Match report from referee Andy Buck:

Tightly fought match on both sides of the ball, with the Lions’ defense ultimately winning the day.

Lions took first blood, but Buffalo fought back and took control of the first half until the Lions punched the ball across the line at the halftime whistle. Second half saw the Lions score two tries and put up an impenetrable defense. Last 10 minutes saw the Lions pinned deep inside their own 22, but they repelled the visitors’ attacks again and again until a knock-on by Buffalo at the 5 brought down the curtain.