LONDON ONE NORTH
Bury St Edmunds 65
Bury St Edmunds’ unstoppable form in London One North continued on Saturday with a comfortable bonus point victory away at Chingford.
The visitors started brightly and, following a fine break from Harry Gooderham, Matt Page was able to bundle over to open the scoring, before Brenton Krammer offloaded to Will Martin to extend the lead in the 20th minute.
The game became more fractious, but Bury continued to enjoy the greater possession.
Kenny Eggars’ influence on the encounter continued to prove decisive and, after his strong tackle resulted in a turnover, Krammer picked out Chris Snelling to score, Martin’s conversion making it 17-0.
Krammer got in on the act with spectacular solo try, before the visitors secured the bonus point just before the interval as Sam Bixby raced away from 25 metres to power over.
The pressure continued after the break and substitute Josh Borley added a fifth try, in what proved to be the first of four second-half scores for the winger.
Chingford responded well to the early setback and reduced the deficit shortly after, only for Bury to restore the advantage as Martin’s mazy 65-metre run ended with the full-back scoring between the posts.
Back came the home side with a second try, which was followed by Bury skipper Eddison being dismissed for retaliating in a melee of players.
Despite this, the visitors responded to the set back in perfect fashion with Borley adding his second try of the afternoon, before Chingford became the first side this season to score three tries against Bury to close the gap once more.
However, the rampant Borley continued to torment the home side and added two quickfire tries, using his sheer pace and the abundant space afforded to him on both occasions to take full advantage.
The final Chingford kick-off could easily have been fielded by Bury and then kicked in to touch to end the match, but the visitors had other ideas.
Eggars worked wonders down the blind side brushing aside tacklers before offloading to the supporting Ben Radmell, who raced clear to touch down, before calmly converting his own try to wrap up a hard-fought victory.
n Stowmarket, who host Lowestoft & Yarmouth tomorrow (2.15pm) slipped to third from bottom in London Two North East after a 30-22 defeat at Woodford on Saturday.
Thurston suffered a 62-5 home defeat against Crusaders ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Ipswich YM (2.15pm).
In Eastern Counties Two tomorrow (both 2.15pm), Mildenhall and Red Lodge Eagles visit Felixstowe, while Thetford host Norwich Medics.