Bury juggernaut shows no signs of stopping

First team coach Gavin Hogg is pictured at Bury Rugby Club.

First team coach Gavin Hogg is pictured at Bury Rugby Club. - Credit: Archant

THE Bury St. Edmunds juggernaut shows no sign of stopping – National League rugby looking an inevitable destination.

Gavin Hogg’s all-conquering team made it 29 wins in a row on Saturday with a 54-7 hammering of Colchester in Essex.

The game was heralded as a potential banana skin with Colchester, in fourth, always proving difficult opposition.

But with Bury in such stellar form, there was always only likely to be one outcome, although the margin of victory may have surprised a few.

Eleven points clear of Eton Manor in second, Hogg believes his side will be in pole-position for promotion should they reach their home game with the Londoners, on March 2, still unbeaten.


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“I would be nice to get through the next two or three weeks, which includes a game against Letchworth – in third – without a hitch,” said Hogg.

“Certainly, if we can reach the Eton Manor game unbeaten then I think we will be in a good position as I would be confident we would not lose three of our last six games.”.

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The weekend’s eight-try victory was spearheaded by skipper Matt Edison who led by example for the Suffolk side.

He scored five tries as Hogg’s side brushed aside Danny Johnstone’s outfit.

“Matt scoring five tries was a bit of a surprise but in tight games you need your skipper to stand up and lead by example,” Hogg explained.

“Every player is putting everything in and the evidence is in our results.

“The enthusiasm shown by players at training is always a good marker and when they look forward to the sessions and are prepared to put the extra work in, in the gym like our players do, then you are always going to have a chance.

“But we are taking things one game at a time. When you start breaking records everyone wants to take your scalp and you can soon be punished if you have an off-day.”

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