Bury Saints crushed at home by Bristol Aztecs

Bury Saints' Aaron Wheatley getting tackled against the Bristol Aztecs. Picture: WILLIAM G WATSON

Bury Saints' Aaron Wheatley getting tackled against the Bristol Aztecs. Picture: WILLIAM G WATSON - Credit: Archant

BAFA Premiership South Bury Saints 0 Bristol Aztecs 35 The Bury Saints have fallen on hard times recently after starting the season with such high hopes and promise.

Bury Saints quarterback Francis Hughes about to be unceremoniously dumped. Picture: WILLIAM G WATSON

Bury Saints quarterback Francis Hughes about to be unceremoniously dumped. Picture: WILLIAM G WATSON - Credit: Archant

The Saints once again struggled on offence, with a few bright sparks to happen on drives, only for a penalty or turnover to stall the drive.

The Aztecs, on the other hand, were able to get a few early scores on the Saints who allowed players to get behind coverage for big gains.

The Saints’ defence did start to buckle down but were only able to hold on for so long.

The closest the home side came to scoring was on a blocked Rob Giles’ field goal attempt.


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Head coach Christian Cantrill said: “This is a tough pill to swallow, but we know at this level you have to make your chances count and you can’t give teams at this level extra chances that they can take advantage of.

“We will learn from our mistakes and keep grinding, we have two games left in the season and can finish strong starting with Farnham away in two weeks.”

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