The return match, allowed us to get even !
We expected a tough game ... and with 2 concussions and a shoulder injury you might say we had one.
Bury kicked off at 13:02 into the sun on a very bright day. Sudbury immediately put pressure on Bury with Joseph having to kick clear from Bury’s try line and Robin having to chase and make a try saving tackle just metres from the Bury try line.
Bury had to defend their line, but Sudbury’s constant attack paid off and they scored by the posts and converted (0-7).
After Bury kicked off, they managed to keep play in Sudbury’s half, until Maxx kicked over the Sudbury pack allowing TommyH and Declan to chase to the try line, and Declan dived on ball to score (his 4th this season) seconds before the Sudbury full back attempted to kick it clear. Maxx converted (his 9th this season) to bring the score to (7-7).
Will made a 20m run, dodging the Sudbury pack and a tackle from one of their backs.
Sudbury came back on the attack and Bury ended up defending their line again, but a break from LouisG and TommyH down the right wing released the pressure.
GeorgeA collected the ball from a Sudbury lineout just 20m from the Bury tryline and sprinted down the right touchline handing off two tackles to reach the Sudbury try line to score (his 3rd this season) near the corner flag, bringing the score to (12-7) for the half-time break.
Sudbury kicked off and went on the offensive, leaving Bury to defend until they managed to obtain possession and brought the game back to the middle of the pitch.
JoeM took a boot to the ear in a tackle so was replaced by Johan. Bury pushed down the pitch causing Sudbury to kick clear from near their try line, but it went wide and JoshH cleanly caught it just 10m from the Sudbury try line keeping Sudbury defending their try line.
Declan makes a brave break through the Sudbury pack but is brought down within metres of the try line. GeorgeA retrieves and passes to OscarP who passes swiftly to JoshH, who is brought down on the 5m line but offloads to TomB who crosses the line but runs inwards to the posts to score (his 2nd this season) allowing OscarP an easy conversion (his 1st this season) bring the score to (19-7).
Bury keep the pressure on and play continues in Sudburys half until Sudbury win a scrum and break through the Bury backs but brought down by OscarP 20m from the Bury try line.
Sudbury take a quick penalty and drive down to the Bury 5m line but as they pass it down their line JoshH intercepts and makes a break down the pitch just as the whistle is blown for another Sudbury penalty on the 22m line.
Sudbury pass down their line and their left winger gets within 2m of the Bury try line before offloading and a Sudbury forward dives over the line to score but Sudbury fail to convert so the score is brought to (19-12).
Bury force Sudbury back down the pitch forcing them to kick clear from their try line and JP and JoshB crash into each other making the catch and the ball goes loose but fortunately Riley recovers the ball swiftly keeping the possession.
JoshB recovers the ball from a ruck and passes to Riley who dashes down the pitch before being brought down on the Sudbury 22m line.
Play continues in the middle of the pitch until Sudbury kick over the Bury pack and LouisG catches the ball (after it bounces 12ft up after the initial landing) keeping possession and out of the Sudbury attackers grasp. Sudbury win a lineout and drive to within 10m of the Bury try line. Bury win the scrum and OscarP kicks clear to the Sudbury 22m and Riley tackles the Sudbury full back as he gets to the half-way line.
Play continues in the centre of the field until a Sudbury back makes a break down their right wing along the touchline getting to the Bury 5m line before being brought down by LouisG.
Bury defend their 5m line eventually holding up a maul until it collapsed as the final whistle is blown leaving the final score at (19-12) to Bury St Edmunds.