Buxton Stags progressed to the next round of the NLD Shield with a dominant 15-10 win over newly-promoted Bakewell Mannerians at Sunnyfields.
The early season Cup fixture presented an opportunity for the Stags to get the Monkey off their backs, having lost in both the league and cup to Bakewell last season.
With both sides sporting early season experimental sides, it was the Stags who dominated the forward exchanges, with some extremely powerful scrummaging and improved lineout completion success, leading to a better platform all round, allowing the back line to generate field position, largely through some excellent kicking at 10.
Tries through debutantes David Palfi at Prop and James Holt at Centre, paved the way, with Ryan Sircar converting one and adding a penalty for the win.
Buxton are at home to Sileby Town this weekend.