Second string claim maiden league victory
Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club’s second team climbed off the foot of the National League this week after securing their first-ever victory.
Moving up one place to seventh in the second division, the Bury Saints defeated Headingley Outlaws 47-39 for the win, also securing a bonus-point loss to Portsmouth Pythons, losing by a single point after leading for most of the match.
Bury’s head coach Ian Parker said: “We have been waiting a long time for this.
“I have been at the club for three seasons now and we have had so many near misses and these players really deserved it.
“The seconds are a development side, aimed at bringing players into the first team, so of course this means their best players are often taken out, which doesn’t help them.
“This year we have a really competitive squad of 30 players and that can only benefit both teams.”
Bury’s first team, the Kings, continued their unbeaten streak in the league, which stretches back to March 2013.
They defeated second-placed Leeds Galaxy and Guildford Inferno to move top after four games.