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All-conquering March Bears continue title charge

The all-conquering March Bears are 26 points clear at the top table after a 47-0 victory over Bury St Edmunds made it 15 wins from as many games as the weekend.

This was against a team they have always conceded points to and one of the few who could challenge them for the title.

But the Bears ran in seven tries, six of which were converted, to secure a thoroughly deserved victory.

March Bears in home action against Bury St Edmunds 3rds
March Bears in home action against Bury St Edmunds 3rds

March had to make an enforced change at fly-half in the absence of Will Paul.

Sam Howat, who has had a brilliant season with the boot, stepped up and had a memorable game with the ball in hand.

After several unforced errors in the opening 15 minutes, March carved a gap through the Bury defence and skipper Danny Grieve scored the opening try.

A further 12 minutes elapsed before Sam Chapman, in his new scrum role, powered his way through the loose to crash over under the posts with Howat adding the first of his six conversions

Three minutes later Bryn Pughsley crashed through the Bury defence and suddenly March were 19-0 to the good.

Captain Grieve then fed Adam Munro for the fourth try and the bonus point try was in the bag before half-time.

Try-machine Bryn Pughsley registered his second try of the day before Aidan Grey went over for his first-ever try for the senior side and Harvey Davies rounded off the scoring following a flowing passing move.

Howat completed his sixth and final conversion of the day to seal another big win.

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