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League now set to take a break but Bury Saints have much work to do


By Sport Bury


Bury Saints head coach Jason Nowlin admitted his side has a lot of work to do over their fortnight break from BAFANL Premier South action following a 53-6 home defeat to London Warriors.

At Thetford Rugby Club the hosts were no match for the Warriors on Sunday as they continued their march through the league with a dominant display that saw them put 39 unanswered points on the scoreboard towards the end.

THETFORD: Bury Saints american football Justin Gulley, Jason Nowlin, Damien Clark Picture Mark Westley. (2427355)
THETFORD: Bury Saints american football Justin Gulley, Jason Nowlin, Damien Clark Picture Mark Westley. (2427355)

Coach Nowlin, who joined the Bury St Edmunds-formed side from the US over the winter, was left to reflect over their costly mistakes though, as well as opposition that were streets ahead of them on ability.

“London are the best team in our league and when facing such an opponent we cannot make the mistakes that we made,” he said.

“We will take a look at the film and look at making the necessary improvements to get better as a team over the next two weeks before we take on the Olympians.”

Bury will return to action a week on Sunday when they travel to the captial to go up against a London Olympians side who are new to the level.

The Olympians will then come to Thetford Rugby Club for the return fixture on July 22.

In the sunshine on Sunday, the Warrirors got their noses in front on the scoreboard with a 10 yard touchdown run.

They tagged on another score shortly after a Saints punt that served to gift them back possession.

The Saints responded with Michael Johnson taking the ensuing kick-off 90 yards for what would be Bury’s only score of the game.

THETFORD: Bury Saints american football Michael Johnson(jumping), John Forrest Picture Mark Westley. (2431506)
THETFORD: Bury Saints american football Michael Johnson(jumping), John Forrest Picture Mark Westley. (2431506)

Johnson went on to finish the game with more than 200 return yards as well as seven tackles and two past break ups.

The rest of the game was all Warriors as they would go on to score 39 unanswered points as the Saints offense continued to sputter against the league’s best defense.

The Saints are always looking for players to help build the programme and fill their sides. Anyone interested is asked to seek more information from the club’s Facebook page, which can be found at: www.facebook.com/BurySaintsAmericanFootballTeam, or by emailining burysaints@gmail.com.



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