When news happens, text BONEWS and your photos to 80360 or phone 01204 537274
Bury 43 Colne and Nelson 26
NOTORIOUSLY slow-starters Bury surprised their North Lancs 2 rivals by running out convincing winners at Radcliffe Road.
They set the tone for the afternoon when Colne knocked on and the referee chose to play advantage before number eight, Ben Holland got the ball from broken play and ran 50 metres downfield before setting up centre Leo Freschini who picked up to score a try converted by Matt Hindley.
Hindley added three more points with a penalty five minutes before the visitors broke their duck in the 16th mimute with a converted try.
Bury continued to attack, however, and, on the stroke of half time Chris Potts and Jon Allen combined to outpace the Colne defence for Dan Scanlon to score.
Bury added to their eight-point interval advantage soon after the restart when centre Mark Campbell released flank forward Jordan Miller whose try was converted again by Hindley.
Scrum-half Dan Palmerri released Holland on 50 minutes for another converted try, before Colne raised their game hit and back with two converted tries in the space of 15 minutes.
Cristini and Miller went over the line to reassert Bury’s superiority before Holland picked up and scored yet again with Hindley adding the extras.
With the game effectively out of sight, Colne and Nelson scored an unconverted try in the last minute of ordinary time.
But Bury ran out convincing winners. There is no fixture on Saturday. Bury’s next match will be a visit to Kendal on October 5, kick off 3pm.