Bury St Edmunds are set for a roaring reception when they return home as leaders of National Three London and South East tomorrow (3pm).
Gavin Hogg’s charges downed previous table-toppers Westcombe Park on their travels on Saturday to leapfrog their opponents to the summit of the fifth tier of English rugby.
With fourth-placed East Grinstead in town tomorrow, director of rugby Hogg is expecting another test of his side’s title credentials, as well as another fantastic atmosphere at The Haberden.
“The hairs stand on the back of your neck when you see the number of people there and feel the atmosphere,” said Bury’s chief. “We take a great deal of pride in the fact we are unbeaten at home and the guys always seem to raise their performance.”
Bury will be without prop and main kicker Brad Cook (work commitments) for the match, while flanker Kieran Black’s fitness will be assessed after suffering a hamstring injury in training last Thursday.
Three teams — Bury, London Irish Wild Geese and Westcombe Park — have opened a small gap between themselves and the chasing back, headed by East Grinstead.
And Hogg sees tomorrow’s fixture as an opportunity to
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