Buxton Bulls 60-6 Runcorn - match report

Buxton Bulls RLFC v Runcorn (green)
Buxton Bulls RLFC v Runcorn (green)

Buxton Bulls’ perfect start to the season continued with an 11-try thrashing over Runcorn at Sunnyfields last Saturday.

From the kick-off it was apparent that the hosts could more than match the power and pace of the visitors, and it took only a few minutes before Jay McGuigan ran in under the posts to record the first score of the afternoon.

Buxton Bulls RLFC v Runcorn (green)

Buxton Bulls RLFC v Runcorn (green)

Ryan Sircar then latched on to a long kick before running in his first try of the day.

With home tries now coming in quick succession, it wasn’t long before Dan Hooton charged over for two quick, long-range scores.

With Cammy Oates directing the forwards around the park, Buxton were in clear control and it was then the turn of Dan Hay to crash over.

The visitors did offer some resistance and got on the score-sheet to ensure they went in trailing 28-6 at the interval.

After the break, Bulls came out all guns blazing and the onslaught started yet again when Josh DeGroot raced upfield and found Ben Austin, who ran in for the opening try of the second 40 minutes.

Not to be outdone, Jay McGuigan then sidestepped a couple of defenders to race clear and score under the posts.

Oates, aged just 16, was next to score after he had teased the visitors with dazzling footwork.

With Runcorn looking consigned to defeat, two quick tries late on from Tobin and Sircar saw the bulls extend the lead furthermore, before Hooton completed his hat-trick after a great back-line move.

Eight of the Bulls’ tries were converted between McGuigan and Oates, with the latter being named man of the match.

On Saturday, Buxton face their first away game when they head to Mansfield-based Sherwood Wolf Hunt RLFC.