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 Chinnor 11 52
2 Cinderford 11 50
3 Taunton Titans 11 46
4 Redingensians 11 42
5 Bury St Edmunds 11 36
6 Redruth 11 35
7 Canterbury 11 34
8 Henley 11 31
9 Tonbridge Juddians 11 27
10 Worthing 11 25
11 London Irish Wild Geese 11 24
12 Barnstaple 11 22
13 Clifton 11 22
14 Broadstreet 11 8
15 Old Redcliffians 11 7
16 Wimbledon 11 3