Bury Foxes run riot in big win over Lakenham Hewitt

Danni Lee on a storming run for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Danni Lee on a storming run for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

National Challenge East 1 Bury St Edmunds Foxes 51 Lakenham Hewitt 0 Bury Foxes made quite a statement in their first home game of the season following a defeat in their opener at Harwich, writes Andy Marshall.

Chantelle Higgins goes over for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Chantelle Higgins goes over for Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

After a slow start, Bury seized the initiative and they broke clear to score out wide. The conversion was missed, but the Foxes were on their way.

The first half continued to flow and ebb but it was the Foxes who gradually pushed back an enthusiastic visiting team, managing to add two further tries and one conversion to lead 17-0 at half-time.

That score was somewhat flattering to the Foxes as for some long periods it was the ladies from Lakenham who dominated possession – although they found it impossible to break through a very well organised Foxes defence.

But that was not the case in the second half, as the Foxes came out fired up and ready to roll.

Natalie Palmer surges through for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Natalie Palmer surges through for the Bury Foxes. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant


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The result was a slew of tries as the home side ran away with the game.

In total, try scorers were Chantelle Higgins, who grabbed a hat-trick, EJ Stearn, who bagged a brace, as did Rebecca Calver, plus Lucy Kerr, Steph Durrant and Danni Lee.

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Lakenham Hewitt started with only 14 players and throughout the game stuck grimly to the task of trying to prevent a steady stream of Foxes tries from becoming an avalanche.

This they did with considerable gusto, enthusiasm and success. In the end though the fitness levels and speed of the Foxes told its own story as the second half tries totted up.

Danni Lee fights through a tackle for Bury. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE

Danni Lee fights through a tackle for Bury. Picture: SHAWN PEARCE - Credit: Archant

If you want to get involved in rugby, drop in to training at the Greene King Haberden in Bury on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

The Foxes’ next match is at home in the National Cup on Sunday October, 15. Kick-off is at 2pm and all spectators are welcome.

After that, they travel to Chelmsford Ladies on November 5, before hosting the Southwold Swallows on November 12.

Visit www.bserufc.co.uk for more details.

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