West Suffolk College sport

Firstly, some more silverware for the cabinet. The Rugby lads had a good day at the London North Division Regional 10s on December 2, when they retained the cup.

Neil Reader

Firstly, some more silverware for the cabinet. The Rugby lads had a good day at the London North Division Regional 10s on December 2, when they retained the cup.

They were competing among the eight strongest boys' teams from the region. Having got through their pool games unbeaten, they saved the best to last and steamrollered The Colne to a staggering 29-0 defeat in the final.

Our lads displayed great support play, continually exploiting the slightest of gaps. The Colne defence were put under by pressure floods of West Suffolk players. Young Jake Thurlow led the scoring with a well deserved hat trick; other scores came from Shaun Smith and Charlie Burton-Dadd.


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Try scorers for the day were Shaun Smith and Jake Thurlow with 3 apiece, Andy Rumbles, Ben Crowe, Louie Jackson, Chris Jones and Charlie Burton-Dadd all scoring 1 each.

The weather hit our football programme, with Team Bury falling foul of the rain for a second successive week.

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We did have one match which saw the lads share the points with Chesterfield College. We had to come back from two goals down to gain a valuable point against one of our nearest rivals. Our lads missed two golden opportunities to go ahead before Chesterfield took the lead on 20 minutes. This seemed to lift the visitors who then added a second ten minutes later.

The second half saw West Suffolk lay siege to the Chesterfield goal. On 65 minutes, we finally hit back from the penalty spot through Craig Nurse. Soon after, Luke Parkinson's free kick found Dan Hitchin who headed home to make the score level.

Despite more pressure, we could not find a winner. It was Chesterfield who came closest in the dying minutes but Nick Pope saved well from close range. Final score was West Suffolk College 2-2 Chesterfield College.

Finally, congratulation to Nick Pope who has been selected for the English Colleges FA National Squad. Nick went through two rounds of trials before being called to Lilleshall where the final selection was made.

Nick has been a key figure in Bury Town U18s' impressive run in the FA Youth Cup. His first match for the ECFA will be on January 11 2010 against Wales. Early in the New Year, the team will go on a tour to Italy.

Well done, Nick.

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