BURY Broncos fell to sixth place in Division Two of the North West Men's League after suffering their third straight defeat in league and cup.

Manchester Rangers moved above them in the table following a 30-12 win at Philips High School.

Sean Kelly crossed over for the Broncos following good play by Jack Malin and Warren Bluer, while Martin Wilcocks scored with a fine individual effort.

But Dave Kelly's men were not match for the visitors, putting in a poor team display as they were out-muscled and out-played.

Broncos A lost by a similar result, going down 34-14 at Wigan Spring View.

But player/coach Paul Kynaston was full of praise for their performance.

He said: "The scoreline does not reflect the game. It was a performance the entire squad should be proud of.

"It was a great effort and a pleasure to play with the boys.

"The attitude and commitment could not be faulted.

"If continue to train together and show this kind of desire then we will continue to improve."

Charlie Rhys Price was man-of-the-match for Broncos A, scoring two tries for the visitors.