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Stunning second half from Bury sees them take the points at Canterbury

PUBLISHED: 13:40 29 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:40 29 October 2017

Brendan Mitchell settles it for Bury with a fine late try at Canterbury. Photo: SHAWN PEARCE

Brendan Mitchell settles it for Bury with a fine late try at Canterbury. Photo: SHAWN PEARCE

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Bury's Conan Osborne goes in the corner for a try as the Wolfpack stage a terrific comeback at Canterbury.Photo: SHAWN PEARCEBury's Conan Osborne goes in the corner for a try as the Wolfpack stage a terrific comeback at Canterbury.Photo: SHAWN PEARCE

Bury produced an incredible turnaround in fortunes to storm to victory in Kent in this National League 2 fixture, writes Simon Lord.

In the proverbial game of two halves, Bury trailed 21-5 at the break only to score four unanswered tries in the second period.

McBride’s high kick bounced kindly back into the full back’s arms and he raced away left before finding Will Scholes in support to canter over in the corner as Bury actually took the lead, before then conceding 21 points.

For the remainder of the half however, Canterbury were in control. Locks Cadman and Corker in particular were putting pressure on the Bury line out and proving effective ball carriers to boot! However it was in midfield where Bury really struggled to contain Murray and Tom Best. The two centres constantly broke the line causing Bury numerous problems.

Best’s storming break was stopped by a magnificent last-gasp tackle by McBride but Murray was on his shoulder to dive over in the corner. Fly-half Oli Best converted well from wide out.

As Canterbury began to take control Bury began to concede penalties, not good news when scrum-half Dan Smart is a master of taking quick taps and speeding for the line.

His quick thinking caught Bury cold and although he was thwarted in reaching his own chip ahead, Best was on hand to pounce on the loose ball - five minutes later Canterbury scored again

It had been one way traffic towards the end of the half and although Bury would now have slope and wind advantage it looked a long way back.

There was a notable change to the intensity of Bury’s defence and it wasn’t long before Bury scored, Conan Osbourne finishing a fine move.

Lord’s final pass to Corcoran was unlucky to be adjudged forward as the winger raced away for a try but it wasn’t long before Bury got within touching distance.

Browne fielded a Canterbury clearance kick well and drove back into the Home side half. Stapleton then drove through three attempted tackles to get Bury on the front foot and swift hands along the back line this time did see Corcoran race in. Honey’s conversion meant the score was 21-19.

Corcoran blew a glorious chance to win the game when he ignored the two men outside him to kick ahead, whilst Eddison’s rampaging break could not quite be finished off after another thrilling Bury attack.

The fifth try came in the last minute of the game. Bury stretched the home side once more and although Lord could not quite get over he did earn Bury an attacking scrum.

Brendan Mitchell peeled off blind and had enough pace and power to drive his way over.

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