Diss 17 Wolves 40
On a beautiful sunny September day, Bury Wolves traveled to Diss looking to kick start their season after a faltering open match last week.
With Diss unable to field a full XV, Bury's Super Sub & Duracell Bunny, Toby Mills, donned the blue and white jersey to even up the numbers.
With huge thanks to Andy Herlihy, the Wolves trotted out looking dapper and professional, immediately gaining the upper hand. Early in the game, Bury's grizzly pack dominated at scrum time, leading to an emotional Tim Young touching down to open the Wolve's account.
The '2015 fuller figured' full back, Patrick Turner, converted outstandingly from the touchline.
Diss hit back strongly and only stout defending from Bury, led by the dashing doctor, Pete Cay. The mighty midfield of Deeming and Baldwin helped keep Diss at bay.
Neat back play from The Wolves allowed Try Hungry Turner to glide home from 50 yards, extending the lead to 12-0. Little brother slotted the conversion with some Paddy Power to make it 14-0.
Shortly after, Patrick made a thunderous break before offloading to Wolves debutant Jacob Tucker, who fed the newly shod Stuart Turner to score. A tired Turner missed the conversion.
19-0 up, Bury Wolves took their eye off the ball, allowing Diss to dominate the next ten minutes, scoring 2 good tries.
Stern words from Major General Pete Cay and Freshly Inked Chris Oxborrow galvanised Bury who finished well before half time. Newlywed Young and the blistering Matthew Bell both unlucky not to score as Bury pressed the diss line.
HALF TIME 19-12
Bury upped their physicality in the second half with 'The Enforcer' Jamie Johnson setting a fine example.
A wolves scrum in the Diss half was the perfect attacking platform for a pirouetting Young to dance through the Diss defence and score. More Paddy Power and another successful conversion.
Consistent pressure from Bury, and smart tactical kicking from Deeming, put The Wolves in a strong field position. Another scrum allowed a sharp looking Spetch to feed Turner, who back to his old ways, selfishly ignored a 3 man overlap to jink over and complete his first hat-trick of the season. Another fine conversion from the cheese loving P Turner took the score line to an impressive 33-12.
A fortunate passage of 'forward' thinking play from Diss left Ollie Deeming scratching his head as his opposite number powered over in the corner.
Deeming's 'temper tantrum', witnessed by his fan club in the stands, was short lived. A spectacular show and go left Diss speechless, as Man of the Match, Ollie Deeming, completed the scoring for Bury.
A much improved final score - 40-17.