March Bears go top after one-sided Bury St Edmunds victory
March Bears put on yet another great team performance as they moved to the top of the table after their opening five games.
Despite several missing players with injuries and unavailability March returned home from Bury St Edmunds with a 52-19 win.
Coach Kris Jones said: "We always knew Bury was going to be a tough place to visit.
“They were strong at the breakdown and provided a stern test in the set piece but as always our quality came through tenfold in the second half.
"We were led by the outstanding Will Paul in attack and our Man of the Match Aiden Grey who was a machine all over the park. We look forward to welcoming Saffron Walden to the Bear Pit next weekend."
Will Paul opened the scoring in the first two minutes and the ever-reliable Sam Howat converted before the hosts replied with a breakaway try by their speedy winger.
Play ebbed-and-flowed until the 20th minute when Will Paul fed Sam Howat for the Bears second try and Howat converted.
A converted try from Bury St Edmunds was followed by a March reply as Kris Jones went over for an unconverted score.
Howart went over for his second try, which he converted, before the hosts scored after a yellow card for March's Adam Boxall.
This was the last time that Bury threatened the Bears and four more tries were to follow without reply
Ciaran Brown registered next and Howat kicked the extras before Will Paul went over next and Howart converted again.
Paul bagged his third try before a piece of personal brilliance saw Harvey Davies complete the scoring in the 75th minute.
March Bears have now scored more than 200 points and are the summit having played one less game than the team in second spot.