Thirteen-try Bury post hefty victory over relegated hosts

FINE PERFORMANCE: Matt Eddison scored four tries for Bury St Edmunds during their 79-0 whitewash victory at Cornish All Blacks on Saturday
FINE PERFORMANCE: Matt Eddison scored four tries for Bury St Edmunds during their 79-0 whitewash victory at Cornish All Blacks on Saturday

NATIONAL LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO SOUTH

Cornish All Blacks 0

Bury St Edmunds 79

Bury St Edmunds put an already-relegated Cornish All Blacks side to the sword with a 13-try demolition at the weekend.

The Blacks have had a dreadful season, and from the off it became evident that the visitors would dominate.

Bury, buoyed by three consecutive wins, made the trip in a confident mood as they looked for another five points.

And within three minutes Bury had registered their first try, Sean Stapleton blasted through a gaping hole in the All Black defence to break the deadlock.

It was the dominance of the Bury forwards that led to the first three scores.

In addition to Stapleton, skipper Matt Eddison and Fijian number eight Maku both powered over to end the game as a contest.

Three more tries were added in the first-half, Jo Lawson slicing though, Shaq Meyers finishing off a delightful handling move and Chris Snelling combining well with Peres and Chris Lord down the blindside to make it 36–0 at the break.

The second period saw Lord get the ball rolling, out-pacing his opposite number to score out wide.

Moments later, Eddison then proved to be unstoppable from 10 metres out and would cap a memorable day by scoring two more tires, taking his personal try tally to four.

The first saw him on the end of a huge overlap as Peres switched the point of attack and the second saw him gallop fully 60 metres to out-pace the cover defence after a Bury turnover.

In between those scores, Lawson helped himself to a second try and the forwards deservedly earned a penalty try, before the final score of the day went to Josh Walker, who having spurned a chance in the first-half, made no mistake second time around.

Good work by Sterling got Bury behind the flagging defence and Walker did the rest.