Last-gasp kick helps March Bears beat Cambourne to record back-to-back victories
A STUNNING last-gasp kick from Matty Day helped March Bears record back-to-back victories by beating Cambourne Exiles on Saturday.
The improving Bears built on last week’s triumph over rivals Ely by putting in an inspired performance to beat an experienced Exiles side 13-10.
March were put under immediate pressure by the home side and, with Lee Brooks off the field receiving treatment, the Exiles soon took the lead.
The stubborn March defence conceded two unconverted tries as Cambourne used their wingers wisely to take a 10-0 lead into half time.
But the Bears regrouped at the interval and Day sent a penalty sailing through the uprights to put the visitors back in touch.
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The key moment came after an hour, when a fired-up Brooks shook off his first-half knock to crash through the Exiles’ defence and score under the posts. Day obliged with the conversion to level the scores at 10-10.
And as the final whistle approached it was Day who made the winning contribution. The fly-half slotted his third kick of the day from near to the touchline to give the Bears a thrilling victory.
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Captain Aaron Boxall said: “It was a great backs to the wall performance - a very spirited team effort. I was proud of all players today.
“The most pleasing site was the big grin on coach Richard Horne’s face as all the players left the pitch.”