Rugby Union: Buxton seal fifth straight win

Buxton RUFC.
Buxton RUFC.
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Buxton RUFC continued their surge up the league table after an impressive 19-5 win on the road at Liverpool University last weekend.

The win sees Buxton move to third in South Lancashire/Cheshire Division Three after a fifth consecutive success.

Buxton started the game with a much-changed side from last week’s thrashing of Knutsford and with players playing out of position.

The first half ended up 0-0 but that didn’t detract from the quality of free flowing rugby that was being played.

Buxton dominated much of the half and regularly spread out wide to the wings, but after several knock-ons it allowed Liverpool to clear their lines and counter attack on many occasions.

The second half proved to be a completely different story, with the visitors breaking the deadlock when Ainsley Armstrong broke through Liverpool’s defence to score under the posts, before Terry Summerfield converted.

The second score then came from a turnover in play with Buxton’s Jamie Lowery turning over possession, allowing the quick ball for Ben Austin to crash over for the second try.

Summerfield duly added the conversion to make it 14-0.

The visitors were then content to sit back a little, and as a result they allowed Liverpool to pile on the pressure.

A couple of handling errors then allowed the home side to sneak into Buxton’s 22 where a Liverpool winger scored in the corner to bring the scores back to 14-5.

With that wake-up call still ringing in their ears, Buxton came straight back from a line-out, as Lowery turned the ball over again allowing Chris Thyer to crash over as Buxton ran out 19-5 winners.

Buxton now have two cup matches in successive weekends, starting with the visit of East Retford on Saturday in the quarter-final of the NLD Plate.