Bury’s unbeaten league run continues

BURY St Edmunds joined Diss as the last remaining unbeaten teams in London League Division Two North.

BURY St Edmunds joined Diss as the last remaining unbeaten teams in London League Division Two North.

Bury were first to draw blood with a well-taken penalty from full-back Harry Sperling. Staines threw everything at Bury with wave after wave of attacks and eventually they got the try they deserved, as their speedy winger touched down in the corner for an unconverted try.

Bury's young scrum-half Tom Chennell then swiftly moved the ball left where great hands led to Ashley Parkes going over in the corner for an unconverted try. Pressure was beginning to tell on Bury and inevitably a penalty was conceded and Wells deservedly brought the sides level just before the interval.

The second half was again going from end to end but the Staines' penalty count in midfield was high due to not staying on their feet at the ruck.


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From a Staines' line-out they continued to use their driving maul weapon which after several surges forward led to their prop going over for a well-taken try, ably converted by the Staines' full-back.

Bury centre Fred West picked up a loose ball and surged forward, beating one defender and then committing another before slipping the ball to Tim Mann, who went over under the posts. Harry Sperling converted to level the scores.

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With 76 minutes on the clock Bury were awarded a midfield scrum and the Staines open-side committed the cardinal sin as he held Chennell back to stop him going for the loose ball. The composed Sperling stepped up to slot the deserved winning penalty for Bury.

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