Bears triumph over Tigers in entertaining local derby

March Bears vs Ely Tigers Development

March Bears in action with Ely Tigers Development. - Credit: March Bears Rugby Club

March Bears put in a performance to be proud of as they prevailed over local rivals in Eastern Counties Division Two West. 

After Ely Tigers' Development side suffered an injury setback inside five minutes, March capitalised when Adam Munro crossed to take a 7-0 lead at Elm Road. 

Lee Kupyn was soon sin-binned for a high tackle, but this didn’t faze the Bears as Dan Ryan’s diagonal cross-field run ended with a try. 

Kupyn then made amends with a try of his own, and was close to scoring again soon before half-time. 

March Bears vs Ely Tigers Development

March Bears in action with Ely Tigers Development. - Credit: March Bears Rugby Club

Ely replied with a 47th-minute try, before Scott Conway showed individual skill and power to extend March’s lead to 24-5. 

Munro pounced on a kick seven minutes later to cross over, with the try converted. 

March Bears vs Ely Tigers Development

March Bears in action with Ely Tigers Development. - Credit: March Bears Rugby Club

March Bears vs Ely Tigers Development

March Bears in action with Ely Tigers Development. - Credit: March Bears Rugby Club

Ely did salvage a consolation when they were awarded a penalty try underneath the posts when March were adjudged to have twice deliberately taken the scrum down near their own line. 

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But that could not stop the Bears from recording a 31-12 victory. 

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