Garstang’s opponents are dead and Bury-ed

Garstang's Charlie Clark
Garstang's Charlie Clark
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Garstang maintained their unbeaten home record on Saturday as they recorded a comfortable 31-5 victory over Bury.

They started the game brightly but were often frustrated by Bury’s work on the ground.

On about the first occasion that Garstang got front-foot ball they spread it quickly down the line to Charlie Clark on the wing.

He had plenty to do but he went through one attempted tackle before sprinting clear to score the opening try and add the extras.

Garstang continued to press – and be frustrated – and it took a moment of magic and a defensive lapse for them to score their second.

Stuart Dawson threw an outrageous dummy and he sprinted through the defence to score in the corner, Clark converting to make it 14-0.

The home side trooped off at half-time, feeling a bit underwhelmed by their scrappy performance.

They rectified this at the start of the second half as they came out looking a lot more focused and precise in their play.

The next try came almost immediately as captain Dave Miller and John Robinson combined for Jonny Leech to score in the corner, Clark again accurate with the kick to make it 21-0.

Within minutes the bonus point try was scored and the game was all but secured as the ball was spun out to Dawson before coming onto a perfectly timed run from Joel Dugdale, who went under the posts to make it 28-0.

With the game pretty much secured Garstang’s intensity dropped a bit.

When they were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes to go they opted to go for goal with Clark increasing his points tally to 16 and the lead to 31-0 before Bury were rewarded with a consolation try at the death.

The Blues maintained their great run of form as they recorded a 47-8 win over Burnley thirds.

The firsts have a week off on Saturday but the Blues are in action as they host Bury in the Intermediate Plate.