Hogg hopeful of place in top five at end of debut season

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Bury St Edmunds remain hopeful a top-five finish can still be achieved with only three fixtures left of their SSE National Three London and South East season.

Gavin Hogg’s side suffered a 42-27 rout away to CS Rugby 1863 on Saturday,leaving Bury to reflect on their mistakes.

“We were a bit disappointed with how we managed the game,” said Hogg. “We coughed up on our possession far too much.”

Bury’s final home game sees them host second-placed Dorking on Saturday (3pm), with a win required to keep Bury ahead of sixth-placed rivals Guernsey.

“We have a big challenge on Saturday” he said, “but we are very hopeful that we can still maintain a top five position.”

The visitors have been in fine form, hammering Bury 73-35 when the two first met in December.

Bury travel to ninth-placed Hertford on April 5, before taking on league leaders Old Elthamians in their closing fixture on April 12.

“Hopefully we can grab good results against Hertford and Elthamians to end the season with a good climax,” added Hogg.