Bury under-16s beat Colchester in Suffolk Cup rugby

SUFFOLK CUP

UNDER-16s

Colchester 0

Bury St Edmunds 56

In this third and final Suffolk Cup game of the season, Bury St Edmunds overran their hosts to win the under-16 trophy.

Bury started strongly with flanker and captain Sam Hunt registering their first try after only three minutes from a ball moved quickly right from a breakdown.

The lead was doubled six minutes later when flanker Will Horsnell broke the defence and was stopped just short, but Louis Hicks was on hand to pick up and touch down from short range.

Colchester were conceding penalties in a vain attempt to stem the green attacking tide.

Bury punished them twice with Hunt scoring his second and an unstoppable run by Ollie Deeming.

Winger James Copping rounded off the first-half try scoring when Bury ran a penalty from their own 22.

A couple of conversions by full back Andrew Devoy gave a 29 point margin at half time.

Bury substituted seven players at half time and effectively doubled their scoring rate.

Tries were coming from a wide range of situations. Several phases of pick and drive yielded one for prop Lewis Folkard, a lovely inside line break by centre Josh Bryan put Deeming in for his second, centre Josh Irvin kicked through and touched down before scrum half Ed Spetch took a quick penalty to score.

Finally, winger Mike Kimwele broke free down the right, evading several desperate tackles before off-loading to Deeming, who completed his hat trick of tries.

Fly half Ewan Evans hit the post with one conversion attempt and slotted another, almost doubling Bury’s the lead in the first 15 minutes of the half.

Bury’s point per minute scoring rate had brought the game to an early finish and the Suffolk Cup comfortably secured.