you up there again for our next game.

“Credit must also go to Bury Broncos for turning up and giving us a good hard game of rugby.”

• This Saturday (May 17) the Bulls are again at home, with Derby City the visitors to Sunnyfields. Kick-off is 2.30pm.