Development XV vs Bury St. Edmunds at home

  • Competition: Zoo SD2 17/18
  • Squad: Development XV
  • Date: Saturday 28th of October 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 15 - 29

Match Report


                              CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 15  BURY ST EDMUNDS 2ND  29

Pilgrims fell to their first Zoo League home defeat of the season against a well drilled Bury outfit who gradually took command.  There was little to choose between the sides in the first 20 minutes but missed tackles allowed the visitors to steal into the lead with an unconverted try and the same defensive flaws saw Canterbury concede a second score before half time.  Their first points came from a Will Hilton penalty goal but with the Bury midfield backs making the right impression they grabbed a third try.  Pilgrims used the replacements bench to try and boost their morale but could not prevent Bury stretching the  gap to 19 points with an converted try.  Despite the disruption caused by a couple  of injuries  Pilgrims hit back and an excellent passage of play brought a try for Ross Howard, converted by Hilton, and the city side were again in the hunt. Bury then scored the try of the game with a superb cross field kick, taken in his stride by the chasing back which, with the conversion, put the game beyond Canterbury’s reach.  They fought until the end, with Callum Watson always prominent, but the earlier damage was beyond repair.
Pilgrims: J.Weaver, B.Nash, F.Morgan, R.Comfort, P.Richardson, W.Hilton, R.Howard, C.Townley, E.Deacon, C.Watson, D.Gill, J.Craig, H.Dance, A.Wake-Smith, J.Stephens. L.Ransley. T.Little, H.Veitch, S.Jaynes.

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Cinderford 19 90
2 Chinnor 19 86
3 Redingensians 19 69
4 Taunton Titans 19 68
5 Redruth 19 59
6 Henley 19 56
7 Bury St Edmunds 19 54
8 Tonbridge Juddians 19 53
9 Worthing 19 52
10 Canterbury 19 51
11 Barnstaple 19 39
12 London Irish Wild Geese 19 37
13 Clifton 19 32
14 Old Redcliffians 19 28
15 Wimbledon 19 21
16 Broadstreet 19 20