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Buxton
Nottingham Casuals
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K Jakuba, K Maisonnet (2), N O'kane, D O'Connor (3), M Higgins
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M Higgins (7)
Sat 30 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 3 East (North) Full time Attendance 3

Buxton 26 Casuals 59

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Bonus point on 30 mins to casuals, in their 9 try fest Buxton battle all the way, but unable to disrupt Casuals progression

Casuals win by 9 tries to 4, both sides earning a try bonus point. 19 out 19, with 17 bonus points, making 93 league points, with 3 games to go.
Credit to Buxton for their determination in giving Casuals a few jittery moments, but they never looked like causing an upset. Casuals picked up a few injuries, but once again there are players due to return to help in the run in.
Not forgetting players who made the trip to help out, Messrs Barton and Alexiou, neither having played in the 1sts for some time, Carl Norman coming in late, as front row sub, and James Thorne backs sub.
Thanks guys

Buxton v Casuals
Midlands 3 East (N)
30th March 2019
Buxton 26 Casuals 57 (59)

Casuals travelled to Buxton F.C. to play on a 4G pitch, something which they had not experienced before, but it worked in their favour, as the 9 try haul would suggest.
Bringing in a host of 2nd teamers to bolster up the side, did nothing to diminish their game.
It took just 2 minutes for Kristianas Jakuba to open the scoring for Casuals.
O’Kane kicked ahead, only for the Buxton full back to clear back upfield to Mark Higgins, who flicked a pass out to Jakuba, and he went on a weaving run from inside Casuals half, stopping and starting before finally bursting away to touch down. Higgins added the conversion 0 - 7
15 minutes and Kieran Maisonnet then added to his growing tally, for Casuals second, as he burst through in midfield, covering 30 metres at a gallop, Higgins again converted 0 -14
Just minutes later centre Wood put Niall O’Kane away, and left the Buxton backs for dead, as he used his speed to whip round the defence for the third touchdown, with Higgins again converting .
Casuals continued to press, and when Dan O’Connor was sent away from the ½ way line, he went in under the posts (courtesy of the lovely yellow boots borrowed from Higgins, when his fell apart)
Higgins converted to make it 28 – 0, and another bonus point was in the bag.
O’Connor got his brace on the ½ hour when Casuals drove a maul from a lineout, and a simple slick move put him through, unfortunately no conversion, but Casuals up to 33 points.
Casuals were really motoring by now, and when Maisonnet went in for his second on 33 minutes, followed by another Higgins conversion, Casuals led by 40 points.
However Casuals line up had changed as they had first lost prop Amaury Montarnal with an elbow injury, followed by Clement Chardin, bringing on Carl Norman at prop, and Joe Barton into the forwards.
This seemed to fire up Buxton, and they crossed for converted tries at 37 and 40 minutes.
½ time 14 – 40
Fortunately Casuals got back on track in the 2nd half, with O’Connor turned provider, sending Jakuba in for his 2nd try 14 -45 (not converted)
Higgins then added another on 21 minutes. He touched down under the posts, adding the conversion to make it 14 -52
Buxton hit back with their 3rd try as Casuals were put under pressure 19 -52.
Captain Stu Williams was then given a 10 minute rest by the referee.
Casuals then played musical subs. James Thorne went on at scrum half for Higgins, Higgins subsequently swapped with Brodie Howatson, giving both a bit of a rest.
Casuals further increased their lead when a refreshed Higgins went in for his second try, after a midfield offload from a Wood break, which he again converted. 19 - 59
Buxton completed their scoring in the dying moments, with a converted try, earning them a bonus point.
Casuals had by now expended their energy, but had built a huge lead, which was never going to be threatened, the final whistle bringing Casuals a relatively comfortable win, but with Buxton celebrating their bonus point, that their efforts had justifiably earned.

The R.F.U results show a result of 19 -57 as the official score, but the ref somewhere missed a conversion, probably an off the upright score, which he maybe probably didn't see clearly.

