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Your News Hutton 45 - Bury 5

Hutton returned to winning ways and continued their impressive home record with a comprehensive 7-try victory over Bury. Despite the weeks rain, the pitch at HQ was deemed playable and Hutton dominated throughout.

The home side began brightly, looking to take the game to Bury from the first whistle, with some good offload play and support. Hutton were awarded an early penalty which they opted to kick for the corner, and from the resulting lineout the home side won good ball and rolled to the line. The forwards kept the ball tight, and as the maul drove on, prop Damien Mercer controlled the ball to crash over. Andy Tobutt added the conversion to give Hutton an early 7-0 lead. The home side extended their lead further minutes later after good pressure in the scrum. The forwards won the ball against the head, and Tom Bailey fed winger Andy Jackson who showed great pace to round the defence and score in the corner. With Hutton dominating the early stages of play, the visitors struggled to break out of their own half and were limited to kicking for territory. Despite their possession advantage, Hutton were guilty of throwing the ball too wide too early, and handling mistakes allowed Bury the chance to regroup. Midway through the half, the home side were punished when winger Greg Partington was sin-binned for an offence at the breakdown, but during Huttons spell with 14 men, the visitors failed to threaten. Hutton scored their third try of the afternoon following further forwards dominance at the set piece, and number 8 Tom Bailey picked up from the base of a scrum to power over from close range. The conditions under foot were not helping the game, with players falling off their feet at the breakdown, and both sides being penalised at regular intervals. In the closing minutes of the half, Hutton scored their fourth try thanks to a well worked move. The forwards recycled the ball close to the Bury line, and following good handling, winger Jackson was on hand to score his second try in the corner. Tobutt added the conversion to give Hutton a 24-0 half-time advantage.

The second half began in a similar style to that of the first, with Hutton opting to offload the ball at every opportunity. Despite these efforts, a few handling mistakes were creeping into the game and Hutton looked to kick into the corner to gain a territorial advantage. The forwards were maintaining good possession at the set pieces, providing a good platform for Hutton to unleash further attacks. However, the home side were again reduced to 14 men, this time Adam Wood was adjudged to be off his feet at the breakdown. Back to 15, Hutton registered their fifth try of the game with a quickly taken penalty which found Kevin Strange, and the second row showed a good turn of foot to break clear and score under the posts. The sixth try soon followed after good interplay between forwards and backs. Hutton offloaded the ball well to find Wood in space, and the centre finished off the move under the posts. Another quickly taken penalty gave Ross Horton the chance to break clear, and when the hooker was held up short, Bailey was on hand to dive over from close range and score his second try. Tobutt added his third conversion of the half to give Hutton a 45-0 lead. In the final minutes, Bury got on the scoresheet with a close range try which was unconverted.

This was an important win for Hutton played in difficult conditions, and next weeks visit of Hawcoat Park will provide another stern test for Hutton.

Tries: A. Jackson 2, T. Bailey 2, D. Mercer, K. Strange, A. Wood

Conv: A. Tobutt 5

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