Bury with the home advantage put us on their first team pitch, a great honour for both teams and it certainly gave Bury a huge boost in confidence. As always they were up in defense very quick so that all our hard won ball through the forwards was nullified before we could start an attack in the backs.
Our first try came from a lineout, a set piece we have worked hard on, stealing the ball from Bury’s throw in and setting a driving maul, rolling around until Tom Jermy drove over and grounded for our first points.
The rest of the half was a constant grind of forwards v forwards, with Woodbridge having the upper hand, winning or recycling the ball for the backs with cold hands to fumble or get caught early. But the boys didn’t give up.
Eventually, the Woodbridge backs put together two or three amazing runs, particularly Travis’s inside pass to Guy inside our 22 opening up the Bury defense and sending us racing up the pitch, and only a fabulous tackle from their full back preventing the try.
But it put us in their half again and this time from a scrum and some set pieces, Harry Hobday went over for 5 points and duly converted by Elliott.
A great performance by all the boys, confirming us the best team in Suffolk. Colchester next in the Cup which will be a huge challenge as they seem to be in brilliant form.