15 O'Connor Daniel
14 O kane Niall
13 Howatson Brodie
12 Wood James
11 Jakuba Kristianas
10 Moysey Yann
9 Higgins Mark
1 Montarnal Amaury
2 Underwood Peter
3 Hawkins Alex
4 Maisonnet Kieran
5 Alexiou Antonios
6 Ackroyd Jon
7 Chardin Clement
8 Williams Stuart

16 Norman Carl
17 Barton Joe
18 Thorne James

Next up Kesteven at Canalside, 3 p.m. kick off,

Key moments

2:00
Try Kristianas Jakuba scores for Nottingham Casuals
3:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
15:00
Try Kieran Maisonnet scores for Nottingham Casuals
16:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
18:00
Try Niall O'kane scores for Nottingham Casuals
19:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
27:00
Try Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
28:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
30:00
Try Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
33:00
Try Kieran Maisonnet scores for Nottingham Casuals
34:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
37:00
Try Try for Buxton
37:00
Conversion Conversion for Buxton
40:00
Conversion Conversion for Buxton
40:00
Try Try for Buxton
19:00
Try Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
19:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
21:00
Try Try for Buxton
35:00
Conversion Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
35:00
Try Mark Higgins scores for Nottingham Casuals
38:00
Try Try for Buxton
39:00
Conversion Conversion for Buxton

Highlights

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39:00 Conversion 19 - 54
Conversion for Buxton
38:00 Try 17 - 54
Try for Buxton
35:00 Try 5 - 52
Mark Higgins scores for Nottingham Casuals
35:00 Conversion 5 - 54
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
21:00 Try 5 - 28
Try for Buxton
20:00 Yellow Card
Stu Williams is yellow carded for Nottingham Casuals
19:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
19:00 Try 0 - 28
Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
18:00 Sub Off
Brodie Howatson is substituted off for Nottingham Casuals
18:00 Sub On
Mark Higgins is substituted on for Nottingham Casuals
8:00 Sub Off
Mark Higgins is substituted off for Nottingham Casuals
8:00 Sub On
James Thorne is substituted on for Nottingham Casuals
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 26 - 54
Conversion for Buxton
40:00 Try 24 - 54
Try for Buxton
37:00 Conversion 12 - 54
Conversion for Buxton
37:00 Try 10 - 54
Try for Buxton
35:00 Sub Off
Clément Chardin is substituted off for Nottingham Casuals
35:00 Sub On
Joe Barton is substituted on for Nottingham Casuals
34:00 Conversion 5 - 47
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
33:00 Try 5 - 45
Kieran Maisonnet scores for Nottingham Casuals
31:00 Missed Conversion
Mark Higgins misses a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
30:00 Try 5 - 40
Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
28:00 Conversion 5 - 35
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
27:00 Try 5 - 33
Daniel O'Connor scores for Nottingham Casuals
26:00 Sub On
Carl Norman is substituted on for Nottingham Casuals
26:00 Sub Off
Amaury Montarnal is substituted off for Nottingham Casuals
19:00 Conversion 0 - 23
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
18:00 Try 0 - 19
Niall O'kane scores for Nottingham Casuals
16:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
15:00 Try 0 - 12
Kieran Maisonnet scores for Nottingham Casuals
3:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mark Higgins kicks a conversion for Nottingham Casuals
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Kristianas Jakuba scores for Nottingham Casuals
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As it happened

  • Buxton
  • Nottingham Casuals
  • 0
  • Kristianas Jakuba Try 2:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 3:00'
  • Kieran Maisonnet Try 15:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 16:00'
  • Niall O'kane Try 18:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 19:00'
  • Amaury Montarnal Sub Off 26:00'
  • Carl Norman Sub On 26:00'
  • Daniel O'Connor Try 27:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 28:00'
  • Daniel O'Connor Try 30:00'
  • Kieran Maisonnet Try 33:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 34:00'
  • Clément Chardin Sub Off 35:00'
  • Joe Barton Sub On 35:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Conversion 37:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Conversion 40:00'
  • Mark Higgins Sub Off 8:00'
  • James Thorne Sub On 8:00'
  • Brodie Howatson Sub Off 18:00'
  • Mark Higgins Sub On 18:00'
  • Daniel O'Connor Try 19:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 19:00'
  • Stu Williams Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Try 21:00'
  • Mark Higgins Try 35:00'
  • Mark Higgins Conversion 35:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Conversion 39:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Nottingham Casuals 21 103
2. Ashfield 22 80
3. Spalding 22 67
4. Belper 22 62
5. Kesteven 22 57
6. Buxton 22 53
7. Nottingham Moderns 22 51

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