Buckingham storm to seventh straight win

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Buckingham RUFC marched relentlessly on in pursuit of promotion from Southern Counties North with their seventh straight win.

Their 58-10 win against Wallingford leaves them three points off top with a game in hand as the dangerous Reading Abbey appear the most likely obstacle in their path with the rearranged fixture between the two taking place next Wednesday under lights at Maids Moreton.

Having had no rugby for three weeks, unforced errors and over eagerness thwarted Buckingham’s progress in the early stages, though two penalties from Andy White gave them a six-point advantage.

In a fast open game with both sides keeping the ball in hand and attacking from deep, it was Wallingford who scored the first try.

However, Buckingham upped their game from then on and responded through James Bernard.

More pressure from Buckingham had the visitors in disarray and a neat chip through from White saw Steve Miller scamper through, that put Buckingham into their stride with a comfortable 18-5 lead at the interval.

The home side then turned on their full attacking range of skills in the second half and ran in six more tries starting with Miller, who stormed through the posts, before a forward drive involving Andy Thompson, Jamie Temple and Phil Wright saw the latter score a well deserved try.

Next, Dom Reynolds scurried over before Sam Clapham scored under the posts while Pat Ockendon rounded off the scoring with two late tries.