After 2 weeks without a game the Bucks got back to winning ways with a resounding win against Stow 2 played on the main pitch. However the comprehensive score line did not tell the story of this exciting match. The Bucks had to work very hard for their victory and suffered injuries along the way. Stow came with a strong pack of forwards and the Bucks did well to contain them. The Bucks played some scintillating expansive rugby and were rewarded after 10 minutes when the ball went through the hands to winger Nathan Green who ran in under the posts. A further 5 minutes had passed when again the Bucks ran the ball wide for a further score from Nathan Green. With half time approaching the Bucks won the ball from the ruck and Ruben Hinds ran a delightful line from half way to score under the posts. Half time Bucks leading 21 nil. Conversions by Ryan Walding.
The second half saw Brad Bradley on at prop for Ashley Burris who pick up an injury to his back. It wasn’t long before the Bucks were running the ball again and again Nathan green picked the ball up just inside his own half to go passed 3 defenders for an outstanding score and his hat trick and man of the match performance. The Bucks forwards were now starting to come out on top in the scrums pushing their larger opponent’s back time after time. It wasn’t long before the Bucks forwards were camped on Stow’s 5 meter line this was finished off with James Taylor finding the gap to go over the line to score. The Bucks made further changes and were again rewarded when wing Tom Reynolds ran in from the half way line to take the Bucks total to 38 points. In the final minutes of the game Stow got their reward for the fine forward play and drove over to score their one and only try. A fantastic game enjoyed by everyone watching.
Final score Bucks – 38 Stow2 – 5. Try scorers Nathan Green (3) Ruben Hinds James Taylor Tom Reynolds. Conversions Ryan Walding (4)
Ashley Burris (Brad Bradley), David Didcote, Eddie Whitmore, Andrew Davis (John Cook), Zak Hinds, Ruben Hinds, Ryan Davis (Jarred Reeks), James Taylor
Dan Nicholls (Sam Hudson) Mike Riddler (Simon Baldwin), Jason Rolls Joe Worgan Nathan Green Tom Reynolds Ryan Walding