March Bears 43 - 10 Sawston
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March Bears wracked up six tries in a comprehensive 43-10 win over Sawston in Eastern Counties Greene King Division 2W,
Up against a large pack and a strong head wind, March kept moving the ball away from the Sawston forwards and were rewarded when Michael Croucher touched down for game’s first try, converted by Ben Brooke.
Full back James Beresford rounded of a good move involving the forwards with another try, converted by Brooke.
After a period of scrappy play the ball was fed out to winger Teilo Pearce, playing only his second game for the Bears, to crash over for his first try for the club, again converted by Brooke.
Then, Brooke took off on one of his trade mark runs to touch down under the posts and also converted.
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Just before half time, skipper Simon Whittaker ducked under a couple of tackles to score in the corner. The conversion was missed so the Bears went in 33-0 up at half time.
In the second half Sawston’s bigger pack started to dominate and forced March to defend.
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Eventually Sawston broke through for a well-deserved try. March appeared to run out of steam and Sawston scored another unconverted try to make it 33-10.
But March stand off Brooke hit a perfect drop goal from 45 yards to make it 36-10.
The game ebbed back and forth before number eight Stewart Rigby picked the ball up from base of the scrum outpaced the Sawston defence to touch down, converted by Brooke, to complete the scoring.
Club president Barry Feetham said: “It was an excellent performance especially the first half playing into a strong head wind.
“In the second half March appeared to run out of energy but all the players gave 110 per cent and fully deserved their victory.
“The club would like to thank match official Andy Bolden, for his handling of the match and contribution to the game in difficult weather conditions.”
The Bears at home tomorrow against Mildenhall Red Lodge. When the two sides met earlier this season, Mildenhall ran out narrow winners.