The young Buffaloes started their league season properly with a short trip to Brighouse to take on the Rangers’ second team.
The Weather was bright but chilly when you got out of the sun, but summer must be on the way as a cricket match took place on the adjacent pitch.
The match started badly for the Buffaloes when in the fourth minute, the home side broke through and raced 50 metres for a converted try, giving them the lead 6-0
Ten minutes later, Brighouse broke through some sloppy defence to race 70 metres for another converted try, extending the lead to 12-0.
In the 18th minute, the Buffaloes had their first real attack of the game; when Brighouse allowed the kickoff to go out after bouncing, the Buffaloes made the pressure count, and Hooker, Tony Morrison, nipped over the line for an unconverted try, making the score 12-4.
In the 25th minute, the home team had some sustained pressure and scored out wide for an unconverted try. stretching the lead to 16-4.
From the kickoff, the Buffaloes sent the ball deep into the oppositions in the-goal area, bouncing around a metre in from the dead ball line before going dead, giving the Buffaloes possession from the dropout. The Home team players shouted to the referee that the ball had gone out on the full, and the referee awarded a penalty on the halfway to Brighouse. From the penalty, the home side spun the ball to the right-wing and then quickly back to the left, creating a 3 v 1 overlap and scoring out wide. The conversion was successful. Making the score 22-4.
In the 38th minute, the home side broke the Buffaloes on the halfway line and sprinted away from the defenders to score under the black dot for a converted try, taking the score out to 28-4.
On the stroke of halftime, the tired Buffaloes defenders couldn’t cope with the speed of the attack, and the home side scored another converted try. making the halftime score 34-4.
The Buffaloes started the second half on the attack and standoff; Liam Barnsley broke the defensive line and passed the ball to the supported Morrison, who scored a try, with captain, Tom Jenkins kicking the conversion. Making the score 34-10.
In the 46th minute, Scrum-half, Kieran McFarlane, danced his way around the defenders for an unconverted try, taking the score to 34-14.
The home side scored a converted try four minutes later, with the scorer diving through the defenders’ legs, extending the lead to 40-14.
On 57 Minutes, Prop Jordan Wegg collected a pass and raced 30 meters for a converted try, scoring 40-20.
Two minutes later, the acting half-back threw an outrageous dummy, scoring an unconverted try. taking the score to 44-20.
In the 70th minute, Morrison, from acting half, instead of picking the ball up, kicked it through the defender’s legs and dived on the loose ball for an unconverted try. Narrowing the lead to 44-24.
On 76 minutes, a dubious penalty was awarded to Brighouse, which gave them the platform to attack again, and the cross for the last score of the game, making the final score 48-24.
a Great second half for the Buffaloes, fighting back to win the second half and setting themselves up nicely for the rest of the season.
Buffaloes: 1) Connor Booth, 2) Callum Pratt, 3) Charlie Raistrick, 4) William Murray, 5) Ben Blanchard, 6) Liam Barnsley, 7) Kieran Mcfarlane, 8) Elliot Carter, 9) Tony Morrison, 10) Billy Butterworth, 11) Jordan Hicken, 12) Garry Butterfield, 13) Thomas Jenkins ©, Subs (All Used); 15) Paul Moss, 16) Jordan Wegg.
Tries: Morrison (14, 41), McFarlane (46), Wegg (57)
Goal: Jenkins x 2