BSERUFC U16s v Ipswich home in Suffolk Cup
The most challenging and hard fought game of the season drawn in an evenly matched contest.
Bury's U16's had a point to make today; to win the Suffolk Cup contest for the 4th year in the row with their stalwart coaches David Mountford and Jonathon Derbyshire pushing them on before the Squad joins the Bury Junior Academy next year.
Ipswich did not disappoint and gave Bury one of the toughest games of the season. The first half saw bury defending deep into their half with Ipswich taking the lead early on with a penalty conversion. Bury managed to even the score with a penalty within minutes of the end of the first half leaving the teams equal at half time.
The second half saw more open play from both teams in a tit for tat rally of tries and conversions. Bury's first try came from Jack Bowyer, the U16s player of the year which he converted, followed by a a try from winger Max Harding from Max Derbyshire's offload outpacing Ipswich's 2 defenders. Valentin Moraru and Harvey Williams both had good breaks but were halted in their tracks, eventually giving Jack Bowyer the opportunity to break through for his second try.
Bury had an almost full squad with 25 players giving the team a depth of talent that had Ipswich not rallied their game would have seen Bury the clear winners. In such an evenly matched game the score reflected a the days rugby 22 all!
The result means that following Bury's wins against Colchester(38:0) and Woodbridge (36:10) Bury U16s are the winners of the Suffolk Cup for the 4th year in a row. The Cup was presented to the team and captain Archie Harris by the Clubs Chairman Mike Robinson.