Bury Town rugby coach Hogg calls on town’s support

Pic by Richard Marsham - RMG Photography
Bury St Edmunds v Redruth - Bury coach, Gavin Hogg ANL-150919-200615009
Pic by Richard Marsham - RMG Photography Bury St Edmunds v Redruth - Bury coach, Gavin Hogg ANL-150919-200615009

Gavin Hogg has called for the town’s support again this weekend as his Bury St Edmunds RUFC side look to take another step closer to securing their place in National League Division Two South again next season, writes Alex Moss.

The Wolfpack were buoyed on by a large crowd at the Haberden in their last home fixture three weeks ago, as they ended a five match losing run with a 32-20 win over Clifton.

Hogg’s charges then scored a late try to beat Old Elthamians 23-21 the following week, and head into a home clash with Barnes tomorrow (3pm) looking to make it three wins in a row.

“We took a lot of confidence from the back-to-back wins,” the club’s director of rugby said.

“The break has come at a good time for us as we’d played eight games on the bounce and it’s a long season.

“The home support against Clifton made a big difference, so hopefully the people in the town will get behind us again.”

Bury occupy 11th place in the Division Two South table ahead of tomorrow’s game, which will see them take on familiar foes in seventh place Barnes, who finished runners-up to the Wolfpack in Division Three London and South East last season.

“Barnes came up with us last season so they’re a side we know a lot about,” Hogg said. “They’ve all but secured their league status for next season which is what we are trying to do.”

Mark Kidson is the only expected absentee while Hogg is hopeful of naming two new signings in the squad to help bolster his side.