Eastern Counties League

division two south

HARWICH fielded a fine blend of experience and youth and the tempo of the game was set during the first five minutes.

Ryan Boyne opened the scoring, after Mike Cowley made inroads into the opposition’s 22, stretching the home side's defence.

Boyne then caught a cross-field kick, running in untouched from ten yards.

Captain Craig Wilson converted the kick to take the score to 7-0.

Bury quickly levelled from a well-worked scrum set-piece.

The home side’s back row worked well to set up their scrum-half for 7-7.

Sean Mills junior put Harwich back in front, with the fly-half running in from 30 yards after the ball was turned over in the tackle.

Mark Bow was next on the scoreboard.

The scrum-half was rewarded after great support play, running off number eight Cowley.

Wilson again converting, taking his side into half-time with a 19-7 lead.

After the break, the visitors let the game slip away from them and, after 55 minutes, Bury had scored three converted tries to Harwich’s one unconverted, taking the score to 28-24.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, substitute Justin Webb made a strong break up the middle of the pitch.

The second row then made a glorious off-load to the supporting Boyne, who released Lewis Kerley to run in under the posts.

Wilson converted to take the score to 28-31.

It was Harwich’s Josh White who took the game away from Bury.

The Bury full-back knocked on a high up and under and White’s support play was rewarded when the flanker picked up the loose ball to run in from the halfway line.

Wilson converted from in front of the posts.

The last 20 minutes saw Harwich secure the win, with further tries from Sam Jewell, Shaun Fox and man-of-the-match Kerley.

Harwich host two home fixtures this weekend, with the first team back in action against Mersea, while the second team host Halstead Templars.