Bury will have no fear of an intimidating trip to Redruth

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Gavin Hogg is adamant Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have no fear of a daunting trip to Redruth tomorrow (3pm) after securing a dramatic and vital victory over Chinnor, writes Sam Murley.

Defeat against their second-bottom visitors on Saturday would have dragged Bury right back into the relegation fold in National League Two South and it looked very much the case at the interval as Chinnor held a 20-3 lead.

But a superb second-half fightback saw Hogg’s charges battle back to overturn the deficit and clinch a 24-20 victory with a dramatic penalty try in the final minutes.

And it is that fighting spirit that Hogg believes stands his side in good stead ahead of a trip to fifth-placed Redruth.

“We have to hold our hands up as a collective and say we weren’t good enough in the first half but we set the guys a challenge at half-time and credit to the players because they found a way to win it,” he said.

“It is a tough fixture on Saturday but in a way they are pressure free now. We have no fear of facing them whatsoever.

“We lost to Redruth by a kick in the last minute last time out and so it will be a close tie. Everyone talks about how intimidating it is to go down there but we will have the attitude of having nothing to lose, throw everything at them and I think we can cause them some problems.

“The guys will take a lot of confidence from the Chinnor victory and so we will give it our all.”