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 24 114
2 Chinnor 24 105
3 Redingensians 25 91
4 Taunton Titans 24 90
5 Redruth 24 79
6 Henley 24 68
7 Bury St Edmunds 24 64
8 Tonbridge Juddians 24 61
9 Worthing 24 58
10 Canterbury 24 57
11 Barnstaple 24 47
12 London Irish Wild Geese 24 45
13 Clifton 24 43
14 Old Redcliffians 24 39
15 Wimbledon 25 35
16 Broadstreet 24 30