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Bury St Edmunds RUFC
Sun 6 Jan 11:30 - Cup Full time

BSE RUFC Junior Academy v Cambridge Eastern Counties Cup Away

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Bury, sponsored by Suffolk Cottage Holidays, found their feet in the second half against a determined Cambridge.

Bury, sponsored by Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Match Report by Christopher Walker

Bury turned up with a 25 strong squad confident after their win five weeks earlier. Cambridge kicked off to start the game and played a penalty kicking to the corner.
Cambridge put Bury under pressure but their defence stayed strong as captain Adam Walkers tackle pushed the Cambridge’s ten pack 15 meters back returning the play to the centre of the pitch.
Bury worked their way up to Cambridge’s try line only to lose possession inches away from scoring. Cambridge fought back and got their first try 25 minutes in; 5-0 to Cambridge, Cambridge kept the pressure on and were rewarded with their 2nd try in the corner 10 -0.
Cambridge seemed to have found Bury’s weakness!
Bury restarted and chased down the ball and were awarded a penalty in front of the Cambridge posts a minute from the end of the first half with Ewan Sherrell kicking for the posts and taking the score to 10-3 at half time.

BSERUFC JA Eastern Counties Cup v Cambridge away Jan 18
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Bury kicked of the second half with a much better look about them and were awarded another penalty. This time Ewans kick looked good only to hit the upright ricocheting into Cambridge’s hands; kicking to clear their lines.
Bury ran the ball back up the field putting a number of phases together, being rewarded with try thanks to Ollie Templeton, 10 -8 to Cambridge.
Jack Bowyer converted the try bringing the score level 10-10.
The restart saw Cambridge on the receiving end of some impressive runs and plays with Jake Twells keeping the play in the middle of the pitch. Bury were now looking the stronger side soon Jack Bowyer made his presence known scoring Bury’s second try. He converted to give Bury the lead 10:17.
Bury had the lead and with some fresh players on the pitch created a chance for Zak to off load to Ollie Templeton who tried his second in the corner. Jack Bowyer made a solid conversion taking the score to 10:24..
Cambridge did not give up and with minutes minutes to play scored arguably the best team try of game as the clock turned red.
Bury found their feet in the second half against a determined Cambridge with the final score 15:24.

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