Buckingham edge through in Bucks Cup

Buckingham put pressure on the Aylesbury try line. Picture by Jake McNulty
Buckingham put pressure on the Aylesbury try line. Picture by Jake McNulty

Buckingham took a break from their league campaign to edge through a low-scoring game 9-3 against Aylesbury in the second round of the Bucks Cup.

Played in swirling wind and driving rain, Buckingham came up against some of the biggest forwards they have faced this season, but the home side were equal to the task as they kept Aylesbury camped inside their own half for the opening 20 minutes.

However, Buckingham struggled to turn pressure into points with James Hulston’s penalty all they had to show for their first half dominance as James Woodfall also kicked three points to send the sides in on level terms at half-time.

Buckingham exerted more pressure on the visitors’ try line in the second period, but again were reliant on the boot of Hulston, who kicked two second half penalties to put the hosts 9-3 ahead.

The home side then had to withstand a late Aylesbury onslaught to run out worthy winners and advance into the next round.

Buckingham return to their league campaign this weekend.when they travel to Reading.