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MATCHDAY LIVE - Basingstoke v Bury St Edmunds
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- Final Score - Basingstoke 13 Bury St Edmunds 20
- Freddie Gleadowe opens the scoring with a try and then Ryan Trevaskis adds a penalty. Casey Stone replies for Bury, but this is the final score of first 40 minutes.
- Chris Snelling and Jesse Rush score tries and Rush converts the second for a 17-8 lead to Bury. Rush adds a penalty, before Stoke's Gleadowe scores his second try of the match to give them the losing bonus point.
REACTION : Basingstoke RFC director of rugby James Croker said: "This was death by a thousands cuts. We made too many errors and this has cost us against a side we had a chance of beating."
FINAL SCORE - Stoke 13 Bury St Edmunds 20
The losing bonus point for 'Stoke is there reward for not their best performance at home this season. 'Stoke are in action next Saturday when Guernsey are the visitors. Hope it is not as cold as my fingers and feet are numb.
Rush misses a penalty in final minute
Stoke 13 Bury 20 - Freddie Gleadowe (77 minutes)
Gleadowe goes in at the corner and Trevaskis misses the conversion.
Stoke 8 Bury 20 - Jesse Rush (75 mins)
Hore produces three great tackles and Wilkinson releases Richards down the sidelines as 'Stoke mount some pressure.
Bury's Tim Mann is yellow carded (62 minutes)
Bury still on top in this game as Stoke are finding it hard to put pressure on the visitors. let's hope they can rally in the final 20 minutes.
Stoke need to regroup and fast as this game is running away from them.
Stoke 8 Bury 17 - Jesse Rush (49 minutes)
Stoke 8 Bury 15 - Jesse Rush (48 minutes)
Rush scores under the posts
Stoke 8 Bury 10 - Chris Snelling (44 minutes)
Matt Edison wins a line-out and from this the ball is moved across the life for Chris Snelling to score. The conversion is missed.
'Stoke kick-off the second-half.
Stoke 8 Bury 5
Close fought opening 40 minutes. This game could go either way nothing to pick between the sides.
A good driving maul leads to Richards trying to break through, but he drops the ball.
Stoke get inside the 10 metre line, but are unable to make it count .
Bury's Rush misses a penalty on 27 minutes after good pressure from the visitors.
Bury are dangerous on the break, but Stoke are looking strong.
Trevaskis misses a penalty from 22 metres line.
Stoke 8 Bury 5 - Casey Stone (13 mins)
A break leads to Stone scoring. Jesse Rush misses the conversion in front of the posts.
Stoke 8 Bury 0 - Ryan Travaskis (8 mins)
Stoke 5 Bury 0 - Freddie Gleadowe (3 mins)
A great break by Hore allows Gleadowe to go over. Trevaskis misses the conversion.
Bury kick off against the wind.
Kick-off is 2.15 pm so not long to the start of the action.
Basingstoke make three changes to the side which won at Thurrock with Steve Osborne, Toby Salmon and Ryan Trevaskis coming into the line-up.
Full team: J Kochanowski, Richards, Gleadowe, Byett, Dampies, Trevaskis, Wilkinson, Osborne, Bird, Coghlan, Salmon, Hore, R Kochanowski, Kiernan. Reps: Wilkie, Magee, Buttle.
Welcome to this afternoon's game at Down Grange between Basingstoke and Bury St Edmunds.
When these sides met earlier in the season Bury won 25-10 after the scores were level at half-time 7-7.
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