Fantastic Bury Foxes hit 50 in Senior Cup win

Rebecca Calver scores for Bury Foxes in their big cup win. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Rebecca Calver scores for Bury Foxes in their big cup win. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

Senior Cup Bury Foxes 50 Wellingborough 5 The Bury Foxes continued their excellent run of form with an assured display against Wellingborough in the Senior Cup, writes Natalie Palmer.

Stephanie Durrant charges through to open the scoring for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Stephanie Durrant charges through to open the scoring for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

It did not take long for the deadlock to be broken thanks to some good off-loading and quick running from the backs to allow Stephanie Durrant to go motoring round the outside of the Wellingborough defence to open the scoring.

With the weaknesses in the Wellingborough defence beginning to show, the Foxes stuck to their game plan and looked to move the ball around the pitch to attack space and stay away from the dangerous Wellingborough forwards.

Rebecca Calver was soon scoring the second try for the Foxes after some excellent passages of play which saw the ball being moved around with pace and precision passing.

Natalie Palmer touches down for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Natalie Palmer touches down for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

Natalie Palmer, EJ Stearn, and Durrant grabbed further tries in the first half to put Bury in complete control.

With half-time looming, Wellingborough enjoyed a spell of possession and took advantage of a slow to retreat defence to bundle over in the corner on the half-time whistle, making it 31-5.

Wellingborough had the wind in their sails, and the next score in the game would prove pivotal. Calver made sure that it was the home team who got it as the ball was spread wide allowing her to make a dash for the corner.

EJ Stearn crosses to score for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

EJ Stearn crosses to score for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

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Bury looked after the ball well at the breakdowns and were able to string several phases together. Eventually second-row Sinead Collins found herself put into space by Stearn and sped through the gap to sprint 30 metres and score.

With the away team tiring but still making life difficult for the Foxes at set pieces and around the fringes there was time for one more try which saw the backs send the ball through the hands to Chantelle Higgins who grabbed a well-deserved try to make the final score 50-5.

There were certainly some tries left out on the pitch but this was a cup tie where the home side were always in control and played some excellent flowing rugby.

Lucy Kerr on the run for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Lucy Kerr on the run for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

With some new players getting a large portion of time on the pitch, the Foxes are growing stronger every time they play – a worrying proposition for future opposition.

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