Routine victory keeps up good start for Saints

BAFA NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Bury Saints 44 Hertfordshire Cheetahs 0

The Bury Saints continue to show great form following their comprehensive home win over the Hertfordshire Cheetahs last Sunday.

It means that the Saints have won their opening three matches of the new season, although defensive co-ordinator Neil van Holland has insisted that there is still plenty more improvements to be made.

“We have made a solid start but there is still a lot of work to do,” he said.

“We pride ourselves on creating turnovers, and I could not have asked for more through the first month of the season.”

In warm conditions, Bury’s Chris May got the first points on the board when he took a handoff and scampered 21 yards for a touchdown with Paul Bowers adding the extra point.

Fred Boyle and Joe Hill then combined for the game’s second touchdown and while the point after touchdown was missed, the Saints had opened up a healthy 13-0 lead.

Boyle was again heavily involved as the Saints went on to extend their lead.

On this occasion he threw to new wide receiver Brock Mallett, who nabbed a 20-yard touchdown.

Again the two-point conversion failed, leaving the score at 19-0 in favour of the home team.

The Saints continued to pressure the Herts quarter-back, forcing a third interception by defensive back Anthony Hazel to set up a quick strike touchdown, with running back Tommy Ellerbee charging in from 15 yards out quickly afterwards.

This time, Bowers made no mistake with the extras.

After half-time, Derek White added Bury’s fifth touch down of the day and then Derrick Webb weighed in with a 48-yarder.

The scoring was then completed late on as Will Awadjie got in on the act to round off a comfortable victory.

This Sunday, the Saints will travel to Orpington for an encounter against fellow unbeaten outfit Kent Exiles.