Bletchley see off neighbours Buckingham

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Bletchley’s home form continues to impress as they beat neighbours Buckingham 19-6 at Manor Fields on Saturday.

Having lost just one game at home this season, Bletchley got off to a great start as John Kirwan dived over after just three minutes, with Phil Harman kicking the lead to 7-0.

Buckingham put themselves on the board with a penalty, but neither side could keep possession and mount a serious attack on the opposition line.

Another Buckingham kicked another penalty, but Bletchley would extend the lead before half time with Jason Buckley scoring to make it 12-6.

The visitors missed two kicks before the break as Bletchley took a six-point lead in at the break.

Bletchley continued to be the more positive team in the second half, but they were held out by Buckingham.

Harman missed a chance at extending the lead with a penalty kick, but the decisive try came 27 minutes in as Buckley carried over his second score of the afternoon.

Harman added the extras to make it 19-6.

The game flowed backwards and forwards, but both defences held firm, with Buckingham’s frustration growing as the game wore on.

The result leaves Bletchley eighth in the standings, with a lack of bonus points proving their downfall.