Brace for Corcoran and Lord as Bury bounce back with win

Chris Lord scored twice for Bury in their win over Barnstaple. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Chris Lord scored twice for Bury in their win over Barnstaple. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

National League Two South Bury St Edmunds 39 Barnstaple 25 Bury got back to winning ways after a disappointing performance last week, with five tries in their bonus point win over Barnstaple.

Dwayne Corcoran crossed twice for Bury in their win. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Dwayne Corcoran crossed twice for Bury in their win. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

Barnstaple started the match strongly and took the lead with a penalty from Parks.

But Bury soon found their feet and equalised with a penalty through Liam McBride. The pack worked hard in the loose with Sam Bixby making a good break before Chris Lord ran through following a great chip through to score.

This was shortly followed by another Bury try from Mark Kohler and the home side were now looking very dangerous.

Another strong run by star man Yasin Brown sent the home team surging forward but some good defence by Barnstaple led to a long penalty from Parks.


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The score line reflected the home side’s confidence and soon it was winger Dwayne Corcoran scoring a well-taken try in the corner, converted by McBride.

The score at the break was 25-6 to Bury.

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Barnstaple had to hit back in the second stanza if they were to remain in with a shout of winning or even gaining a losing bonus point, but it was Bury who surged forward once again through McBride.

The number 10 was outstanding and he made some powerful breaks, one of which was finished off with a well-taken try by Lord. Multiple replacements followed and Barnstaple were finally able to hit back.

Playing with a new urgency they scored three well-taken tries, with the pick of the bunch seeing number 11 Speare cutting a great line and showing a good turn of speed to score near the post.

That wasn’t it for Bury though, with Corcoran also adding another score for the home side during the Barnstaple revival, scampering 70 metres for his second try of the day.

Despite the late rally it was a comfortable home win with the result never in doubt.

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