Rovers fall despite a strong comeback

Suffolk Merit Table 2Bury Rovers 10Felixstowe 18FELIXSTOWE stay top of the league after a well-fought win over second-placed Bury Rovers.Felixstowe centre Ben Stennett intercepted a pass from the Bury fly-half to open the scoring with his long-awaited first try for the club.

Suffolk Merit Table 2

Bury Rovers 10

Felixstowe 18

FELIXSTOWE stay top of the league after a well-fought win over second-placed Bury Rovers.


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Felixstowe centre Ben Stennett intercepted a pass from the Bury fly-half to open the scoring with his long-awaited first try for the club.

Bury fought back but Felixstowe were prepared to put their bodies on the line to defend their lead, with Jay Bignall being forced to retire with a painful leg injury.

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Felixstowe drove a powerful scrum over from five metres for Pete Sheppard to score.

Rovers scored two early tries in the second half, but neither was converted. This was enough to shake up the visitors for whom scrum-half Dom Long was man-of-the-match.

Steve Britchfield stepped up his game with a solid performance, grabbing eight points for his team including a sweetly-struck penalty.

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