Bury romp to stunning home victory

London 1 North: Bury 83 Romford and Gidea Park 0

BURY chalked up their third impressive league win, against Romford.

The danger signs were there early on when Bury made a mess of a Romford scrum, gaining a penalty. Skipper Matt Eddison took the penalty quickly and sped off down field. When the ball was recycled from the resulting ruck, James Maclachlan was on hand to power over.

Will Martin landed the conversion, one of nine successful kicks.

When a Bury clearance kick was fumbled by the Romford centre, Kenny Eggars was on hand to swoop. Lock Jo Davis offloaded to Martin for a score out wide.

Bury extended their lead when a line-out resulted in Harry Gooderham searing through a leaky defence to race 40 metres for a try.

It was all Bury at this stage and from the restart they scored directly again. A woeful kick off landed short of the ten-metre line, however Jo Davis reacted first and released Rob Blatch for the try. Frustrated by their inability to break through, Romford conceded a penalty and Bury immediately struck, Eggars scoring.

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Bury then scored the try of the day from 95 metres. Phil Gouldie made a break from his own try line, his chip ahead was gathered by Chris Snelling and the ball was then swiftly transferred from right to left for Josh Borley to dive in by the corner flag.

Bury closed the half with another text book threequarters try, Gooderham scoring but unfortunately damaging his ligaments in the process.

Inside two minutes of the second half, Jo Davis increased Bury’s lead with a try, before Martin added another try to the scoresheet.

Two more tries shortly followed, Borley and Eggars scoring.

Bury added to their score with man of the match, Jo Davis scoring.

Fittingly Eggars completed the scoring and his hat-trick.

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