Buxton run riot as they gear up for cup quarter-final

Buxton first XV v Worksop (black stripes), Ryan Sircar runs in his first try
Buxton first XV v Worksop (black stripes), Ryan Sircar runs in his first try

Buxton’s director of rugby Karl de Groot was delighted with his side’s 73-0 thrashing over Worksop.

The game was played in difficult conditions at Sunnyfields and de Groot was happy his threadbare squad put in a good performance against the strugglers.

“Given the appalling conditions at the weekend, I thought it was an outstanding effort by the guys,” said de Groot.

“Worksop were a poor side but we had some difficulties over at their place so to record 73 points, as well as keeping a clean sheet, was a remarkable achievement especially given that several core players were missing.

“There were some really pleasing phases of play where, despite the quality of the opposition, we maintained a clearly defined pattern of play as we did the week before.

“Tactically we are taking in what we are discussing mid week, which is great to see.”

Matt Lomas grabbed four tries as Buxton recorded a resounding victory over Worksop.

The hosts tore relentlessly into Worksop from kick-off, recording their second biggest league win of the season.

With the pack having the upper hand and McCoy winning plenty of line-outs, the possession gave the home side’s back line all the opportunities they could wish for.

Sircar opened the scoring on two minutes with a well-slotted penalty before Newborn’s jinking run enabled him to touch down.

Sircar then scored before adding the conversion himself.

Unselfish play was the name of the game, and letting the ball do the work proved critical with the large try tally.

Lomas was next on the scoresheet, outpacing his opposite number before going through.

Arthur and Pullen also added scores before Lomas notched his second of the day outwide to bring an end to a rampant first half.

The second half started much the same as the first, with Buxton having all the possession and letting their young back line run at Worksop all day.

Lomas bagged his hat-trick from out wide again and not to be outdone Sircar went over the line just five minutes later.

A great bit of individual skill by centre Newborn saw him get his second score of the game and not long after Lomas went over in the corner for his fourth of a profitable afternoon.

Proceedings were rounded off when the impressive Newborn bagged his treble with five minutes remaining.

Next weekend Buxton are at home again, this time in a league and cup double-header to Cleethorpes (2.15pm) with the winners set to face Worksop in the next round.

de Groot added: “We have a big weekend this week with a cup and league double header so all being well we will face Worksop again at their place in the NLD cup semi-final.

“Hopefully it will be on a better day and we can build on this result.”