Magnificent Seven for the Buffaloes
The Buffaloes started the game at the top of the table and looking for their seventh consecutive win. Confidence in the camp was high and coach Steven Gill looked to his team to perform.
The Buffaloes opened the scoring in the 12th minutes when standoff Omar Al Rawi finished off a move he started himself with some classy interpassing between him and Jerome Malcolm. The conversion was by Liam Copland. Making the score 6-0
6 minutes later the Buffaloes were given a penalty under the posts, which Copland slotted between the posts to make the score 8-0.
In the 22nd Jonny Bradley stormed through the Warriors defence for his first try of the evening. Again converted by Copland. Making the score 14-0.
In the 33rd minute Warriors opened their account when winger Nathan Carver went in the corner, making the score 14-4.
4 minutes from the break Jerome Malcolm finished off another fine move again started by Al Rawi, with Alex Brier involved before Malcolm broke away. Making the score 18-4.
In the 41st minute Bradley spun out of a tackle to score and unconverted try. Increasing the lead to 22-4.
Six minutes later Malcolm was in for his second of the evening, finishing the Buffaloes scoring off, making the score 26-4.
In the 62nd minute Bramley Hooker Ben Pitts was sin binned for an off the ball tackle and whilst he was off the field, warriors broke the buffaloes defence to score under the posts with Prop Adam Smith Scoring the Try and loose forward Mark Holmes converting to make the final score 26-10.
Game Breaker: Jonny Bradleys Second Try just after half time put the game beyond the Warriors reach
Buffaloes – 1) Liam Copland, 2) Andrew Staniland, 3) Aaron Blake, 4) Craig Green, 5) Jerome Malcolm, 6) Omar Al Rawi, 7) Ben Dean, 8) Tom Roden, 9) Ben Pitts, 10) Dave Parker, 11) Ryan Campbell, 12) Alex Brier, 13) Jonny Bradley, Subs; 14) Rikk Sumner, 15) Craig Lovelock, 16) Kenny Parker, 17) Andrew Hepworth
Tries – Al Rawi (12), Bradley (22, 41), Malcom (36, 47)
Goals – Copland (3)
Warriors – 1) James Dawson, 2) Scott Teale, 3) Kyle Boardman, 4) Barry Featherstone, 5) Nathan Carver, 6) Amraz Hamid, 7) Joe Isotta, 8) Craig Ollivant, 9) Joe Trush, 10) Adam Smith, 11) Nathan Robinson, 12) Nathan Sheard, 13) Mark Holmes, Subs; 14) Lee Dennell, 15) Simon Hirst, 16) Danny
Tries – Carver (33), Smith (69)
Goals – Holmes (1)
Men of the Match –
Buffaloes – Kenny Parker
Warriors – Amraz Hamid