BSE RUFC U16s v Colchester
A very close game!
Bury under 16s kicked off into the wind against a slow starting Colchester. The ball was quickly played out to the wing where a looping pass was collected by Max Harding to take the try and put the first points on the board for Bury 5-0. After a second unsuccessful attack, Colchester woke up and tested Bury's defence, but Bury kept their heads and were rewarded with a penalty clearing their lines and putting pressure back on Colchester. Colchester's defence remained steadfast providing an excellent test for Bury as the first half ended.
Colchester kicked off the second half and immediately put Bury under pressure. They soon scored and converted to give them the lead 5-7 .
A very competitive game continued with both teams reluctant to give an inch to the opposition. A number of handling errors frustrated both teams until Bury were rewarded with a penalty under the posts. A tactical decision to kick the penalty brought the score to 8-7 for Bury in the final minutes of a very close game.