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Your News Bury 10 - Hutton 18

Hutton continued their recent run of form by defeating Bury in a closely fought game played in wet and windy conditions. Following last weeks success, Hutton were forced to make 9 changes, but the side still proved to be too much for their opponents.

Hutton started the game brightly, taking the game to the hosts in both the forwards and backs. Playing into the wind first half, Hutton looked to keep the ball tight and use their weight in the pack to dominate up front. After recycling the ball well in midfield, Hutton broke down the left wing and fly half Andy Tobutt sidestepped the defence to score under the posts. The conversion attempt was charged down so Hutton led 5-0. Within minutes of the restart, Hutton scored their second try of the game. The backs found space out on the wing once again and this time winger Andy Jackson showed great pace to go round the covering defence to score under the posts. Tobutt made no mistake when adding the conversion, 12-0. It was all one-way traffic as the visitors were dominating the game, and good handling set the backs free but this time the defence were up to speed. Hutton should have stretched their lead further, but lack of support and indecision cost the side at the breakdown and this allowed Bury to break down the field. Following on from a series of penalties which helped them gain a territorial advantage, Bury worked themselves into the game. With the lineout working in their favour, the home side enjoyed a period of possession inside the Hutton 22. In the closing minutes, a chip over the defence was gathered by the home sides winger who just about grounded the ball amongst the covering tacklers to make the score 12-5. From the restart, Hutton gathered and nearly cancelled out the score, good phases of play created space for an overlap but a knock on denied the chance to score.

With conditions worsening and the rain still falling, the second began with Hutton taking the game to the home side once again. However, Burys defence responded well to the early attacks and they survived the pressure. With the wind now behind them, Hutton kicked well into the corners and forced the Bury back three into clearing under pressure. The home side were struggling to get out of their own half, but Hutton were unable to capitalise after being penalised at the breakdown on numerous occasions. The game was becoming a little scrappy in places, and as the conditions deteriorated, both sides were struggling to put any phases of play together. The Hutton pack did however create a few openings, with the rolling maul and pick ups from the back of the ruck area proving to be successful. Bury were guilty of giving away penalties at the tackle area and Tobutt extended Huttons lead to 15-5 when successful with a penalty attempt. Then after missing a long range penalty, another penalty award allowed Tobutt to land three more points to take the lead to 18-5. Again, Bury responded well to falling further behind and the final ten minutes of the game was played in the Hutton half. Good phases of play created an overlap which the home side scored from. Hutton resisted the final attacks of the game and held on to secure a valuable two points.

Next weekend, Hutton are on their travels again, with a trip to Birchfield.

Tries: A. Tobutt, A. Jackson

Conv: A. Tobutt

Pens: A. Tobutt 2

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