Fast-start­ing Bury too good for Bees

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 South - By NICK PULLEN

BURY blew bot­tom-of-thetable Bees away in the open­ing quar­ter and never looked back.

The Suf­folk side took just three min­utes to open their ac­count when the out­stand­ing Cameron Ritchie wrig­gled free to send flanker Ol­lie Wat­son rac­ing over.

Fel­low flanker Tom Brown then fin­ished off a fab­u­lous han­dling move for a sec­ond try be­fore out­side cen­tre Con­nor O’ Reilly was sent rac­ing over on the over­lap.

Bury full-back Franco Catuogno con­verted twice to put Bury 19-0 ahead by the 25th minute be­fore Bees fi­nally roused them­selves and started to fight back.

Bees’ im­pres­sive No.8 Um­raan Jad­wat punched a huge hole in the Bury de­fence to send winger Matt Dight rac­ing clear be­fore Matt Spink was driven over to score from a five me­tre li­ne­out, cut­ting the deficit to 19-10.

Bees then pressed the self de­struct but­ton on the stroke of half-time when a clear­ance kick was charged down and Ben Leng won the chase with Catuogno con­vert­ing for a 26-10 lead.

A fifth Bury try soon fol­lowed as prop Pat Robin­son ripped through Bees frag­ile de­fence.

Bees were thrown a life­line when Bury No.8 Tuidriva Uru was sent off af­ter Zane Rai­mondi had been shoved over but they could not take ad­van­tage.

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