Crusaders gain full revenge for opening day defeat


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2007

Crusaders rounded off an encouraging season in style with an emphatic win over a side who had beaten them on the opening day.

They got off to a flying start with Alex Widdrington touching down after a powerful rolling maul and Henry Mower quickly adding a second try following good handling.

Crusaders then released their backs in an effective counter-attack which saw Jamie Dack race home and it was 40-0 at the break thanks to further tries from Callum Widdrington (2) and Greg Thurston and a total of five conversions from Rob Loone.

After the break Crusaders were kept at bay for 20 minutes before Tim Lewenski crashed through under the posts and Peter Blinkhorn finished off another good move. A second Dack try followed while Matt Atkins and Callum Widdrington also went over, while Bury got a deserved consolation.

Champions Thetford won 53-5 at Colchester III in their final match.

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