GALLERY: March Bears Veterans show class is permanent against Bourne Deeping

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

MARCH Bears Veterans and Bourne Deeping Veterans proved age is no barrier as they charged into eachother for an hour in the blistering sun on Saturday.

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

In a fiercely competitive game, the Bears came out on top, scoring six tries to run out 38-10 winners.

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Bears Legends vs Bourne. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Visitors Bourne made a flying start and took the lead with an unconverted try.

Club President Barry Feetham presenting the winning trophy to Vets captain Rob Whyman

Club President Barry Feetham presenting the winning trophy to Vets captain Rob Whyman - Credit: Archant

Bears hooker Simon Whittaker evened the scores with a try of his own.

March Veterans lifted their game and were rewarded when Jason Mottram raced over to score, with Mark Collins nailing the conversion.

Further pressure from the Bears saw Giles Skiba touch down for his first try of the match, again converted by Mark Collins.

As the game wore on, March’s dominance told and Simon Althoff and Skiba went over for further converted tries.

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Bourne reduced the deficit with a well worked score before March’s Paul Smith ran in from 40 yards to touch down in the corner.

Barry Feetham, March Bears chairman, said: “There were meant to be four teams involved in the tournament but unfortunately two had to pull out at short notice.

“But thankfully Bourne made the trip and we got a game.

“They even had a 68 year-old in their team, which is quite remarkable.”

The day was sponsored by ROI360, a March software company which offers work placements and recruits graduates from Fenland colleges.